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International - Yesterday’s News

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International - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire

Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.

Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food

Eateries that share nutritional information on menus were found to have 45% less fat and 60% less salt than those that don’t.

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International - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Austrian man held Dutch family against their will at farm for nearly a decade, police suspect

The 58-year-old man, identified by media as Josef B, was arrested after police discovered the family of six.

'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis

Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.

British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'

A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.

UK 'porn block': Government ditches plans to stop children accessing pornography online

The new laws were due to come into effect from 15 July.

Deal or no deal: Donald Tusk says there are 'certain doubts' on the British side

“We’ll see, I’m still hopeful,” he said, adding things would become clearer in the next seven or eight hours.

Irish disability activist Sinéad Burke makes the cut on BBC's top 100 women in the world

This year’s theme is based around what the future would look like ‘if it was driven by women’.

US Democratic debate focuses on healthcare, gun control and taking on billionaires

There was one thing they all agreed on – President Donald Trump should be impeached.

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'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech

The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.

Trump tells family of teen killed in crash that diplomat's wife will not return to the UK

The parents of teenager Harry Dunn met Donald Trump in the White House.

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.

International - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Hunter Biden admits error in judgment but denies any wrongdoing

Joe Biden’s son is at the centre of an impeachment probe against US President Donald Trump.

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

Ronan Farrow claims NBC didn't want to publish Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct story

The broadcaster has denied not supporting the journalist’s work.

Trump lawyer Giuliani tells US politicians he will not comply with impeachment subpoena

Democrats set deadline of tomorrow for Giuliani to provide documents.

Japan continues non-stop search for typhoon survivors as death toll hits 74

Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, unleashing fierce winds and unprecedented rain.

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

White House requests ‘urgent meeting’ with family of teen killed in crash involving diplomat's wife

Anne Sacoolas was given diplomatic immunity and allowed to return to the US after the fatal crash in England.

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

Experts claim there is no evidence of a risk to the public from passive vaping

Passive smoking has long been known to have a negative impact on the public’s health.

Jurors in Paul Gascoigne sexual assault trial shown photos of him kissing

The former England football star momentarily wept in the witness box today.

Downing Street 'working hard' amidst reports of Michel Barnier's midnight deadline

The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier met this morning.

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Bulgarian FA chief resigns as Uefa president calls on 'football family' to wage war on racists

Bulgaria’s prime minister had urged Borislav Mihaylov to step down in the wake of the racist abuse directed towards English players by Bulgarian supporters.

Two Italian men found guilty of raping woman in Soho nightclub

The victim was taken to hospital where she required surgery following the attack.

Arrest warrant issued for Papua New Guinea's ex-prime minister

Peter O’Neill described the charges as a “political move”.

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen

“A person’s nationality cannot depend in law on an undisclosed state of mind,” the Upper Tribunal argued in it’s decision.

International - Monday 14 October, 2019

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Salih Khater drove his car at pedestrians, cyclists and two police officers in August 2018.

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

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Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands protest over sentencing of Catalan leaders

Demonstrators flooded the streets of Barcelona before marching towards El Prat airport in Barcelona.

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night.

White House condemns fake video of Trump shooting media and political opponents

In the clip, the US president’s head is superimposed on a man opening fire in the ‘Church of Fake News’.

7 in 10 people in Ireland don't think a Brexit deal will be reached by the end of the week

That’s according to an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

Gascoigne grabbed woman's face and kissed her 'completely out of the blue', court hears

The 52-year-old ex-England footballer denies a single count of sexual assault.

Woman shot dead in her home by Texas police officer was playing video games with nephew

A neighbour had called a non-emergency line to report the home’s front door had been left open.

The Queen's Speech: Here's Boris Johnson's plan for the UK

There will be “new regimes for fisheries agriculture and trade” after Brexit, the queen told the Commons and House of Lords.