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Yesterday’s News

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Monday 3 February, 2020

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing

Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

Johnson and Barnier set out competing visions for post-Brexit trade

After three years of fractious divorce talks, the next phase begins today.

1917 cleans up as Joaquin Phoenix and Prince William both call out lack of Bafta diversity Film This post contains videos

1917 cleans up as Joaquin Phoenix and Prince William both call out lack of Bafta diversity

Sam Mendes WW1 film won seven of the nine prizes it was nominated for.

Man shot dead by police in London stabbing attack was convicted terrorist

It is understood Amman, who was jailed in December 2018, had been freed in the past six weeks.

Trump takes shots at Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

Trump went through most of the major candidates one by one hurling insults.

Sunday 2 February, 2020

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300 Philippines This post contains videos

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300

The outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency.

Groundhog Day: Early spring a certainty, says Punxsutawney Phil

The annual event has its origins in a German legend.

Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions

The royal flew 126 miles to speak to scientists about lowering aircraft emissions.

Boris Johnson to tell Brussels he is prepared to accept border checks in no-deal like scenario

Boris Johnson is prepared to accept a trade deal akin to a no-deal arrangement from the European Union.

Saturday 1 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil tweet out videos accusing each other of considering Sinn Féin coalition

Leo and Micheál, both out canvassing in Cork today, ruled out a Sinn Féin coalition after a favourable opinion poll result for the party.

'Queen of Suspense' novelist Mary Higgins Clark dies aged 92 RIP

'Queen of Suspense' novelist Mary Higgins Clark dies aged 92

“Nobody ever bonded more completely with her readers than Mary did,” her editor said.

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'

Those convicted of playing a part in an incident in which they were injured will be denied access to the scheme.

Arlene Foster says she 'lost friends' because she went to Martin McGuinness' funeral Late Late Show This post contains videos

Arlene Foster says she 'lost friends' because she went to Martin McGuinness' funeral

There was a negative reaction from the audience when she outlined her opposition to same sex marriage.

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off Brexit This post contains videos

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

Friday 31 January, 2020

Brexiteers sing God Save The Queen in Belfast as clock strikes 11pm

Hundreds of people gathered in Parliament Square in central London at 11pm.

Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial, all but ensuring his acquittal

The Democrats had wanted testimony from John Bolton.

Johnson says Brexit will be success but there may be ‘bumps in the road’ as divided Britain leaves EU

The UK has left the European Union ending 47 years of close ties to Brussels

Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US

The US will also begin funnelling all flights from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour Brexit This post contains videos

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

The two patients are members of the same family.

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections

Twitter unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for American users to report tweets containing misleading information.

'Yes we did it' and a 'new dawn for Britain': UK newspapers celebrate and lament Brexit day

While the likes of the Daily Mail is celebrating, the Guardian is striking a downbeat tone.

Thursday 30 January, 2020

Firefighters rescue man by ladder as he attempts to flee burning high-rise building in LA

Seven people, including a three-month-old child, were taken to hospital after the incident.

Kobe Bryant's widow shares emotional tribute to the basketball legend on Instagram

It’s the first time Vanessa Bryant has spoken about her husband’s death.

Trump's defence claims trading US military aid for political favours isn't impeachable offence

The White House, meanwhile, is seeking to block the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton’s book.

Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal Final Countdown This post contains videos

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

BBC to axe 450 jobs as part of €95m cost-cutting measures

The company said it would review the number of presenters it has and how they work.

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

At least seven dead in landslides and floods in Indonesia

More than 2,000 people have been forced to leave their flooded homes.

Hundreds of Russian fishermen rescued after becoming stranded on ice floe

Authorities report that it is the third such incident in the area this week.

Body of Kobe Bryant identified as thousands gather for vigil to 'world's greatest basketball player'

Investigators are still working to identify the five remaining bodies from the helicopter crash.

Prince Andrew 'angry and bewildered' at claims he's not cooperating with the FBI

The Duke of York is said to have insisted he’s “happy to talk” to US authorities.

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan

There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.

Monday 27 January, 2020

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

About 200 camp survivors attended today’s service.

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh RIP

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh

The 83-year-old died at his home in Co Armagh on Friday.

Trump allegedly said he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine, says his former national security adviser

John Bolton writes in a book draft that Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.