Tag Archives: Ireland

17Mar/16
The water in the fountain on the North Lawn of the White House is dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day

White House fountains flow green for St. Pat’s

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15Mar/16

Mother Teresa to be made Roman Catholic saint Sept. 4 – pope

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis announces.

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11Feb/16
Google Bosses quizzed

Google defends its UK tax bill

Google executives have been grilled by British lawmakers about the amount of tax they paid in the country. It follows a public outcry over corporate tax regulations which some say are unfair. Hayley Platt reports.
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23Jan/16

Google to pay $185 mln UK back taxes, critics want more

Britain’s finance minister welcomes a deal for Google to pay back tax, but his political opposition says the amount to be repaid is “derisory”.

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07Dec/15
Nobel laureates in medicine

Nobel laureates in medicine react to award

The scientists awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries in fighting parasitic diseases say teamwork and Chinese medicine are key components behind their successes.

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28Nov/15

Highlights of world events from April to June 2015

World events during the second quarter of the year include an attack on a Kenyan university, a gunman targeting tourists on a Tunisian beach and, after decades of hostility, a handshake between the leaders of the United States and Cuba.
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27Nov/15

Adele announces 2016 European tour

Adele announces 2016 European tour, launching in February. Rough Cut
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07Nov/15

Russian plane broke up in mid-air after noise, crash investigators say

A Russian plane which crashed in Egypt last week was flying on auto-pilot and appeared to break up in mid-air after a sudden noise but it is too soon to conclude exactly what brought it down, the lead investigator says.
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