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From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis Crimea

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

From TheJournal.ie US issues warning as Russian military 'now controls Crimea' Ukraine

US issues warning as Russian military 'now controls Crimea'

President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.

From TheJournal.ie Armed men are patrolling one of Ukraine's main airports Escalation

Armed men are patrolling one of Ukraine's main airports

However the airport is operating normally, despite their presence.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat Will He Stay Or Go

Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat

The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal Tensions

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic teacher leaves job at school after online sectarian abuse Northern Ireland

Catholic teacher leaves job at school after online sectarian abuse

Sinn Féin has blamed a Protestant group for targeting the 25-year-old teacher.

From TheJournal.ie Polish Minister criticises David Cameron over immigrant comments Tensions

Polish Minister criticises David Cameron over immigrant comments

The British Prime Minister had said that existing benefit rules for EU workers from eastern Europe were a “monumental mistake” – but Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs disagrees.

From TheJournal.ie Germany urges Japan to deal 'honestly' with WWII past The Past

Germany urges Japan to deal 'honestly' with WWII past

Germany said it has tried to deal with its own actions during World War II and urged Japan and other countries to do likewise.

From TheJournal.ie Six detained air force officers caused significant tension for Mugabe’s visit to Ireland State Papers 1983

Six detained air force officers caused significant tension for Mugabe’s visit to Ireland

It was a hot topic of discussion whether Taoiseach Fitzgerald should raise the issue of the detained air force officers with Mugabe during his visit.

From TheJournal.ie Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest Goodbye Lenin

Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Kiev this afternoon in an increasingly tense stand-off with the government.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager 'in a stable condition' after being shot in legs in Coleraine Northern Ireland

Teenager 'in a stable condition' after being shot in legs in Coleraine

Matthew Campbell was shot after a gang forced their way into a house in a staunchly loyalist area of Coleraine.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times Tensions

John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times

The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.

From TheJournal.ie Britain sends six Typhoon jets to Cyprus base Tensions

Britain sends six Typhoon jets to Cyprus base

However, the country said they are not deploying them to take part in military action against Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: The arts have a unique ability to dissolve hostility Interview

Interview: The arts have a unique ability to dissolve hostility

Festival director Sean Doran talks about hosting the world’s largest multi-arts festival in a small town in Co Fermanagh, and how the arts can melt away tensions in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Some Dublin Bus workers accept Labour Court proposals... Industrial Action

Some Dublin Bus workers accept Labour Court proposals...

…but drivers already rejected them last week.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s Family Reunion

North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s

These reunions had been held for years to get families back together up until 2010 when tensions between the two countries rose again.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness: The past few weeks have not been good for Northern Ireland Tensions

Martin McGuinness: The past few weeks have not been good for Northern Ireland

The Deputy First Minister also criticised the DUP – his coalition partner – for abandoning plans to develop the Maze prison into a conflict resolution centre.

From TheJournal.ie Spain says it will take 'all necessary measures' to protect Gibraltar Fight

Spain says it will take 'all necessary measures' to protect Gibraltar

Britain, Spain and Gibraltar are rowing (again).

From TheJournal.ie Video: SF mayor of Belfast hospitalised after being jostled by loyalist protesters Tensions

Video: SF mayor of Belfast hospitalised after being jostled by loyalist protesters

A local DUP politician criticised the Lord Mayor for attending the event after violent scuffles broke out.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation after 'shots fired' at police in Belfast Tensions

Investigation after 'shots fired' at police in Belfast

The PSNI said no injuries or damage was reported in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting Two Koreas

North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting

The agreement comes after intense talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of tension and threats of nuclear war.

From TheJournal.ie Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years Tensions

Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years

The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points Tensions This post contains videos

Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points

The Minister for Justice also spoke about why he is backing a law which could see mobile phone networks shut down during the G8 summit.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law Tensions

Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law

A spokesperson for Bus Éireann said the company’s future is at risk if it can’t bring in major changes to pay and conditions for employees.

From TheJournal.ie Israel hits military research centre in Syria in second attack Tensions

Israel hits military research centre in Syria in second attack

It is Israel’s second strike on Syria in three days.

From TheJournal.ie Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves Tensions

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves

“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime' Tensions

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'

North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch Tensions

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

From TheJournal.ie Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike North Korea

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely Tensions

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety North Korea

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety

European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions Escalation

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions

“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.

From TheJournal.ie Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria Civil War

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone Tensions

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone

South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

From TheJournal.ie School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students Myanmar

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor Tensions

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor

North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.

From TheJournal.ie Police pelted with bricks and bottles in Belfast by masked gang Northern Ireland

Police pelted with bricks and bottles in Belfast by masked gang

One officer was injured when the gang blocked a road and threw projectiles at police officers during a disturbance in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor Tensions

Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor

Bobby Fitzgerald said the policy being pursued by the national party is leading to “untold hardship”.