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Irish minister intervenes in boy’s deportation

Harris intervenes in Eric Zhi Ying Xue deportation case 19 October 2018 Image copyright RTÉ Image caption Eric Zhi Ying Xue was born in a Dublin hospital but is not entitled to Irish citizenship A nine-year-old boy who is facing deportation from the Republic of Ireland has won the support of an Irish government minister in his bid to stay.
Eric Zhi Ying Xue was born in Dublin and has never been outside the country, but is not entitled to Irish citizenship due to a 2004 law change.
He has been t..

Jurassic-era piranha is world’s earliest flesh-eating fish

Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish 19 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hollywood has rather overstated the reputation of today's piranhas Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a piranha-like species that they say is the earliest known example of a flesh-eating fish.
This bony creature, found in South Germany, lived about 150 million years ago and had the distinctive sharp teeth of modern-day piranhas.
These Jurassic marauder..

Jessikka Aro: Finn jailed over pro-Russia hate campaign against journalist

Jessikka Aro: Finn jailed over pro-Russia hate campaign against journalist 18 October 2018 Image copyright Jessikka Aro Image caption When Jessikka Aro started investigating pro-Kremlin Twitter accounts, she was targeted by trolls both online and in real life A Finnish court has sentenced the founder of a pro-Russian website to 22 months in prison on charges of defamation and negligence.
The court said MV-Lehti published offensive content about Jessikka Aro, an investigative journalist.
Ilja J..

Brexit: France’s Macron plays down UK ‘no deal’ visa fears

Brexit: France's Macron plays down UK 'no deal' visa fears 18 October 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”We will not stop visas for UK people in case of no deal”French President Emmanuel Macron has played down fears of new barriers for Britons if there is no EU deal on Brexit, but he did not rule out visas.
UK citizens currently enjoy visa-free travel in the EU, but that could change with Brexit. The UK is set to leave the 28-nati..

France proposes congestion charges in big cities to tackle pollution

France proposes congestion charges in big cities to tackle pollution 18 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The draft bill proposes measures to tackle traffic and pollution in cities like Paris France could be introducing congestion charges for vehicles in cities for the first time.
Car drivers would have to pay a €2.50 (£2.20) toll in cities with more than 100,000 people, and €5 in bigger cities like Marseille, Nice and Lyon.
The proposed measure, outlined in a draft bill to “li..

Russia footballers charged with assault and hooliganism

Russia footballers charged with assault and hooliganism 18 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kokorin (left) and Mamaev (right) face up to seven years in jail Two Russian footballers have been charged with assault and hooliganism, in a high-profile case that triggered hot debates across the country.
Zenit St Petersburg's Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar's Pavel Mamaev are accused of attacking a trade ministry official with a chair and also beating up a driver in Mos..

Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period

Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period 18 October 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May is asked who will be “disappointed” by the outcome of Brexit talksThe EU says it is ready to extend the proposed length of the post-Brexit transition period if the UK wants.
The current plan is for a transition period of 21 months to smooth the path from Brexit to the UK and EU's future permanent relationship.
But with the two sides..

Crimea attack: College shooting is ‘globalisation’ result

Crimea attack: College shooting is 'globalisation' result 18 October 2018 Related TopicsCrimea crisis Image copyright AFP Image caption Shocked mourners gathered at a makeshift shrine at the college The deadly gun and bomb attack on a college in Crimea “appears to be a result of globalisation”, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
“On social media, on the internet, we see the creation of entire communities. Everything started with the tragic events in schools in the US,” he said…

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence 18 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Work began on the basilica in 1882 The Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, one of Spain's most famous tourist sites, has agreed to pay $41m (£31m) to the city authorities after going without a building permit for more than 130 years.
The spectacular church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, is a Unesco world heritage site and still under construction.
Work began on the bu..

After May’s 15 minute Brexit speech, EU leaders agreed she said nothing

We're off for a beer! EU leaders agree May's 15 minute speech 'had no new ideas' and spent more time DRINKING than discussing Brexit after the shortest summit dinner in a decadeTheresa May made a 15 minute Brexit speech to EU leaders in Brussels yesterdayThey discussed it briefly over dinner and agreed she had told them nothing new Leaders had their shortest dinner in a decade and went out for beers instead By Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 10:13 EDT, 18 October 2018 | Updated: 10:38 EDT, 18 October 2018
EU leaders agreed Theresa May had told them nothing in her 15 minute Brexit speech and went out for beers after the shortest dinner in a decade last night, it has emerged.
Just 12 of the EU leaders contributed to the brief discussion on Brexit, including Irish PM Leo Varadkar who wielded a copy of the Irish Times warning of renewed border violence.
Reports today suggest discussion was focused on Mrs May's domestic politica..

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