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#tensions

# tensions - Sunday 28 August, 2022

China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
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# Tensions

China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Updated Aug 28th 2022, 9:42 AM 25,595 Views 24 Comments

It is the first transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island following the visit of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

# tensions - Saturday 6 August, 2022

China’s military drills appear to simulate attack, says Taiwan
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# Tensions

China’s military drills appear to simulate attack, says Taiwan

Aug 6th 2022, 12:11 PM 12,263 Views 5 Comments

China launched live-fire military drills following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan earlier this week.

# tensions - Friday 10 June, 2022

China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US
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# Tensions

China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US

Jun 10th 2022, 8:05 PM 29,279 Views 40 Comments

China’s defence minister made the comments during his first face-to-face meeting with his US counterpart in Singapore.

# tensions - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'
# Temple Mount
# Temple Mount

Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'

May 29th 2022, 10:50 AM 9,893 Views 5 Comments

Hamas warned against marchers passing through the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, saying it would use “all possibilities” to confront them.

# tensions - Monday 14 February, 2022

Department of Foreign Affairs says 145 Irish citizens now registered with embassy in Ukraine
# Kyiv Embassy
# Kyiv Embassy

Department of Foreign Affairs says 145 Irish citizens now registered with embassy in Ukraine

Feb 14th 2022, 4:36 PM 6,341 Views 5 Comments

The department said that this number “may rise further over the coming days”.

# tensions - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 9,668 Views 32 Comments

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg raised concerns about Russian troop buildup in Belarus.

# tensions - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Vladimir Putin accuses West of 'ignoring Russia's fundamental concerns' about Ukraine
# Tensions
# Tensions

Vladimir Putin accuses West of 'ignoring Russia's fundamental concerns' about Ukraine

Feb 2nd 2022, 7:47 AM 13,806 Views 35 Comments

The Russian president was speaking last night.

# tensions - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine

Updated Jan 26th 2022, 9:31 PM 27,032 Views 40 Comments

But Antony Blinken said the written response also contains “serious” offers for a diplomatic path to de-escalate soaring tensions.

# tensions - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated
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# Tensions

Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 9:57 PM 45,168 Views 51 Comments
  • Irish people are now advised against non-essential travel to Ukraine.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Russia's massing of troops the Ukrainian border was not justified.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he was "not aware" of plans for the use of Irish airspace for the transport of troops or weapons to Ukraine.

# tensions - Monday 24 January, 2022

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies

Updated Jan 24th 2022, 10:24 PM 70,979 Views 103 Comments

NATO also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.

# tensions - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

Jan 19th 2022, 3:01 PM 16,521 Views 43 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.

# tensions - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week
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# Tensions

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week

Jan 11th 2022, 6:44 AM 7,549 Views 10 Comments

The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test.

# tensions - Friday 10 December, 2021

Explainer: What's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border and how likely is an invasion?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border and how likely is an invasion?

Dec 10th 2021, 1:08 PM 14,622 Views 10 Comments

Nearly 100,000 Russian troops have massed on the Ukrainian border in recent weeks.

# tensions - Thursday 4 November, 2021

UK Brexit minister due in Paris for talks on fishing row as France releases impounded trawler
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# Tensions

UK Brexit minister due in Paris for talks on fishing row as France releases impounded trawler

Nov 4th 2021, 8:05 AM 5,789 Views 4 Comments

The meeting comes a day after a French court released a British trawler impounded for a week.

# tensions - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
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# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 8:21 PM 21,582 Views 40 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

# tensions - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
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# Tensions

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

Oct 16th 2021, 1:25 PM 26,339 Views 0 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

# tensions - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president
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# Tensions

Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president

Oct 10th 2021, 7:45 AM 10,052 Views 10 Comments

Tsai Ing-wen also firmly rejected Chinese military coercion in a speech to mark the country’s National Day.

# tensions - Saturday 9 October, 2021

China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan
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# Tensions

China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan

Oct 9th 2021, 7:25 AM 22,923 Views 42 Comments

Self-governed Taiwan, which has never formally declared independence, lives under the constant threat of invasion by China.

# tensions - Sunday 3 October, 2021

North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work
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# Tensions

North Korea warns UN to ‘think of the consequences’ of criticising missiles work

Oct 3rd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,599 Views 27 Comments

Pyongyang resumed missile tests in September after a six-month hiatus.

# tensions - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion
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# Tensions

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion

Oct 2nd 2021, 9:03 AM 17,372 Views 61 Comments

Beijing marked its National Day on Friday with its biggest aerial show of force against Taiwan to date.

# tensions - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties
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# Tensions

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘complete destruction’ of South Korean ties

Sep 15th 2021, 10:17 PM 30,409 Views 22 Comments

Kim Yo Jong criticised the South Korean president for describing North Korean weapons demonstrations as a provocation.

# tensions - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
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# Tensions

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government

Apr 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 24,251 Views 12 Comments

The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.

# tensions - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,672 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

# tensions - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

NI Executive adjourns for the night with no agreement on new coronavirus restrictions
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# Tensions

NI Executive adjourns for the night with no agreement on new coronavirus restrictions

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 8:49 PM 42,577 Views 36 Comments

Northern Ireland’s lockdown is due to end at midnight tomorrow.

# tensions - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House
# Tensions Brewing
# Tensions Brewing

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House

Nov 4th 2020, 7:04 AM 11,441 Views 4 Comments

Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the US there were no signs of widespread unrest.

# tensions - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand
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Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand

Oct 15th 2020, 7:17 AM 11,120 Views 6 Comments

In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.

# tensions - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Statues of Roosevelt and Lincoln toppled during Columbus Day protests in the US
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Statues of Roosevelt and Lincoln toppled during Columbus Day protests in the US

Oct 13th 2020, 9:48 AM 34,309 Views 67 Comments

Disquiet over Columbus Day was witnessed in several US and Latin American cities.

# tensions - Sunday 27 September, 2020

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
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# Tensions

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

Sep 27th 2020, 12:25 PM 18,912 Views 6 Comments

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

# tensions - Friday 25 September, 2020

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
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# Tensions

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,312 Views 26 Comments

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

# tensions - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears
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Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

Sep 8th 2020, 7:31 AM 21,112 Views 11 Comments

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

# tensions - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G
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Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G

Jul 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,589 Views 6 Comments

The Chinese tech giant’s equipment is to be stripped from the UK’s 5G network by 2027.

# tensions - Monday 25 May, 2020

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'
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China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'

May 25th 2020, 9:23 AM 35,278 Views 82 Comments

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington had been infected by a “political virus”.

# tensions - Sunday 17 May, 2020

HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'
# Letter
# Letter

HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'

May 17th 2020, 4:15 PM 20,557 Views 11 Comments

“There are tensions with many issues,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said this morning.

# tensions - Friday 8 May, 2020

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position
# Democracy
# Democracy

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position

May 8th 2020, 5:53 PM 14,773 Views 20 Comments

Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.

# tensions - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,745 Views 22 Comments

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

# tensions - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday
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# Tensions

Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday

Jan 5th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,498 Views 28 Comments

Johnson is facing mounting calls to make a statement on Friday’s fatal drone strike.

# tensions - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general
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# Tensions

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

Updated Jan 4th 2020, 4:50 PM 63,856 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

# tensions - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
# Iraq
# Iraq

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

Updated Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 36,250 Views 71 Comments

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

# tensions - Monday 30 December, 2019

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
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# Tensions

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,563 Views 19 Comments

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

# tensions - Sunday 8 December, 2019

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media
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# Tensions

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media

Dec 8th 2019, 10:43 AM 20,450 Views 21 Comments

Pyongyang has carried out a number of launches at the same site where the latest test occurred.

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