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From TheJournal.ie British teen found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus launches appeal against conviction Ayia Napa

British teen found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus launches appeal against conviction

The 19-year-old woman returned to the UK last week.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling' EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say Back To Brexit

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested in UK on suspicion of murder after death of two-year-old boy Doncaster

Two arrested in UK on suspicion of murder after death of two-year-old boy

A 36-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman are in police custody.

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 British father who drowned with children in Spanish pool 'could not swim' Costa Del Sol

British father who drowned with children in Spanish pool 'could not swim'

The three died in tragic circumstances on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie 'A dark day': Man who fought off London Bridge terrorist with tusk speaks of attack London Bridge

'A dark day': Man who fought off London Bridge terrorist with tusk speaks of attack

“I feel we all have a duty to challenge the spread of fear, hatred or intolerance within our communities,” Darryn Frost said.

From TheJournal.ie 'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn Harry Dunn

'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn

Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the crash which killed Harry Dunn on 27 August.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday Withdrawal Agreement

Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday

Johnson has pledged to bring the Bill back before the Commons before Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Why did the Brexit Party get zero seats in the general election? Nigel Farage

Why did the Brexit Party get zero seats in the general election?

“I killed the Liberal Democrats and I hurt the Labour Party,” Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage claimed.

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election Changed Utterly

Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election

Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.

From TheJournal.ie Unseated: the high-profile losers in the UK election (including Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds) Gone

Unseated: the high-profile losers in the UK election (including Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds)

It’s been a tough night for the Liberal Democrats and the DUP in particular.

From TheJournal.ie Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations UK Election 2019

Voters reportedly leaving queues, as long lines form at polling stations

“It’s about 20 times busier than it was in 2017.”

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off Milking It This post contains videos

Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off

A YouGov seat-prediction poll indicated the Tories could win a 28-seat majority tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Trump starts diplomatic row with 'nasty' French president Macron NATO Summit

Trump starts diplomatic row with 'nasty' French president Macron

Trump is in London for a two-day meeting of alliance leaders.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not some sordid sex story': Prince Andrew's accuser asks British public to support her Virginia Giuffre

'This is not some sordid sex story': Prince Andrew's accuser asks British public to support her

Virginia Giuffre claims Prince Andrew had sex with her when she was just 17 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours' Not Amused

Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours'

News of the British monarch’s demise circulated on social media last night.

From TheJournal.ie Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK Non Nationals

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK

An estimated 322,000 Irish people were living in the UK in the year to June 2019, new figures suggest.

From TheJournal.ie Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK' Brexit

Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK'

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the think-tank The UK in a Changing Europe, was speaking in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit Child Of Mine

Best-selling author Lee Child is applying for Irish passport because of Brexit

The novelist says he is “not a huge fan of Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie Julian Assange could die in prison without urgent care, 60 doctors say Wikileaks

Julian Assange could die in prison without urgent care, 60 doctors say

Medics from the UK, Australia, Europe and Sri Lanka expressed “serious concerns” about Assange’s fitness to stand trial.

From TheJournal.ie UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British Emma DeSouza

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

From TheJournal.ie Prince Andrew resigns from business project as sponsors stop giving money Pitch@palace

Prince Andrew resigns from business project as sponsors stop giving money

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Ballet have parted company with Andrew, who had previously served as patron.

From TheJournal.ie 'Illegal colonial occupant': UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return territory to Mauritius British Colonialism

'Illegal colonial occupant': UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return territory to Mauritius

Britain separated the Chagos Islands from its colony Mauritius more than 50 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding Show Me The Money

Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding

The Tories received 87% of donations over £7,500 in the week after 6 November,

From TheJournal.ie 25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain Migration

25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain

The people found received medical attention at the port.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate The Late Debate

Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate

Johnson rotated his arguments around Brexit, while Corbyn focused on wealth inequality and the future of the NHS.

From TheJournal.ie Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page FactcheckUK

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says Brexit

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie What are the Brexit stances of the main British parties? UK Elects

What are the Brexit stances of the main British parties?

What the hell does the UK’s Labour Party stand for on Brexit?

From TheJournal.ie UK woman’s body recovered from floodwater as one month’s rain falls in 24 hours Derbyshire

UK woman’s body recovered from floodwater as one month’s rain falls in 24 hours

Residents in Toll Bar, near Doncaster, described yesterday’s downpour as “almost biblical”

From TheJournal.ie 'There will not be checks': Boris Johnson hails 'great Northern Ireland deal' at Tayto Castle Factory Check Yourself

'There will not be checks': Boris Johnson hails 'great Northern Ireland deal' at Tayto Castle Factory

“I speak as the Prime Minister of the UK and a passionate unionist, there will not be checks on goods going from NI to GB!”

From TheJournal.ie Irishman in his 50s arrested after 15 males found in back of a lorry in Wiltshire Migrants

Irishman in his 50s arrested after 15 males found in back of a lorry in Wiltshire

A Cork-based company confirmed their vehicle was seized in the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century' Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

From TheJournal.ie 'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it' Suaad Alshleh

'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'

Suaad Alshleh, a teenage refugee from Syria, was today awarded a bursary for medicine by Minister Joe McHugh.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules Climate Protests

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

From TheJournal.ie What will happen to prisoners held under European Arrest Warrants in a no-deal Brexit? Uncertainty

What will happen to prisoners held under European Arrest Warrants in a no-deal Brexit?

Instead of European Arrest Warrants, extradition orders will be issued, which are more “cumbersome”, “costly”, and more political.

From TheJournal.ie Lib Dems 'absolutely categorically' rule out putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10 Jo Swinson

Lib Dems 'absolutely categorically' rule out putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10

The Lib Dems have 20 MPs and are polling at 16%.

From TheJournal.ie Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London Container Tragedy

Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London

It follows a number of arrests in the UK over the incident last month.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October Missed Deadline

Johnson says he feels 'deep regret' over failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October

He said he sees no reason why the UK should extend the Brexit transition period beyond December 2020.