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Washington (CNN)Vladimir Putin keeps on getting the last laugh, and he knows it. The Russian leader and former KGB officer could not resist some sardonic trolling on a day when the tortured legacy of the 2016 election sowed fresh mistrust and discord in Washington and the US President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., got caught in...
New York (CNN Business)WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets. The encrypted messaging service, owned by Facebook (FB), said Monday that it had discovered and fixed the vulnerability the attackers had sought to exploit. The hackers could implant malicious...
Hong Kong (CNN)China will survive its trade war with the United States, state media insists, as it mounts a fierce new propaganda campaign against US "greed." In a series of opinion pieces and on-air editorials, the country's government-controlled media used strong and nationalistic language to reassure a shaky domestic audience that China's economy can weather the higher tariffs imposed...
(CNN)Neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping can afford to blink. A personal duel between two rival presidents could ensure that the escalating trade war across the Pacific may last longer than anyone expected. The showdown is now no longer just a confrontation between China and the US -- one a rising power challenging the long established dominance...
Hardware giant Bunnings has agreed to increase minimum pay rates for employees by $25 per week or between 2.5 to 2.7 per cent with extra pay for high performers. Penalty rates range from 110 per cent to 200 per cent, but base rates are at least 10 per cent more than those under the...
'I bought a house for €8,000 when I was 17 and sold it for €24,000 two years later' My money John Brennan John Brennan is co-owner of the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare and a well-known face on RTE's TV series At Your Service, which he presents with his brother, Francis. The series, which sees the brothers once again take on business makeovers...
Brendan Keenan: 'Whatever the Brexit, Irish Question will still need an answer' Border Communities Against Brexit holding protests on Old Belfast Road in Carrickcarnon on the northern side of the Irish border, between Newry and Dundalk. Photo: PA Journalism, according to a well-known saying, is the first draft of history. My own experience leads me to think that the second draft,...
US attorney general: I think spying did occur on Trump campaign William Barr said that though he did not have specific evidence of wrongdoing, ‘I do have questions about it’. US attorney general William Barr appears before a Senate subcommittee in Washington (Andrew Harnik/AP) US attorney general William Barr has said he is reviewing the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, declaring he...
Editorial: 'FAI problems won't go away if Delaney avoids questions' 'The fact Mr Delaney remains as the association’s executive vice president is also a matter of disquiet for many.' Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire John Delaney may not have ridden to the Dáil on a donkey with palms at his feet, but he did a fairly good impression of an improbable Messiah...
Lay of the Land: The long man who was short on love Kilkenny Castle. Photo: Deposit Time has turned the many Norman castles around this country town into romantic ruins; though there was nothing sentimental about the vicious fighters who built them. But even if Churchill rightly observed that history is written by the victors, the underdog's version of events survives...

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