Irish activists pledge to protest against Donald Trump visit

Politicians urge public to send a clear signal to the American people during US presidents November trip Politicians and activists in Ireland have pledged to protest against Donald Trump when he visits in November. On Friday, the Solidarity People Before Profit all pledged to organise protests surrounding the visit, within…

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U.K. Defense Chief Pitches Post-Brexit Tempest Jet on U.S. Visit

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson pitched a strong British military and a new concept fighter jet it’s developing while brushing aside concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against NATO during a visit to Washington. Speaking at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Williamson said he’d like…

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The Dude Is Back With a $100 Million Bet on Turkish Stocks

A single brokerage in Istanbul has been placing outsize bets on Turkish stocks at a time when less adventurous investors are bracing for a crisis. Yatirim Finansman was a net buyer of 565 million liras ($105 million) in equities this week, by far the largest bet on the market in…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in…

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Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik Ireland has spoken and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the unborn a right to life equal to that of…

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‘My whole life has been a lie’: Sweden admits meatballs are Turkish

Turks dont mince their words as they relish news that Ikeas famous dish is not Swedish Turks have reacted with undisguised glee to what many have described as an official and certainly long overdue confession from Stockholm that Swedens signature national dish is, in fact, Turkish. Those famous Swedish meatballs…

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Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum

Here’s a Quicktake on what Xi describes as the ‘project of the century’ The program isn’t without controversy: debt began operations last year, allowing crude supplies from the Middle East and Africa to reach China faster as shipments no longer need to be transported through the Straits of Malacca and…

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Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germanys SPD Backs Coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats voted to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, clearing the last hurdle to her fourth term and restoring a sense of political stability in Europe’s biggest economy. SPD members approved the coalition pact by a wider-than-expected margin, which may make it easier for the party to effectively…

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