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Irish PM eyes May 2020 general election

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar revealed Thursday that he wants to hold an early general election in May 2020.

50 years on, N.Ireland still reckons with army killings

Lisburn - For many Britons, the soldiers who intervened in Northern Ireland 50 years ago this week are unsung heroes who tried to keep the peace in a region riven with sectarian tensions.To many Irish, they instead helped fuel the conflict.

Parents claim body of Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The grief-stricken parents of a Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia after she disappeared from a rainforest resort claimed her body Friday, police said, following an autopsy that showed no signs of foul play.

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Dublin - Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland for several hours on Thursday after fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.

Starvation likely killed Franco-Irish teen in Malaysia, no sign foul play

Seremban - A Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort likely starved and died of internal bleeding after about a week in the jungle, with no immediate sign of foul play, police said Thursday.

'No suspicion of foul play' in Franco-Irish teen's death: Malaysian police

Seremban - A vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian rainforest resort died from internal bleeding due to starvation and stress, and there is no suspicion of foul play, police said Thursday.

Pelosi vows to thwart US-UK trade deal if Brexit risks Irish peace

Washington - The top Democrat in the US Congress warned Wednesday that lawmakers would block a trade pact with Britain if its exit from the EU undermines Northern Ireland's peace accord.

Pelosi: No UK trade deal if Brexit undermines Good Friday accord

Washington - An American trade pact with Britain is doomed if the latter's withdrawal from the EU undermines the Northern Ireland peace accord, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Wednesday.

Franco-Irish girl's family mourn 'unbearable' loss as autopsy performed

Seremban - Malaysian authorities on Wednesday conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family mourned the "unbearable" loss.

Body of Franco-Irish teen found in Malaysia jungle

Seremban - The naked body of a vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort was found in a jungle ravine Tuesday after a 10-day search involving a hundreds-strong team.

Malaysian shamans help in jungle hunt for missing teen

Seremban - Shamans conducted rituals in the Malaysian jungle Monday in the latest bid to find a missing Franco-Irish teen, as her family offered a reward for information leading to the girl’s return.

Hundreds search in Malaysia for missing teen despite major holiday

Seremban - A hunt for a Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort stretched into a second week Sunday, with hundreds of people scouring the jungle despite it being a major Muslim holiday.

Missing teen's mother thanks Malaysia search team

Seremban - The mother of a Franco-Irish teenager who went missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort fought back tears Saturday as she thanked the hundreds-strong team hunting for the schoolgirl.

Hundreds pray in Malaysia for missing Franco-Irish teen

Seremban - Hundreds of Muslims held a special prayer session Friday for a Franco-Irish teen who went missing from a Malaysian resort, as a massive search team scoured the jungle for a sixth day.

Malaysia uses recording of mother's voice in hunt for missing teen

Seremban - Malaysian officials played recordings of a Franco-Irish teen's mother over megaphones Thursday on the fifth day of a desperate hunt for the schoolgirl who disappeared from a rainforest resort, police said.

Malaysian divers scour river in hunt for missing teen

Seremban - Malaysian divers scoured a river Wednesday, joining a large team hunting for a Franco-Irish teenager with learning difficulties who vanished from a rainforest resort.

UK's Johnson promises Irish PM no physical border checks

London - Britain will never impose physical checks on its border with Ireland, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised his Irish counterpart on Tuesday, while repeating that current plans for the frontier after Brexit were unacceptable.

UK's Johnson promises Irish PM no physical border checks

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised Ireland's Leo Varadkar on Tuesday there would be no physical checks on the border between their two countries after Brexit, a spokeswoman said.

Olivia Newton-John visits Ireland, to auction 'Grease' clothing

Global entertainment actress, singer, and icon Olivia Newton-John just visited Ireland for four days. She is also auctioning off items from her "Grease" collection for charity purposes.

Fighting talk: Ireland raises stakes in Brexit showdown

Dublin - With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit becoming ever more likely under Boris Johnson, the remaining EU member state with most to lose -- Ireland -- is hardening its rhetoric.

Irish PM says no-deal Brexit could lead to united Ireland

London - A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would "come to question the union" with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

Ryanair closing bases due to Boeing 737 MAX crisis

London - Ryanair said Tuesday it will close some of its bases because of problems with Boeing's crisis-hit 737 MAX jet, which has been grounded after two fatal accidents.

One in, one out: A tale of two Brexit MEPs

Dublin - When the other new members of the European Parliament take their seats in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Barry Andrews will be sitting at home, unable to attend because of Brexit.

From an 'Irish wall' to a tight palace suit: 5 Trump highlights in Europe

Paris - US President Donald Trump's trip to Europe unlikely to be forgotten in a hurry by any of his hosts.

Trump says Ireland's Brexit 'wall' issue will work out

Shannon - US President Donald Trump told Ireland's prime minister that the Brexit issue over "your wall, your border" with the UK would work out well, during talks on Wednesday.

Briton says innocent of Frenchwoman's Ireland murder

Dublin - A British man convicted in his absence in Paris of the 1996 killing of a French woman in Ireland repeated Saturday that he was innocent.

Briton accused of Frenchwoman's Irish murder risks 30 years jail

Paris - French prosecutors on Friday asked a Paris court to jail for 30 years a British man accused of the 1996 killing of a French woman in Ireland, though it is uncertain he will serve any time if convicted.

Son of Frenchwoman killed in Ireland says suspect 'lacks courage' in skipping trial

Paris - The son of a Frenchwoman killed in Ireland in 1996 on Wednesday accused a British man accused of her murder of lacking courage in failing to show up for his trial in Paris.

British suspect absent for Paris trial over 1996 murder in Ireland

Paris - A trial got underway in Paris Monday of a British man accused of murdering the wife of a celebrated French film producer in Ireland over two decades ago but, as expected, the suspect failed to show up in court.

Ireland votes overwhelmingly to relax strict divorce law

Dublin - Ireland voted by an overwhelming majority to relax its constitutional restriction on divorce, results showed Sunday, the latest in a series of reforms to modernise the charter of the once devoutly Catholic nation.
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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The tranquil waters of the crystal clear River Vartry. It's along its banks where some of the plants are tended here.
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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