• The Huffington Post UK

    Macron Taunts Johnson: UK Could Become Trump's 'Vassal' After No-Deal Brexit

    Boris Johnson's Britain could become a 'vassal' of Donald Trump's America after a no-deal Brexit, French president Emmanuel Macron has warned. Ahead of their meeting in Paris, Macron appeared to taunt the prime minister by suggesting Johnson's much-sought after UK-US trade deal would nowhere near make up for the loss of trade with the EU. The warning that the UK would become an offshoot of the United States was a direct jibe at Brexiteers including the PM, who have often claimed that Theresa May's Brexit deal would turn the UK into a 'vassal state' of Brussels. In an explosive set of remarks hours before the meeting at the Elysee Palace, Macron also seemed to goad British MPs into stopping Brexit

  • JOE.ie

    Donald Trump launches attack on Danish Prime Minister, calling her comments "nasty"

    It's been quite a day for the US President. Donald Trump has said he cancelled his long-planned trip to Denmark because the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, criticised his attempt to buy Greenland. Frederiksen labelled Trump's posturing to buy Greenland as "an absurd discussion". Trump, in response, cancelled his trip to the Scandinavian country before launching an attack on Frederiksen on Wednesday when speaking to reporters. He made the comments as he was leaving the White House for an event in Kentucky, "I thought that the prime minister's statement that it was absurd, that it was an absurd idea was nasty," he said. "I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say no,

  • The Huffington Post UK

    First Titanic Dive In More Than A Decade Reveals Stunning Pictures Of Crumbling Ship

    The footage will also make it possible to view the wreckage using interactive augmented reality and virtual reality technology. Explorer Victor Vescovo, who is also chief executive of Caladan Oceanic, said he “wasn't quite prepared” for how large the wreckage is. He added: “It was extraordinary to see it all, and the most amazing moment came when I was going along the side of the Titanic and the bright lights of the submersible reflected off a portal and came right back - it was like the ship was winking at me. “It was amazing.” The Titanic is “going to continue to deteriorate over time” as part of a natural process, according to scientist Lori Johnson, who added that bacteria is acting like

  • JOE.ie

    QUIZ: Can you name a capital city in Europe for each of these letters of the alphabet?

    This is very difficult. The quiz is pretty straightforward. You have to name a capital city of a European country for every letter of the alphabet in the left-hand column below. You have four minutes. In case some of you are wondering why the name of the country you type does not always appear in the box, as there are numerous answers for each one, the first country alphabetically will appear in the box. If the quiz is not displaying properly, you can play it here.

  • TheJournal.ie

    Magdalene Laundry survivor (80) awarded settlement for unpaid work

    AN 80-YEAR-OLD woman who worked in a Magdalene Laundry for six years from the age of 11 has won her battle for compensation.  Mary Cavner, who now lives in the UK, worked at the Good Shepherd's Convent in Co Cork following her father's death.  Speaking to the BBC previously, Cavner said it was a shock being back in the outside world after leaving the Laundry, adding that “it really does affect you”.  News of the award was first reported by the Press Association. The amount was granted for unpaid work during her time at the laundry, the news wire service reported. BBC has reported that the figure awarded is €76,000.  In February 2013, then-Taoiseach Enda Kenny issued a State apology to the women

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    Someone in Ireland has just won €11,225,280 in tonight's Lotto draw

    WHAT A WIN! There was one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth an eye-watering €11,225,280. The winning numbers were 10, 13, 23, 24, 25, 44 and the bonus number was 12. One other player managed to match five plus the bonus number to take home €134,412. At the time of writing there is no information on where the winning ticket was sold.

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Ancient skull suggests complex brain evolution in primates

    A 20-million-year-old skull has shed new light on the mystery of brain evolution in primates. It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates, a group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin, progressively increased over time. But research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America indicates enlargement occurred repeatedly and independently with occasional decreases in size. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, involved a detailed study of a 20-million-year-old anthropoid fossil discovered high in the Andes mountains of Chile. It is the only known specimen of Chilecebus carrascoensis. Lead author Xijun