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May's Halloween Brexit deal spooks sterling and bonds   Theresa May In the past, news of delays to Brexit have boosted the pound - but an agreement to extend Article 50 talks until October 31, Halloween, pushed the British currency lower against the euro yesterday. Sterling fell 0.2pc to 86.28 pence per euro and British government bonds were also weaker as markets digested...
Multi-millionaire bachelor farmer (82) beats assault rap over tug of war for heritage table JJ McCabe, Carnelly House, Clarecastle,Co Clare. (File Pic). Colourful, multi-millionaire bachelor farmer, John Joseph (JJ) McCabe has beaten an assault rap over a tug of war concerning a heritage table. At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan dismissed the charge against the 82-year-old Clarecastle farmer of assaulting 55 year old businessman, John Colleran at Abbey View...
Kim Jong-Un handed new title as part of the 'largest political shake-up in years' North Korea Kim Jong-un is now ‘supreme representative’ Photo: Reuters In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong-un a new title, state media reported yesterday, moves analysts said solidify...
'Potentially historic' winter storm to slam central US David Liebhard gets a little help from his son Levi, 4, as the two shovel their driveway Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Appleton, Wis. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions Monday across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel. (Dan...

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Lawyers call for Ghosn and Nissan case split to ensure fair trial A former soldier who stole a cash bag from a bookies in a “moment of madness” to repay a drug debt has been given a suspended sentence Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn have asked a Tokyo court to try the ex-Nissan Motor Co boss separately from his former employer, arguing...
Sleepless nights for Kit Harington ahead of Game Of Thrones swansong The Belfast premiere marks the final series of a show credited with boosting Northern Ireland’s economy. Kit Harington attending the Game of Thrones premiere (Liam McBurney/PA) A central character of fantasy drama Game Of Thrones admitted suffering sleepless nights ahead of the final series. Kit Harington plays Jon Snow, who has become...
Ghosn’s lawyers appeal to Japan Supreme Court over detention The former Nissan chairman’s detention has been extended through to Sunday but may be prolonged. Carlos Ghosn (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP) Lawyers for Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was sent back to detention while out on bail, have filed a protest with the Japanese Supreme Court. Lawyer Junichiro Hironaka told reporters that...
EU wrangles over new Brexit delay sought by Theresa May May seeks second Brexit postponement to June 30 EU eyes "flextension" to end of year or spring 2020 But Macron wants shorter delay, says nothing is certain EU draft: UK must refrain from mischief in bloc Points of view: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is believed to differ from France’s Emmanuel...
Kevin Doyle: 'Businessman Peter Casey has a message that could very well see him elected to Brussels'   Peter Casey who is running in the European Election. Photo: David Conachy Love him or hate him, Peter Casey is back. The 'Dragon's Den' businessman who lit a fire under the presidential election now wants to take on Europe. And while the news will have many...
Switzerland: Done the Camino? Try the stunning Via Alpina Katy Harrington embarks on a solo adventure across a section of the Via Alpina The climb to Kleine Scheidegg over undulating meadows is gentle, the rock and ice scenery of the North Face of the Eiger close and awe-inspiringGletscherschlucht Rosenlaui I stand out like a sore thumb at Zurich Airport amid the bankers...

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