While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 15 edition

Trump has a history of questionable behaviour with women - New York Times

Interviews with dozens of women who have worked for Donald Trump or interacted with him socially reveal a pattern of often unsettling personal behaviour by the Republican presidential candidate, The New York Times reported.

The Times, which said it based the article on more than 50 interviews, quoted women who recounted episodes in which he treated women as sexual objects and made comments about their bodies.

But some women said Trump had encouraged them in their careers and promoted them within his businesses, often in positions in which women tended to be excluded.


PM David Cameron struggles to make Britons believe his EU message – poll

Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to convince voters he is telling the truth about why Britain should stay in the European Union and his main “Out” rival Boris Johnson is doing a better job, an opinion poll found.

Only 21 per cent of respondents in the survey carried out by polling firm ComRes agreed that Cameron was more likely to tell the truth about the EU than Johnson while 45 per cent said Johnson was more believable than Cameron.

With less than six weeks to go until the June 23 referendum on Britain’s EU membership and voters evenly split on how they intend to cast their ballots, the rival camps have stepped up campaigning.


Football: Suarez hat-trick fires Barca to La Liga title

Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid’s late-season surge.

Real registered their 12th consecutive La Liga win, 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s double, but finished a point behind their bitter rivals.

Suarez’s treble also sees him become the first player in seven years other than Ronaldo and Barca teammate Lionel Messi to win the Pichichi award for La Liga’s top goalscorer with 40.


Formula One: Happy Lewis Hamilton rediscovers mojo and pole position

Lewis Hamilton rediscovered his mojo and his smile when he roared to pole position for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

The defending world champion, who is without a victory in seven races since clinching his third title in Texas last October, grabbed the prime starting spot with a thrilling demonstration of stunning speed in warm sunshine at the Circuit de Catalunya.

It was his third pole this year, his second in Spain and the 52nd of his career, a statistic that meant less to him than the knowledge that he had overcome a variety of setbacks to regain his once-routine supremacy over a single lap.


Kitsch, glitz and politics as Russia slated to win Eurovision song contest

Belgium’s Laura Tesoro brought a dash of silver sparkle to Stockholm as she kicked off the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s annual music extravaganza, with Russia the hot favourite to win.

The upbeat performance of What’s The Pressure by 19-year-old Tesoro, who bounced on stage in a shiny silver jacket with matching shorts, was followed by the Czech Republic’s first-ever appearance in the final with Gabriela Guncikova performing the emotional ballad I Stand.

Bookies were tipping Russia as the winner, the country’s hopes pinned on former child celebrity Sergey Lazarev  (above) who has spoken out against homophobia in his home country.