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International - Today’s News

Canadian officer accused of stealing sensitive documents had access to foreign allies' information

Cameron Ortis had “access to intelligence coming from [their] allies both domestically and internationally.”

Cardinal George Pell lodges new appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Pell is currently serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s.

'Lying to the queen?': Brexit drama turns to Supreme Court over Johnson suspending parliament

A Scottish court ruled last week that proroguing parliament was unlawful, and it’s been appealed to the UK Supreme Court.

Ireland's appeal over €14.3 billion Apple tax bill to get under way in Europe today

The government has already spent over €7 million in legal fees and other costs preparing the case.

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International - Yesterday’s News

Saturday Night Live rescinds cast invitation to Shane Gillis over racist YouTube video

Saturday Night Live apologised, saying its vetting process “was not up to our standard”.

Drinks industry calls for drop in 'uncompetitive' alcohol tax as sterling value continues to fall

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland called for a 15% reduction in the tax by 2021.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the news today.

From The42 Italian TV pundit suspended over racist Lukaku comments Offensive

Italian TV pundit suspended over racist Lukaku comments

Luciano Passirani, who appeared on TopCalcio24, has been punished for his remarks.

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Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.

Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered

A Downing Street spokesperson has also confirmed that EU and UK talks will soon take place daily.

Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases

The cases against Purdue seek to address the costs of millions of Americans sinking into addiction.

'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message

Campaigners point out that effective HIV treatment is also effective HIV prevention.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies aged 75 in Manhattan apartment RIP This post contains videos

The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies aged 75 in Manhattan apartment

The death comes a year after The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Trump defends Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he faces fresh sexual misconduct allegations

A former Yale classmate of Kavanaugh alleged that the jurist exposed himself at a freshman year party.

Johnson's Incredible Hulk comparison labelled 'infantile' as he heads for lunch with Juncker

Downing Street has expressed confidence that the meeting will help efforts to find a deal.

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

International - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'Maximum lying': Iran hits back after US pins blame over Saudi oil attacks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US will work to ensure “Iran is held accountable for its aggression”.

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU on 31 October? Up In The Air This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU on 31 October?

Boris Johnson has been adamant that the UK will be leaving “come what may” on that date, but it still remains uncertain.

Cameron condemns Leave 'liars' while Johnson says Britain 'just like Incredible Hulk'

Extracts of Cameron’s book published today reveal a disdain for Johnson and others from the Leave campaign.

From The42 Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better' Interview This post contains videos

Michael Owen on seeking help: 'I just wanted to try to understand myself a little bit better'

The former Liverpool striker on overcoming his addiction to football and fame.

A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.

International - Saturday 14 September, 2019

A look back at John Bercow - a divisive figure who embodies the Brexit-era politician

From “Order! Order” to “Division! Clear the Lobby!” here’s a look back at the colourful House Speaker.

From The42 Man United end Leicester's unbeaten start to the season Relief

Man United end Leicester's unbeaten start to the season

Marcus Rashford got the only goal after just eight minutes from the penalty spot.

Trump confirms that son and heir of Osama bin Laden killed in counter-terror operation

Trump said the killing “deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father”.

'Bob did his best': Zimbabweans divided as State funeral held for Robert Mugabe

While Mugabe leaves a divided legacy, no expense was spared for his funeral in Harare today.

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Toilet made out of gold stolen from palace in England

Police issued an appeal in an attempt to flush out the thieves.

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

Here are 4 possible Brexit outcomes that we could get by 31 October

Let’s spin the wheel of Brexit speculation.

International - Friday 13 September, 2019

Jean-Marie Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal

Le Pen’s estranged daughter Marine, who now heads the renamed National Rally, has already been charged in the case.

Roman-era 'lovers of Modena', buried hand-in-hand, were men

Exactly why the two men were carefully laid to rest with their hands interlocked remains a mystery.

David Cameron: Second Brexit referendum 'can't be ruled out'

In an interview with The Times, the former PM said he thinks about 2016′s referendum result “every day” .

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

Prosecutors are asking for a month in prison, while her lawyers recommend a year of probation.

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Police in Liverpool appeal to the public to find next-of-kin of Irishman who died in the city last week

John Hoare is believed to be originally from the Tipperary area.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Apple tax: Ireland's appeal over the €14.3bn due to Ireland will be heard next week

The appeal is due before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

All six crew members were asleep when fire broke out on California dive boat, report says

A total of 34 people died in the 2 September fire.

Police arrest five people over plans to shut down Heathrow airport with drones

A campaign by Heathrow Pause – an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion – was planned for this morning.

'Get rid of Trump': Democrats united on some things - but divided on others - as Biden leads debate Joe Show This post contains videos

'Get rid of Trump': Democrats united on some things - but divided on others - as Biden leads debate

The former US vice president clashed with frontrunners Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in last night’s debate.

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