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Putin ID card found in Stasi archive

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 2:48pm
Researchers have unearthed an ID card issued by the Stasi, East Germany's secret police, to a young Vladimir Putin, when he was a KGB officer in Dresden in the late 1980s.

Harris defends increased spend on Children's Hospital

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 2:15pm
Minister for Health Simon Harris has denied that spending on the new National Children's Hospital is out of control.

Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after gunman killed

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 1:49pm
A relieved Strasbourg reopened its popular Christmas market today after French police shot dead the gunman who killed three people there in an attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State group.

Blair urges May to 'stop banging head against wall'

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 1:21pm
Former British prime minister Tony Blair has reiterated his call for a second referendum over Brexit and said Theresa May must stop banging her head against a brick wall.

Man, 79, to be extradited to US over child pornography

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 12:41pm
The High Court has granted the extradition of a 79-year-old man to the United States, where the FBI has claimed he has been "producing child pornography for decades".

Britons face visa-free travel fee to EU after Brexit

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 12:34pm
British travellers will have to pay €7 for a three year pre-travel authorisation to visit the European Union after Brexit, provided London seals a divorce agreement with the bloc.

UNICEF: Half of Syria's children raised during conflict

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 11:52am
With an estimated four million children born in Syria since the conflict started nearly eight years ago, half of the country's children have grown up only knowing war, according to UNICEF.

Brexit bother: May remonstrates with Juncker

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 11:46am
British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to remonstrate with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at a Brussels summit and he seemed anxious to placate the PM whose Brexit demands he had called "nebulous" the night before.

Thousands protest in Budapest over 'slave law'

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 11:04am
Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest last night, resuming demonstrations that started on Wednesday against new legislation governing labour regulations.

Croke Páirc - GAA step in after stadium costs hit €110m

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 10:56am
GAA authorities are to take over the running of Páirc Uí Chaoimh after it emerged the cost of redeveloping the stadium came in almost €25m over budget, at up to €110m.

Election 1918 - How Ireland voted

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 10:12am
100 years on from the election, see how the people of Ireland voted.

Climate talks hear stark warnings ahead of final day

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 8:21am
UN talks aimed at averting catastrophic climate change are set to wrap up in Poland today, following two weeks of heated disputes between rich and poor nations that saw countries most at risk plead for action.

Life under smog: 'You're battling with the air'

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 8:21am
"The first thing I do when I wake in the morning is check the air," said Deborah Mahon from Dublin who moved to Beijing last year with her family, for her husband's job.