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Palmyra treasures restored after ISIS attack

Two sculptures, brutally disfigured by ISIS using hammers in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, have been painstakingly restored by Italian restoration experts.

France sees escalating protests after accusations of police abuse

The accusation that a baton-wielding police officer in France raped a 22-year-old man during a violent arrest matched what some residents call a familiar narrative: a young man suffers serious injuries at the hands of authorities.

Girlfriend of jailed gunman: ‘I believe he didn’t do it’

The girlfriend of the man jailed for shooting a girl in the neck believes he’s innocent.

NATO European allies to jointly buy planes, set up new elite HQ

European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops.

Hopes pinned on tech sector riding to London’s rescue in post-Brexit world

Fears about the fallout for London's financial services industry in a post-Brexit world have caused some to turn to the tech sector as a possible savior.

Is this last call for those boozy lunches for London’s financial services industry?

Workers in the City have long enjoyed the tradition of a “cheeky” lunchtime pint or after-work drinks in a nearby pub. But is it coming to an end now?

European Central Bank: 'No room for complacency' on recovery

Top ECB officials saw "no room for complacency" when it came to continued stimulus, at least through the end of the year.

Gardaí to get mobile phone app for checking driver details

Plans have been outlined for gardaí to get a mobile phone app to let them check a driver's details at the roadside.

Mothers and adopted children of baby homes urged to speak out

An organisation set up to address the abuse of young unmarried women in mother and baby homes in the North is calling on those affected by the Catholic institutions to make contact.

Here's the sequence of Taoiseach's responses to the false sex abuse claims against McCabe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has struggled to say what he knew about the false Tusla sex abuse claims levelled against Sgt Maurice McCabe and when, according to the Irish Examiner.

LATEST: Second whistleblower's solicitor confirms his client wants to be part of public inquiry

Latest: Keith Harrison's solicitor Trevor Collins has this evening confirmed his client wants to be part of any public inquiry into the whistleblower crisis.

LATEST: Taoiseach confirms Zappone took 'correct course of action' in not divulging Tusla file

Latest: A spokesperson for the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has said Ms Zappone took 'absolutely the correct course of action' in not revealing any of the details of the Tusla file on Seargean Maurice McCabe.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in Govt after HSE 'apologises unreservedly' to McCabe

The Children's Minister says it would have been inappropriate for her to brief the cabinet.

Tusla involvement in McCabe allegations ’very worrying’

Sinn Féin has expressed concern following last night’s revelations on Prime Time that Tusla sent a file containing false allegations about Sgt Maurice McCabe to local gardaí in 2013.

Latest: SF brand Tánaiste's statement 'not credible' as Zappone gives reason for not telling Cabinet

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe says he's going to sue.

False sex allegation against McCabe circulated by Tusla following 'clerical error'

A file containing a false allegation of child sex abuse against whistleblower Maurice McCabe was sent by Tusla, the child and family agency, to gardaí and widely circulated in 2013, however no effort was made to substantiate the claim, writes the Irish Examiner's Michael Clifford.

Update: Sinn Féin and Brendan Howlin urge Garda Commissioner to step aside

Update 8pm: Sinn Féin's Jonathan O’Brien has also called for Garda Commissioner, Noirín O'Sullivan, to step aside.

Russia: 'We're not returning' Crimea to Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Ministry has indicated it intends to keep Crimea because it considers it to be part of Russia.

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