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    Irish Eurovision singer Sandie Jones has died

    Sandie Jones has died at the age of 68. Irish singer Sandie Jones, who represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest has died, aged 68. Jones sang at the competition in 1972, with her song 'Ceol an Ghrá'. She was the only person to have sung in Irish in the Eurovision. According to RTÉ, the Crumlin born singer had been living in the US and had been ill for some time.

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    Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if 'all objectives are met' by UK

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker EUROPEAN COMMISSION CHIEF Jean-Claude Juncker has said that Brussels could drop the so-called “backstop” solution for Northern Ireland if Britain came up with a fail-safe alternative. “If the objectives are met - all of them - we don't need the backstop,” Juncker told Sky News. The disputed proposal attempts to guarantee that no hard border emerges between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in any Brexit scenario. However, its effort to simultaneously ensure that the EU's single market remains protected would temporarily keep the UK in the bloc's customs union. The fix has been repeatedly rejected

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    What Happens If Boris Johnson Gets A Brexit Deal?

    One of the biggest frustrations among some of Boris Johnson's oldest friends has been the way he has ramped up a no-deal Brexit since becoming PM. Instead of being a tough negotiating tactic, it has felt like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Lob in the provocative prorogation and rebel MP deselection threats and you can see why even loyal backbenchers (many of whom blame Dominic Cummings for all the hardball) have been getting very nervous of late. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay's veiled threats today to Spain (we import £2bn of your fruit and veg, and £2bn of your cars, Manuel) were more of the same. But those who always wanted Johnson to run a twin-track strategy - working hard for a deal alongside

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    Common Antidepressant Does Little To Relieve Symptoms Of Depression, Study Finds

    A common antidepressant does little to relieve symptoms of depression, according to the biggest study of its kind - but it is effective at improving anxiety. The study found that most people taking sertraline saw little or no effect on depressive symptoms - such as low mood, lack of interest in things and poor sleep - in the first six to 12 weeks of taking the drug. However, sertraline did cut symptoms of anxiety - such as worrying and feeling nervous or restless - and people were twice as likely to say their overall mental health had improved. Experts said they were “surprised” by the findings relating to depression, but it was clear the drugs helped cut anxiety and should continue to be prescribed

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    A third image of Justin Trudeau in blackface has been uncovered

    The Canadian Prime Minister has since said that he can't remember how many times he wore blackface. Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau had apologised for twice being pictured wearing blackface when he was younger. Since then, a third instance has been uncovered, in the form of a video. The clip itself is quite blurry, but it has been confirmed to Global News that it is Trudeau in the video. His face and limbs appear to be covered in black make-up in the video, which you can see here: He has since said that he is unsure of how many times exactly that he wore blackface. According to BBC, Trudeau told reporters in Winnipeg: "I am wary of being definitive

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    Trump sues in New York in attempt to block public release of tax returns

    US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has asked a federal court to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns as part of a criminal investigation, opening another front in the president's efforts to keep his financial information private. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R Vance Jr, who recently subpoenaed the president's accounting firm for eight years of his state and federal returns as part of an investigation into payments made to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. They called the subpoena a “bad faith effort to harass” Trump and said Vance, a Democrat, had overstepped his constitutional authority. “Virtually 'all legal

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    Kim Kardashian recalls her struggling journey with Psoriasis

    Washington D.C [USA], Sept 20 (ANI): American beauty mogul Kim Kardashian recently opened up about her battle with Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition caused by an overactive immune system and its repercussions. The 38-year-old 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star has talked about dealing with psoriasis disease for years which causes red, scaly and often itching or burning patches on the skin. On the recent episode of the show, Kim learned that she is likely to be suffering from psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory form of arthritis that causes joint pain and stiffness and affects about 30 per cent of people with psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, reported E-News. In