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22 October 2018 11:30 Kremlin concerned over Trump’s decision to leave nuclear arms treaty

The Kremlin has said it is concerned about US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Mr Trump announced on Saturday that America would walk away from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was signed by the US and the then-Soviet Union in 1987 in a major step towards easing Cold War tensions

19 October 2018 13:20 Pope’s leading Vatican detractor continues criticism over abuse cases

The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal has blamed “the scourge of homosexuality” for sex abuse by members of the clergy. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said the Vatican was being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it. The archbishop issued a third installment in the war of words over the cover-up 1

15 October 2018 13:15 Jury verdict which found ‘insane’ driver guilty of manslaughter causing DPP 'some difficulty'

A jury verdict which found a driver guilty of manslaughter, after doctors agreed that he met the criteria to be found legally insane, has been causing the Director of Public Prosecutions some “difficulty”, the Court of Appeal has been told. Polish national Dariusz Alchimionek (44), with an address at Barrow Way, Spa Street, Portarlington, Co Laois, had denied 2

12 October 2018 06:51 Remains of man who invented modern submarine exhumed

The remains of a German-American who invented the first submarine able to dive and resurface by itself have been exhumed in Panama. Julius Kroehl’s remains were dug up from a cemetery with help from the US Embassy. They are to be reburied alongside US war veterans near the Panama Canal. The embassy said authorities will also seek to confirm the identity 1

08 October 2018 06:00 OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible

Dr Nuno Capaz of the Lisbon Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission gives his view on the drug policy debate. Portugal decriminalised the use of illegal drugs in 2001, a move which experts say has led to a ”spectacular” reduction in the number of infections among intravenous users and a significant drop in drug-related crimes. The country did not legalise 3

04 October 2018 08:11 Comcast buys Fox’s Sky stake for £11.6bn

US cable group Comcast has confirmed an agreement to buy 21st Century Fox’s 39% stake in Sky for £11.6 billion after emerging victorious in the takeover for the pay TV giant. Comcast said it will have the backing of more than 75% of shareholders in Sky after snapping up the stake held by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox for £17.28 each. Last week, Comcast bought 5

25 September 2018 18:00 'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre

I KNOW YOU see drug users every day on our streets. Their faces are different to yours. They are thin. They look in pain. You’re scared. You’re asked for money as you sit in cafés. You put your foot on your handbag under the table. You try to casually pick up your iPhone. Sometimes you give money; sometimes you don’t. It’s always a complicated decision 1

24 September 2018 16:43 Taoiseach hails success of Good Friday Agreement during speech at UN

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the Good Friday Agreement for bringing peace following "decades of bitter violence" during a speech at the United Nations. Speaking at a US Summit, Mr Varadkar said there is closer co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the 20 years after the historical 1998 agreement was signed. He told more than 70 heads 7

21 September 2018 16:05 Wreck found off Rhode Island could be Captain Cook’s Endeavour

The head of Australia’s navy has described a wreck found off the Rhode Island as “very exciting” as researchers seek to establish whether it is Captain James Cook’s ship, the Endeavour. Experts have identified a site off the coast of US state Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian 5

20 September 2018 16:55 Next James Bond film back on track as Cary Fukunaga named its new director

Danny Boyle left the project over ‘creative differences’ last month. AMERICAN FILMMAKER CARY Joji Fukunaga is to replace Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie. Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on 14 February 2