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# New York

Last year
# Buffalo
US winter storm death toll rises to 61
More than three dozen deaths have been reported in western New York state.
# US politics
Republican US congressman-elect under investigation for fabricated CV
George Santos has admitted he never worked for Goldman Sachs as he claimed, and he is not Jewish.
# New York
FTX founder Bankman-Fried allowed $250m bail bond and house arrest
Bankman-Fried, arrested in the Bahamas last week, was flown to New York late on Wednesday after deciding not to challenge his extradition.
# Trump
Donald Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her
The former US president faces twin allegations of rape and defamation in a case dating back to 2019.
# New York
Buffalo gunman pleads guilty over racist supermarket massacre
Payton Gendron (19) pleaded guilty to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing that he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
# cat me if you can
Let the cat out of the bag: Airport security staff spot stowaway in suitcase
The cat, called Smells, was fortunately retrieved from the case before take-off.
# Manhattan
New York judge sets fraud trial date for Donald Trump and three eldest children
It comes as the US Supreme Court cleared the way for his tax returns to be handed over to lawmakers.
# New York
Filmmaker Paul Haggis ordered to pay $7.5 million in rape case
The jury in New York heard three weeks of testimony.
# hell on earth
The Horror of Haiti: Sexual violence and murder gangs as Ireland works on diplomatic solution
Irish diplomats have said Haitian society has collapsed as hunger and gang violence drive the Caribbean state towards famine.
# Trial
Actor Kevin Spacey completes evidence at New York civil sex abuse trial
‘I knew I wouldn’t have any sexual interest in Anthony Rapp or any child. That I knew,’ Spacey said.
# New York
First witness in Kevin Spacey trial claims sexual abuse by actor
Andrew Holtzman was called to testify by lawyers for actor Anthony Rapp.
# kevin spacey
Kevin Spacey due in New York court for sexual abuse of teen in 1986
The two-time Oscar-winning actor became one of the first performers to be caught up in the #MeToo movement in 2017.
# Project Empower
Former rugby player Damian Browne welcomed home by crowds at Port of Galway
Browne spent 112 days at sea and travelled over 3,450 nautical miles.
# New York
Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach
The Taoiseach has said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable.
# short hop zone
Public transport fare reductions being examined 'in a positive light' for the Budget
Going beyond the 20% fare reduction and extending the Short Hop Zone to commuter belts under serious consideration.
# New York
Ireland would have to assess whether to take in fleeing Russians, says Taoiseach
Germany has indicated its willingness to accept Russian deserters.
# New York
Coveney says US President Joe Biden hopes a trip to Ireland can happen soon
The Taoiseach first invited the US president to visit Ireland when Biden was elected in November 2020.
# New York
Taoiseach: 'No room for energy companies exploiting crisis by hiking up standing charges'
Government is considering the matter ahead of the budget, said Micheál Martin.
# New York
Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception
The Taoiseach missed a reception dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden last night.
# Row
'Not enough money and they know it': Tommy Tiernan reiterates criticism of Govt overseas aid budget
The comedian was responding to comments made by Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney at the UN summit in New York.
# New York
Ukraine conflict: Coveney expecting 'abrasive' exchanges at pivotal UN Security Council meeting
Minister Simon Coveney will be around the table with Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Today's UN Security Council meeting is being considered as the most high-profile engagement of Ireland’s two-year term on the body.
All five permanent members of the Council will be in attendance for the first time since the war in Ukraine began.
Coveney said the idea of a ceasefire and peace agreement "seems like quite a way off".
# United Nations
Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations
World leaders are gathered in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly.
# UN General Assembly
Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike
The Taoiseach was able to catch a later flight to New York following the incident.
# New York
Coveney responds to Tommy Tiernan's criticisms of Irish Govt's overseas development shortfalls
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says next week’s budget will see a significant increase in the overseas aid budget.
# New York
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.
# london-NYC
Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.
# marine biodiversity
UN session on high seas biodiversity ends without agreement
After 15 years, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters.
# New York
Guilty pleas for two people who planned to sell diary of Ashley Biden, Joe Biden’s daughter
Aimee Harris and Robert Kurlander tried to sell the diary and other items for 40,000 dollars, prosecutors said.
# satanic verses
Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder or assault
Rushdie’s condition remains serious but the 75-year-old has shown signs of improvement, and he has been taken off a ventilator.
# New York
Salman Rushdie stabbing – man charged with attempted murder remanded in custody
24-year-old Hadi Matar rushed the stage where Rushdie was about to deliver a lecture and stabbed him in the neck and abdomen.
# United Nations
Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks
Irish diplomats are involved in the month-long talks on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
# New York
Author Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed onstage at New York event
Rushdie has spent several years under heavily armed guard following death threats from Iran.
# New York
Bob Dylan sex abuse case dropped after witness accused of 'destroying evidence'
In a letter Dylan’s legal team filed with the federal court on Wednesday, they accused the plaintiff of deleting important text messages.
# plea
Buffalo supermarket shooting accused pleads not guilty to hate crime charges
Nineteen-year-old Payton Gendron appeared in court in connection with an attack at Tops Friendly Supermarket in May this year.
# New York
Ivana Trump died of accidental 'blunt impact injuries', says medical examiner
The 73-year-old’s death was announced on Thursday.
# better safe than sorry
Public service announcement on nuclear attack sparks worry among New Yorkers
The announcement is said be not tied to any specific threat.
# US
Ghislaine Maxwell appeals against sex trafficking conviction and sentence
The 60-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in prison last month.
# Irish Abroad
'The lads have been slagging me saying I've got more clubs than Tiger Woods!'
Ex-Ireland U20 hooker Sean McNulty is part of the Seattle squad aiming for MLR glory today.
# New York
Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.
# fraud probe
New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony
Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, agreed last week to answer questions under oath starting 15 July.