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# ukraine - Today’s News

Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
# NATO
# NATO

Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids

55 minutes ago 5,177 Views 3 Comments

Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.

Russia says Mariupol battle at end as Ukrainian defenders surrender
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia says Mariupol battle at end as Ukrainian defenders surrender

10 hours ago 14,728 Views 7 Comments

Moscow’s flattening of Mariupol has drawn multiple accusations of war crimes, including over a deadly attack on a maternity ward.

# ukraine - Yesterday’s News

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'

Updated 19 hours ago 41,171 Views 28 Comments

The Ukrainian President described the bombardment of Severodonetsk, where 12 people were reportedly killed, as “brutal and absolutely pointless”.

Ceann Comhairle meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Ceann Comhairle meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv

Fri 4:03 PM 17,009 Views 33 Comments

The trip to Kyiv was announced by the Ceann Comhairle in early May.

US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion

Fri 7:29 AM 9,421 Views 10 Comments

Washington called on Russia to allow exports of Ukrainian grain that is held up in Black Sea ports.

# ukraine - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine
# Charity
# Charity

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine

Thu 10:26 PM 9,545 Views 11 Comments

More than one in five people donated money solely to causes supporting Ukraine.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Thu 9:03 PM 6,321 Views 0 Comments

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

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'
# Freudian Slip
# Freudian Slip

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'

Thu 5:23 PM 36,350 Views 34 Comments

“I mean Ukraine.”

Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules
# Rent A Room
# Rent A Room

Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules

Thu 3:23 PM 46,222 Views 61 Comments

The change means that social welfare payments will not be impacted for earning rental income under €14,000.

Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy

Thu 12:27 PM 21,367 Views 7 Comments

The move will prevent three Russian airlines from selling off landing slots at UK airports.

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine

Updated Thu 10:40 AM 29,693 Views 8 Comments
  • The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
  • The Red Cross said that registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on Tuesday under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
  • US President Joe Biden backed Finland and Sweden's Nato membership bids after meeting the countries' leaders in Washington.
UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity

Thu 7:17 AM 5,399 Views 0 Comments

Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.

# ukraine - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:14 PM 9,804 Views 1 Comment

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

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial as world leaders consider tribunal
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial as world leaders consider tribunal

Updated Wed 6:47 PM 58,585 Views 33 Comments

Meanwhile, Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol have been taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory.

'The hate of men will pass': Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech opens Cannes Film Festival
# Cannes
# Cannes

'The hate of men will pass': Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech opens Cannes Film Festival

Wed 10:04 AM 11,608 Views 12 Comments

The leader received a standing ovation after delivering lines from the Charlie Chaplin film, the Great Dictator.

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
# Ivan Kuliak
# Ivan Kuliak

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol

Wed 9:16 AM 27,360 Views 15 Comments

The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.

# ukraine - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister

Updated Tue 9:00 PM 30,478 Views 2 Comments

Putin says Europe’s oil sanctions are ‘economic suicide’

Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal steel plant
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal steel plant

Updated Tue 7:04 PM 44,841 Views 43 Comments

Ukraine’s defence ministry confirmed the soldiers had left Azovstal, expressing hope for an “exchange procedure.”

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

Tue 2:25 PM 8,411 Views 20 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in
# Ukraine-ireland
# Ukraine-ireland

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in

Tue 1:49 PM 29,619 Views 17 Comments

The payment is to be a flat €400 regardless of the number of refugees being hosted.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

Tue 6:15 AM 2,912 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

# ukraine - Monday 16 May, 2022

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Mon 10:45 PM 22,152 Views 0 Comments

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

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces

Updated Mon 8:34 PM 23,174 Views 1 Comment

Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia

Mon 7:00 PM 39,273 Views 32 Comments

The company will retain its trademark in the country.

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

Mon 6:56 PM 63,159 Views 30 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs
# PREDICTION
# PREDICTION

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs

Mon 3:30 PM 9,357 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is still expected to be the second fastest growing economy in the eurozone, with GDP set to increase by 5.4%.

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

Mon 2:54 PM 18,613 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools

Mon 6:00 AM 13,465 Views 10 Comments

The Department will continue to publish figures on the enrolment of Ukrainian children each month.

# ukraine - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
# Sweden
# Sweden

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid

May 15th 2022, 5:07 PM 13,264 Views 10 Comments

The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Honour Irish famine victims by ending world hunger, says Taoiseach
# Famine Commemoration
# Famine Commemoration

Honour Irish famine victims by ending world hunger, says Taoiseach

May 15th 2022, 4:00 PM 8,890 Views 25 Comments

Speaking at the annual Famine Commemoration Ceremony, Micheál Martin noted Ireland’s “bitter past” has spurred it to aid other victims of hunger and poverty.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
# NATO
# NATO

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated May 15th 2022, 3:25 PM 30,124 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
# Russia
# Russia

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

May 15th 2022, 1:11 PM 13,088 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?

May 15th 2022, 10:19 AM 41,250 Views 58 Comments

Ukraine won the top prize, as expected.

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Updated May 15th 2022, 9:50 AM 91,737 Views 139 Comments
  • Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
  • The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.

# ukraine - Saturday 14 May, 2022

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage

May 14th 2022, 10:07 PM 37,216 Views 7 Comments

Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 14th 2022, 8:19 PM 8,286 Views 0 Comments

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

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
# Live From Turin
# Live From Turin

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,914 Views 5 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated May 14th 2022, 3:20 PM 55,490 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up

May 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 12,470 Views 1 Comment

Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.

# ukraine - Friday 13 May, 2022

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,065 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
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