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Leo Varadkar: Adoption registrations ‘a dark chapter’

Media captionTaoiseach Leo Varadkar on the latest adoption scandal Every adoption agency in Ireland has been involved in illegal child registrations, according to the head of children’s charity Barnardos. The discovery of the illegal registrations were described by Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar as “another dark chapter in our history”. Fergus Findlay, from Barnardos, said […]

Arkady Babchenko: Ukraine staged fake murder of journalist

Media captionArkady Babchenko, “murdered” in Ukraine, walks into a press conference about his reported killing Ukraine staged the murder of a Russian dissident journalist in Kiev on Tuesday in what it said was a sting operation to foil a Russian assassination plot. Arkady Babchenko sent shock waves around the world when he arrived at a […]

Liege shootings: Gunman ‘had killed day before attack’

Image copyright Police of Liege Image caption Soraya Belkacemi, left, and Lucile Garcia were named as the two police officers killed in the attack The man who shot dead two police officers and a civilian in the Belgian city of Liège had killed someone the night before the attacks. Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the […]

Leo Varadkar: Adoption registrations ‘a dark chapter’

Media captionTaoiseach Leo Varadkar on the latest adoption scandal Every adoption agency in Ireland has been involved in illegal child registrations, according to the head of children’s charity Barnardos. The discovery of the illegal registrations were described by Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar as “another dark chapter in our history”. Fergus Findlay, from Barnardos, said […]

French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic plays down problems when ‘people starving to death’

Novak Djokovic’s last Grand Slam victory came at the 2016 French Open Novak Djokovic claims his struggles on the tennis court are insignificant compared to real life problems such as poverty, so he just accepts them. Djokovic progressed to the French Open third round with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 win over Spanish qualifier Jaume […]

Apple and Russia face off over Telegram on App Store

Image caption Telegram is a messaging app used widely in Russia and across the world. Apple and Russia are locked in a stand-off over the company’s App Store. The Russian telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor has asked the US firm to remove the popular messenger app Telegram from the Russian version of the store. Despite attempts by […]

Liege shootings: Gunman ‘had killed day before attack’

Media captionSocial media footage captured the sound of gunshots The man who shot dead two police officers and a civilian in the Belgian city of Liège had killed someone the night before the attacks, the country’s interior minister says. Jan Jambon said the gunman, named as Benjamin Herman, had murdered a man – a former […]

‘Murdered’ Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, widely reported to have been assassinated in Kiev on Tuesday, is alive and well. Mr Babchenko appeared at a press conference on Ukrainian television on Wednesday. The head of Ukraine’s security services, Vasyl Hrytsak, said at the press conference that the ‘murder’ had been staged to expose Russian agents. Mr Babchenko’s […]

Liege shootings: Gunman ‘killed day before attack’

Media captionSocial media footage captured the sound of gunshots The man who shot dead two police officers and a civilian in the Belgian city of Liège had killed someone the night before the attacks, the country’s interior minister says. Jan Jambon said the gunman, named as Benjamin Herman, had murdered a man – a former […]

Liege shooting: Two police officers and civilian dead in Belgium

Media captionSocial media footage captured the sound of gunshots A man has shot dead two female police officers and a civilian in the eastern Belgian city of Liège. The gunman also took a female cleaner hostage at a school before being killed by police. Two other police officers were also injured. The man’s motive is […]