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# you're hired
Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...
Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.
# Ciao
New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore
The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.
# Yemen
Japanese diplomat stabbed five times in Yemen
The country’s capital has been the scene of a spate of attacks on foreigners recently.
# Holy See
Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy
There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
# JFK
Pics: JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford
In Dublin, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore laid a wreath at the US Embassy in Ballsbridge where the American flag was lowered to half mast.
# Bombings
Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.
# Threat
US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns
The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.
# wikileaks party
Julian Assange launches political party from inside Ecuadorian embassy
The Wikileaks founder said a victory for his candidates would be like putting the country’s best investigative journalists in the Australian Senate.
# Africa
US evacuates embassy in Central African Republic
The UN has demanded that rebels halt their nearly three-week offensive to ensure the safety of civilians.
# tensions
North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen
The man entered North Korea as a tourist and committed an unspecified crime, according to North Korean authorities.
# Odd Couple
Unlikely Celebrity Meeting of the Day: Lady Gaga and Julian Assange
Over to you: what do you think the two of them talked about?
# embassy
Embassy expenditure down almost €1.6m last year
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore also said the decision to close the Vatican embassy will not be reversed in the immediate term.
# Protests
More deaths as protests against anti-Islam film spread
Tunisia, Sudan, Yemen and more have all seen protests over an amateur film that is said to be anti-Islam.
# benghazi
US ambassador to Libya killed in attack
An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.
# Islamists
Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film
Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.
# Assange
Ecuador and UK 'must seek mutually acceptable solution' on Assange case
President Rafael Correa says the two countries are returning to dialogue over controversy surrounding the WikiLeaks founder.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?
The UK says it has an obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden – but opponents claim he is being persecuted for political reasons. What do you think?
# Wikileaks
Ecuador grants asylum to Assange - but London says he WILL be extradited
The Foreign Office in the UK said that the decision “changes nothing” and the Wikileaks founder will still be extradited to Sweden.
# Middle East
48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports
The 48 Iranians were abducted by armed terrorists who boarded their bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
# China
Fearing for his family's safety, escaped activist wants to leave China - US
Chen Guangcheng was due to set up a new life in another Chinese province but now apparently wishes to leave with US officials, fearing for his and his family’s safety.
# Egypt
Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Egypt following protests
The embassy in Cairo has been closed sue to protests over a detained Egyptian human rights lawyer.
# Vatican Embassy
Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'
Labour has cited savings of €845,000 stemming from the closure of the Embassy of the Holy See in Ireland, and says that it will not be reopened in the immediate future.
# Tourism
Tourist service helped 690 visitors during 2011
Those assisted were victims of crime but most didn’t let it interfere with holiday plans.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland reopen its Vatican embassy?
Calls for the embassy to be reopened were quashed by the Government today. Do you think that’s the right move?
# Vatican Embassy
Government has 'no immediate plans' to review Vatican embassy closure
Fine Gael TDs have called for the decision to close the Irish embassy in the Vatican to be reviewed.
# Child Trafficking
Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam
Local police discovered the child-trafficking ring this week and are currently questioning the 11 couples.
# Bahrain
Explosion outside British embassy in Bahrain
No-one was injured in the blast, which occurred just 50 metres away from the British embassy in Manama.
# France
France recalls ambassador to Iran
The French government’s move follows the UK’s decision to pull its diplomatic staff from Tehran and shut the Iranian embassy in London.
# embassy attacks
UK expels all Iranian diplomats, closes embassy
Britain’s Foreign Secretary insisted there had been “some degree of regime consent” in the attacks on the UK embassy in Tehran yesterday.
# Iran
UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy
British diplomatic staff in Iran have been withdrawn following an attack on its embassy in Tehran yesterday – during which protesters shouting “Death to England” smashed windows, burned British flags and set a car alight.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: The low-down on Greece (and why it’s extra bad for Silvio), some good news for mortgage holders and the best picture of Michael Noonan you will see for a while.
# Diplomatic Relations
Ireland to close its embassy in the Vatican
Embasies in Iran and East Timor will also close ‘to implement savings’.
# Afghanistan
Kabul attack ends after 20 hours and leaves 27 dead
The US ambassador to Afghanistan blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack against the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul.
# Egypt
Israeli ambassador flees Egypt as protesters storm embassy in Cairo
Hundreds of Egyptian protesters, some swinging hammers and others using their bare hands, tore down parts of a graffiti-covered security wall outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s fix: Postcodes may be on the way, Ireland’s broadband is up to speed, fun in the sun, and the beach comes to Dublin Castle…
# Diplomacy
Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year
Oireachtas figures reveal the overall cost of operating Ireland’s embassies and consulates overseas.
# nch
Pole position: Why Nigel Kennedy and Yiddish jazz are the perfect match
World’s best-selling classical violinist and Polish jazz stars to take over National Concert Hall to mark Poland’s first presidency of the EU.