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Tusk at G7: 'Increasingly' hard to find common ground

European Council President Donald Tusk has warned that it is getting "increasingly" hard for the G7 members to find common ground as the leaders of the seven richest countries in the world gather in France.

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data have showed, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to put out the worst blazes in years.

Man in critical condition after assault in Navan

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious assault in Navan, Co Meath, in the early hours of this morning.

Parents appeal for drug awareness after son's death

The parents of a teenager who died after taking a substance at a music festival this month have urged parents to talk to their children about drugs, saying it is a problem that affects everyone regardless of class.

G7 in Biarritz likely to expose major fault lines

This weekend, leaders from the G7 will convene for their annual summit, this time in Biarritz, an upmarket seaside town right at the bottom of the Bay of Biscay.

EU ready for 'serious talks' with Johnson on Brexit

European Council President Donald Tusk has said he is ready to hold "serious talks" with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson but he said he will not co-operate on is a no-deal Brexit.

Why is part of the Amazon burning?

The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America - instead, they are fuelled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say.

Prince Andrew 'eager to clarify facts' on Epstein

Britain's Prince Andrew has issued a statement in relation to Jeffrey Epstein saying "at no stage during the limited time I spent with" him "did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction".

Two arrested over murder of man, 54, in Co Down

Two men have been arrested over the murder of Malcolm McKeown in Co Down. Mr McKeown, 54, was found dead in his car at a petrol station in Waringstown, Co Down on Monday evening.

Hong Kong police use tear gas to disperse protests

Hong Kong riot police have fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, as a standoff in a working-class district descended into violence.

Potential cases of lung illness linked to vaping

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping in 22 states, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized

The omen of the inverted yield curve

The wail of the banshee is an omen of death in Irish folklore and just as frightening in economic terms in the US is the omen of the inverted yield curve.

Cobh's Cathedral to mark 100 years of consecration

The 100th anniversary of the consecration of one of the country's most significant ecclesiastical buildings - St Colman's Cathedral in Cobh in County Cork - is to be mark this weekend.

West Cork towing company brings Dutch ship to safety

A week-long operation by a West Cork towing company to bring a Dutch cargo vessel to safety has come to an end today.

Death mask of Daniel O'Connell presented to OPW

A death mask of the Great Emancipator Daniel O'Connell has been presented to the State by the Countess of Dunraven in whose family it has been for over 160 years.

US and China scale up tit-for-tat war on trade tarrifs

US President Donald Trump has announced he will further increase trade tariffs against China after Beijing unveiled its new duties of 10% on $75bn worth of US goods

Bolsonaro orders army to help fight Amazon fires

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has authorised the deployment of armed forces to help fight fires raging in the Amazon and crack down on criminal activities in the region.

Walsh warned over repeating CervicalCheck criticisms

A major clash involving the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and a leading CervicalCheck patient advocate has been revealed in documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Ireland to take migrants stranded on rescue ship

Ireland is among six countries which have agreed to relocate migrants stranded on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.

Felling of historical tree angers west Cork community

A tree planted in 1900 in a school yard in west Cork was felled this week with no public consultation.