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From TheJournal.ie Former US national security adviser fails to show up for impeachment probe interview John Bolton

Former US national security adviser fails to show up for impeachment probe interview

His move makes it unlikely that he will provide any testimony to the House about President Donald Trump’s handling of Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Woman killed by explosion at gender reveal party in Iowa Knoxville This post contains videos

Woman killed by explosion at gender reveal party in Iowa

A homemade device that was meant to discharge a coloured powder instead exploded like a pipe bomb.

From The42 Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA Punishment

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

From TheJournal.ie Woman shot dead in her home by Texas police officer was playing video games with nephew Atatiana Jefferson

Woman shot dead in her home by Texas police officer was playing video games with nephew

A neighbour had called a non-emergency line to report the home’s front door had been left open.

From TheJournal.ie First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria Syria

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria White House

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached? Podcast

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement' Nuclear Threat

North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'

North Korea and the United States are due to meet this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe Scott Morrison

Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe

The probe had overshadowed Trump’s administration for more than two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'I deserve to meet my accuser': Donald Trump offers to meet whistleblower at centre of Ukraine scandal Impeachment Inquiry

'I deserve to meet my accuser': Donald Trump offers to meet whistleblower at centre of Ukraine scandal

The US president made the call in a series of tweets last night.

From TheJournal.ie Details of Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders ‘often concealed’ White House

Details of Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders ‘often concealed’

The White House’s handling of Trump’s calls with foreign leaders is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader Classified

Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader

According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.

From The42 As it happened: England v USA, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: England v USA, Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones said he’s expecting to face ’15 Donald Trumps’ today. We’re going minute-by-minute to make sure doesn’t field any Boris Johnsons.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

From TheJournal.ie Trump pushes back on whistleblower's claim he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden's son 2020

Trump pushes back on whistleblower's claim he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden's son

The US president slammed the “ridiculous” story.

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak Vaping

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US Missiles

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers contact crew members trapped inside capsized cargo ship Rescue Team

Rescuers contact crew members trapped inside capsized cargo ship

The 200-metre vessel overturned on Sunday and is now visible from the shoreline in Georgia.

From TheJournal.ie US teenager kills five family members in Alabama shooting Gun Violence

US teenager kills five family members in Alabama shooting

The 14-year-old boy called police and confessed to the crime.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas Evacuation

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas

Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's attempt to buy Greenland follows a long history of the US buying territory with cash Dollar Dollar Bills Y'ALL

Trump's attempt to buy Greenland follows a long history of the US buying territory with cash

The idea was soundly rebuffed this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Essentially, it's a large real estate deal': Trump confirms he's considering buying Greenland Frozen Assets

'Essentially, it's a large real estate deal': Trump confirms he's considering buying Greenland

Trump last week expressed interest in the self-governing part of Denmark.

From The42 Dutch legend De Boer backtracks on 'ridiculous' equal pay remark Reverse

Dutch legend De Boer backtracks on 'ridiculous' equal pay remark

The Atlanta United coach previously slammed female players who want the same World Cup pay as men.

From TheJournal.ie Autopsy carried out on the body of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein United States

Autopsy carried out on the body of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein was found dead in his cell in a suspected suicide.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids Ice

Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids

Some of the migrants will be released with electronic ankle monitors as they await a court hearing.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would the current social and political climate put you off visiting the US? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would the current social and political climate put you off visiting the US?

Barack Obama has said there is a ‘climate of fear’ being created in the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a major violation': US officially labels China a 'currency manipulator' Currency War

'This is a major violation': US officially labels China a 'currency manipulator'

President Donald Trump accused China of deliberately and improperly weakening its currency.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia Veto

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

From The42 Irishman Peter Nelson makes international debut as Canada suffer defeat to US Oh Canada

Irishman Peter Nelson makes international debut as Canada suffer defeat to US

The 26-year-old Dungannon native featured at out-half as Canada fell to a 47-19 defeat.

From TheJournal.ie 'His mind is blown': Family of Irishman facing deportation from US delighted he has been released from prison Keith Byrne

'His mind is blown': Family of Irishman facing deportation from US delighted he has been released from prison

Byrne was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on 10 July.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US Detention

'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US

Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast Emergency

Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast

The Mississippi River is currently at 17 feet – just below flood range.

From TheJournal.ie Britain's ambassador to the US resigns following Trump row Diplomacy

Britain's ambassador to the US resigns following Trump row

Leaked documents recently revealed Sir Kim Darroch had described the US president as “inept” and “dysfunctional”.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson evades question on British ambassador to US, as Hunt pledges to keep him SIR KIM DARROCH

Johnson evades question on British ambassador to US, as Hunt pledges to keep him

Hunt said that Donald Trump’s comments on Theresa May were “disrespectful and wrong”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

From The42 As it happened: USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final

USA faced Netherlands in women’s football’s biggest game.

From The42 As it happened: England v USA, World Cup Semi-Final Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: England v USA, World Cup Semi-Final

The defending champions have booked their place in the decider but they were pushed all the way.

From TheJournal.ie 'Back on track': China and US agree to restart trade talks Negotiations

'Back on track': China and US agree to restart trade talks

Washington has committed not to impose any new tariffs on Beijing’s exports.

From TheJournal.ie 'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone North Korea

'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone

The US president also said he would have no problem stepping over the border into North Korea if he meets the country’s leader.

From The42 As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final

France faced USA with a place in the final four up for grabs.

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