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International - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
# War
# War

Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway

Updated Wed 4:40 PM 31,112 Views 23 Comments
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to participate and will speak twice via videolink.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge his NATO allies to boost their defence spending in response to Russia's invasion.
Authorities face 'difficult process' to identify victims in Texas lorry trailer deaths
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Authorities face 'difficult process' to identify victims in Texas lorry trailer deaths

Updated Wed 4:34 PM 12,239 Views 7 Comments

Dozens of bodies were discovered in a truck on the outskirts of San Antonio on the US/Mexico border on Monday.

Irish soldiers could train Ukrainian troops to make Russian minefields safe, minister says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Irish soldiers could train Ukrainian troops to make Russian minefields safe, minister says

Wed 4:32 PM 11,411 Views 31 Comments

Simon Coveney said that Ukraine had asked for demining training from Ireland.

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
# Cancer Crackdown
# Cancer Crackdown

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products

Wed 4:29 PM 8,052 Views 6 Comments

The devices heat tobacco up to 350°C, lower than the 600°C of conventional cigarettes.

Ireland's tour gets off to a terrible start after Maori All Blacks stun visitors
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Ireland's tour gets off to a terrible start after Maori All Blacks stun visitors

Wed 10:40 AM 59,888 Views 121 Comments

Ireland lost 32-17 to the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton this morning.

Victim hopes to find out how Maxwell and Epstein committed crimes for so long
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Victim hopes to find out how Maxwell and Epstein committed crimes for so long

Wed 9:11 AM 16,664 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as judge Alison Nathan passed sentence in front of a packed public gallery.

Man charged with murder of law graduate Zara Aleena who was killed as she walked home at night
# London
# London

Man charged with murder of law graduate Zara Aleena who was killed as she walked home at night

Wed 8:28 AM 25,820 Views 0 Comments

Jordan McSweeney, of no fixed address, has also been charged with attempted rape and robbery.

International - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Irish man, 62, dies in hit-and-run in north London
# Collision
# Collision

Irish man, 62, dies in hit-and-run in north London

Tue 10:18 PM 31,547 Views 0 Comments

Police were called to the scene around half past midnight on Sunday.

Trump tried to force limo to Capitol Hill on day of 6 January riot, aide testifies
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Trump tried to force limo to Capitol Hill on day of 6 January riot, aide testifies

Tue 9:45 PM 39,346 Views 31 Comments

The then-president tried to take the steering wheel from his Secret Service driver in a bid to join the crowd, the aide said.

Turkey lifts objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO
# North Atlantic
# North Atlantic

Turkey lifts objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO

Tue 8:29 PM 17,454 Views 22 Comments

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held non-aligned status.

This is where Ireland's World Cup begins - in a Waikato winter rather than under a French sun
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

This is where Ireland's World Cup begins - in a Waikato winter rather than under a French sun

Tue 8:00 PM 20,503 Views 11 Comments

The Māori All Blacks have taken some big scalps over the years – tomorrow’s tour match is a chance for Andy Farrell to see if his untested kids can rise to the challenge of international rugby.

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in jail for sex crimes
# Trial
# Trial

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in jail for sex crimes

Updated Tue 8:00 PM 55,082 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors had asked that Maxwell receive between 30 and 55 years in jail.

Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster

Tue 5:39 PM 12,409 Views 23 Comments

US police are investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around an abandoned truck.

G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing
# Energy
# Energy

G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing

Tue 4:50 PM 10,730 Views 4 Comments

Leaders agreed to allow public investment in new international fossil fuel projects under certain conditions.

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

Tue 4:41 PM 4,858 Views 7 Comments

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.

Scotland to hold second independence referendum in October 2023
# Indyref 2
# Indyref 2

Scotland to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Updated Tue 3:05 PM 29,947 Views 45 Comments

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is ‘ready and willing’ to negotiate with Boris Johnson to hold a legal vote.

101-year-old man convicted of being Nazi guard jailed for five years in Germany
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

101-year-old man convicted of being Nazi guard jailed for five years in Germany

Tue 1:46 PM 19,784 Views 6 Comments

The man, who was not identified, had denied working as an SS guard at the camp and aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners.

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol

Tue 1:32 PM 36,066 Views 12 Comments

The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.

Biden's wife and daughter among 25 more Americans banned from Russia
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

Biden's wife and daughter among 25 more Americans banned from Russia

Tue 1:02 PM 14,932 Views 20 Comments

Several US senators are also on the list.

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases
# WHO
# WHO

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases

Tue 10:53 AM 7,449 Views 3 Comments

The WHO also believes that the amount of cases could be underestimated.

Bodies of 46 people found in southern Texas lorry trailer
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Bodies of 46 people found in southern Texas lorry trailer

Updated Tue 8:44 AM 77,066 Views 15 Comments

Three people have been arrested.

Aki captains Ireland against Māori as Frawley starts at out-half
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Aki captains Ireland against Māori as Frawley starts at out-half

Updated Tue 8:30 AM 47,017 Views 41 Comments

Andy Farrell has named an exciting team for Wednesday’s clash in Hamilton.

US judge rules Britney Spears’ ex-husband can go on trial for stalking
# Jason Alexander
# Jason Alexander

US judge rules Britney Spears’ ex-husband can go on trial for stalking

Tue 7:50 AM 14,301 Views 6 Comments

Jason Alexander crashed the wedding of Spears and Sam Asghari in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell facing up to 65 years in prison
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell facing up to 65 years in prison

Tue 7:14 AM 20,965 Views 0 Comments

The British socialite lured young girls to massage rooms for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

G7 denounces 'war crime' as Russian strike kills shoppers
# Condemnation
# Condemnation

G7 denounces 'war crime' as Russian strike kills shoppers

Tue 6:45 AM 18,002 Views 42 Comments
  • At least 18 people were killed in the attack
  • The G7 leaders branded the missile strike a 'war crime'
  • Zelenskyy urged the G7 leaders to intensify sanctions to help end the war
'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings

Tue 12:10 AM 21,888 Views 19 Comments

Independent studies showed that a total of €109 million a year could be saved if all parliament activity was moved to Brussels.

International - Monday 27 June, 2022

Three deaths and multiple injuries as cross-country train derails in Missouri
# Amtrack
# Amtrack

Three deaths and multiple injuries as cross-country train derails in Missouri

Mon 11:15 PM 12,265 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 250 passengers were on board at the time of the derailment.

'Deplorable' Russian strike kills at least 13 and injures dozens at Ukraine shopping centre
# Kremenchuk
# Kremenchuk

'Deplorable' Russian strike kills at least 13 and injures dozens at Ukraine shopping centre

Updated Mon 10:57 PM 72,273 Views 69 Comments

The Ukrainian defence ministry said the strike was timed to coincide with the centre’s busiest hours.

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Mon 10:21 PM 42,569 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

RFU apologise after ex-England centre Burrell says racism is 'rife' in rugby
# Racism
From The42
# Racism

RFU apologise after ex-England centre Burrell says racism is 'rife' in rugby

Mon 9:38 PM 31,727 Views 18 Comments

Burrell opened up about receiving comments about bananas, fried chicken and slavery and being greeted with a racial slur.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mon 9:31 PM 6,360 Views 0 Comments

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

WATCH: Open Newsroom - Ireland and the EU after 50 years together
# How It Started
# How It Started

WATCH: Open Newsroom - Ireland and the EU after 50 years together

Mon 8:30 PM 4,311 Views 0 Comments

Watch our webinar on how Ireland found itself at the heart of the EU 50 years ago – and how it’s working for us now.

Ireland beat Georgia 9-0 to ensure World Cup dream hits new heights
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Ireland beat Georgia 9-0 to ensure World Cup dream hits new heights

Mon 7:00 PM 26,848 Views 18 Comments

Captain Katie McCabe bagged a hat-trick and was one of six Irish goal-scorers as the record away win was equalled in Gori.

Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength

Updated Mon 3:10 PM 14,629 Views 6 Comments
  • Russia struck a residential building in Kyiv, killing one person and wounding four others.
  • Zelenskyy is set to join the leaders of the US, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Canada via video link.
  • The G7 have stressed their unity in the face of Russia's aggression – even as the global fallout worsens.
Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the UN did not warn of '500 million refugees on their way from Africa to Europe'

Mon 2:58 PM 11,377 Views 0 Comments

The UN Refugee Agency said it never issued such a statement and it warned of the damage disinformation can do.

Zelenskyy urges G7 summit leaders to help end war before 2023
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy urges G7 summit leaders to help end war before 2023

Updated Mon 12:00 PM 11,215 Views 28 Comments

The French presidency said that Zelenskyy told leaders that now is not the time for negotiations.

South African police launch probe after 21 teenagers found dead in bar
# South Africa
# South Africa

South African police launch probe after 21 teenagers found dead in bar

Mon 11:30 AM 35,518 Views 10 Comments

Autopsies are being conducted to see if the deaths could be linked to poisoning.

Locals rescue man from house after suspected gas explosion that killed woman
# Birmingham
# Birmingham

Locals rescue man from house after suspected gas explosion that killed woman

Mon 9:16 AM 13,121 Views 0 Comments

A man is also currently in life-threatening condition following the explosion.

Murdered UK journalist laid to rest in Brazil
# Dom Phillips
# Dom Phillips

Murdered UK journalist laid to rest in Brazil

Mon 8:31 AM 17,068 Views 1 Comment

Dom Phillips was killed in the Amazon while researching a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest.