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May 19, 2015 5:20 am gmt |
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Prince Charles is to meet Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at the start of a royal visit to Ireland today (Tuesday). Mr Adams will be among a number of politicians to greet the prince as he begins his four day visit. The meeting in Galway will be the first in the Republic of Ireland between the Sinn [...
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May 18, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday (Sunday) visited a cow farm in the Irish town of Shannon in a show of his strong interest in boosting bilateral agricultural cooperation. Upon their arrival, Li and his wife, Professor Cheng Hong, were greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife, Fionn...
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May 18, 2015 6:53 am gmt |
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Prime Minister David Cameron is to renew his vow to boost NHS funding and create a “seven-day” health service in his first major post-election speech. He will commit to a pre-election pledge to increase budgets by at least £8bn a year by 2020, during his speech at a GP surgery in the West...
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May 18, 2015 4:42 am gmt |
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The Queen is set to be among the first to visit the gardens at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show later. Horticulturalists from around the world are displaying their designs at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London. The launch of the show, opening to the public tomorrow (Tuesday), comes as its org...
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May 16, 2015 10:30 am gmt |
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Mulamkunnathukavu: Four members of a Thrissur-based family were found dead in London. Ratheesh, his wife Shikhi and their twins, Niya and Neha, were found dead by the police. They had been residing in London for the past eight years. The bodies of Shikhi and the two kids were found in their home in C...
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May 16, 2015 10:02 am gmt |
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Prospective leaders of the Labour Party will face questions from the public later, in the wake of Chuka Umunna bowing out of the leadership contest. The shadow business secretary took his hat out of the ring on Friday, saying he was not “comfortable” with the “pressure” of bei...
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May 15, 2015 10:46 am gmt |
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David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon are holding talks in Edinburgh, with further powers for the Scottish Parliament expected to dominate. It is the first meeting between the prime minister and Scotland’s first minister since the general election. Mr Cameron, who is visiting Scotland on a post-ele...
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May 15, 2015 7:16 am gmt |
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Time he had a “phenomenal” level of support within the party. Leaving just as the PM was addressing the UK’s relationship with the EU would be a “massive mistake”, he said. It follows a row in which UKIP’s election campaign chief said Mr Farage had become “sn...
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May 15, 2015 5:52 am gmt |
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A British government-backed review released on Thursday (May 14) is seeking billions of dollars to fund the development of 15 new antibiotics to counter antibiotic resistance. The review, led by former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill, said the lump sum payments could add up to $16-$37...
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May 15, 2015 4:35 am gmt |
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Unemployment in the UK has continued to fall and the number of people in work has continued to rise, according to the latest official figures. The number of people out of work in the January to March period fell to 1.83 million, down 35,000 from the previous quarter and the lowest for seven years. At...
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May 14, 2015 9:35 am gmt |
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Prince Harry was welcomed to Whanganui today (Thursday) on the 6th day of his official tour of New Zealand with a Powhiri, a traditional Maori ceremony before delivering a speech in Maori. “Thank you all for your warm welcome. It is an honour for me to be here at Putiki Marae, so close the the ...
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May 14, 2015 8:50 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Charles said UK troops were under-resourced during the Iraq war. That is according to a letter he penned to former Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2004. It is one of 27 letters sent to former ministers in 2004 and 2005, released to the public after a decade of government attempts to blo...
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May 14, 2015 8:43 am gmt |
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Britain’s new Conservative government has already expressed a firm “No” to EU plans for a quota system to deal with the migration crisis which has led to thousands of deaths in the Mediterranean. Yesterday (Wednesday) Brussels unveiled proposals to bring 20,000 asylum-seekers to Europe and suggested ...
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May 14, 2015 7:09 am gmt |
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A quarter of European Union workers in Britain have arrived in Europe, in the last four years, new figures have revealed as the total reached a new high of just under two million. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed 1.95 million people born in the 27 other EU member states wer...
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May 14, 2015 6:45 am gmt |
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A British Holocaust survivor yesterday (Wednesday) told a German court how her time in Auschwitz left her so “de-humanized” she couldn’t even cry when she learnt of her mother’s death in the gas chambers. Susan Pollack was giving evidence in the trial of Oskar Gröning, a forme...