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Large UK Christmas parties being canceled due to Omicron

LONDON, England: Due to the uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19,, major companies, including NatWest, Aviva, Deloitte and ...

Europe says $340 billion program will not burden countries with debt

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has announced the creation of a program worth $340 billion, called "Global Gateway," to act ...

Woman in 90s dies after car she was driving crashes in Co. Clare

CO CLARE, Ireland - A woman in her 90s has died after the car she was driving was involved in ...

British hotels report holiday cancellations due to Covid Omicron

LONDON, England: Fears about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have led to cancellations at UK hotels, as Christmas plans are ...

Selfridges department stores in UK sold in multi-billion pound deal

LONDON, England: A Thai conglomerate, the Central Group, is set to buy luxury UK department store group Selfridges for up ...

Dublin officials to discard plans for whitewater park in Dublin center

DUBLIN, Ireland: Dublin officials will scrap plans to build a whitewater rafting course in Dublin city center.Due to a lack ...

UK farmer says thank foreign workers for Christmas turkeys

CHELMSFORD, England: There will be no shortage of turkeys for British consumers this Christmas season because of the foreign farm ...

New York honors Mac Niallais for LGBT rights struggle

NEW YORK - Tarlach Mac Niallais, an Irish lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights activist, has a street in ...

After decades of delays, Shell Oil gives up on UK's Cambo oilfield

LONDON, England: Shell Oil announced this week that it has abandoned its plans to develop the Cambo oil field west ...

Public warned of dangerous winds in Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday

DUBLIN, Ireland: Met Eireann has issued severe wind warnings for Tuesday and Wednesday, as Storm Barra is expected to reach ...

Ireland's Erin King returns to city she grew up in for Sevens series

DUBAI, UAE - A former Dubai Hurricanes mini, who first tried rugby as a five-year old at The Sevens, said ...

Ireland's economy grows in 3rd quarter, GDP up 14.5 percent

DUBLIN, Ireland: Despite concerns over the Covid variant Omicron, Ireland's economy displayed healthy growth in the third quarter, with the ...

New data shows Ireland recorded warmest autumn on record

DUBLIN, Ireland: Ireland has recorded its warmest autumn period since records began 71 years ago, Met ireann has reported.Officials said ...

2 men suspected of links to organised crime group arrested in Skerries

DUBLIN, Ireland - Two men remain detained at Balbriggan Garda Station following Wednesday morning's search of a property in the ...

Ireland Senate resolution supports Taiwan independence, opposes China

Dublin, Ireland: The Irish Senate has unanimously passed a resolution seeking to expand Dublin's relations with Taipei, and voicing their ...

Brit Air halts Hong Kong flights as China forces crews to quarantine

LONDON, England: British Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong, after its crew members were reported to have been forced ...

Afghanistan to host Netherlands for 3 ODIs in January

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 8 (ANI): Afghanistan will host the Netherlands for a three-match ODI series in Qatar which gets underway ...

UK alcohol deaths hit new record

The UK has seen its highest yearly increase in the number of deaths directly related to alcohol consumption, new government ...

GLOBALink | More cases of Omicron variant identified in UK

LONDON, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A further 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, ...

What Britain did to Ireland 100 years ago haunts today's UK

The final cut in partitioning Ireland came with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty 100 years ago. That colonial division ...

Conor McGregor issues stinging verdict on arch-rival Khabib

Khabib Nurmagomedov may have beaten Conor McGregor en route to retiring undefeated from MMA, but that doesn't seem to have ...

UK condemned for Covid travel apartheid

Britain's Covid restrictions, imposed to combat the spread of the Omicron variant, have been condemned as a ?travel apartheid? by ...

Ireland to tour West Indies for 3 ODIs, one-off T20I in January

St John's [Antigua], December 6 (ANI): Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday announced the match schedule for the Ireland Men's ...

Gene discoveries might aid people who stutter: Study

Tennessee [US], December 6 (ANI): There is new hope for people who stutter, according to the groundbreaking research led by ...

Marcus Freeman to debut in Fiesta Bowl after Notre Dame's CFP miss

Looks like Notre Dame has turned into the ultimate bubble team for the College Football Playoff. The Irish were the ...

UConn star Paige Bueckers sustains apparent leg injury

UConn star Paige Bueckers left the No. 2 Huskies' 73-54 win over No. 24 Notre Dame on Sunday with an ...

Injured Pollard ruled out of Pakistan tour, Shai Hope to lead WI in ODIs

St John's [Antigua], December 5 (ANI): West Indies white-ball skipper Kieron Pollard has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming ...

Paul Stirling becomes Abu Dhabi T10's highest run-scorer, says taken by surprise

Abu Dhabi [UAE], December 4 (ANI): Paul Stirling says he was "taken by surprise" to find out he is the ...

Facebook: latest court case shows how Europe is clamping down on big tech

Facebook's approach to users' data has just been dealt a major blow from the European court of justice (ECJ). In ...

McGregor agrees to fight Chechen destroyer Chimaev

Conor McGregor is months from his return following his gruesome leg break last summer, but that hasn't stopped the notorious ...

Anger, heavy physical exertion may trigger stroke: Study

Dublin [Ireland], December 4 (ANI): Stroke is a leading global cause of death or disability. A recent study on causes ...

Abhorrently wrong Conor McGregor on vaccine mandates

UFC star Conor McGregor has insisted people must have freedom of choice over Covid jabs, calling mandatory vaccination ?abhorrently wrong? ...

James Karnik, Boston College blow past Notre Dame

James Karnik had a season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds as Boston College rolled to a 73-57 win over Notre ...

Bryson DeChambeau cards 64 to seize lead at Hero World Challenge

World No. 7 Bryson DeChambeau survived a double bogey en route to posting the low score of the tournament through ...

Afghanistan to host Netherlands for three ODIs in Qatar

Afghanistan will host a three-match ODI series against Netherlands in Doha, Qatar in January next year, the country's cricket board ...

Electric vehicle sales surge in Ireland: statistics

DUBLIN, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The share of electric vehicles (EVs) in total new car sales in Ireland has more ...

Uganda names final squad for ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

KAMPALA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) on Tuesday announced the final squad that will play at ...

Ireland adopts new measures to fight COVID-19

DUBLIN, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- New measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, especially the new Omicron variant, came ...

Weather warning issued as storm hits parts of UK

LONDON, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A yellow warning for wind has been issued in Britain Tuesday as storm Barra has ...

Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, Dec. 7

KHARTOUM -- At least 48 people were killed in a tribal conflict in Sudan's West Darfur state, the Central Committee ...

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Europe says $340 billion program will not burden countries with debt

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has announced the creation of a program worth $340 billion, called "Global Gateway," to act ...

UK farmer says thank foreign workers for Christmas turkeys

CHELMSFORD, England: There will be no shortage of turkeys for British consumers this Christmas season because of the foreign farm ...

German restrictions grow for unvaccinated citizens

BERLIN, Germany: In a bid to halt the spread of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Germany, national and regional ...

$3,000 fine for Austrian surgeon who amputated wrong leg

VIENNA, Austria: A surgeon who amputated the wrong leg of an 82-year-old patient in May, later describing the mistake as ...

WWII bomb explodes during construction in Munich, 4 injured

MUNICH, Germany: German authorities announced this week that a World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to ...

Western allies outline new sanctions on Belarus over migrants

LONDON, England: The United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada have agreed to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis on ...

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