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International - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Wed 7:25 PM 38,811 Views 61 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros
# Another Step Forward
From The42
# Another Step Forward

Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros

Wed 7:07 PM 16,791 Views 11 Comments

Wales registered a 2-0 win over Turkey who have now lost both of their Group A matches without scoring.

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot

Wed 6:33 PM 15,944 Views 7 Comments

The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin meet at Geneva summit
# Red Lines
# Red Lines

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin meet at Geneva summit

Updated Wed 2:00 PM 16,494 Views 32 Comments

Up to five hours of talks are planned, starting at around midday Irish time, with no break for meals.

Malaysian court overturns Nóra Quoirin inquest verdict
# Nóra Quoirin Inquest
# Nóra Quoirin Inquest

Malaysian court overturns Nóra Quoirin inquest verdict

Updated Wed 1:29 PM 32,440 Views 0 Comments

Nóra’s family have campaigned for a change in the original verdict.

Ikea, Kopparberg among brands pulling ads from GB News over content concerns
# Gb News
# Gb News

Ikea, Kopparberg among brands pulling ads from GB News over content concerns

Wed 11:53 AM 27,237 Views 56 Comments

The new channel is regularly compared to a British version of Fox News.

France defender Pavard reveals he was 'knocked out for 10-15 seconds' before playing on
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

France defender Pavard reveals he was 'knocked out for 10-15 seconds' before playing on

Wed 10:37 AM 14,156 Views 15 Comments

All 24 teams at Euro 2020 signed a ‘concussion charter’ designed to improve the care of players during games.

Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street
# Newsnight
# Newsnight

Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street

Wed 9:49 AM 11,303 Views 0 Comments

It comes after footage shared on social media showed demonstrators shouting abuse in the face of Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt.

The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland

Updated Wed 8:31 AM 37,523 Views 9 Comments

Manuela Spinelli on her abiding memories of working with Giovanni Trapattoni.

Israel strikes in Gaza in first attack since May fighting
# Flare Up
# Flare Up

Israel strikes in Gaza in first attack since May fighting

Wed 7:03 AM 12,567 Views 40 Comments

Isreal said the attack was in retaliation for incendiary balloons launched from the territory.

International - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'
# Accident
From The42
# Accident

Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'

Tue 10:52 PM 52,203 Views 27 Comments

The stunt was a protest against German car manufacturer Volkswagen.

Brandon Lewis to explore ‘all options available’ on Irish language laws
# Dearg Le Fearg
# Dearg Le Fearg

Brandon Lewis to explore ‘all options available’ on Irish language laws

Tue 10:45 PM 12,370 Views 11 Comments

The NI Secretary said it was ‘vital’ that cross-community commitments to culture and language made in the New Decade New Approach deal are honoured.

Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case
# Weinstein
# Weinstein

Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case

Tue 10:22 PM 14,531 Views 0 Comments

Suggestions that Weinstein instead be arraigned by video were also rejected.

Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction
# Nft
# Nft

Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction

Tue 10:02 PM 18,878 Views 11 Comments

Digitally-signed source code documents will go under the hammer as a non-fungible token.

France overcome Germany in clash of Euros heavyweights
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

France overcome Germany in clash of Euros heavyweights

Tue 9:55 PM 22,035 Views 17 Comments

An own goal by Mats Hummels was the difference between the teams.

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated
# New York
# New York

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated

Tue 9:05 PM 20,469 Views 34 Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised fireworks across the state tonight in celebration of the progress.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history in front of over 60,000 supporters
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history in front of over 60,000 supporters

Tue 7:19 PM 72,579 Views 44 Comments

Portugal were made to work but ultimately were too good for Hungary.

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
# The Name Game
From The42
# The Name Game

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt

Updated Tue 5:00 PM 49,955 Views 21 Comments

The initials ‘cannot be accepted’ by Greece, according to Nikos Dendias, the country’s Foreign Minister.

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China

Tue 2:23 PM 10,650 Views 15 Comments

The chair of the European Parliament’s delegation on China has a stark warning about how the country approaches human rights.

Denmark's Eriksen says 'I'm fine' from hospital
# Update
From The42
# Update

Denmark's Eriksen says 'I'm fine' from hospital

Tue 8:50 AM 25,090 Views 20 Comments

The Inter Milan player made a social media post from hospital this morning.

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
# EU US Relations
# EU US Relations

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows

Tue 7:43 AM 10,983 Views 1 Comment

Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy

Tue 7:29 AM 44,353 Views 5 Comments

Mike Rouleau admitted to playing golf with a retired former Chief of Staff being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct.

International - Monday 14 June, 2021

Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada
# Ontario
# Ontario

Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada

Mon 10:40 PM 8,442 Views 0 Comments

The family were out for a walk on 6 June when a truck driver ploughed into them on purpose, according to authorities.

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener

Mon 10:19 PM 16,522 Views 10 Comments

Spain dominated the game but couldn’t hit the net.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mon 9:00 PM 12,115 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference
# Raman Pratasevich
# Raman Pratasevich

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference

Mon 7:53 PM 17,567 Views 6 Comments

The opposition said the appearance by Raman Pratasevich showed he is a hostage.

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears

Mon 6:09 PM 46,077 Views 46 Comments

Cases have significantly increased across Great Britain in the last three weeks.

Watch: An early contender for Goal of the Tournament at the Euros
# Schick Strike
From The42
# Schick Strike

Watch: An early contender for Goal of the Tournament at the Euros

Mon 5:04 PM 44,906 Views 16 Comments

The astonishing long-range Patrik Schick effort doubled the Czechs’ lead against Scotland

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding

Mon 4:14 PM 24,968 Views 0 Comments

Declan ‘Mr Nobody’ Brady, his wife Deirdre Brady and his mistress Erika Lukacs appeared at the Special Criminal Court today.

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze
# Fire
# Fire

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze

Mon 12:45 PM 7,440 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

Mon 12:20 PM 3,853 Views 3 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey
# Mauritius
# Mauritius

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey

Mon 11:45 AM 23,393 Views 9 Comments

Two hotel workers who were charged with her murder were acquitted in 2012.

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83
# Ned Beatty
# Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83

Mon 11:37 AM 17,758 Views 9 Comments

Beatty received only one Oscar nomination, as supporting actor for his role as corporate executive Arthur Jensen in 1976′s Network.

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'
# Setback
# Setback

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'

Mon 9:05 AM 25,744 Views 64 Comments

UK PM Boris Johnson will make the announcement at 6pm this evening.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Mon 8:41 AM 38,168 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
# Israel
# Israel

Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister

Mon 7:39 AM 26,577 Views 15 Comments

Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.

International - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years
# BYE BYE BIBI
# BYE BYE BIBI

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years

Updated Jun 13th 2021, 7:08 PM 41,440 Views 63 Comments

Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.