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© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Italy blames 'pirates' after Malta halts hijacking of migrant boat A Maltese special forces soldier is seen on the cargo ship. Photo: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi A small tanker hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta's port of Valletta yesterday after Maltese special forces took control of the vessel, witnesses said. Cargo ship Elhiblu 1 had picked up 108 migrants stranded at...
More victims of Cyclone Idai saved but death toll rises Desperate: A child is transported in a fridge during floods after Cyclone Idai struck Buzi in Mozambique. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety yesterday, a week after Cyclone Idai ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and...
New hit record: Vinyl and Spotify help reverse music industry decline THE BIG PICTURE Streaming platforms such as Spotify are being credited with reversing the downward plunge in music industry sales. While it has not replaced the money machine that compact discs represented, for the first time this decade the industry in the United States posted an increase in income for two...
Swedbank dismisses chief executive after money laundering allegations The headquarters of Swedbank located in Sundbyberg, outside Stockholm. Photo: Getty Swedbank dramatically dismissed its chief executive Birgitte Bonnesen on Thursday shortly before its annual meeting after the lender faced allegations it was involved in money laundering in the Baltics. "The developments during the past days have created an enormous pressure for the bank....
Minister queries Garda 'agenda' over breath tests on school run   Finian McGrath Cabinet minister Finian McGrath has made the astonishing claim that gardai have become politicised and are carrying out unnecessary roadside breathalyser checks because they oppose new road safety laws. In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Mr McGrath says the implementation of controversial drink- driving laws by gardai has been...
Red Cross ready to channel aid to stricken Venezuela Employees work at the Venezuelan Red Cross in Caracas, Venezuela yesterday. Photo: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters The Red Cross said yesterday it was prepared to channel humanitarian aid to Venezuela through an operation that could be similar to one in Syria, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease in the South American nation. President Nicolás...
FAI board looks for review into 'all matters' fai logo An independent review of the Football Association of Ireland is under way as it looks to address public concern about corporate governance and payments at the organisation. Auditing firm Mazars has been asked by the FAI to conduct a review of all matters at the association in the wake of a number...
Barron's Kynren has bottle for overdue victory Betting Ring The Hugo Palmer-trained El Ghazwani powers home up the straight under Oisin Murphy to claim victory in yesterday’s ten-furlong handicap at Lingfield. Photo: John Walton/PA I read a story this week about an Australian man who won the lottery twice, having accidentally bought two tickets for the same draw, using identical numbers. Another punter...
Drink-driving suspect sprays deodorant into mouth to mask alcohol smell The man had 10 nearly empty beers on the floor of his vehicle and a bottle between his legs, according to authorities. (TibiP03/Getty) A man suspected of drink-driving sprayed deodorant into his mouth to try to mask the smell of alcohol, according to authorities. Sheriff’s deputies stopped 49-year-old Efren Mencia-Ramirez on Saturday after...

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