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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Diplomacy

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# Charles JR Haughey
Thatcher told that Haughey may have been "Ireland's answer to JR"
Robert Haydon,who was the UK’s ambassador to Ireland in 1980, warned Margaret Thatcher that Haughey was a “wily” man and “no friend of ours” according to newly-released documents.
# United Nations
Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head
The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.
# United Nations
Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head
The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?
# Wikileaks
US embassy warned diplomats about crumbling healthcare system
Visiting US diplomats were advised to be patient in the case of a medical emergency, because A&E wards are so overcrowded.
# Obama
Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit
Air Force One touches down at 9:28am, carrying Barack and Michelle Obama to Ireland ahead of a trip to the Áras.
# Caption Competition
Caption competition: Who's the Greatest?
Taoiseach in fighting form on New York trip – but watch who you’re taking on there, Enda…
# Currencies
Japan asks G7 to devalue rising yen
Finance officials for the world’s major economies help Japan lower the value of its currency in order to help it get exporting.
# Diplomacy
Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy
Ireland gives the Palestinian delegation the status of ‘mission’ – a move blasted by Israel as a symptom of its “bias”.
# Korea
North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea
State breaks eight months of silence by allowing Red Cross to re-establish contact between the two states but tensions still high.
# Wikileaks
US faces diplomatic crisis following leak of 250,000 embassy files
A quarter of a million files – most of which are marked ‘secret’ – strip the facades of international diplomats.
# Oops
Drunk diplomat speaks out: I never liked you Ban Ki-Moon
And he doesn’t like Americans either.
# What?
Knee injuries are good for diplomacy
Border patrols between India and Pakistan forced to tone things down.