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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”.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland Protests

Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland

It began with a vote and ended with burnt-out offices, dozens of injuries and arrests, and a sense that a fragile peace had been disrupted.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests Flags

PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests

Senior officers met with the Ulster People’s Forum over the protests which have been ongoing for almost two months.

From TheJournal.ie Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests Flags

Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests

The eleven have all been arrested on charges of obstructing roads as part of an ongoing protest over the flying of the Union flag.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site Tensions

Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site

Dozens of protesters were evicted from the first-of-its-kind protest camp in an area slated for Jewish settlement.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007 Palestinian

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen Tensions

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland Tensions

Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland

An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds were among those arrest after disorder broke out at loyalist protests last night.

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket Tensions

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

From TheJournal.ie Alliance Party: "This was an attempt to kill police officers" Violence

Alliance Party: "This was an attempt to kill police officers"

A gang of 15 men attacked an unmarked police car opposite the offices of an Alliance Party MP last night, as violence worsens in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes Tensions

Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes

Five demonstrators died overnight as supporters and opponents of president Mohamed Morsi fought outside the presidential palace.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters Tensions

Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters

The unmanned drone is reported to have been captured after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards have said. t

From TheJournal.ie Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation Tensions

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.