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Man who falsely imprisoned and 'ferociously' beat ex-girlfriend to be assessed for community service

A man who falsely imprisoned and “ferociously” beat his ex-girlfriend because she found a new partner may get community service, a judge has indicated.

HSE denies failing to contact Gardaí for three years after receiving 'Grace' report

The HSE has denied reports that it failed to correspond with Gardaí for three years, following a report into the handling of the 'Grace' case.

'Nine years, and I never get to see his face again,' widow shouts as man jailed for manslaughter

The wife of a man who was beaten to death with an axe had to be removed from court when his killer was sentenced to nine years in prison.

French conservatives, lacking a 'Plan B,' reel as Fillon's presidential campaign seems to implode

France's conservative Republican Party holds an emergency meeting as the presidential campaign of Francois Fillon appears to be imploding.

Turkey’s bleak media scene: Arrests, closures and closed trials

Turkey is mired in a massive crackdown that includes arrests and trials of journalists and shuttering of news organizations.

Trump's Russian honeymoon may be over as Moscow media put him in the deep freeze

When Donald Trump was inaugurated, Russian media fell over themselves, hailing the start of a promising era in U.S.-Russian ties. But his first address to Congress was greeted with muted coverage.

Baffled Sweden asks Trump to explain terror remarks

Swedes take to Twitter to ridicule Trump over implied claim of terror strike

The far right party is leading election polls in the Netherlands: Will Geert Wilders be prime minister?

The far-right politician, Geert Wilders, and his Freedom Party have been leading opinion polls for months in the Netherlands. An election is set March 15.

Europe markets close lower; Deutsche Bank slides 7.9%; Standard Life up 6%

European markets close lower during afternoon trade on Monday as investors contemplated a rate rise by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Tuam: No evidence of crime, nobody to prosecute

Identifying the remains of young children at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home would be technically very difficult and the prospect of establishing causes of death highly unlikely, according to forensic and Garda sources.

Merkel condemns Nazi insult from Erdogan

Angela Merkel has condemned "unjustifiable" comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Nazism in the midst of a growing diplomatic spat.

Russia on Trump: From glee to frustration

The barely-disguised delight in Moscow that greeted Donald Trump's victory on November 8 has gradually melted into a mixture of confusion and frustration.

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?

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