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# eastern-europe - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Eastern European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions

The mandatory use of face masks and travel bans or quarantines are among the measures being introduced.

# eastern-europe - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda

Gardaí have been investigating this gang for a number of years.

# eastern-europe - Saturday 19 November, 2016

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Couples suspected of entering sham marriages in Ireland will be investigated

The Registrar will now be able to investigate couples and report them to immigration services.

# eastern-europe - Sunday 3 May, 2015

# eastern-europe - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Here's what people around the globe eat on Easter

And not an Easter egg in sight…

# eastern-europe - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours

New figures from Eurostat show Irish households to have 6% less material wealth than the European average.

# eastern-europe - Monday 8 September, 2014

Nude celebrity photos might not be to blame for New Zealand internet crash

The company involved now suspects a cyber attack may have taken place.

# eastern-europe - Friday 5 September, 2014

Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction "spearhead' force to ward off Russia

“This decision sends a clear message — Nato protects all allies, at all times.”

# eastern-europe - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties

However, in some countries, turnout is at levels that would be considered abysmal here.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

# eastern-europe - Monday 6 January, 2014

Polish Minister criticises David Cameron over immigrant comments

The British Prime Minister had said that existing benefit rules for EU workers from eastern Europe were a “monumental mistake” – but Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs disagrees.

# eastern-europe - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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Transnistria, the unofficial country that missed the collapse of the Soviet Union

It’s a near fully-functioning state between Ukraine and Moldova, with its own army and parliament.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Another jewel theft in Cannes as thieves swipe €70,000 diamond ring

It’s the latest in a series of brazen thefts in the French Riviera city, following one of the world’s biggest heists last month.

# eastern-europe - Monday 4 February, 2013

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"

“Let’s not delay it, let’s finish it,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, saying Turkey has been trying to join the EU since 1959.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Georgian elections: President concedes shock defeat in peaceful transfer

Mikheil Saakashvili’s party loses control of parliament – one of the first times an ex-Soviet country has seen a peaceful transition.

# eastern-europe - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Estonian president takes to Twitter to bemoan New York Times' economic analysis

The New York Times’ Paul Krugman played down Estonia’s economy. Toomas Hendrik Ilves wasn’t at all pleased.

# eastern-europe - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Heavy snowfall traps 11,000 people in Serbia

meanwhile, the death toll from the sub-zero temperatures hitting eastern Europe this week has risen to 122.

# eastern-europe - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

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Helicopters evacuate Eastern Europeans stranded in cold snap

The death toll from a severe cold spell across Eastern Europe has risen to 85.

# eastern-europe - Monday 30 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# eastern-europe - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Nine injured in Bucharest anti-austerity protest

Thousands have taken to the streets in Romania to protest against austerity measures for a third consecutive day.

# eastern-europe - Thursday 22 September, 2011

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YouTube Top 10: because trikes are that extreme

Also in this week’s countdown: booty-shaking LPGA golfers, Ben Foden’s cringe-proof rapping and Roberto Soldado out-Fernandoing a certain Chelsea striker.

# eastern-europe - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Six rescues and four arrests in Belfast human trafficking probe

Officers from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch carry out a major sting on a human trafficking ring in Belfast.

# eastern-europe - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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Should Ireland pay child benefit for children living abroad?

Joan Burton has announced a review of rules allowing parents to claim benefits, even if their children live overseas.