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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 22 February, 2018

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie NRA chief criticises 'politicisation' of Florida school shooting NRA

NRA chief criticises 'politicisation' of Florida school shooting

He also doubled down on the NRA’s longstanding position that armed Americans were the first line of defence in confronting deadly attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires Diplomatic Incident

Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires

The drugs had a street value of around $50 million.

From TheJournal.ie White powder sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being investigated as 'racist hate crime' St James's Palace

Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

Police said they detained the wanted man on his arrival at Munich airport en route to Bilbao.

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.

Hughes returns for England's trip to face Scotland at Murrayfield

Eddie Jones has also named Joe Marler on the bench for Saturday’s clash.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers' Boko Haram

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

Yesterday’s News

It was another dramatic night in the race for a place in the Premier League

Cardiff now enjoy a three-point lead over Aston Villa, while leaders Wolves dropped points.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump meets tearful school shooting survivors and suggests arming teachers Gun Control This post contains videos

Donald Trump meets tearful school shooting survivors and suggests arming teachers

“This would only be obviously for people who are very adept at handling a gun,” Trump said.

From TheJournal.ie More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria Eastern Ghouta

More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

NBA owner fined $600,000 for controversial comments

Mark Cuban said it would be in the Mavericks’ best interest to lose for the rest of the season.

Porto complete win - five weeks after first half Novelty This post contains videos

Porto complete win - five weeks after first half

The original game then had to be abandoned with Estoril 1-0 ahead.

Stunning Fred free-kick sees Shakhtar stage second-half comeback against Roma Slender Advantage This post contains videos

Stunning Fred free-kick sees Shakhtar stage second-half comeback against Roma

The Ukrainian champions hold a 2-1 lead over their Serie A opponents after tonight’s first leg.

De Gea brilliance helps Man United escape Sevilla with a draw

The goalkeeper had to be at his best to keep out the La Liga side tonight.

Real Madrid fight back to win without Cristiano Ronaldo

Unai Bustinza had put Leganes in front at Butarque.

Barcelona agree €40 million deal for Gremio youngster - reports Potential This post contains videos

Barcelona agree €40 million deal for Gremio youngster - reports

Arthur is expected to officially link up with the Catalan club in January 2019.

'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'

British rider Bradley Wiggins has suggested Team Sky’s dominance is bad for cycling.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99 RIP

Tributes paid to influential US preacher Billy Graham who has died at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

Norway's Bjoergen becomes most successful Winter Olympian ever, 15-year-old smashes skate record

Alina Zagitova stole the show in figure skating on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Celebrities boost fundraising for survivors of school shooting to march on Washington March For Our Lives

Celebrities boost fundraising for survivors of school shooting to march on Washington

March for Our Lives is set to take place on 24 March.

'I almost died after giving birth to my daughter'

Serena Williams has opened up about a recent life-threatening experience.

From TheJournal.ie US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute On Second Thoughts

US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans - but they cancelled last minute

The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting.

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze

‘I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true.’

From TheJournal.ie The UK could be without many KFC restaurants all week Fried

The UK could be without many KFC restaurants all week

People have been calling the police.

From TheJournal.ie Lawyer linked to former Trump aide admits to lying to FBI in Russia probe Alex Van Der Zwaan

Lawyer linked to former Trump aide admits to lying to FBI in Russia probe

Van der Zwaan is linked to former senior Trump campaign official, Robert Gates.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Aston Villa promotion hopes dented, Sunderland hit rock bottom

Steve Bruce’s side knew that victory would have taken them one point clear of second-placed Cardiff City.

Bayern Munich effectively seal place in Champions League last 8

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller each scored braces, while Kingsley Coman was also on target amid a one-sided contest.

Lionel Messi finally scores against Chelsea as Barcelona claim vital away goal

Willian’s powerful strike from the edge of the area gave the London club a second-half lead.

From TheJournal.ie US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces Syrian Civil War

US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces

Bombardment on today killed 106 civilians, including 19 children, according to a war monitor.

Mourinho plays down pressure on Pogba as midfielder makes United return

The French international was signed in August 2016 for a then-world record fee.

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct Scandal

Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct

They were all reported after the latest scandal.

From TheJournal.ie China wants US man 'severely punished' after thumb stolen from ancient Terracotta Warrior Terracotta Thief

China wants US man 'severely punished' after thumb stolen from ancient Terracotta Warrior

The man is alleged to have snuck into the closed exhibit and took a selfie with the terracotta figure before stealing the thumb.

Third doping controversy hits the Winter Olympics

Ziga Jeglic is believed to have tested positive for the banned drug fenoterol.

From TheJournal.ie Father goes on trial in Spain in case of 8-year-old found in suitcase at border crossing Smuggled

Father goes on trial in Spain in case of 8-year-old found in suitcase at border crossing

Ali Ouattara said he was “misled” by smugglers as to how they’d bring his son into the country.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates Sole Parent

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a surrogacy scandal in 2014.

Monday 19 February, 2018

Lazio pull plug on Man United target De Vrij's contract renewal

The Dutch defender had been in negotiations with the Italian club.

From TheJournal.ie A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years Hurtcore

A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years

Matthew Falder used encrypted email addresses and was caught by an international taskforce.

This Liverpool squad is the strongest I've ever worked with - Klopp

The man who led Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final says there is huge competition for places right now.

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