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From TheJournal.ie US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's CEO fired for dating company employee Steve Easterbrook

McDonald's CEO fired for dating company employee

Steve Easterbrook served as the company’s chief executive since 2015.

From TheJournal.ie US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’ Review

US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’

TikTok claims to have more than 500 million active users in some 150 countries and regions.

From TheJournal.ie Beto O'Rourke pulls out of 2020 US presidential race Withdrawn

Beto O'Rourke pulls out of 2020 US presidential race

It follows months of stagnant polling numbers and dwindling finances.

From TheJournal.ie What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'? Explainer

What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

From TheJournal.ie Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid Islamic State

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

From TheJournal.ie UK police travel to US to interview diplomat's wife at centre of Harry Dunn fatal crash row Diplomatic Immunity

UK police travel to US to interview diplomat's wife at centre of Harry Dunn fatal crash row

Anne Sacoolas left the UK for the US shortly after the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids' Cease Fire

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

From TheJournal.ie British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US' Deportation

British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'

A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness EVALI

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.

From TheJournal.ie Four dead and five injured in shooting at Kansas bar overnight Gun Violence

Four dead and five injured in shooting at Kansas bar overnight

Authorities said the shooting stemmed from an earlier altercation.

From TheJournal.ie Second whistleblower claims to have first-hand knowledge of Trump's phone call to Ukraine Allegations

Second whistleblower claims to have first-hand knowledge of Trump's phone call to Ukraine

Reports from the USA say that the legal team representing the first whistleblower is also representing this second person.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law Reproductive Rights

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man jailed in US for trafficking rhino horns Endangered Species

Irish man jailed in US for trafficking rhino horns

Richard Sheridan, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US Kim Jong-un

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US

Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU Trade Mission

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU

Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.

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 Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission Live From New York

Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission

The Taoiseach said the TV host is “very proud of his Irish heritage”.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school Florida

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser Fired

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Dorian death toll rises to 43 in the Bahamas as it moves north to Canada Dorian

Hurricane Dorian death toll rises to 43 in the Bahamas as it moves north to Canada

Authorities say the number of fatalities will rise further.

From TheJournal.ie New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US' Dublin And Shannon

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 3 storm as it heads up the US coastline Hurricane Season

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 3 storm as it heads up the US coastline

The storm has already claimed at least 20 lives in the Bahamas

From TheJournal.ie Five members of same family among 34 presumed dead in California scuba diving boat fire Santa Barbara

Five members of same family among 34 presumed dead in California scuba diving boat fire

Authorities say they have ended their search for survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Dorian claims the lives of at least seven people in the Bahamas Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian claims the lives of at least seven people in the Bahamas

The storm caused mass destruction and continues to move up the US coastline.

From TheJournal.ie US Catholic school removes Harry Potter books from its library following consultation with exorcists You Can't Be Sirius

US Catholic school removes Harry Potter books from its library following consultation with exorcists

The school’s priest said the books could be used to ‘conjure evil spirits’.

From TheJournal.ie US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver Lawsuit

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver

After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.

From TheJournal.ie Brother of gymnast Simone Biles charged over triple murder in US Ohio

Brother of gymnast Simone Biles charged over triple murder in US

Three people were killed in a shooting at a New Year’s Eve party in Ohio.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space' Rocket Man

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

From TheJournal.ie MythBusters star killed during attempt to break 824km/h land-speed record Jessi Combs

MythBusters star killed during attempt to break 824km/h land-speed record

39-year-old Jessi Combs appeared in 12 episodes of the show.

From TheJournal.ie US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla Apology

US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla

“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.

From TheJournal.ie US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy Missouri

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics Johnson And Johnson

Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics

A landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson was made in Oklahoma yesterday.

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 Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say Vaping

Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say

Officials are trying to find the cause of a respiratory illness in up to 200 more people.

From TheJournal.ie John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election Retirement

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

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 TheJournal.ie Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker Diplomatic Dispute

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker

The vessel is due to set sail later today.

From TheJournal.ie Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US Grace 1

Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US

Washington DC can make another bid for the supertanker’s detention as long as the vessel has not left Gibraltar’s waters.

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