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# Defection

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# Defection
England's Casey confirms he's joining Saudi-backed LIV Golf
The series is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
# Defection
Mexico's Ortiz among latest 3 players to join LIV Golf
American Matthew Wolff and Spanish amateur Eugenio Chacarra have also made the switch.
# Defection
Na quits PGA Tour to play Saudi-backed series
The world number 33 was named in the field for the lucrative new series’ opening event teeing off in Britain next week.
All time
# Rome
North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’
If confirmed, Jo Song Gil would be the highest-level North Korean official to defect since the 1990s.
# Tension
North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border
The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.
# defected
Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime
Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.
# come on in
This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect
He walked into South Korea.
# Carlow-Kilkenny
Defection: Renua poaches Fianna Fail councillor for by-election
Patrick McKee is set to be announced as the new party’s candidate in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow.
# Westminster
Britain's first Ukip MP has been sworn in - and he looks pretty happy about it
Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.
# UK
A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament
UKIP has secured only its second ever seat in Westminster after Douglas Carswell joined from the Conservative Party.
# doing a 180
'Unacceptable': Fianna Fáil is NOT happy with Crowley's move to Eurosceptic group
The party has said that many ECR policies “directly contradict core principles of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.
# Defection
Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland
UTV Ireland, which is set to start broadcasting in early 2015, said recruitment is going exceptionally well.
# Defection
Another former Labour Party councillor has joined Sinn Féin
Newbridge councillor Damian Molyneaux said he decided to join because Sinn Féin is “the only party standing up for ordinary people both on the ground and in the Dáil”.
# European elections
Childers: '€100k re-election bill is price I'm paying for having principles'
The MEP says she will have to finance her own European re-election campaign to the tune of €100,000, after resigning from Labour
# Jenny McHugh
Micheál Martin welcomes Labour councillor's defection to Fianna Fáil
Meath county councillor Jenny McHugh has quit Labour to join Fianna Fáil.
# Defection
Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain
David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.
# U-turn
After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea
Pak Jong-Suk said immigrants to the South were given “hateful and deceitful” menial work – so she went home again.
# Syria
Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum
The pilot flew his plane to Jordan while on a training mission.
# Syria
Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video
Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.
# Defection
McClean switches allegiance to the Republic
On the eve of his move to Premier League outfit Sunderland, Derry-born winger James McClean has declared for the Republic of Ireland.
# crackdown
Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations
Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.