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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 26 April, 2017

International - Today’s News

From The42 Several arrests made after police raid Newcastle and West Ham over transfer dealings Breaking

Several arrests made after police raid Newcastle and West Ham over transfer dealings

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs officers swooped on St James’ Park and London Stadium this morning.

Japan is in the midst of a major crisp shortage and prices have skyrocketed online Crisp Crisis This post contains videos
Poll: Do you think it's acceptable that Ivanka Trump was booed at? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's acceptable that Ivanka Trump was booed at?

A German crowed booed and hissed at the US President’s daughter for saying her father was an advocate of families.

Fresh PR headache for United Airlines as giant rabbit dies on plane

The airline has said it is “saddened” to hear the news and is reviewing what happened.

Enda Kenny is travelling to Canada to meet Justin Trudeau and discuss 'middle-class jobs'

Trudeau said that Ireland is a ‘close friend’ to Canada.

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall Great And Beautiful Wall This post contains videos

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall

The US President insists that the wall will be built, however.

International - Yesterday’s News

Husband charged with wife's murder after Fitbit contradicts his version of events

Connie Dabate’s Fitbit was logging steps after the time her husband told police she was killed.

Tom Hardy catches 'motorcycle thief' after chase in London

The actor is known for his roles in action films such as Mad Max.

From The42 'Where's Cork?' How a Liverpool legend ended up in the League of Ireland Changes

'Where's Cork?' How a Liverpool legend ended up in the League of Ireland

Terry McDermott, a three-time European Cup winner, had a short stint with the Rebel Army in 1985.

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to empowering women.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live

Police in Phuket said they were alerted to the video by friends of the man.

New York's Irish community turns out in droves to honour Martin McGuinness

Relatives and hundreds of members of the Irish community attended the month’s mind mass.

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Robert Pirsig dies aged 88 RIP

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Robert Pirsig dies aged 88

The book became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down.

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama

The former President said the US immigration system had always been “a little bit haphazard”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s the main headlines as we begin this dry but cold Tuesday morning.

Support for an independent Scotland is plummeting

Just 37% of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held “tomorrow”.

In unusual move, Trump summons entire Senate to White House for North Korea meeting

Staffers have suggested the location would make it easy for the President to “drop by”.

US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night

This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.

Could a row over Trump's wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it?

A senior Democrat thinks the President has thrown a “monkey wrench” into talks. What happens next?

International - Monday 24 April, 2017

From The42 'I will continue to take a lead': Serena Williams condemns Ilie Nastase comments Still I Rise

'I will continue to take a lead': Serena Williams condemns Ilie Nastase comments

The World Number One quoted Maya Angelou in her response to the Romanian’s weekend rants.

Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family

Henri van Breda has blamed the murders on a masked intruder.

Love Parade organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

A stampede at the music festival killed 21 people and injured over 650 others.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jury selected in Jobstown trial, reaction to Citizen’s Assembly findings and Le Pen steps down as her party’s leader – It’s the Fix.

Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party

The far-right candidate is taking on Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election.

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight

The former president said he hoped to pass the baton on to the leaders of the future.

Investigation launched after Irishman dies following row with teenagers in London

Joseph Kelly had been in an argument shortly before his death.

Bernie Sanders is coming to Dublin

The veteran US senator will be holding ‘An Evening With…’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

The 9 at 9: Monday

All you need to know on this Monday morning.

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries

The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.

American security monitor killed by landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine

The death sparked sharp words from Rex Tillerson.

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment.

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

International - Sunday 23 April, 2017

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Where did all the fuss about a US president's first 100 days come from?

Franklin D Roosevelt set an example in his first 100 days that has proved a tough act to follow.

From The42 As it happened: Real Madrid v Barcelona, La Liga El Clasico
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