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Judge decides Trump's plot against health care unlawful The US president’s supporters turn out for a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo: Reuters A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives. District Judge John D Bates wrote that so-called "association health...
Trump backs off proposals to cut Special Olympic funds US President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria US President Donald Trump overrode his budget team and backed funding for the Special Olympics after his proposed cuts to the athletic programme drew heavy fire from both Republicans and Democrats. Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, which he released earlier this month, would have...
Homeowners given right to shoot thieves   Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. Photo: Reuters The Italian parliament has made it harder for judges to hand down tough sentences on people who shoot robbers on their premises. THE Italian parliament has made it harder for judges to hand down tough sentences on people who shoot robbers on their premises. The so-called "legitimate...
'I would do a deal with the devil to be in the next Government' - Finian McGrath The Disabilities Minister is ready to sign up to another coalition and he's willing to do business with any party, writes Philip Ryan Finian McGrath: ‘I could retire, yeah. But I love the day job. I’d be delighted to be here at 70’. Photo:...
Ask Adrian: Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problems   Streaming: if you have a family, you’ll need a much larger data allowance than 150GBAirPodsMoto G7 PLus Question : I live five miles outside a town that has good broadband but I can't get it at my house. I keep reading about various broadband schemes that will cover my area but...
Mosque killer helped far right Austrian Identitarian leader confirms gunman's €1,500 donation Security: A police officer stands guard after the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo: AFP The Christchurch mosque massacre gunman donated cash to a far-right movement in Austria, it has been revealed. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz disclosed the link between the killer and the hardline Identitarian Movement - and said the...
Irish author reveals why the Titanic should never have sailed to her doom Captain Edward Smith A new book on the Titanic will show how one of the last people inspecting the ship before she hit an iceberg in the Atlantic was never called to testify in the inquiry into the disaster. As marine superintendent at Queenstown - or Cobh, Co Cork...
Pound falls as EU pushes back on UK Brexit extension bid Under pressure: British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Reuters The pound was the worst-performing major currency yesterday, losing ground against both the euro and the dollar after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would seek only a short extension to talks on leaving the European Union. The currency started the...
Small high street firms breathe sigh of relief as business rates fall Companies will receive a one-third discount on their rates bills from April 1. Business rates for small-sized high street firms are being cut by a third (Aaron Chown/PA) Britain’s army of small high street firms will be given rare good news on Monday when they share tax cuts worth half...
UK heads for 'blind Brexit' as May tries once again to get deal through The vote would qualify the UK to be granted an automatic delay until this date Facing vote: Theresa May brings a fresh Brexit motion to the House of Commons on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. Photo: PA British Prime Minister Theresa May will...

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