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Britain’s Dominic Raab resigns as Brexit minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he “must resign” over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
This handout photograph taken by Rizin Fighting Federation on November 5, 2018 shows US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) posing with his opponent, Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (R) during a press conference in Tokyo to announce their fight. - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said on november 5, 2018 he will come out of retirement to fight Japanese kickboxer half his age Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year's Eve in Saitama. (Photo by Handout / RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION / AFP) /

Meet Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’, the prodigy who aims to stun Floyd Mayweather

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, who aims to make history by defeating boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr, claims his left-hook is like a "bolt of lightning" that will "change the world".
Ireland has re-elected Michael Higgins as president for a second seven-year term.

Ireland re-elects 77-year old Michael Higgins as president

The 77-year old received 55.8 percent of the vote in Friday's election, winning in every constituency, news agencies reported on Saturday.
Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, acknowledges the applause from delegates after delivering her keynote speech on the final day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow on October 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon vows to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Scotland's pro-independence leader vowed on Monday to vote against any Brexit agreement that fails to preserve much closer EU-UK ties than currently under discussion.
Aaron Ramsey Wales

Aaron Ramsey drops out of Wales squad for ‘family reasons’

Aaron Ramsey has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Republic of Ireland due to "family reasons".
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable discussion with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter in central London on October 11, 2018. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS - POOL - AFP)

Ministers in revolt over Theresa May’s Brexit concessions

Several British ministers are threatening to quit over concessions Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to make to the European Union on Brexit, UK newspapers said on Friday.
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (R) and Conor McGregor of Ireland (L) start their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor as brawl mars UFC bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov thwarted Conor McGregor's bid to regain the UFC lightweight crown Saturday with a dominant submission victory in a grudge match marred by a post-fight brawl.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference at the end of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / APA AND AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE

Brexit: Theresa May hits back at EU over Chequers plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and reiterating the possibility of walking away from the negotiations.
European Council President Donald Tusk arrives for an European Union leaders summit on October 20, 2016 at the European Council, in Brussels. - AFP PHOTO - EMMANUEL DUNAND

EU warns Britain it must ‘rework’ Brexit plans

EU Council President Donald Tusk issued a stark warning to Britain on Wednesday that its Brexit position must be "reworked", as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to address European leaders at a key summit.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Serena Williams cartoon fuels debate about ‘racist’ Australia

Australia is by most measures one of the world’s most successful multicultural societies, but a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams has rekindled accusations it is also inveterately racist.
Some of the twelve boys, dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave, after being trapped for more than a fortnight, arrive for a press conference in Chiang Rai on July 18, 2018, following their discharge from the hospital. The young footballers and their coach who became trapped deep in a flooded cave complex tried to dig their way out and survived on rainwater for nine days before being found and later rescued. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Thai film company plans ‘cave boys’ movie

A Thai-based film company has joined the scramble to retell the dramatic story of the 12 young footballers and their coach who were freed from a flooded cave, one of the producers said Tuesday.
Austrian Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger (C) and other participants pose for a family photo at a Eurogroup meeting, Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers in Vienna, Austria, on September 7, 2018. Eurozone and EU finance ministers meet to discuss reforms and trade tensions with US. HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP

EU ministers ‘battle’ over French-backed digital tax

EU finance ministers battled Saturday over an increasingly controversial proposal to slap a European tax on US tech giants amid rising worries that it is ineffective and protectionist.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.
Bono in Berlin August 28. Getty Images

U2 cancel Berlin gig after Bono loses his voice

U2 frontman Bono has been forced to cancel a Berlin gig just four songs in to the show after losing his voice.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Mr. Sean Hoy at a meeting at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday

2019: EU urges federal government to conduct credible polls in Rivers

Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Sean Hoy, has called on the Federal Government to take steps to ensure that elections are conducted within the ambit of the rule of law, having felt worried by the violence that marred the Port Harcourt City Constituency III election.
Pope Francis addresses the gathering during the Festival of Families at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin on August 25, 2018, during his visit to Ireland. - AFP PHOTO - Ben STANSALL

Pope refuses to comment on claim he personally ignored abuse

Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim he personally ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman, after a visit to Ireland dominated by Church scandals.
Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.

Pope Francis condemns Ireland’s forced adoptions

Pope Francis on Sunday has condemned how Irish children were “robbed of their innocence and taken from their mothers” by Catholic Church-run institutions that put them up for adoption for the shame of having been born to unwed mothers.
Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane on his way to the his two-day pastoral trip to Ireland on August 25, 2018 from the Fiumicino airport. Vincenzo PINTO - AFP

Pope Francis arrives in Ireland

Pope Francis touched down in Dublin on Saturday for an historic two-day visit to Ireland, where the Catholic Church is battling to regain trust following multiple scandals.

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