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US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion
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US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion

17 minutes ago 951 Views 1 Comment

Washington called on Russia to allow exports of Ukrainian grain that is held up in Black Sea ports.

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine
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Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine

9 hours ago 5,907 Views 6 Comments

More than one in five people donated money solely to causes supporting Ukraine.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

10 hours ago 4,753 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'
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George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'

14 hours ago 31,081 Views 29 Comments

“I mean Ukraine.”

Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules
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Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules

16 hours ago 31,778 Views 57 Comments

The change means that social welfare payments will not be impacted for earning rental income under €14,000.

Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy
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Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy

19 hours ago 19,748 Views 7 Comments

The move will prevent three Russian airlines from selling off landing slots at UK airports.

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine
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Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine

Updated 21 hours ago 28,170 Views 8 Comments
  • The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
  • The Red Cross said that registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on Tuesday under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
  • US President Joe Biden backed Finland and Sweden's Nato membership bids after meeting the countries' leaders in Washington.
UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
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UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity

Thu 7:17 AM 5,145 Views 0 Comments

Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:14 PM 9,609 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial as world leaders consider tribunal
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Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial as world leaders consider tribunal

Updated Wed 6:47 PM 58,022 Views 33 Comments

Meanwhile, Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol have been taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory.

'The hate of men will pass': Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech opens Cannes Film Festival
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'The hate of men will pass': Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech opens Cannes Film Festival

Wed 10:04 AM 11,513 Views 12 Comments

The leader received a standing ovation after delivering lines from the Charlie Chaplin film, the Great Dictator.

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
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Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol

Wed 9:16 AM 27,206 Views 15 Comments

The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.

War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister
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War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister

Updated Tue 9:00 PM 30,412 Views 2 Comments

Putin says Europe’s oil sanctions are ‘economic suicide’

Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal steel plant
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Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal steel plant

Updated Tue 7:04 PM 44,738 Views 43 Comments

Ukraine’s defence ministry confirmed the soldiers had left Azovstal, expressing hope for an “exchange procedure.”

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
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Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

Tue 2:25 PM 8,379 Views 20 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in
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Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in

Tue 1:49 PM 29,277 Views 17 Comments

The payment is to be a flat €400 regardless of the number of refugees being hosted.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
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Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

Tue 6:15 AM 2,899 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mon 10:45 PM 22,090 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
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At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces

Updated Mon 8:34 PM 23,134 Views 1 Comment

Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia
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McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia

Mon 7:00 PM 39,211 Views 32 Comments

The company will retain its trademark in the country.

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
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Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

Mon 6:56 PM 63,050 Views 29 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs
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EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs

Mon 3:30 PM 9,340 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is still expected to be the second fastest growing economy in the eurozone, with GDP set to increase by 5.4%.

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
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Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

Mon 2:54 PM 18,584 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools
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Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools

Mon 6:00 AM 13,438 Views 10 Comments

The Department will continue to publish figures on the enrolment of Ukrainian children each month.

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
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Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid

Sun 5:07 PM 13,247 Views 10 Comments

The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Honour Irish famine victims by ending world hunger, says Taoiseach
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Honour Irish famine victims by ending world hunger, says Taoiseach

Sun 4:00 PM 8,884 Views 25 Comments

Speaking at the annual Famine Commemoration Ceremony, Micheál Martin noted Ireland’s “bitter past” has spurred it to aid other victims of hunger and poverty.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
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NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated Sun 3:25 PM 30,104 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
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Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

Sun 1:11 PM 13,076 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?
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Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?

Sun 10:19 AM 41,185 Views 58 Comments

Ukraine won the top prize, as expected.

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
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Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Updated Sun 9:50 AM 91,666 Views 139 Comments
  • Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
  • The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.
'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
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'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage

Sat 10:07 PM 37,198 Views 8 Comments

Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sat 8:19 PM 8,281 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
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Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

Sat 8:00 PM 27,894 Views 5 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
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Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated Sat 3:20 PM 55,445 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
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Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up

Sat 11:30 AM 12,454 Views 1 Comment

Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
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Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,024 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
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Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions

May 13th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,744 Views 10 Comments

The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
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Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine

May 13th 2022, 11:45 AM 19,723 Views 17 Comments

Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
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Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato

May 13th 2022, 9:04 AM 18,980 Views 16 Comments

Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Defence Forces spend over €110,000 outside procurement process in response to Ukrainian refugee crisis
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Defence Forces spend over €110,000 outside procurement process in response to Ukrainian refugee crisis

May 13th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,971 Views 7 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney detailed 16 contracts made outside of standard procurement rules.

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