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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of giving Russia the green light to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, while a top Republican ally said Trump was wrong to say he would accept political dirt from foreign sources. The uproar followed televised comments in which the U.S. president told ABC News he would be...
LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is heading towards a possible...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people kept up a protest against a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds. Protests around the city’s legislature on Wednesday forced the postponement of debate on...
Grafton Group has acquired Dutch business Polvo for €131m on a debt free and cash free basis. Polvo is one of the top three businesses in the specialist ironmongery, tools, ventilation systems, fixings and related products market in the Netherlands. It trades from 51 branches. Polvo reported revenue of €127.3m and adjusted operating profit of €10.6m for the year ended 31 December...
Dog sled squad that went viral whittled down to final 14 for endurance race The dog team have been reduced from a squad of 20 to 14. Blair Braverman’s sled dogs run in front of the mountains (Blair Braverman) A group of sled dogs who went viral earlier in 2019 have been whittled down to a final team ahead of the Iditarod...
Letters to the Editor: 'Passion will liberate our players to conquer France' 'Rugby is psychological warfare. Do not underestimate its effect, not only on the Irish team but also on the Irish nation' Photo: Reuters The commentators behave like lemmings: running headlong into a sea of oblivion because of some poor performances by the Irish rugby team. This is fixable: revert to...
Editorial: 'More explanations needed over Facebook and Kenny' Photo: Stock 'There is no point in having an inside track unless you run on it." These words of a wise, battle-hardened but unnamed Irish politician belong to the last century. But they still have resonance about realpolitik and the way of the world. Thus Facebook, arguably the most powerful company in the modern...
Mary O'Rourke: 'Confidence and supply lacks a little respect' Micheal Martin is a fine leader and should seize his chance to steer FF to election success CONFIDENCE AND SUPPLY, PART ONE: In 1988, in the aftermath of Alan Dukes’s Tallaght strategy, Minister Mary O’Rourke, Taoiseach Charlie Haughey and Labour Minister Bertie Ahern meet for talks with teachers’ unions at Government Buildings Now,...
Police called to check on welfare of carboard cutout of man A cutout of millionaire and inventor Mike Lindell which alarmed a resident in the northern US state of Minnesota Photo credit: Jordan Police Department/PA Wire Police in the snowy northern US state of Minnesota received a surprise on Thursday when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard...
Paul McNeive: 'Retail rebalancing act still has some way to go' The right moves Paul McNeive Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing is continuing to take a hammering worldwide, and my instinct is that we are nowhere near the bottom yet. The main reason is the huge ongoing shift to online retailing, but there are other factors too. The problem seems to have visibly worsened over...

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