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Blackout in Venezuela to the sixth day

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 12, 2019

Today (March 12) means Venezuelans have been 6 days immersed into darkness, as a massive nationwide blackout hit the country on Thursday evening. As the Irish Times puts it, even though “power cuts have become frequent events in recent years as a result of an economic crisis, Thursday’s blackout was unprecedented due to its geographical […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 8, 2019

Today (March 8), International Women’s Day is celebrated around the Globe. It is a day to celebrate women’s achievements, and it is about unity, reflection and action. It has been celebrated on March 8 of every year since 1914, when the fight was about getting women around the world the rights to vote, but now […]

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Local Enterprise Offices hosts Business Seminar

By Andreina Gonzalez / March 6, 2019

Dublin City Public Libraries and Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) organised a group session filled with business advice today, March 03, at the Central Library in ILAC Shopping Centre. Noel McGrath led the morning with a two-hour presentation on the basics of how to start a business in Ireland. The seminar is part of the Local […]

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Patient free of HIV after stem cell transplant

By Juliane Girl / March 6, 2019

A UK HIV-patient became the second person worldwide to be freed of the virus after a stem cell transplant. Until now, the London-based man has shown no traces of HIV in his blood after having stopped taking HIV medication 18 months ago. However, it’s too early to speak of him being “cured” of HIV, doctors […]

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Pakistan shoots down Indian jets

By Juliane Girl / February 27, 2019

The conflict over Kashmir between Pakistan and India escalated on Wednesday when Pakistan shot down two Indian military jets over the ceasefire line. It also reportedly captured two Indian pilots. The two nuclear powers have been at war over the Kashmir region several times over the past decades claiming the territory for themselves. This week’s […]

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IS Shamima Begum to lose UK Citizenship

By Juliane Girl / February 20, 2019

Shamima Begum, who left the UK at the age of 15 to join the Islamic State is about to lose her UK citizenship. Her family has received a letter from the Home Office saying that: “In light of the circumstances of your daughter, the notice of the Home Secretary’s decision has been served of file […]

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Manuel Valls and the Barcelona municipal election

By Yvan Barbeau / February 20, 2019

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who is running for Barcelona City Council elections scheduled to be held on Sunday 26th May this year, has decided to demonstrate against the socialist government in Madrid. The reason of this decision was the position of the Head of Government, Pedro Sanchez, who undertook to open a dialog […]

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US states sue President over State of Emergency

By Juliane Girl / February 19, 2019

Following Donald Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency to get funding for the Mexican border wall, 16 US states filed a lawsuit against the President. Headed by California, the states Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Michigan joined in the lawsuit saying […]

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Congress reached deal over border wall funding

By Juliane Girl / February 12, 2019

On Monday, Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement over the controversial funding of the border wall with Mexico. However, the settlement only contains a small amount of the $5.7bn demanded by Trump, and does not specifically determine a concrete wall. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said: “Our staffs are going to be working feverishly to put […]

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