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International

Yesterday
31st January 2023
# rust
Alec Baldwin formally charged with involuntary manslaughter over fatal film set shooting
Baldwin was holding a Colt .45 during rehearsals when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins in October 2021.
# Nuclear Weapons
US says Russia is not complying with last remaining nuclear treaty
Moscow announced in early August that it was suspending US inspections of its military sites, which were part of the New START treaty.
# Bah Non
1.27 million people joined protests over French pension reforms, say officials
11,000 police were on duty for an estimated 250 protests nationwide.
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# Paris 2024
Olympic Committee rejects Russian demand that its athletes compete without restrictions
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it considered if Russians could compete as neutral athletes rather than under their national flag.
# Congo
Pope Francis denounces 'economic colonialism' in Africa on first day of tour
‘Stop choking Africa: It is not a mine to be stripped or a terrain to be plundered,’ the pope said.
# Recession
Britain will be only major economy to plunge into recession in 2023, IMF warns
The IMF predicts that the UK economy will contract by 0.6% this year, 0.9 percentage points worse than its previous forecast in October.
# Bavaria
German woman alleged to have killed a lookalike she found on social media to fake her own death
According to a daily German newspaper, the woman was a beautician who entrapped the victim via Instagram by offering her cosmetics.
# Chicago
Prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against singer R Kelly after federal convictions
Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in a New York case.
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# Ukraine
Biden rejects calls to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets as Russia claims advances
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
But US president Joe Biden has appeared to draw the line on supplying American fighter jets to Ukraine.
It comes as a Kremlin-appointed Donetsk leader claimed Russian forces were advancing near a strategically valuable town.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# tyre nichols
Seventh officer suspended over fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis
Three firefighters who arrived at the scene but failed to provide adequate medical assistance to Nichols have also been sacked.
# Power
2022 among 'most challenging' years for energy sector, watchdog to tell politicians
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities will also outline the impact of the electricity sector on reducing customer debt.
# Peshawar
Blast at Pakistan mosque kills at least 80 people and injures 150 others
The attack happened during afternoon worship in the provincial capital of Peshawar.
Monday
30th January 2023
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# Afghanistan
UN calls on Taliban to let women help give aid to desperate Afghans
Afghanistan is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with more than half of its population facing hunger.
# resolution
Former Wales rugby star Thomas settles HIV case with ex-boyfriend
Thomas says he paid his accuser £75,000 plus costs, calling this a ‘hugely positive outcome for my own mental health and that of my family.’
Voices
Bad Bridget: Uncovering the secret lives of Ireland's emigrant women
Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick, authors of the book Bad Bridget, share the story of an Irish emigrant who was sent to prison for seven years for stealing a watch and money.
# macron
France braces for new strikes against pension age increase
Around 1.1 million people took to the streets for the first strike day on 19 January and police expect a similar number tomorrow.
# Ukraine
Ukraine government bans senior public servants and lawmakers from travelling abroad
The announcement comes as France, Australia and Norway agree to send weapons to Ukraine.
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# Comment
McIlroy: The form male golfer on the planet takes down the man in the LIV Golf hat
Rory McIlroy continued his stunning end to last year by winning his first event of the year ahead of Patrick Reed.
# Pride
Former All Blacks prop comes out publicly as gay
Campbell Johnstone played three Tests for his country in 2005.
# pandemic
Three years on, WHO says Covid-19 is still a global emergency
The WHO first declared a so-called public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.
# Holly Newton
Boy (16) appears in court charged with murder of teenage girl in England
Holly Newton (15) was found hurt shortly after 5.10pm on Friday and later died in hospital.
# Austria
Man arrested after being found living in Austrian cellar with six children and woman
Local media reported that the man is a follower of a right-wing extremist conspiracy group.
# missile threats
Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike during phonecall before Ukraine invasion
The Kremlin has disputed the claim, saying there was “no threats with missiles” during the conversation.
# Flooding
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
# Job Losses
Philips cuts 6,000 more jobs after sleep device recall
The Amsterdam-based firm unveiled net losses of €1.605 billion last year, largely due to massive recall of faulty sleep respirators.
# Perth
Mining company 'sorry' for losing radioactive capsule in Western Australia
The solid, silver-coloured cylinder is smaller than a human fingernail but authorities say it could cause acute radiation sickness.
Sunday
29th January 2023
# NATO
Turkey's president says his country may allow Finland to join NATO without Sweden
Every member of NATO must vote to approve the acceptance of new members, with Turkey being the most opposed to the two Nordic countries.
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# Bittersweet
Evan Ferguson left on crutches following horror tackle from Fabinho
The Ireland international was forced off in the latte stages of Brighton’s 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool.
# France
French PM says pension age hike 'non-negotiable' as strikes loom
France’s current retirement age of 62 is set to be increase to 64.
# Northumberland
Boy, 16, charged with murder over fatal stabbing of teenage girl in UK
Holly Newton, 15, was found injured in Hexham on Friday afternoon and later died in hospital.
# House Of Commons
Boris Johnson tops list of UK MPs with biggest outside earnings
The former UK prime minister has earned £2.3 million (€2.6 mil) since leaving office, making him the highest-earning MP in the past year.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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# Onwards
Casemiro on the double as Man United progress to FA Cup fifth round
Fred was also on target in a 3-1 win over Reading.
# US
Three shot dead at party at luxury home near Beverly Hills
Four others are being treated in hospital, two of them for critical injuries.
# Peru
At least 25 dead after Peru bus accident, say police
The bus was en route to the border with Ecuador when it left the road.
# Ukraine
Three killed in Russian strike on eastern Ukraine city of Konstantynivka
At least two have been wounded.
# Israel
New gun attack in east Jerusalem after synagogue mass shooting
The two shootings marked another dramatic escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
# memphis
Anger and protest in Memphis after police beating video released
Tyre Nichols died in hospital three days after he was stopped by officials on suspicion of reckless driving.
# pope francis
Pope Francis: Those criminalising homosexuality are 'wrong'
The Pontiff has written a letter clarifying his earlier comments about homosexual acts being a sin.
# Election
Retired NATO general beats billionaire to become next Czech president
Petr Pavel won 56.76% if the vote.
# Northumberland
Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of murder in England after 15-year-old girl stabbed to death
Another boy suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.