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NI Executive adjourns for the night with no agreement on new coronavirus restrictions
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NI Executive adjourns for the night with no agreement on new coronavirus restrictions

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 8:49 PM 42,435 Views 35 Comments

Northern Ireland’s lockdown is due to end at midnight tomorrow.

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House
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'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House

Nov 4th 2020, 7:04 AM 11,399 Views 4 Comments

Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the US there were no signs of widespread unrest.

Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand
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Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand

Oct 15th 2020, 7:17 AM 11,100 Views 6 Comments

In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.

Statues of Roosevelt and Lincoln toppled during Columbus Day protests in the US
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Statues of Roosevelt and Lincoln toppled during Columbus Day protests in the US

Oct 13th 2020, 9:48 AM 34,218 Views 67 Comments

Disquiet over Columbus Day was witnessed in several US and Latin American cities.

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
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North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

Sep 27th 2020, 12:25 PM 18,879 Views 6 Comments

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
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Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,268 Views 26 Comments

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears
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Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

Sep 8th 2020, 7:31 AM 21,086 Views 11 Comments

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G
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Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G

Jul 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,549 Views 5 Comments

The Chinese tech giant’s equipment is to be stripped from the UK’s 5G network by 2027.

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'
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China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'

May 25th 2020, 9:23 AM 35,252 Views 82 Comments

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington had been infected by a “political virus”.

HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'
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HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'

May 17th 2020, 4:15 PM 20,532 Views 11 Comments

“There are tensions with many issues,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said this morning.

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position
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Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position

May 8th 2020, 5:53 PM 14,748 Views 20 Comments

Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
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Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,659 Views 22 Comments

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday
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Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday

Jan 5th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,469 Views 28 Comments

Johnson is facing mounting calls to make a statement on Friday’s fatal drone strike.

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general
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Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:50 PM 63,751 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
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Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

Updated Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 36,210 Views 71 Comments

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
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Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,531 Views 19 Comments

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media
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North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media

Dec 8th 2019, 10:43 AM 20,416 Views 21 Comments

Pyongyang has carried out a number of launches at the same site where the latest test occurred.

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes
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Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 2:17 PM 20,492 Views 28 Comments

Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.

Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues
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Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues

Oct 10th 2019, 9:38 PM 1,960 Views 0 Comments

The Bulgarian FA chief was upset with remarks made by the England camp but Southgate has tried to defuse to the situation.

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities
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Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Sep 16th 2019, 6:52 AM 22,906 Views 32 Comments

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

Police fire tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban
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Police fire tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban

Aug 31st 2019, 11:52 AM 6,703 Views 26 Comments

Police had banned today’s demonstration on security grounds.

Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler
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Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler

Aug 11th 2019, 6:28 PM 17,507 Views 19 Comments

New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir.

Free Derry sign graffitied with support for British soldier facing prosecution for Bloody Sunday murders
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Free Derry sign graffitied with support for British soldier facing prosecution for Bloody Sunday murders

Aug 2nd 2019, 3:57 PM 31,327 Views 0 Comments

Soldier F is set to be charged with the murder of two people killed on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK
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How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK

Jul 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 34,256 Views 48 Comments

As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure
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Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 10,007 Views 13 Comments

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf
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US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

Jul 18th 2019, 8:43 PM 21,667 Views 72 Comments

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says
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Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Jul 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 13,977 Views 55 Comments

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'
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Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:44 PM 14,448 Views 40 Comments

Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
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Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Jun 25th 2019, 8:26 AM 23,030 Views 73 Comments

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader
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Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Jun 24th 2019, 5:23 PM 9,713 Views 32 Comments

Tensions between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
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US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM 22,538 Views 62 Comments

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran
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Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

Jun 22nd 2019, 5:46 PM 9,437 Views 61 Comments

But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected
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Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

Jun 21st 2019, 2:16 PM 18,506 Views 38 Comments

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar
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'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Jun 20th 2019, 4:08 PM 27,934 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
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US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,449 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches
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Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches

Updated May 4th 2019, 3:35 PM 14,507 Views 27 Comments

South Korea has said North Korea fired a number of projectiles into the sea.

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack
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Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Mar 20th 2019, 1:32 PM 33,672 Views 56 Comments

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'
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Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Mar 1st 2019, 10:15 PM 16,133 Views 24 Comments

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation
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Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation

Jan 21st 2019, 8:25 AM 85,841 Views 154 Comments

Footage of Nick Sandmann at the protest on Friday in Washington has gone viral.

Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days
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Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days

Dec 26th 2018, 5:15 PM 7,138 Views 7 Comments

It was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov

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