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New Zealand’s gun law reform given final assent to take effect Parliament had passed legislation by a final vote of 119-1 to ban military-style weapons after the attack on two mosques in Christchurch. Jacinda Ardern (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File) New Zealand’s governor general has formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military-style weapons, less than a month after a man used...
Kim Jong Un: North Korea open to further talks with Donald Trump US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have held two summits. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with US president Donald Trump. But Mr Kim set a...
President Higgins says 'face-to-face chats' are needed in digital age Higgins says human contact still important in modern era of laptops, tablets and phones President Michael D Higgins, meets Bernie Hogan, right and Theresa Cotter, members of St Michans Conference, at the St Vincent de Paul 175th anniversary celebration at the Convention Centre PHOTO: Damien Eagers President Michael D Higgins has spoken...
Merkel's hustings snub is sign of 'dispute' with party's new leader Stepping back: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her party’s new leader that she will not take part in any future political campaigning, even though it is facing key state elections later in the year. Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images Angela Merkel has upset the new leader of her Christian Democratic...
Woodie's DIY owner acquires Dutch business for €131m  Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Grafton Group has acquired Dutch business Polvo for €131m on a debt free and cash free basis. Polvo is one of the top three businesses in the specialist ironmongery, tools, ventilation systems, fixings and related products market in the Netherlands.  It trades from 51 branches. Polvo reported revenue of €127.3m and...
INM inspectors submit first report to High Court Photo: Arthur Carron The High Court has received the first interim report of the inspectors appointed by it to investigate the conduct of affairs at Independent News & Media. The report was presented on Thursday to the president of the High Court, Mr Justice  Peter Kelly, who had appointed the two inspectors - barrister...
Serbian vulture flown home after Turkey misadventure The one-year-old female griffon vulture named Dobrila was found near the Syrian border. Griffon vultures are a protected species in Serbia (Andrew Milligan/PA) A vulture which flew hundreds of miles from its home on a Serbian nature reserve has been flown home from Turkey by plane. The one-year-old female griffon vulture named Dobrila from the nature...
Manchester United's technical director can't arrive soon enough as Ander Herrera becomes first to sign Bosman deal Ander Herrera is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford (Adam Davy/PA) Manchester United did not do enough to keep Ander Herrera, and will now lose the midfielder on a free after he told...

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