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# tensions

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North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger
The US President said the move “disrespected the wishes of China”.
North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise
US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.
Supercarrier the USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan 'within days'
There had been confusion about the movements of the US Navy carrier.
US fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
The US planes intercepted the Russian bombers and helped escort them back.
North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'
North Korea could react to a potential US strike by targeting South Korea or Japan.
US moves Navy strike group in show of force against North Korea
The move will raise tensions in the region and comes hard on the heels of a US missile strike on Syria.
Former Tory leader inflames Brexit tensions with Spain over Gibraltar by bringing up the Falklands
Lord Michael Howard says he can’t “see any harm” in reminding the Spanish “what kind of people we are”.
North Korea is holding at least 11 Malaysians 'hostage'
Malaysia has condemned the decision not to let them leave the country.
The United States has just put Iran 'on notice'
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn did not specify what that meant.
Back in the good books? Costa trains with full squad after reported Conte bust-up
The striker is preparing with his team-mates for Sunday’s clash with Hull.
John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term
The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.
Suspected shooter at Muslim prayer hall found dead as Swiss police rule out Islamic State
No further details have been released about the man.
22-year-old assassin of Turkey's Russian ambassador was a policeman
The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.
US accuses Russia of hacking political sites
Pressure has been mounting on the Obama administration to call out Russia for the hacking of US political sites and email accounts.
North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan
The launch has been met with fury by Japan.
Video shows police slam teacher to the ground while saying blacks have 'violent tendencies'
The video of the incident, which happened in 2015, was not made public until yesterday.
Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters
The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.
South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border
The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.
What's happening in Saudi Arabia?
A massive diplomatic row has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Israel tensions rise after soldier shot at bus station
Police said a man, thought to be Palestinian, entered the bus station armed with a pistol and knife, killing the soldier and wounding 10 other people.
Joseph's Tomb torched as Palestinians call for 'a Friday of revolution'
Israeli security forces have deployed massively in Jerusalem after two weeks of Palestinian attacks in the city and across Israel.
Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time
More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.
Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire
Israel responded with artillery fire.
North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions
North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.
Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims
Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.
Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels
Russia says that the claims are “propaganda”.
Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first
St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.
Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee
The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.
Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?
Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?
Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald's protest
Members of the Irish Farmer’s Association gathered outside the McDonald’s in Kilkenny to protest cuts to their income.
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.
The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine
If true, that’s not good.
Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border "by accident"
“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…
"Time for peace" as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in talks with Ukraine’s President.
Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers
The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.
Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border
Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.
91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza
Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.
Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?
Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.
US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes
A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.
Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises
Airports in Israel have reopened today.