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International - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,113 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track

Mar 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,478 Views 50 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup hopes rely on earning a first win under their new manager in Dublin tonight.

International - Friday 26 March, 2021

Latest attempts to refloat container ship in Suez Canal 'not successful'
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Latest attempts to refloat container ship in Suez Canal 'not successful'

Mar 26th 2021, 10:32 PM 44,387 Views 60 Comments

The Ever Given remains wedged diagonally across the entire canal.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Mar 26th 2021, 9:04 PM 11,566 Views 2 Comments

These are the stories that made headlines today.

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Sofa Watch: Jedward's quiffs face hair-raising end on tonight's Late Late
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Jedward's quiffs face hair-raising end on tonight's Late Late

Mar 26th 2021, 6:39 PM 27,217 Views 40 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal
# Stuck
# Stuck

Maritime traffic jam grows with more than 200 ships outside Suez Canal

Mar 26th 2021, 5:43 PM 46,159 Views 33 Comments

The Suez Canal Authority said it welcomed international offers to help free a stranded cargo ship.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

Mar 26th 2021, 5:02 PM 6,252 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute

Mar 26th 2021, 2:54 PM 26,624 Views 24 Comments

The Dutch plant has been at the centre of a bitter spat between the UK and the EU over AstraZeneca’s vaccine production shortfall.

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA
# EU-IMF Bailout
# EU-IMF Bailout

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA

Mar 26th 2021, 2:04 PM 38,851 Views 53 Comments

Dating back to 2010, the loan formed part of the EU-IMF bailout

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Two trains collide in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 and injuring dozens
# Tahta Train Crash
# Tahta Train Crash

Two trains collide in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 and injuring dozens

Mar 26th 2021, 1:12 PM 9,949 Views 8 Comments

The latest deadly train crashes comes as the country battles fallout from the Suez Canal traffic jam.

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response
# Missile Launch
# Missile Launch

North Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

Mar 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 18,110 Views 32 Comments

Pyongyang is pushing to bolster the country’s military power.

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang
# Uighur Muslims
# Uighur Muslims

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang

Mar 26th 2021, 7:45 AM 18,221 Views 31 Comments

Beijing said in a statement the move by Dominic Raab was ‘based on nothing but lies and disinformation’.

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
# United States
# United States

At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia

Mar 26th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,744 Views 11 Comments

Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.

EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries

Mar 26th 2021, 6:57 AM 12,179 Views 23 Comments

Some leaders stressed that an embargo should be a last resort if negotiations for a better way of sharing vaccine production come up short.

International - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Egypt closes Suez Canal for up to 72 hours as efforts to free ship to enter fourth day
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Egypt closes Suez Canal for up to 72 hours as efforts to free ship to enter fourth day

Mar 25th 2021, 10:38 PM 36,427 Views 31 Comments

Owners of the 400m-long vessel say they face “extreme difficulty” refloating it.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 9:12 PM 7,449 Views 0 Comments

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

'They left because of what the Brits had been doing': Biden raises Irish ancestry in first press conference
# Bidens V Brits
# Bidens V Brits

'They left because of what the Brits had been doing': Biden raises Irish ancestry in first press conference

Mar 25th 2021, 8:53 PM 120,273 Views 140 Comments

Biden has confirmed that he intends to run for re-election in 2024.

How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future
# Force Of Nature
From The42
# Force Of Nature

How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,951 Views 10 Comments

On the eve of his 35th birthday, a look at the influence being exerted by Rob Kearney in Perth.

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Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
# The North
# The North

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,466 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

Britney Spears asks court to end father's control over her personal life
# Jamie Spears
# Jamie Spears

Britney Spears asks court to end father's control over her personal life

Mar 25th 2021, 12:11 PM 43,604 Views 17 Comments

Britney has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Mar 25th 2021, 8:50 AM 11,443 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles into sea

Mar 25th 2021, 8:12 AM 11,484 Views 32 Comments

US officials played it down as not a violation of UN resolutions.

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay

Mar 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,779 Views 3 Comments

Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.

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AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data
# Revised Down
# Revised Down

AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective in updated US trial data

Mar 25th 2021, 7:54 AM 25,578 Views 18 Comments

It remains 100% effective against severe Covid.

Joe Biden’s dogs back at White House after banishment ended
# Woof Few Weeks
# Woof Few Weeks

Joe Biden’s dogs back at White House after banishment ended

Mar 25th 2021, 7:26 AM 42,322 Views 27 Comments

One of the canines injured a Secret Service agent and they were sent to Delaware.

Stuck ship in Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide, with over 150 vessels waiting to pass
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Stuck ship in Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide, with over 150 vessels waiting to pass

Mar 25th 2021, 7:09 AM 35,285 Views 35 Comments

At least 150 ships are sitting idle waiting for the Ever Given to be freed.

International - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty

Mar 24th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,375 Views 22 Comments

The state had previously had the second highest number of executions in the US.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Mar 24th 2021, 8:57 PM 10,254 Views 0 Comments

Covid-19 cases remain steady, delays to the Stardust inquest, and no movement on the Suez Canal tanker…

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute

Mar 24th 2021, 8:22 PM 16,272 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission said it would weigh how needy countries are, in terms of infection rates and how many vaccines they have.

Suez Canal Authority attempts to free 400m-long container ship wedged against both sides of waterway
# Egypt
# Egypt

Suez Canal Authority attempts to free 400m-long container ship wedged against both sides of waterway

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 4:05 PM 158,966 Views 76 Comments

The container ship has been stuck in the Egyptian waterway since yesterday.

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 3:41 PM 18,736 Views 12 Comments

An injury-ravaged and unproven Ireland side go to Serbia for their opening World Cup qualifier tonight.

Merkel apologises as Germany reverses plans for Easter Covid lockdown
# U-turn
# U-turn

Merkel apologises as Germany reverses plans for Easter Covid lockdown

Mar 24th 2021, 2:04 PM 38,576 Views 28 Comments

‘The whole process has caused additional uncertainty, for which I ask all citizens to forgive me,’ Merkel said.

Priti Patel defends overhaul of UK asylum seeker rules amid allegations plan is 'inhumane'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Priti Patel defends overhaul of UK asylum seeker rules amid allegations plan is 'inhumane'

Mar 24th 2021, 9:51 AM 28,907 Views 68 Comments

The British Home Secretary’s new plan for immigration will be set out later today.

'He was a true gem': The Goldbergs star George Segal dies aged 87
# RIP
# RIP

'He was a true gem': The Goldbergs star George Segal dies aged 87

Mar 24th 2021, 9:17 AM 29,294 Views 10 Comments

The Oscar-nominated actor’s death was announced by his wife.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Mar 24th 2021, 8:52 AM 12,668 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny

Mar 24th 2021, 7:17 AM 27,440 Views 21 Comments

He conceded there were ‘many things that we wish we’d done differently’ at the outset of the pandemic.

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods

Mar 24th 2021, 7:09 AM 21,406 Views 1 Comment

Emergency services have made hundreds of rescues since the flood emergency in Australia’s most populous state began last week.

Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain
# Israel
# Israel

Netanyahu claims victory in Israeli election but majority still uncertain

Mar 24th 2021, 7:06 AM 7,233 Views 6 Comments

Netanyahu described yesterday’s projected results as a “huge win for the right” and his Likud party.

'We should be ready': United, shared or otherwise, conversations about Ireland's future are happening
# Keeping It Civil
# Keeping It Civil

'We should be ready': United, shared or otherwise, conversations about Ireland's future are happening

Mar 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,195 Views 14 Comments

Even away from government help, civil initiatives are looking towards the kind of country we may be in the future.

International - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'I can't accept that Ireland play better than us' - The legendary manager and all you need to know about Serbia
# Fyi
From The42
# Fyi

'I can't accept that Ireland play better than us' - The legendary manager and all you need to know about Serbia

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 10:35 PM 40,290 Views 12 Comments

Dragan Stojković feels his side should beat the Boys in Green.