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Russian ambassador summoned by DFA over Navalny death

The Department of Foreign Affairs summoned the Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yuri Filatov yesterday to “express outrage” at the death in prison of Alexei Navalny. In an update, the Department said that it reiterated to the ambassador that “ultimate responsibility” for Mr Navalny’s death “rests with Russian leadership”. It also …

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Former PTSB CEO faces inquiry hearings over tracker role

A Central Bank inquiry into suspected regulatory breaches by the former CEO of Permanent TSB, David Guinane, and the bank in relation to its treatment of tracker mortgage customers is to begin substantive public hearings today. Around a dozen witnesses are scheduled to give evidence in public at the inquiry …

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Private US spaceship set for touchdown on Moon

A company from the US state of Texas is poised to attempt a feat that until now has only been accomplished by a handful of national space agencies, but could soon become commonplace for the private sector – landing on the Moon. If all goes to plan, Houston-based Intuitive Machines …

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Hunter Biden says indicted ex-FBI informant tainted cases

The legal team for US President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has said that an indicted former FBI informant’s claims had raised legal troubles for him. In separate court filings, the legal team argued that the claims by the FBI informant, accused of lying about a bribery scheme involving Hunter …

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Further strikes in Gaza as US vetoes UN truce resolution

Israel has continued its deadly bombardment of war-torn Gaza as the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire in the Palestinian territory. Global powers trying to navigate a way out of the spiralling crisis have so far come up short, and mediation efforts have so …

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Tánaiste to see investment impact at Ulster University

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, is set to examine the impact of Irish Government investment in Ulster University. The Tánaiste will meet senior university leadership at its new campus in north Belfast, one day after the Irish Government unveiled an 800 million euro-plus funding package for …

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Big jump in cyber-attacks using stolen identities

There has been a 71% global spike in cyber-attacks involving stolen identities according to IBM. Its latest X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found there was a growing trend in 2023 of cyber-criminals logging into corporate networks using stolen credentials as opposed to hacking into systems. The report is based on insights …

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Hunter Biden says indicted ex-FBI informant tainted cases

The legal team for Hunter Biden, US President Joe Biden’s son, said that an indicted former FBI informant’s claims had raised legal troubles for him. In separate court filings, the legal team argued that the claims by the FBI informant, accused of lying about a bribery scheme involving Hunter Biden …

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Navalny should not have returned to Russia

Former US President Donald Trump said that Alexei Navalny was “a very brave man” who probably should not have returned to Russia, without assigning any blame for the Russian opposition leader’s unexpected death. Democratic President Joe Biden and other Western leaders have blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for Mr Navalny’s …

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US, Russia to speak on Israeli occupation at ICJ

The United States and Russia will present arguments in proceedings at the UN’s highest court examining the legality of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), was asked in 2022 by the UN General Assembly to issue a non-binding opinion on the legal consequences of …

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