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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Invasion

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# Russia
Thousands attend anti-war rallies in Russian cities, hundreds detained
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been underway since the early hours of this morning.
# Explainer
Russian invasion of Ukraine: Here are the main points to know
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant this evening after a battle with Ukraine’s defence.
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant this evening after a battle with Ukraine's defence
Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs is urging Irish citizens in Ukraine to shelter in place or leave the country if they can safely
US President Joe Biden has announced further sanctions against Russia.
# Invasion
Ryanair suspends Ukrainian flights as country's airspace closes to civilian operators
A number of the country’s airports have reportedly come under attack in the past few hours.
# Sanctions
Russia faces 'unprecedented isolation' over Ukraine invasion, EU says
The international community has been quick to urge Putin to step back from the war.
# ukraine crisis
Fears of invasion mount as separatist leaders ask for Russia's help against Ukraine 'aggression'
Earlier this evening, Ukraine’s parliament imposed a national state of emergency.
Ukraine has urged its citizens to leave Russia immediately and issued an order to mobilise reservists.
The EU has announced a that a snap summit will take place tomorrow due to the escalating tensions.
Putin praised the battle-readiness of the Russian army and said the country continues to develop state-of-the-art weapons.
Coveney summons Russian ambassador to express Ireland's 'strong views' on actions in Ukraine
Ukrainians in Ireland left 'worried and angry' after President Putin's speech
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# Invasion
Eastern European countries push for more sanctions against Russia as troops line Ukrainian border
Russia amassed 100,000 troops near the border on Friday.
# Plague
Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants
“Our fire-ant fighters have finally been given the war chest they need,” an invasive species expert said.
# Invasion
UK's attorney general 'attempting to block prosecution' of Tony Blair over the Iraq War
The argument revolves around whether the crime of aggression exists in UK law.
# Ugly scenes
Ligue 1 game abandoned after pitch invaders try to attack Lyon players
This is the second time this week that the French club has been affected by crowd trouble.
# Ugly scenes
Violent clashes forced fans on the pitch and delayed Lyon's Europa League tie against Besiktas
Crowd trouble marred the game as Lyon eventually won out 2-1.
# Invasion
'Killer' ladybirds are breeding in Northern Ireland
The invasive Harlequin ladybird was first reported in the south of Ireland in 2010.
# defences
The Falklands are getting ready for another Argentine invasion (just in case)
The UK’s defence minister believes there is a “live threat” from the island’s unhappy neighbour.
# Kerry
23-year-old arrested over stabbing of man and son at their home
The victims suffered minor stab wounds when they found a man trying to break into a car outside their home and confronted him.
# Invasion
Irish fans take over MGM Grand at UFC 178 weigh-ins
It looks like Conor McGregor will have a strong following for tonight’s bout with Dustin Poirier.
# tensions
Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct invasion", Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine
Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.
# Ukraine
Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'
Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.
# oh honey
Woman finds 50,000 bees living in her ceiling
They’d managed to build 17 honeycombs.
# Invasion
Darth Vader is running for election in Dublin*
*Well, not really.
# Invasion
There's a new ladybird in town and it's eating the other ladybirds' eggs
The Irish Wildlife Trust are calling on people to submit sightings.
# Invasion
G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis
The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.
# Ukraine
Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev
The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.
# Ukraine
Russia 'trying to dismember Ukraine' by plotting government building takeovers
Thousands of irate pro-Russian activists broke through police lines yesterday and occupied the administration buildings in two big industrial cities.
# ladybird on board
Invasion! How ladybirds have taken over Christmas trees this year
It’s partly down to the heatwave during the summer, apparently.
# Afghanistan
Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base
The attacks illustrate that despite Kabul’s security blanket, the insurgency in Afghanistan is far from defeated.
# we can rebuild you
Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch
The world’s largest brick-built arch has survived for more than 1,400 years – but it has fallen into disrepair in recent years.
# bugged out
USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas
The cricket-like insects are overdue an invasion after 17 years – and have been seen amassing in two east coast states.
# aliens
New poll says Obama better than Romney… at dealing with alien invasion
36 per cent of American believe in UFOs – but only 2 per cent would try to harm an alien if they invaded.
# Invasion
Ireland’s ant population ‘reaching a ten-year high’
Humans aren’t the only creatures becoming more plentiful in Ireland, Rentokil warns, offering tips to avoid infestation.
# Invasion
Exterminators warn of rodent increase as winter approaches
Rentokil says its call-out figures are up 40% this year as the onset of a cold winter attracts rodents indoors.