'Trump rages' and 'Russian troops are laughing'

The Daily Mail headline reads: Trump rages at Biden's 'facist state'
The headline in the Mirror reads: Deluded. Deranged. Dangerous.
The Daily Mirror splashes on Trump's outburst, describing him as "deluded, deranged, dangerous". In his 40-minute speech following his conviction on all 34 counts of falsifying business records, "Felon Trump" ranted "at everything" and "turned his rage on migrants", it says. [BBC]
The headline in the Times reads: Starmer: I'll create wealth
The Times features the same snap of Trump as the Mirror but headlines on the forthcoming UK general election. Labour leader Keir Starmer "seeks to win from the centre ground", promising to "create wealth", it says. [BBC]
The Guardian's headline reads: Zelensky: Russian troops are laughing at and hunting us
An interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky leads the Guardian's Saturday coverage, with the leader of the embattled country saying US President Joe Biden's delay in allowing the use of Western weapons against Russian territory means Russian troops are "laughing" at Ukrainians. [BBC]
The headline in the i reads: UK voters' message to the Tories: its time for change
The headline in the Financial Times reads: Trump lashes out at 'rigged' trial after historic criminal convictions
The Financial Times describes Trump's speech as "lashing out" as the former president vows to appeal against the verdict. Staying in US news on the front page, the paper also reports that Joe Biden says Israel has offered a new ceasefire deal to Hamas involving a "lasting ceasefire". [BBC]
The headline in the Daily Telegraph reads: Johnson: Trump is victim of hit job
The Daily Telegraph leads with Boris Johnson's take on Trump's historic conviction, arguing that the verdict will make it more likely for him to win against Joe Biden. Meanwhile, King Charles and Queen Camilla enjoyed a "nail-biter" of a horse race in Surrey. [BBC]
The headline in the Daily Express reads: At-home test to turn tide on prostate cancer
The Daily Express leads with a report on an at-home prostate cancer test. The test is set to "turn the tide on prostate cancer", the paper reports. [BBC]
The Daily Star headline reads: Boffs love ET
"Boffs love ET" the Daily Star declares, quoting an astronomer as saying that "most brainiacs do believe that aliens exist". Trump is described as "a bit cross" after his conviction. [BBC]

Donald Trump's confirmation that he'll appeal against his conviction for falsifying business records means that, for the second day in a row, many of the front pages feature photographs of the former US president. The papers largely focus on his news conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan where he repeated claims his trial in New York had been"rigged". "Trump rages" says the Daily Express.

"They Don me wrong" is the headline in the Sun. The Daily Mirror says it was a typical rambling speech from the former president, summing up with, "Don rants at everything."

Many of the papers also look at how the conviction could affect November's presidential election in the United States, which Trump is hoping will see him returned to the White House. The Times argues that "by rights, Mr Trump should be history" but goes on to point out that instead "he may survive to make history as America's first criminal president".

Jonathan Freedland writes in the Guardian that the guilty verdict presents an opportunity for Joe Biden, but warns this comes with some risks. He says "press the point too hard, and it will play into the false Trumpist narrative that the Manhattan trial is part of a partisan witch hunt".

Donald Trump speaks in front of a backdrop of American flags
Trump's speech made headlines across many of the papers [Reuters]

The Daily Telegraph has picked up on reports that what it calls "Fujitsu's scandal-hit Horizon system" is expected to continue running in Post Office branches for another five years. The current contract is set to end by March next year. The paper says this is when the Post Office had hoped to replace its IT system, but is struggling with a replacement. Fujitsu and the Cabinet Office haven't responded to the article.

In an interview for the Guardian, Ukraine's President Zelensky shares his frustrations with the speed of Western decision-making. He tells the paper that a day of talks, a day of contemplating, "takes people's lives". He also says President Biden's delay in sanctioning the use of American-supplied weapons inside Russian territory, which after months of lobbying was given the green light earlier this week, had left the Kremlin's soldiers laughing at Ukraine and able to "hunt" its people.

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According to the Financial Times Weekend, the investment firm Baillie Gifford is in "crisis talks" with British literary festivals it supports after the end of its sponsorship deals with two flagship events recently. Earlier this week, the Edinburgh International Book Festival ended its 20-year funding partnership with Baillie Gifford after pressure from climate change protesters. The move follows a similar decision by the Hay festival last week. The paper quotes a source with close links to the asset manager as saying the firm was "not throwing in the towel on supporting culture".

All four members of ABBA reuniting to receive Sweden's equivalent of a knighthood features in most of the papers. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were recognised for their contributions to Swedish and international "music life" during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The Guardian, The Express and The Mirror all make the same comment: "Thank you for the music."

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