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From TheJournal.ie US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf Strait Of Homuz

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

From TheJournal.ie Wife of Irish man facing deportation from US says her husband is being given 'no choice' but to leave Keith Byrne
From TheJournal.ie US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner New York

US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner

The decision effectively ended the five-year-old case.

From TheJournal.ie Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October Fr Michael O'Leary

Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October

Fr Michael O’Leary was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in March.

From TheJournal.ie Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos Kim Darroch

Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos

“Do you have any comprehension of a free society? This isn’t Russia,” the Sunday Times editor said in response.

From TheJournal.ie US policeman who was fired over fatally shooting unarmed man was rehired so he could claim pension Arizona

US policeman who was fired over fatally shooting unarmed man was rehired so he could claim pension

Philip Brailsford was acquitted of the murder of Daniel Shaver in an Arizona hotel in January 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US NATO

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

From TheJournal.ie Foul play suspected in death of US scientist whose body was found in World War II bunker in Crete Suzanne Eaton

Foul play suspected in death of US scientist whose body was found in World War II bunker in Crete

The 59 year-old had been attending a conference on the Greek island.

From The42 US Soccer president hit with 'equal pay' chants as World Cup winners are welcomed home in style Homecoming This post contains videos

US Soccer president hit with 'equal pay' chants as World Cup winners are welcomed home in style

US star Megan Rapinoe made a heartfelt speech to supporters at New York City Hall on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US Leaked Memo

Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US

A British spokesperson said ambassadors abroad are expected to provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments.

From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in ... how proposed US tariffs could hit Irish whiskey Food And Drink

Your crash course in ... how proposed US tariffs could hit Irish whiskey

Irish whiskey could get dragged into a transatlantic trade dispute.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre Libya

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

From TheJournal.ie The US has proposed tariffs on a range of EU products - including Irish whiskey Trade Tensions

The US has proposed tariffs on a range of EU products - including Irish whiskey

The $4 billion tariffs are being proposed in retaliation to “EU subsidies on large civil aircraft,” according to a statement.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of father and daughter who drowned trying to cross US border returned home El Salvador

Bodies of father and daughter who drowned trying to cross US border returned home

An image of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter went viral last week.

From TheJournal.ie Neo-Nazi in Charlottesville attack given life sentence Charlottesville

Neo-Nazi in Charlottesville attack given life sentence

James Alex Fields Jr apologised today for his actions.

From TheJournal.ie A $4.5 billion emergency fund approved for US border as its chief quits amid child-detainee outcry US Border Crisis

A $4.5 billion emergency fund approved for US border as its chief quits amid child-detainee outcry

John Sanders was appointed to the post just two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed Tensions

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone Hormozgan

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone

The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.

From TheJournal.ie White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to step down from role United States

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to step down from role

The president tweeted the news evening.

From TheJournal.ie Were you happy with how the government handled Donald Trump's visit? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Were you happy with how the government handled Donald Trump's visit?

There were pro- and anti-Trump demonstrations waiting for Trump when he landed – so how did Leo&Co handle the whole affair?

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump has met the Queen (and called Sadiq Khan a 'stone cold loser') Red Carpet

Donald Trump has met the Queen (and called Sadiq Khan a 'stone cold loser')

The US president had also made some controversial comments about Brexit ahead of his trip.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says he had 'nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected' Presidential Harassment

Donald Trump says he had 'nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected'

Trump then later said to reporters: “Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? I got me elected.”

From TheJournal.ie Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park Oklahoma

Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park

The tornado struck El Reno, near Oklahoma City, on Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online? FAKE NEWS

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother Abortion

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan Immigration

Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

The immigration reforms would be the first major change to the system in decades.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for contempt of court, one week after being released Wikileaks

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for contempt of court, one week after being released

Manning refused to testify in a case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says 'China should not retaliate' in trade war... it retaliates anyway with tariffs on $60 billion worth of exports Tit For Tat

Trump says 'China should not retaliate' in trade war... it retaliates anyway with tariffs on $60 billion worth of exports

Both sides have left the door open, however, to try to reach a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister orders ban on anti-LGBT preacher from speaking in Ireland Exclusion Order

Justice minister orders ban on anti-LGBT preacher from speaking in Ireland

Countries including the UK have already enacted bans on the controversial figure.

From TheJournal.ie Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia Alyssa Milano

Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia

A list of Hollywood stars had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US United Nations

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US

The framework “is historic in the sense that it is legally binding, said Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Programme.

From TheJournal.ie US sends amphibious ships and missiles to the Gulf amid reports of Iran 'threat' Iran Nuclear Deal

US sends amphibious ships and missiles to the Gulf amid reports of Iran 'threat'

Iran said this week that it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison Freed

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

From TheJournal.ie Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law Roe V Wade

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on? Crisis Point

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?

The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.

From TheJournal.ie US policeman who fatally shot woman who attempted to report possible rape found guilty of murder Justine Damond

US policeman who fatally shot woman who attempted to report possible rape found guilty of murder

The 40-year-old victim was shot after calling emergency services twice.

From TheJournal.ie Two people killed and four injured in shooting at US university Campus Shooting

Two people killed and four injured in shooting at US university

Shots were reported on campus shortly before 6:00pm yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally NRA This post contains videos

Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally

In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump State Visit

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

From TheJournal.ie New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000 Anna Sorokin

New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000

Anna Sorokin deceived friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune.

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