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International - Thursday 8 September, 2022

Liz Truss to cap household energy bills at £2,500 and lift fracking ban
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Liz Truss to cap household energy bills at £2,500 and lift fracking ban

Updated Sep 8th 2022, 1:26 PM 32,011 Views 46 Comments

Reports suggest the plan could cost up to £150 billion, surpassing Britain’s Covid-era furlough jobs support scheme.

Want to learn something about rugby's values? Listen to Jack Dunne, not Qatar's dollar
# Stance
From The42
# Stance

Want to learn something about rugby's values? Listen to Jack Dunne, not Qatar's dollar

Sep 8th 2022, 1:11 PM 13,224 Views 9 Comments

The URC struck a deal with Qatar Airways this week but Qatar’s human rights record should stop the league ever sanctioning a match in that country.

Europe has recorded the hottest summer on record
# Record Temperatures
# Record Temperatures

Europe has recorded the hottest summer on record

Sep 8th 2022, 12:23 PM 8,900 Views 22 Comments

Temperatures were the highest on record for both the month of August and the summer (June-August) as a whole.

Body of British aid worker held by Russian separatists ‘shows signs of torture’
# Torture
# Torture

Body of British aid worker held by Russian separatists ‘shows signs of torture’

Sep 8th 2022, 9:54 AM 23,516 Views 0 Comments

Paul Urey, 45, was reported to have died in captivity in July.

Children’s TV show Peppa Pig introduces its first lesbian couple
# Peppa Pig
# Peppa Pig

Children’s TV show Peppa Pig introduces its first lesbian couple

Sep 8th 2022, 8:43 AM 26,777 Views 36 Comments

Elsewhere, Thomas & Friends will introduce its first autistic character, who has been created in collaboration with autistic writers and organisations.

Public official arrested in US after journalist who investigated him is killed
# Las Vegas
# Las Vegas

Public official arrested in US after journalist who investigated him is killed

Sep 8th 2022, 8:36 AM 29,909 Views 0 Comments

Jeff German had written about complaints of administrative bullying and favouritism in Robert Telles’s office.

Manhunt in Canada stabbing spree ends with both suspects dead
# Canada Stabbings
# Canada Stabbings

Manhunt in Canada stabbing spree ends with both suspects dead

Sep 8th 2022, 6:52 AM 22,084 Views 0 Comments

Myles Sanderson, suspected along with his brother of killing 10 people, ‘went into medical distress’ shortly after being arrested.

China earthquake death toll rises to 82
# China Earthquake
# China Earthquake

China earthquake death toll rises to 82

Sep 8th 2022, 6:41 AM 5,041 Views 1 Comment

The magnitude 6.6 quake hit on Monday, forcing thousands to be resettled into temporary camps.

International - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

UN says there's 'credible' accusations Ukrainian children have been forcibly moved to Russia
# Forced Relocations
# Forced Relocations

UN says there's 'credible' accusations Ukrainian children have been forcibly moved to Russia

Sep 7th 2022, 11:03 PM 15,096 Views 8 Comments

A Security Council meeting heard Ukrainians in occupied territories are put through systematic security checks that have involved “numerous” human rights violations.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Sep 7th 2022, 8:58 PM 23,027 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round up of what made the news today.

Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House to unveil presidential portraits
# The Obamas
# The Obamas

Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House to unveil presidential portraits

Sep 7th 2022, 8:27 PM 34,875 Views 30 Comments

Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden invited Barack and Michelle Obama back to their former home to unveil their official portraits.

Chris Heaton-Harris: Who is the new Northern Ireland Secretary?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Chris Heaton-Harris: Who is the new Northern Ireland Secretary?

Sep 7th 2022, 6:32 PM 16,287 Views 16 Comments

Heaton-Harris, first elected as an MP in 2010, is an arch Brexiteer and former chair of the ERG.

McIlroy reveals rift with Ryder Cup team-mates who have joined LIV tour
# Cold Shoulder
From The42
# Cold Shoulder

McIlroy reveals rift with Ryder Cup team-mates who have joined LIV tour

Updated Sep 7th 2022, 5:19 PM 51,774 Views 20 Comments

‘They’re going to be pretty tired on Sunday – it’ll be the fourth day.’

Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Taoiseach says he 'takes heart' from UK PM's comments about Northern Ireland Protocol

Sep 7th 2022, 5:04 PM 20,052 Views 16 Comments

Liz Truss said a negotiated solution with the EU would have to deliver ‘all of the things we set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill’

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use
# Energy Saving
# Energy Saving

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use

Sep 7th 2022, 3:42 PM 25,008 Views 34 Comments

The EU plans to cut gas consumption by 15% between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023.

New NI Secretary urges Stormont leaders to form executive ‘as soon as possible’
# New Job
# New Job

New NI Secretary urges Stormont leaders to form executive ‘as soon as possible’

Updated Sep 7th 2022, 1:45 PM 33,723 Views 27 Comments

Heaton-Harris was chairman of the European Research Group of pro-Brexit Conservative MPs between 2010 and 2016.

Ryan Giggs to face retrial on domestic violence charges
# Ryan Giggs
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs to face retrial on domestic violence charges

Sep 7th 2022, 11:23 AM 20,547 Views 0 Comments

A judge set a new trial date of July 31 next year at a short hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

Thomas Tuchel sacked by Chelsea as club say 'it's the right time' to part ways
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

Thomas Tuchel sacked by Chelsea as club say 'it's the right time' to part ways

Sep 7th 2022, 10:20 AM 48,658 Views 60 Comments

The London club lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League match last night.

A very different Shamrock Rovers - 'I didn't have holidays to play Europa League'
# Hoop Dreams
From The42
# Hoop Dreams

A very different Shamrock Rovers - 'I didn't have holidays to play Europa League'

Sep 7th 2022, 8:00 AM 19,808 Views 2 Comments

A little over a decade on from the club’s ground-breaking European campaign, those at the heart of it explain how much things have changed for the Class of 2022.

FBI found intel on foreign government's nuclear readiness at Trump's Florida home
# Mar-a-lago
# Mar-a-lago

FBI found intel on foreign government's nuclear readiness at Trump's Florida home

Sep 7th 2022, 7:57 AM 24,733 Views 42 Comments

The report did not name the country whose defense and nuclear capabilities were cited in the document.

From student Lib Dem to Tory PM: What you need to know about Liz Truss
# Trussed Up
# Trussed Up

From student Lib Dem to Tory PM: What you need to know about Liz Truss

Sep 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,658 Views 8 Comments
  • Liz Truss has officially taken up the mantle as the UK's new prime minister.
  • Here's a look at her history, her relationship with Ireland and the policies she promised during her campaign, Lauren Boland reports.

International - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Liz Truss and Joe Biden discussed the Good Friday Agreement in their first call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Liz Truss and Joe Biden discussed the Good Friday Agreement in their first call

Sep 6th 2022, 11:15 PM 22,470 Views 15 Comments

Truss’ one-year tenure as UK foreign secretary saw post-Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland increase.

Liz Truss branded ‘an imbecile’ by sacked UK minister’s wife
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

Liz Truss branded ‘an imbecile’ by sacked UK minister’s wife

Sep 6th 2022, 10:48 PM 74,414 Views 19 Comments

Felicity Cornelius-Mercer tweeted a picture mocking Truss as a character from The Muppets television show.

Real Madrid see off spirited Celtic to begin Champions League defence
# Celtic Park
From The42
# Celtic Park

Real Madrid see off spirited Celtic to begin Champions League defence

Sep 6th 2022, 10:06 PM 20,495 Views 8 Comments

The Scottish champions were disappointed not to lead at half-time.

As it happened: Liz Truss rewards allies in cabinet reshuffle following first speech as UK PM
Live Sep 6th 2022, 9:29 PM

As it happened: Liz Truss rewards allies in cabinet reshuffle following first speech as UK PM

Katie McCabe couldn't be happier after being 'f**king kicked up and down the pitch'
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

Katie McCabe couldn't be happier after being 'f**king kicked up and down the pitch'

Sep 6th 2022, 9:00 PM 37,152 Views 13 Comments

The Fighting Irish have been given permission to party by a ‘very proud’ Vera Pauw tonight.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Sep 6th 2022, 9:00 PM 14,857 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round up of what made the news today.

O'Sullivan goal hands Ireland win in Slovakia and World Cup play-off bye
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

O'Sullivan goal hands Ireland win in Slovakia and World Cup play-off bye

Sep 6th 2022, 7:17 PM 31,037 Views 13 Comments

A gritty 1-0 win means Ireland will skip the first round of next month’s play-offs.

Russia bans Ben Stiller, Sean Penn from country for their Ukraine support
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Russia bans Ben Stiller, Sean Penn from country for their Ukraine support

Sep 6th 2022, 3:31 PM 19,821 Views 33 Comments

The actors are banned from entering Russia “on a permanent basis”, the Russian foreign ministry said.

EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants
# Russia
# Russia

EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants

Sep 6th 2022, 3:07 PM 16,820 Views 23 Comments

The proposed new regime is expected to win quick approval from member state capitals in the days ahead.

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN

Sep 6th 2022, 2:40 PM 5,982 Views 2 Comments

Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.

Liz Truss officially Prime Minister after meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Liz Truss officially Prime Minister after meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:54 PM 61,057 Views 41 Comments

The handover of power from Boris Johnson to Liz Truss is taking place at the queen’s Balmoral estate.

China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine

Sep 6th 2022, 12:48 PM 10,080 Views 6 Comments

Scientists in several countries including Cuba, Canada and the United States are also trialling inhalable Covid-19 vaccines.

BBC bosses say Emily Maitlis’ criticism of Newsnight case was ‘completely wrong’
# Newsnight Row
# Newsnight Row

BBC bosses say Emily Maitlis’ criticism of Newsnight case was ‘completely wrong’

Sep 6th 2022, 12:36 PM 20,665 Views 5 Comments

The BBC director-general and chairman addressed Emily Maitlis’ speech while appearing before a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

URC plans to bring rugby to Qatar after signing new partnership
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

URC plans to bring rugby to Qatar after signing new partnership

Sep 6th 2022, 12:20 PM 19,930 Views 42 Comments

CEO Martin Anayi says the URC hopes to be part of Qatar’s progress.

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:09 PM 14,234 Views 0 Comments

An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.

Israel concedes IDF soldier likely killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
# West Bank
# West Bank

Israel concedes IDF soldier likely killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Sep 6th 2022, 8:49 AM 11,066 Views 14 Comments

The Abu Akleh family said that Israel had ‘refused to take responsibility for the murder’.

Macron urges French to reduce energy by 10%
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Macron urges French to reduce energy by 10%

Sep 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 15,324 Views 10 Comments

He said energy rationing plans are being prepared ‘in case’ they are needed, and that ‘cuts will happen as a last resort’.

Death toll from 6.8 magnitude earthquake in south-western China rises to 65
# Sichuan
# Sichuan

Death toll from 6.8 magnitude earthquake in south-western China rises to 65

Sep 6th 2022, 7:55 AM 5,266 Views 0 Comments

At least 16 other people are missing a day after the earthquake struck.

Palestinian killed and 16 wounded in Israeli West Bank raid
# West Bank
# West Bank

Palestinian killed and 16 wounded in Israeli West Bank raid

Sep 6th 2022, 7:19 AM 4,402 Views 0 Comments

The Israeli army said it entered Jenin overnight ‘to demolish the residence’ of the perpetrator of a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv.