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International - Yesterday’s News

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Sat 8:49 AM 10,703 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?
# Ireland Inc
# Ireland Inc

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?

Sat 7:00 AM 37,911 Views 58 Comments
  • The Biden administration has recommitted the US to global tax reform talks.
  • American wants a 21% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • Ireland's famous 12.5% rate looks likely to come under severe pressure.

International - Friday 9 April, 2021

NI police attacked with bottles and stones in Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

NI police attacked with bottles and stones in Belfast

Updated Fri 10:39 PM 39,730 Views 107 Comments

This was one of a number of sporadic incidents of unrest in Northern Ireland this evening.

US rapper DMX dies aged 50
# Rap
# Rap

US rapper DMX dies aged 50

Fri 5:48 PM 51,530 Views 64 Comments

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was known for his hits in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

'Sincere condolences': Tributes paid to Prince Philip who has died aged 99
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

'Sincere condolences': Tributes paid to Prince Philip who has died aged 99

Updated Fri 4:40 PM 42,050 Views 92 Comments

“On behalf of the people of Ireland, I wish to convey my condolences,” President Micheal D. Higgins said.

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# Review
# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Fri 1:58 PM 28,824 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

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Britain’s Prince Philip has died aged 99
# RIP
# RIP

Britain’s Prince Philip has died aged 99

Fri 12:06 PM 140,616 Views 201 Comments
  • The Duke of Edinburgh passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.
  • Queen Elizabeth II regarded him as the "strength" behind the throne.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson led tributes at Downing Street this afternoon.
Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
# Astronauts
# Astronauts

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Fri 9:58 AM 9,051 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
# Freed
# Freed

Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks

Fri 9:10 AM 9,273 Views 6 Comments

The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.

Military limits internet use as Myanmar information blackout worsens
# Broadband
# Broadband

Military limits internet use as Myanmar information blackout worsens

Fri 7:15 AM 5,452 Views 3 Comments

Protests against the 1 February coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi are still ongoing.

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors

Fri 6:55 AM 15,824 Views 7 Comments

The recipient is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation.

Lowry in contention while McIlroy hits dad Gerry with wayward shot at Masters
# Fore!
From The42
# Fore!

Lowry in contention while McIlroy hits dad Gerry with wayward shot at Masters

Updated Fri 12:00 AM 91,806 Views 28 Comments

Justin Rose is in the lead after the opening round at Augusta National.

International - Thursday 8 April, 2021

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Thu 4:56 PM 9,143 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
# Iraq
# Iraq

Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group

Thu 4:32 PM 83,533 Views 90 Comments

The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'
# Amazing Grace
From The42
# Amazing Grace

'Apart from an accent, it is the absolute world. It means everything to me and my family'

Updated Thu 3:00 PM 41,207 Views 0 Comments

Goalkeeper Grace Moloney on representing Ireland, her exceptional season at Reading and how she used lockdown to improve.

Arlene Foster speaks with PSNI chief constable as Stormont is recalled to debate violence
# Belfast
# Belfast

Arlene Foster speaks with PSNI chief constable as Stormont is recalled to debate violence

Thu 12:46 PM 16,061 Views 20 Comments

Justice Minister Naomi Long said it was “a mercy” that nobody was killed.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated Thu 8:53 AM 14,146 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Physicists may have to rethink how universe works after ‘tantalising’ results
# Weird Science
# Weird Science

Physicists may have to rethink how universe works after ‘tantalising’ results

Thu 7:50 AM 52,857 Views 48 Comments

Tiny particles called muons are not quite doing what is expected of them in two different long-running experiments.

Biden to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians, reversing Trump
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

Biden to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians, reversing Trump

Thu 7:20 AM 13,552 Views 24 Comments

The Palestinian leadership hoped that the aid would mark the start of a concerted effort by Biden to pressure Israel.

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Thu 6:00 AM 52,835 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

International - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Mbappé double gives PSG edge over holders Bayern after first-leg thriller
# Catching Our Breath
From The42
# Catching Our Breath

Mbappé double gives PSG edge over holders Bayern after first-leg thriller

Wed 10:20 PM 19,107 Views 17 Comments

Bayern had 31 shots but, without Robert Lewandowski, could only score twice as PSG nicked a valuable away win in the snow.

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Wed 10:00 PM 9,515 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

Tiger Woods driving at nearly double the legal speed limit when he crashed in California
# Los Angeles
From The42
# Los Angeles

Tiger Woods driving at nearly double the legal speed limit when he crashed in California

Wed 6:46 PM 40,300 Views 24 Comments

The accident in Ranchos Palos Verdes left the 15-time major champion with a shattered right leg.

'Ehm': Ursula von der Leyen flummoxed after chair snub during EU-Turkey talks
# Sofagate
# Sofagate

'Ehm': Ursula von der Leyen flummoxed after chair snub during EU-Turkey talks

Wed 3:31 PM 59,430 Views 66 Comments

Seats were laid out for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the EU’s Charles Michel in Ankara but von der Leyen had to sit on a sofa.

UK medicine regulator recommends halting rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s
# Course Correction
# Course Correction

UK medicine regulator recommends halting rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s

Wed 3:27 PM 23,602 Views 35 Comments

People aged 18-29 will be offered Pfizer or Moderna instead.

Pandemic 'solidarity tax' on wealthy individuals or companies is on the table, says IMF
# Wealth Tax
# Wealth Tax

Pandemic 'solidarity tax' on wealthy individuals or companies is on the table, says IMF

Wed 3:16 PM 21,018 Views 27 Comments

The IMF has also backed calls for a global minimum rate of corporation tax.

'Utterly unacceptable' - Liverpool demand action from social media platforms after players racially abused
# Kick It Out
From The42
# Kick It Out

'Utterly unacceptable' - Liverpool demand action from social media platforms after players racially abused

Updated Wed 3:06 PM 23,860 Views 24 Comments

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita were targeted after Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss at Real Madrid.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated Wed 8:57 AM 16,442 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions
# University Of Oxford
# University Of Oxford

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions

Wed 8:24 AM 27,780 Views 63 Comments

University of Oxford researchers have estimated that one in three survivors were diagnosed with such a condition in the following six months.

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia blames EU supply issues for slow vaccine rollout

Wed 7:28 AM 21,489 Views 70 Comments

Scott Morrison blamed “strict export controls” introduced by the European Commission.

All adults in US will be eligible for Covid vaccine by 19 April, Biden announces
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

All adults in US will be eligible for Covid vaccine by 19 April, Biden announces

Wed 7:19 AM 13,403 Views 19 Comments

That is about two weeks earlier than Biden’s previously announced 1 May deadline.

International - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Officer charged with murder of George Floyd had been trained to use minimum force, US court told
# Trial
# Trial

Officer charged with murder of George Floyd had been trained to use minimum force, US court told

Tue 10:52 PM 13,777 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last year.

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults

Tue 10:00 PM 17,667 Views 31 Comments

Officials said that “no safety concerns” have been identified in the trial itself.

Liverpool left with Champions League mountain to climb after defeat in Madrid
# Report
From The42
# Report

Liverpool left with Champions League mountain to climb after defeat in Madrid

Tue 9:55 PM 33,290 Views 57 Comments

A brace from Vinícius Júnior and another goal from Marco Asensio has the Spanish side in control of the tie.

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks

Tue 6:38 PM 27,381 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s budget deficit increased by nearly €4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

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New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel
# Covid Bubble
# Covid Bubble

New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel

Tue 9:03 AM 40,260 Views 37 Comments

Ardern urged Australians to take advantage of the bubble, with New Zealand’s ski season on the horizon.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated Tue 8:58 AM 16,321 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Chauvin trial: Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy, 'values', says police chief
# Medaria Arradondo
# Medaria Arradondo

Chauvin trial: Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy, 'values', says police chief

Tue 7:19 AM 15,386 Views 0 Comments

The doctor who treated Floyd said a lack of oxygen was the most likely reason his heart had stopped beating.

International - Monday 5 April, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Easter Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Easter Monday

Mon 8:06 PM 17,128 Views 0 Comments

Mandatory hotel quarantine, vaccines and Boris Johnson made the headlines today.

Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms
# President For Life
# President For Life

Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

Mon 7:19 PM 51,864 Views 92 Comments

The Russian president may stay in power until 2036.

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