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This month
March 2023
Analysis: In the trial of Gary Lineker, he'll probably leave and critics will find another target
There are arguments on either side of the big UK debate writes Richard Sambrook.
# Erdogan
Turkish president moves forward election as he tries to hold onto power in wake of earthquake
The elections could be the nation’s most significant vote in decades.
# migrant crossings
French and UK leaders try to overcome Brexit tensions at first high-level summit in five years
Emmanuel Macron and Rishi Sunak met today in Paris to discuss Ukraine and migration.
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# Gostomel
Ukraine detains two former officials over preventing defence of world's largest plane
Russia destroyed the world’s largest plane in the early days of its invasion of Ukraine.
# British royals
UK's King Charles gives Duke of Edinburgh title to brother Edward
Prince Philip had publicly wanted his youngest son Edward to inherit his title.
# tensions
Kim Jong Un supervises live-fire drill as North Korea simulates attack on South
It comes a day after South Korea’s military detected the North firing at least one short-range ballistic missile toward the sea.
# awards rush
'The Irish are on fire': Stars walk the 'green carpet' for Oscar Wilde Awards in LA
Kerry Condon, Jessie Buckley and Eve Hewson were all honoured at this year’s event.
# unopposed
Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded historic third term after ceremonial vote of 2,952 to 0
The vote was by the ceremonial National People’s Congress, with members appointed by the ruling party.
# dublin meeting
US team meets Irish diplomats as part of bid to restart engagement with Russia on nuclear deal
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the meeting took place on Tuesday in Dublin.
# Israel
One of three people injured now dead after Palestinian gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv
The shooting came hours after an Israeli military raid killed three Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank.
# response
Manchester United bounce back with comfortable victory over Real Betis
Marcus Rashford, Anthony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst were on target.
# Ukraine
Nine people killed as Russia pounds Ukraine with massive barrage of missiles
The strikes cut off electricity supplies to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
A total of 81 missiles were launched, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
40% of the population had been left without power for several hours.
Tom Clonan: At a horrendous human cost, Putin is throwing the 'kitchen sink' at Bakhmut
According to a new survey, the majority of Irish women quit playing sports before turning 18
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# Blizzards
Blizzards to cause 'treacherous conditions' across UK with 80km/h winds forecast
The UK Met Office has issued three amber warnings for northern England, the Midlands, North Wales and Northern Ireland.
# Academy Awards
'A mad train that goes 100 miles an hour' - Paul Mescal on his 'whirlwind' Oscars experience
The Maynooth native joins a number of other Irish actors nominated for Sunday’s awards in LA.
# Gary Lineker
DUP MP calls out ‘lefty Lineker’ as the MOTD presenter stands by criticism of UK government
DUP MP Gregory Campbell called for ‘lefty Lineker’ to face a salary reduction after he criticised the UK Government’s immigration policy.
# West Bank
Three suspected Palestinian militants killed by Israeli undercover unit
Today’s deadly raid came just hours before Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin is due in Israel for talks.
# Foreign Agents
Georgia's ruling party has dropped controversial legislation that provoked mass protests
Opposition parties have vowed to continue protesting despite the ruling party’s promise to revoke a controversial new law on ‘foreign agents.
# response
'I'm a bit disappointed' - Ireland boss Pauw defends team tactical approach
‘It is not that I love a deep block, I love winning.’
Israeli actor and Fiddler On The Roof star Chaim Topol dies at the age of 87
The actor was best known for his portrayal of Tevye in 1971 musical Fiddler On The Roof.
# Taliban
US veterans testify of ‘catastrophic’ impact of chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan
The initial hearing displayed the open wounds from the end of America’s longest war in August 2021.
# Lancashire
Man arrested over footage shot inside police cordon on day body of Nicola Bulley was found
The man was held this morning and has since been released on bail with conditions.
# Euro Vision
Bayern Munich knock out PSG to reach Champions League quarter-finals
The German side won 3-0 on aggregate.
# irish pride
Pádraig Harrington to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame
‘This is a deep-down satisfaction, and I’m very proud to be included,’ the Dubliner said.
# Train Collision
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting over Greek rail crash that killed 57 people
15 people were arrested in Athens for violence related to the demonstrations.
# Georgia
Thousands protest in Georgia against 'foreign agents' bill after police clamp down
Last night, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters.
# breonna taylor
Kentucky police slammed as racist by probe into 2020 killing of Breonna Taylor
The investigation followed a botched raid that killed the 26-year-old medical technician and fuelled nationwide protests.
# Tragedy
14 women and children drown in shipwreck off Yemen on way to wedding
Another 11 people, including one child, survived the incident.
# UK Home Office
Gary Lineker vows to 'speak up for those with no voice' after slamming UK migrant boats plan
The Match of the Day host said Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s plans were “beyond awful”.
# Ukraine
EU defence chiefs to discuss arming Ukraine as Bakhmut fighting rages
Pressure has been mounting on Ukrainian troops trying to hold the town against Russian soldiers.
# poor fan turnout
Irish athletes to turn up their heating to prepare for Paris Olympics without air conditioning
The Games’ commitment to sustainability means there will be no air con in the athlete’s village.
# Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya
Belarus' exiled opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya to be awarded for Tipperary Peace Award
Tikhanovskaya was sentenced for spearheading historic protests against Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.
# Train Collision
Greece faces fresh strikes and protests over rail crash that killed 57 people
Public anger remains widespread over decades of government mismanagement of the rail network and a failure to pursue safety reforms.
Tom Clonan: At a horrendous human cost, Putin is throwing the 'kitchen sink' at Bakhmut
The fall of the city – and its destruction – would be presented as a ‘victory’ for the Kremlin, security analyst Tom Clonan writes.
# Progress
Improved Chelsea overturn first-leg deficit to dump out Dortmund
Goals by Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz earned The Blues a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.
Five women sue the state of Texas after they were denied abortions
The women all wanted to carry their pregnancies to term but discovered they were not viable.
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# Iran
Iran arrests 'a number of people' over mystery poisonings of at least 5,000 school pupils
Scores of Iranian schools have been hit by poisonings since late November, with some being treated in hospital.
# Mexico
Two Americans kidnapped in Mexico found dead
Two other members of the group were located alive several days after the group was snatched at gunpoint on Friday.
# Migrants
UK unveils controversial plans to stop migrants crossing Channel illegally on small boats
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the plan would “take back control” of the borders “once and for all”.
# Russia
Ukraine vows revenge for soldier shot after saying pro-Ukraine chant in viral video
Viral footage apparently shows a detained Ukrainian soldier being shot to death from multiple automatic weapons after saying ‘Glory to Ukraine’.
# Justice
Uefa to reimburse all Liverpool fans who attended Paris Champions League final
The refund scheme is intended to cover the entire Liverpool allocation of nearly 20,000.