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From TheJournal.ie Sky News cameraman killed covering Cairo violence Egypt

Sky News cameraman killed covering Cairo violence

62-year-old Mick Deane received gunshot wounds while covering the violence at protest camps in the Egyptian capital.

From TheJournal.ie Who's next? RTE looks to hire new Washington correspondent Stateside

Who's next? RTE looks to hire new Washington correspondent

Richard Downes’ time as Washington correspondent will end in September.

From TheJournal.ie Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality Cooling Off This post contains videos

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.

From TheJournal.ie Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Rowhani sworn in as President of Iran Middle East

Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator Rowhani sworn in as President of Iran

The 64-year-old could name his cabinet as early as today, with Iranian media reporting it’s likely to be made up of Western educated technocrats.

From TheJournal.ie So far, so good: chief negotiator says Israel-Palestine peace talks are going well Cautious Optimism

So far, so good: chief negotiator says Israel-Palestine peace talks are going well

It’s been three years since the last peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis broke down – but this time the mood is “positive”.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail Taliban Attack

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

From TheJournal.ie Israel and Palestine to resume talks in Washington Peace Talks

Israel and Palestine to resume talks in Washington

It will be the first time officials have had direct discussions in the past three years.

From TheJournal.ie Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died Russia

Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died

Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after he accused the Russian government of organising a tax scam – but was then charged with the crime he uncovered.

From TheJournal.ie Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end' Asylum Bid

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame JFK 50

Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame

As part of the JFK 50 celebrations, the Kennedy family have allowed a flame to be taken from the US president’s grave in Arlington, the first time this has ever happened.

From TheJournal.ie US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled' Taliban

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

From TheJournal.ie Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring Phone Records

Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

Girl barred from school prom... as her 'breasts were too big' Busting Out This post contains videos

Girl barred from school prom... as her 'breasts were too big'

“You can’t compare a golf ball to a grapefruit,” her mother said.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US Engineering

Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US

Although it’s rare, some bridges deemed to be fine structurally can still be crippled if they are struck hard enough in the wrong spot.

From TheJournal.ie Oversize load on truck causes Washington bridge collapse Washington

Oversize load on truck causes Washington bridge collapse

The bridge had been listed as “functionally obsolete” – a category meaning that the design is outdated.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your Friday.

From TheJournal.ie How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel Solar Power

How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel

Powered entirely by the sun, the plane can fly by day or night but it will never be able to carry passengers.

From TheJournal.ie President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary Obama

President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary

Five per cent of his salary will be given to Treasury to act in solidarity with federal workers by sharing in the budget cuts pain.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea declares 'state of war' with South North Korea

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers Tax Haven

Liechtenstein hands over information about suspected US tax dodgers

The data transfer comes after a demand by the US Justice Department.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction Hello Again This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues Westside

Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues

The west coast trip is part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.

From TheJournal.ie US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland Irish Visit

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

The news follows talks in Washington yesterday between the US Vice President and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Proud day for designer of 'Gathering Bowl' presented to Obama Shamrock Bowl

Proud day for designer of 'Gathering Bowl' presented to Obama

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented the shamrock bowl to President Barack Obama this evening at a St Patrick’s Day reception.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland not impacted by Cyprus' bailout deal - Kenny Debt Crisis

Ireland not impacted by Cyprus' bailout deal - Kenny

Banks in Cyprus remain closed as discussions continue on the terms of the proposed bailout deal.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today Foreign Affairs

Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today

The Tánaiste will discuss how America’s plans to reform its immigration laws will affect tens of thousands of Irish people in the US.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know at the start of this Bank Holiday Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Life on Mars: it was possible Curiosity

Life on Mars: it was possible

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

From TheJournal.ie Hungary: Constitutional changes limit powers of top court and president Hungary

Hungary: Constitutional changes limit powers of top court and president

The fourth change to the country’s constitution since Viktor Orban took power three years ago will also define family as ‘marriage between man and woman’.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President Four More Years

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow Inauguration

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.

From TheJournal.ie More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland LGBT

More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland

Same-sex partnerships registered in Delaware, Hawaii, Washington and Denmark will all be recognised in Ireland, the Minister for Justice has confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter? Let's Get Fiscal This post contains videos

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

From TheJournal.ie Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff' Let's Get Fiscal

Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month United States

Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month

Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Newtown

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting Children This post contains videos

Obama in tears over Connecticut school shooting

The president delivered an emotional address to reporters in the White House this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana US 2012

Two states vote to legalise gay marriage - while two more say Yes to marijuana

Maine and Maryland became the first US states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.