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# countries - Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Do you know these historical names for modern-day countries?

Mesopotamia? Hibernia? Gaul?

# countries - Friday 30 November, 2018

Saudi Arabia's leader meets Trump and others for first time since journalist's killing

The summit marks a quick return to the international stage for Prince Mohammed after the kingdom came under fire for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

# countries - Monday 26 March, 2018

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party

The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.

# countries - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Chaos and outrage: The twists and turns of Trump's travel ban

Yesterday, the Supreme Court partially reinstated the ban.

# countries - Friday 2 June, 2017

It ain't over yet - Trump has taken his travel ban all the way to the US Supreme Court

It’s unlikely however that the court will hear Trump’s case during its current term.

# countries - Friday 21 April, 2017

Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens

Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.

# countries - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Trump travel ban was halted because it would cause "irreparable injury" if it went ahead

A federal court in Hawaii halted the revised executive order yesterday.

# countries - Thursday 14 April, 2016

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

# countries - Thursday 19 November, 2015

More than 1,200 Europeans who flew out to join Islamic extremists have returned home

Many have been jailed, but others have returned to normal society.

# countries - Monday 14 September, 2015

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?

Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland have opted to introduce temporary border controls.

# countries - Friday 8 May, 2015

Irish teen's award-winning painting to go on show in Milan Art

Irish teen's award-winning painting to go on show in Milan

20 million visitors are expected at the event.

# countries - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ireland is the third easiest country in the world to do business - but who beat us?

Ireland is great for many things, but it’s apparently also one of the easiest places in the world to do business.

# countries - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.

# countries - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

# countries - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# countries - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

# countries - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified

Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.

# countries - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

# countries - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

At least seven killed during fresh wave of violence in Kiev

The incident has been condemned by the USA, EU and NATO.

# countries - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Here are the 10 hungriest countries in the world

Today is World Hunger Day, and this year’s theme centres on food security and nutrition.

# countries - Monday 14 October, 2013

Global Hunger Index falls 34 per cent since 1990

Nineteen countries have been identified as suffering from alarming levels of hunger.

# countries - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 18 countries that are #1 in an unexpected way That's Rank

18 countries that are #1 in an unexpected way

Who are the tallest nation? Who sends you all that spam? Who grows the most potatoes?!

# countries - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?

Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.

# countries - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Ireland a "rising star" for scientific research

The Nature Publishing Index 2012 has said that Ireland is one of the countries to watch for in the world of scientific research excellence.

# countries - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: Our changing relationship with Africa is strong and enduring

Yes, Africa faces huge challenges, but it is also making remarkable progress and Ireland played its part in that, writes TD Joe Costello.

# countries - Saturday 26 January, 2013

How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988

Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…

# countries - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

# countries - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Check out 10 Of Europe's oddest micronations Micronations This post contains images

Check out 10 Of Europe's oddest micronations

Hippy communes, renovated war forts and socialist islands – Europe has them all…

# countries - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Landmark climate change deal agreed in Durban

Delegates reached a hard-fought agreement early this morning on a new deal to fight climate change.

# countries - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

What challenges face the new ECB chief?

Mario Draghi has officially taken over from Jean-Claude Trichet as head of the European Central Bank. So what can he expect in his new role?

# countries - Monday 31 October, 2011

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world

The world’s population is expected to reach 7 billion today – and the births of new babies is being celebrated worldwide. But some remind us that not all births are registered.