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# tensions - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law

A spokesperson for Bus Éireann said the company’s future is at risk if it can’t bring in major changes to pay and conditions for employees.

# tensions - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Israel hits military research centre in Syria in second attack

It is Israel’s second strike on Syria in three days.

# tensions - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves

“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.

# tensions - Saturday 27 April, 2013

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'

North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.

# tensions - Monday 15 April, 2013

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

# tensions - Friday 12 April, 2013

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

# tensions - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

# tensions - Friday 5 April, 2013

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety

European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions

“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.

# tensions - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# tensions - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone

South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.

# tensions - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor

North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.

# tensions - Monday 18 March, 2013

Police pelted with bricks and bottles in Belfast by masked gang

One officer was injured when the gang blocked a road and threw projectiles at police officers during a disturbance in Belfast.

# tensions - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor

Bobby Fitzgerald said the policy being pursued by the national party is leading to “untold hardship”.

# tensions - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland

It began with a vote and ended with burnt-out offices, dozens of injuries and arrests, and a sense that a fragile peace had been disrupted.

# tensions - Thursday 31 January, 2013

PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests

Senior officers met with the Ulster People’s Forum over the protests which have been ongoing for almost two months.

# tensions - Monday 21 January, 2013

Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests

The eleven have all been arrested on charges of obstructing roads as part of an ongoing protest over the flying of the Union flag.

# tensions - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Photos: Israel evicts Palestinians from West Bank protest site

Dozens of protesters were evicted from the first-of-its-kind protest camp in an area slated for Jewish settlement.

# tensions - Friday 4 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

# tensions - Friday 21 December, 2012

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.

# tensions - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland

An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds were among those arrest after disorder broke out at loyalist protests last night.

# tensions - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

# tensions - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Alliance Party: "This was an attempt to kill police officers"

A gang of 15 men attacked an unmarked police car opposite the offices of an Alliance Party MP last night, as violence worsens in Belfast.

# tensions - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace after clashes

Five demonstrators died overnight as supporters and opponents of president Mohamed Morsi fought outside the presidential palace.

# tensions - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters

The unmanned drone is reported to have been captured after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards have said. t

# tensions - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.

# tensions - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'

The former Pakistan president said the two nuclear-armed countries need to settle their differences in order to ease tensions in the region.

# tensions - Monday 15 October, 2012

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

# tensions - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo

Turkey says that the plane’s cargo “did not comply with rules of civil aviation” as tensions between the two countries escalate.

# tensions - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

North Korea says its rockets can hit the US, analysts say it's bluster

The secretive state’s latest public comment came in response to the announcement of a new deal between South Korea and the US to triple the range of its missiles.

# tensions - Monday 10 September, 2012

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.

OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).

# tensions - Saturday 4 August, 2012

48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports

The 48 Iranians were abducted by armed terrorists who boarded their bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

# tensions - Friday 13 July, 2012

Four men charged over 12 July violence in Belfast

At least 10 shots were fired at police in Ardoyne last night.

# tensions - Thursday 12 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast Northern Ireland This post contains images

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast

Police used water cannons to push back nationalist protesters, while petrol bombs were thrown at riot police.

# tensions - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet

“It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities’ callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security,” Clinton said.

# tensions - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Ryanair's shareholding in Aer Lingus on course to be investigated

Ryanair has already said it plans to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court.

# tensions - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China

It is the first time in 14 years that a foreign journalist has been kicked out of China.

# tensions - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Ouch: Tensions increase as Gerry Adams dismisses Fianna Fáil as 'impotent'

The two parties have exchanged a series of increasingly-harsh criticisms this week as they battle to be seen as the main opposition party.