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International - Yesterday’s News

Residents of Scottish island raise €5.1 million to buy out aristocrat landlord

They delayed the sale under a new Scottish law, allowing them to raise the money through public funds and private donations.

From The42 The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland Debunked

The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland

Socrates never did play for UCD or Shelbourne and he never tasted Sigerson Cup action either. So, where did the stories come from?

From The42 Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory Upset

Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory

A heavy defeat leaves Argentina on just one point after two games and on the cusp of an early exit.

Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention centre

The first lady said earlier through her spokeswoman that she “hates” to see families separated at the border.

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TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo

It comes after the US President questioned if he would be on the cover of Time magazine after the North Korea summit last week.

Intel CEO resigns over 'past consensual relationship' with an employee

Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will serve as interim chief executive.

Koko, the famous gorilla who mastered sign language and cared for a kitten, has died California This post contains videos

Koko, the famous gorilla who mastered sign language and cared for a kitten, has died

Koko, a tribute said, “touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas”.

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

XXXTentacion was gunned down on Monday as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida.

From The42 World Cup referee 'strongly refutes' claims he asked for Ronaldo's jersey at half-time Getting Shirty

World Cup referee 'strongly refutes' claims he asked for Ronaldo's jersey at half-time

Fifa has leapt to the defence of referee Mark Geiger, who took charge of Portugal’s game with Morocco.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust

Netanyahu himself is under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences.

'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland

Juncker today held a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

James Quinn jailed for 22 years in Spain for Gary Hutch murder

The judge described the 2015 murder as “execrable”.

From The42 Ireland defender Clark left unconscious after attack in Spanish bar - report Incident

Ireland defender Clark left unconscious after attack in Spanish bar - report

The Newcastle United player was reportedly punched on a dancefloor following a row with another man.

Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington

The rally is due to take place on the anniversary of the Charlottesville event during which a woman was killed.

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Brexit?

One major issue is what will happen to the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

'Horrifying, shameful, unforgivable': UK families call for criminal charges over hospital deaths

An independent inquiry looked into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'

Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.

International - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'My little sisters right now are chained up': Court hears 911 call made from girl who escaped home

David and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. They are being held on $12 million bail each.

'I didn't like the sight of families being separated': Trump signs order to end family separations

For weeks, Trump had insisted he was bound by the law to split the children from their parents and that only Congress could resolve the problem.

Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

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Trump says he'll sign executive order to avoid family separations after worldwide outcry

The US House of Representatives is due to consider a bill on the issue tomorrow.

EU counter-tariffs on US products including blue jeans, motorbikes and whiskey kicking in on Friday

Cranberries, cranberry juice, orange juice, sweetcorn and peanut butter are among the other food products targeted.

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal Remarkable This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal

The Portugal star is now the all-time leading European goalscorer in international football.

Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy

The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

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Australia is having a national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace

“No-one should have to suffer sexual harassment at work, or in any other part of their lives,” Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said.

Northern Irish chef scoops best female chef in the world award

Clare Smyth was awarded the honour during the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards.

Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it

The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”.

International - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council and labels it a 'cesspool of political bias'

The US claimed that the UN is biased against Israel.

'Battery short circuit' caused blast in London Underground which injured a number of people

The incident happened in Southgate station in northwest London.

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what had people talking today.

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Trump says to prosecute migrants 'you have to take the children away'

US officials say more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic

The document’s serial number corresponded to one of a batch of new passports that were stolen in 2014.

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds

The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

From The42 Cork City face daunting task against Polish kingpins in Champions League opener Silver Lining

Cork City face daunting task against Polish kingpins in Champions League opener

However, a stroke of luck means the losers receive a bye to the Europa League’s third qualifying round.

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