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#tensions

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Russia of hacking political sites Cyberspace

US accuses Russia of hacking political sites

Pressure has been mounting on the Obama administration to call out Russia for the hacking of US political sites and email accounts.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan Tensions

North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan

The launch has been met with fury by Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows police slam teacher to the ground while saying blacks have 'violent tendencies' Texas This post contains videos

Video shows police slam teacher to the ground while saying blacks have 'violent tendencies'

The video of the incident, which happened in 2015, was not made public until yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters Freed

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border Stay Away

South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border

The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.

From TheJournal.ie What's happening in Saudi Arabia? Tensions

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

A massive diplomatic row has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Israel tensions rise after soldier shot at bus station Beersheba

Israel tensions rise after soldier shot at bus station

Police said a man, thought to be Palestinian, entered the bus station armed with a pistol and knife, killing the soldier and wounding 10 other people.

From TheJournal.ie Joseph's Tomb torched as Palestinians call for 'a Friday of revolution' Tensions

Joseph's Tomb torched as Palestinians call for 'a Friday of revolution'

Israeli security forces have deployed massively in Jerusalem after two weeks of Palestinian attacks in the city and across Israel.

From TheJournal.ie Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time Siterserv This post contains videos

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time

More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.

From TheJournal.ie Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire Tensions

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire

Israel responded with artillery fire.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions Tensions

North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions

North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims Sex Abuse

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels Tensions

Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels

Russia says that the claims are “propaganda”.

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first Tensions

Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first

St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee Tensions

Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee

The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group? Islamic State

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald's protest Not Lovin' It

Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald's protest

Members of the Irish Farmer’s Association gathered outside the McDonald’s in Kilkenny to protest cuts to their income.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct invasion", Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct invasion", Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.

From TheJournal.ie The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine Russia

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident" Hmmmm

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident"

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

From TheJournal.ie "Time for peace" as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine Bad Neighbours

"Time for peace" as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in talks with Ukraine’s President.

From TheJournal.ie Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers Tensions

Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers

The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border Tensions

Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border

Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.

From TheJournal.ie 91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza World War II

91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza

Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Gaza? Explainer

Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?

Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.

From TheJournal.ie US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes Trouble

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises Gaza

Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

Airports in Israel have reopened today.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council calls for "immediate truce" in Gaza Gaza

UN Security Council calls for "immediate truce" in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to show “maximum restraint”.

From TheJournal.ie A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment Eyewitness

A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment

Mohammed Suliman lives in Gaza City and told us what the city is like.

From TheJournal.ie Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it Gaza

Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it

The death toll has now reached 186 in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims Missiles

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon Tensions

Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked the UN to protect the Palestinian state.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire Tensions

Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire

Gerry Adams has condemned the figure’s appearance as “deeply offensive”.

From TheJournal.ie "They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me." Kidnapping

"They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me."

Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza Operation Protective Edge

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.

From TheJournal.ie Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza Rocket Fire

Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza

Israel said the show of force on the Gaza border was a defence measure.

From TheJournal.ie Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting Tensions

Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting

“The current spiral of violence, loss and suffering must stop now,” said the head of the Red Cross.

From TheJournal.ie The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink Tensions

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.