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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# tensions

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Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile
It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.
'An anti-constitutional coup': Vladimir Putin isn't happy about events in Ukraine
The Russian president is addressing journalists in Moscow this morning.
Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities
Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.
Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis
Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.
US issues warning as Russian military 'now controls Crimea'
President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.
Armed men are patrolling one of Ukraine's main airports
However the airport is operating normally, despite their presence.
Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat
The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.
Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal
The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.
Catholic teacher leaves job at school after online sectarian abuse
Sinn Féin has blamed a Protestant group for targeting the 25-year-old teacher.
Polish Minister criticises David Cameron over immigrant comments
The British Prime Minister had said that existing benefit rules for EU workers from eastern Europe were a “monumental mistake” – but Poland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs disagrees.
Germany urges Japan to deal 'honestly' with WWII past
Germany said it has tried to deal with its own actions during World War II and urged Japan and other countries to do likewise.
Six detained air force officers caused significant tension for Mugabe’s visit to Ireland
It was a hot topic of discussion whether Taoiseach Fitzgerald should raise the issue of the detained air force officers with Mugabe during his visit.
Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest
Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Kiev this afternoon in an increasingly tense stand-off with the government.
Teenager 'in a stable condition' after being shot in legs in Coleraine
Matthew Campbell was shot after a gang forced their way into a house in a staunchly loyalist area of Coleraine.
John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times
The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.
Britain sends six Typhoon jets to Cyprus base
However, the country said they are not deploying them to take part in military action against Syria.
Interview: The arts have a unique ability to dissolve hostility
Festival director Sean Doran talks about hosting the world’s largest multi-arts festival in a small town in Co Fermanagh, and how the arts can melt away tensions in Northern Ireland.
Some Dublin Bus workers accept Labour Court proposals...
…but drivers already rejected them last week.
North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s
These reunions had been held for years to get families back together up until 2010 when tensions between the two countries rose again.
Martin McGuinness: The past few weeks have not been good for Northern Ireland
The Deputy First Minister also criticised the DUP – his coalition partner – for abandoning plans to develop the Maze prison into a conflict resolution centre.
Spain says it will take 'all necessary measures' to protect Gibraltar
Britain, Spain and Gibraltar are rowing (again).
Video: SF mayor of Belfast hospitalised after being jostled by loyalist protesters
A local DUP politician criticised the Lord Mayor for attending the event after violent scuffles broke out.
Investigation after 'shots fired' at police in Belfast
The PSNI said no injuries or damage was reported in the incident.
North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions
The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.
North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting
The agreement comes after intense talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of tension and threats of nuclear war.
Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years
The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.
Video: Shatter says TDs playing 'silly political games' over penalty points
The Minister for Justice also spoke about why he is backing a law which could see mobile phone networks shut down during the G8 summit.
Bus Éireann warns: bring in pay cuts or we could end up breaking the law
A spokesperson for Bus Éireann said the company’s future is at risk if it can’t bring in major changes to pay and conditions for employees.
Israel hits military research centre in Syria in second attack
It is Israel’s second strike on Syria in three days.
Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves
“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.
North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'
North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.
John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch
There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.
Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike
High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.
South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely
Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.
North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety
European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.
North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions
“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.
Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.
Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone
South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.
Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?
North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?
School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students
Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.