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From TheJournal.ie Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Statues of Roosevelt and Lincoln toppled during Columbus Day protests in the US Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body Tensions

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

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears Tensions

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War' Tensions

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position Democracy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East' Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America' Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes Tensions

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

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

From The42 Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues Tensions

Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues

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

From TheJournal.ie Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities Tensions

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

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban Tensions

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

Police had banned today’s demonstration on security grounds.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler Imran Khan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Free Derry sign graffitied with support for British soldier facing prosecution for Bloody Sunday murders Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure Rising Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf Strait Of Homuz

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

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

From TheJournal.ie Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says Tensions

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

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion' Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing Middle East

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran Tensions

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

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

From TheJournal.ie Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected Strait Of Hormuz

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

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack Diplomatic Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture' Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation Viral Video

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days Diplomatic Tensions

Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days

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

From TheJournal.ie 'All range of emotions come out': How family relationships can spill over at Christmas... and how to sort it That Time Of Year

'All range of emotions come out': How family relationships can spill over at Christmas... and how to sort it

Relationships with loved ones can be a tricky thing to navigate – especially at Christmas time – but it can be done.

From TheJournal.ie Police appeal for calm as restrictions imposed on pro- and anti-Brexit rallies in London this weekend Tommy Robinson

Police appeal for calm as restrictions imposed on pro- and anti-Brexit rallies in London this weekend

The Met Police said the priority is to avoid violence, disorder and disruption.

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