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Whirlwind diplomacy as May seeks Brexit support amid warnings of no-deal damage Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the rear entrance of Downing Street, London, after spending the weekend in her Maidenhead constituency. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire The European Union has been urged to demonstrate "trust and vision" in talks with the UK at the start of a week of intense...
Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration A protester wearing a mask depicting U.S. President Donald Trump holds a sign during a demonstration against Trump on President's day near the White House in Washington, U.S., February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsPeople hold signs during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump on President's day near the White House in Washington, U.S.,...
FTSE 100 strengthens on positive US-China trade talks The pound, meanwhile, rose on solid January retail sales figures. Royal Bank of Scotland helped bolster the FTSE 100 after the lender posted strong earnings Philip Toscano/PA) The FTSE 100 edged higher on Friday on renewed hopes of a US-China trade deal, while the Royal Bank of Scotland was a standout performer following better...
Brave face: Brexit casts long shadow as London fights to stay in fashion    A design from Paul Costelloe’s autumn/winter 2019 collection. Photo: Debbie Bragg Talk of Brexit has been a dominant theme throughout London Fashion Week (LFW), and the issue is weighing heavily on the industry. Forget colour, trends and celebrity models. Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access...

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'I am not sure' - Maurizio Sarri doesn't know if he still has the backing of the Chelsea dressing room Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri pictured during their defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is 'not sure' whether he still retains the backing of his...
Great white shark's DNA could help humans - new research A great white shark (AP) Great white sharks may prove unlikely saviours of human lives thanks to their huge and extraordinary genome, scientists have discovered. The first "map" of the creature's DNA has uncovered a plethora of mutations that protect against cancer and other age-related diseases, as well as enhanced wound healing. Experts...
Targeted, trapped, traumatised: the truth about the sex trade in Ireland Two years after it became an offence to buy sex services, there has only been one conviction New reality: Ireland's prostitution 'industry' has largely moved off the streets and indoors. Picture by Gerry MooneyTime to stop: From left, Bridget Perrier,Ne'cole Daniels, Rachel Moran and Fiona Broadfoot from Space International during...
Timothy L O'Brien: 'President's strange, parallel universe sees every defeat as a mammoth victory'   U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Hanging on a wall behind the omelette bar at US President Donald Trump's golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida is an old, framed poster. It is from an ad campaign Walgreens once ran featuring the president, back when he...
New laws to be approved to prepare for UK's exit Money matters: Simon Coveney said Ireland is spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Picture: Justin Farrelly Legislation to allow for ongoing cross-Border healthcare, electricity, transport, student grants and pension payments will be approved by Cabinet today. Nine government departments have almost completed work on legal changes which...
Phone belonging to teenager accused of killing six-year-old girl used to Google 'how do police find DNA', court hears Alesha MacPhail Photo: Facebook A phone belonging to a teenager accused of the abduction, rape and murder of a six-year-old girl was used to google "how do police find DNA", a court has heard. The Alesha MacPhail murder trial also heard evidence that...

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