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# usa - Saturday 20 February, 2021

United Nations report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo
# Weapons
# Weapons

United Nations report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Sat 7:25 PM 24,116 Views 35 Comments

A private security contractor supplied mercenaries and weapons to a Libyan commander who fought to overthrow the government.

# usa - Thursday 11 February, 2021

White House declines to say if there is a St Patrick's Day invite for the Taoiseach
# Shamrock Bowl
# Shamrock Bowl

White House declines to say if there is a St Patrick's Day invite for the Taoiseach

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 7:29 PM 48,920 Views 201 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he would go if an in-person meeting was planned.

# usa - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,821 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

# usa - Friday 29 January, 2021

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 21,044 Views 24 Comments

This impeachment hinges on the riot earlier this month in the US Capitol building, as Larry Donnelly explains.

# usa - Friday 15 January, 2021

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'
# Allegations
# Allegations

Suit filed against anti-smoking group over links to 'Big Tobacco'

Jan 15th 2021, 9:40 PM 33,230 Views 15 Comments

Several accusations have been made by the former anti-smoking foundation’s director of social media.

# usa - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Record daily total for deaths in US as coronavirus surges in nearly every state
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Record daily total for deaths in US as coronavirus surges in nearly every state

Jan 7th 2021, 9:35 PM 50,825 Views 19 Comments

California has been particularly hard hit.

# usa - Sunday 3 January, 2021

New surge feared as US virus death toll hits 350,000
# New Surge
# New Surge

New surge feared as US virus death toll hits 350,000

Jan 3rd 2021, 4:03 PM 43,810 Views 40 Comments

The US has reported the most deaths from Covid-19 in the world, followed by Brazil.

# usa - Friday 1 January, 2021

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
# For Auld Lang Syne
# For Auld Lang Syne

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere

Jan 1st 2021, 7:48 AM 38,718 Views 25 Comments

In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.

# usa - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
# Election2020
# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 31,723 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

# usa - Friday 27 November, 2020

From starring in Cork's All-Ireland wins to watching on from New Jersey
# Orla Cotter
From The42
# Orla Cotter

From starring in Cork's All-Ireland wins to watching on from New Jersey

Nov 27th 2020, 5:15 PM 12,208 Views 1 Comment

Orla Cotter scored the winning point when Cork and Kilkenny met in the 2018 All-Ireland final, she’ll watch tomorrow’s semi-final from Jersey City.

# usa - Friday 13 November, 2020

Kearney hoping for Ireland call as cousin Biden gets elected in the US
# Connections
From The42
# Connections

Kearney hoping for Ireland call as cousin Biden gets elected in the US

Nov 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,738 Views 1 Comment

The 31-year-old wing has had a torrid time with injuries in recent years.

# usa - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Biden urges Americans to 'stay calm' and says he has 'no doubt' he will be declared winner
# Getting There
# Getting There

Biden urges Americans to 'stay calm' and says he has 'no doubt' he will be declared winner

Nov 5th 2020, 9:47 PM 23,799 Views 43 Comments

Trump, meanwhile, has not been seen in public since election night.

# usa - Friday 23 October, 2020

Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19
# FDA
# FDA

Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19

Oct 23rd 2020, 8:59 AM 28,619 Views 19 Comments

Remdesivir was one of the first drugs to show relative promise in shortening the time to recovery in some coronavirus patients

# usa - Monday 12 October, 2020

Dr Anthony Fauci condemns Trump's team for including him in a campaign advert
# Us Elex 2020
# Us Elex 2020

Dr Anthony Fauci condemns Trump's team for including him in a campaign advert

Oct 12th 2020, 8:03 AM 52,299 Views 36 Comments

The infectious diseases expert said his comments were taken out of context in the advert.

# usa - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told
# Allegations
# Allegations

US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 PM 14,403 Views 0 Comments

The WikiLeaks founder was also bugged in the toilet at the Ecuador embassy, his extradition hearing has heard.

# usa - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000
# America
# America

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000

Sep 22nd 2020, 9:33 PM 31,552 Views 42 Comments

Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.

# usa - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged
# Belarus
# Belarus

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 7:11 AM 23,064 Views 27 Comments

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# usa - Sunday 30 August, 2020

One dead in Portland shooting after demonstrators clash
# Protests
# Protests

One dead in Portland shooting after demonstrators clash

Aug 30th 2020, 9:30 AM 27,845 Views 77 Comments

The death follows another night of unrest in the city.

# usa - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Aug 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,372 Views 54 Comments

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

# usa - Saturday 8 August, 2020

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong
# At Loggerheads
# At Loggerheads

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

Aug 8th 2020, 8:21 AM 24,266 Views 56 Comments

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

# usa - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'We were just a couple of the lucky ones' - Golf great Nicklaus reveals he had coronavirus
# Jack Nicklaus
From The42
# Jack Nicklaus

'We were just a couple of the lucky ones' - Golf great Nicklaus reveals he had coronavirus

Jul 19th 2020, 11:25 PM 5,171 Views 0 Comments

The 80-year-old Nicklaus revealed the experience on the television broadcast of the US PGA Tour’s Memorial tournament, which he hosts in Ohio.

# usa - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
# Travel
# Travel

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,725 Views 79 Comments

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# usa - Friday 10 July, 2020

Hawaii-based team set to join Major League Rugby for 2021
# Exciting Move
From The42
# Exciting Move

Hawaii-based team set to join Major League Rugby for 2021

Jul 10th 2020, 9:22 AM 5,303 Views 7 Comments

It has been reported that several big-name former All Blacks are behind the expansion bid.

# usa - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Brother pays tribute after death of world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins
# Galyon Brothers
# Galyon Brothers

Brother pays tribute after death of world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins

Jul 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 69,780 Views 10 Comments

Twins Donnie and Ronnie Galyon died on July 4 aged 68.

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 9:31 PM 37,030 Views 16 Comments

The prolific UCD wing will move to the US to continue his education.

# usa - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19
# Independence Day
# Independence Day

Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19

Jul 4th 2020, 7:18 PM 55,540 Views 72 Comments

Over 11,000 cases were recorded today in Florida, alone.

# usa - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Two dead after man drives into Walmart centre in California and begins shooting
# Shooting
# Shooting

Two dead after man drives into Walmart centre in California and begins shooting

Jun 28th 2020, 8:15 AM 30,573 Views 35 Comments

Police officers shot the suspected gunman at the centre in Red Bluff after he killed one person and injured four others.

# usa - Friday 26 June, 2020

New coronavirus cases hit all-time high in US with over 40,000 recorded in 24 hours
# Spike
# Spike

New coronavirus cases hit all-time high in US with over 40,000 recorded in 24 hours

Jun 26th 2020, 4:47 PM 41,467 Views 41 Comments

The figure represents a resurgence that has led some governors to back track or at least pause the reopening of their states.

# usa - Thursday 11 June, 2020

US Soccer scraps controversial anthem kneeling ban
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

US Soccer scraps controversial anthem kneeling ban

Jun 11th 2020, 7:56 AM 4,192 Views 1 Comment

‘We apologize to our players – especially our black players – staff, fans, and all who support eradicating racism.’

# usa - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

Jun 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 50,453 Views 123 Comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

# usa - Friday 5 June, 2020

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd

Jun 5th 2020, 7:09 AM 29,812 Views 65 Comments

After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.

# usa - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder

Jun 3rd 2020, 9:06 PM 17,231 Views 0 Comments

George Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment”.

# usa - Friday 29 May, 2020

Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest
# USA
# USA

Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest

Updated May 29th 2020, 12:57 PM 60,559 Views 152 Comments

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the arrest was “totally unacceptable and totally inadvertent”.

# usa - Monday 11 May, 2020

Federal prosecutors to consider hate crime charges in shooting of Ahmaud Arbery
# Georgia
# Georgia

Federal prosecutors to consider hate crime charges in shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

May 11th 2020, 10:07 PM 16,803 Views 68 Comments

Georgia has no hate crime law allowing charges at the state level.

# usa - Saturday 9 May, 2020

US women's soccer team file appeal after legal setback in equal pay fight
# Battling On
From The42
# Battling On

US women's soccer team file appeal after legal setback in equal pay fight

May 9th 2020, 8:48 AM 4,696 Views 19 Comments

A federal judge dismissed the team’s bid for equal pay last week.

# usa - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Larry Donnelly: I'm taking a break from politics this week ... now, about lasagne and spuds
# US-Ireland Relations
# US-Ireland Relations

Larry Donnelly: I'm taking a break from politics this week ... now, about lasagne and spuds

Apr 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 31,891 Views 30 Comments

Larry Donnelly, a ‘yank in Ireland’, has a little shutdown rant.

# usa - Friday 17 April, 2020

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow
# Trump
# Trump

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Apr 17th 2020, 8:48 AM 87,231 Views 187 Comments

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.

# usa - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Over 2 million confirmed cases globally, a further 38 Irish deaths: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over 2 million confirmed cases globally, a further 38 Irish deaths: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 6:52 PM 105,198 Views 0 Comments

A total of 12,547 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland.

# usa - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Death toll from US tornado outbreak rises to at least 34
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Death toll from US tornado outbreak rises to at least 34

Apr 14th 2020, 6:52 PM 12,655 Views 6 Comments

The storms claimed lives in at least six states.

At daily White House coronavirus briefing, Trump shows 'propaganda' video of people praising him
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

At daily White House coronavirus briefing, Trump shows 'propaganda' video of people praising him

Apr 14th 2020, 6:50 AM 75,310 Views 140 Comments

A reporter for CBS News asked Trump what had been done in February on Covid-19. The president responded that she was a “fake”.

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