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Yesterday
26th January 2023
# Fallout
US Soccer crisis deepens as top team officials quit
Sporting Director Earnie Stewart is leaving to join PSV Eindhoven and General Manager Brian McBride has stood down from his role.
# Ukraine
Russian missiles kill 11 in Ukraine as Moscow says tank deliveries 'direct involvement' in war
Ukraine’s Western allies, including Germany and the US, yesterday promised to provide Kyiv with modern tanks.
Ukraine earlier said it shot down more than a dozen Russian missiles launched towards Kyiv.
Ukraine's Western allies, including Germany and the US, yesterday promised to provide Kyiv with modern tanks.
The Kremlin said today that the decision by Western countries to supply Ukraine with modern tanks meant that they were party to the conflict.
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# West Bank
10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years
The Palestinian officials also accused the forces of using tear gas inside a hospital children’s ward.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the US and EU countries sending tanks to Ukraine?
The US and Germany have pledged to to provide Ukraine with modern tanks.
# Strike
Health workers take to picket lines in Northern Ireland over pay and safe staffing
Paramedics are among the workers taking part at picket lines across the region today.
# Not a breeze
Young people are least confident in Irish government's efforts on environment
New international polling on people’s views about climate change has examined perceptions in Ireland.
International polling on people's views about climate change examines perceptions in Ireland about the threat of the crisis.
Just over one in three people in Ireland think that governments are taking necessary measures to protect the environment.
85% of Irish people polled believe that rising global temperatures are a threat to humanity.
Net-zero climate policies will save lives by improving health, study finds
Eamon Ryan 'absolutely supports' Greta Thunberg and protesters against German mine expansion
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This week
22nd January 2023 - 27th January 2023
# backroom team
Former Manchester United coach Chris Armas joins Leeds
The 50-year-old who worked under Ralf Rangnick will team up with fellow American Jesse Marsch at Elland Road.
# Tennis
Ominous Sabalenka advances to Australian Open semi-final, Paul ends Shelton's fairytale run
Fifth-seeded Sabalenka is the highest remaining seed left in the women’s draw.
# LGBTQ
Pope calls for bishops to welcome LGBTQ people into church
Some 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalise consensual same-sex sexual activity, 11 of which can or do impose the death penalty.
# Recovery Files
Cash for reforms: €700 billion EU recovery fund sparks concern and criticism
Analysis by Noteworthy and European journalists finds that Ireland is among several member states who repackaged old promises in reform plans.
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# Secretary of State
Former Trump official says the US stopped a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2019
Mike Pompeo’s new book also reveals that he joked that he was trying to kill Kim Jong Un at a meeting with the North Korean leader.
# leopard tanks
Germany to provide Ukraine with Leopard tanks after intense pressure - reports
Unnamed government sources told a German news channel that Ukraine would receive 1 tanks.
# decision
Glasgow terminate Rufus McLean’s contract following domestic abuse guilty plea
The 22-year-old Scotland international will be sentenced next month.
# half moon bay
Seven dead in shootings in city near San Francisco just days after separate mass killing
Police have arrested a 67-year-old man in connection with the shooting.
# fresco
Ancient fresco depicting Hercules among 60 treasures returned to Italy from US
Last summer, US authorities announced that the fresco and dozens of other trafficked objects would go back to Italy.
# Russia
Ex-FBI agent charged over ties to Russian oligarch
Charles McGonigal is accused of investigating a rival oligarch in return for secret payments from an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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# Onwards
Rublev saves two match points to book Australian Open quarter-final spot, Djokovic coasts through
The fifth seed edged out Danish teen Holger Rune in a tense five-set clash on Monday.
# ring ring
Varadkar reiterates need to avoid hard border on island of Ireland during phonecall with Sunak
During the conversation, the Taoiseach repeated the need for a solution which avoids a hard border on the island of Ireland.
# Rugby Sevens
Another Beibhinn Parsons brace not enough to secure bronze for Ireland in Hamilton
Australia beat Ireland 33-17 in third place play-off
Last week
15th January 2023 - 21st January 2023
# Ukraine
'It's killing more of our people': Ukraine denounces 'global indecision' on tanks
Zelensky has said there is ‘no alternative’ but for the West to give Ukraine heavy tanks.
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# Wrap
Sabalenka barrels into Australian Open last 16 as seeds prevail
Andrey Rublev advanced, and thanked his beaten opponent Dan Evans for giving him a banana mid-match.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy says 'no alternative' but for Western allies to send heavy tanks to Ukraine
Germany has said that no decision has been made on providing the tanks sought by Kyiv at a crucial US-led meeting.
# Melbourne
Ruthless Swiatek leads charge into Australian Open last 16
Meanwhile, organisers defended what Andy Murray called his ‘farce’ of a 4:05 am finish.
# Northern Ireland
Leo Varardkar says he has 'regrets' over NI Protocol as latest Stormont deadline passes
The Taoiseach said he understands why unionists feel that the protocol has “weakened the union”.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy expects 'strong decisions' on arms supplies at meeting of allies in Germany
Ukraine has called on Western allies to provide heavier weapons to step up the fight against Russia.
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# Stormont
'We're on a positive trajectory': Politicians hope EU and UK talks on NI protocol can move forward
Micheál Martin has urged patience with the negotiations to resolve the Northern Ireland Protocol dispute.
THE MORNING LEAD
Homelessness services prepare for potential fallout of Citywest closing to new refugees
A report by
Lauren Boland
The development has raised concerns for the welfare of refugees who arrive into the country.
# home from home
NFL London host sides announced for 2023
There will also be two other international games held in Germany.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy reveals 'several theories' are being investigated over helicopter crash near Kyiv
The crash, which killed 14 people including Ukraine’s interior minister, was not blamed on Russia.
# suspended
Scotland wing McLean suspended after pleading guilty to domestic abuse charges
The 22-year-old Glasgow player faced charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
# Ukraine
CityWest refugee centre to close to new arrivals 'in a matter of days', says O'Gorman
The UN’s refugee agency warned that ‘urgent intervention’ is needed to prevent large numbers of people becoming homeless here.
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# Northern Ireland Protocol
Protocol dispute must be resolved through a 'negotiated settlement', says Blinken
Speculation had mounted in recent days that the two sides could be edging towards a breakthrough.
# Vaccination
HSE urges public to get second booster shot as vaccine uptake lags
The renewed appeal comes amid concern over the Kraken variant.
# Paris
France prepares for 'hellish' day of protests over controversial pension reform
The changes would raise the retirement age for most people from 62 to 64 and increase the years of contributions required for a full pension.
# bernard phelan
France concerned for health of French-Irish citizen on hunger strike in Iran prison
Phelan, 64, was arrested in October while travelling through a town during protests and has been accused of spreading anti-regime propaganda
# Feeling Blue
'I certainly don’t expect to get one of the six picks' - Ian Poulter on Ryder Cup hopes
The Englishman also suggested he may not play even if he qualifies.
# Dnipropetrovsk
Toll from Dnipro strike in Ukraine rises to 40 as Russia denies attack
The Kremlin has pointed to an unsubstantiated theory circulating on social media that Ukrainian air defence systems had caused the damage.
# Terrorism
Bombing at church in Democratic Republic of Congo kills ten
The country’s communications ministry blamed the attack on a terrorist group linked to ISIS.