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Fine Gael to back new drink-driving laws

Fine Gael will support the new Road Traffic Bill, the party’s parliamentary chairman has confirmed. Martin Heydon said there were 24 contributions on the proposed Bill at tonight’s meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators in Leinster House. He said a majority of these agreed with a united approach to …

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ms. Sobchak is the daughter of a former mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly A. Sobchak, who was Mr. Putin’s mentor for years and who died in 2000 while campaigning for Mr. Putin. Mr. Putin managed Mr. Sobchak’s final, unsuccessful campaign in 1996; his animosity toward electoral politics is said to …

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Facebook’s discovery-focused ‘Explore Feed’ hits the desktop

Facebook’s tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms. Previously available on mobile devices in the main navigation, Facebook’s new Explore Feed is now appearing for users on the desktop, as well. Facebook tells TechCrunch this is the …

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Fianna Fáil motion to correct State pension anomalies

Fianna Fáil have tabled a Dáil motion calling for anomalies in the contributory State pension to be corrected. The party’s Social Affairs spokesman, Willie O’Dea, said he found it very difficult to explain to anyone how a system can provide two different rates of pensions to people who paid the …

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Adobe targets 20 percent revenue growth for FY 2018

Adobe headquarters in San Jose, California. Adobe shared its targets for the 2018 fiscal year on Wednesday, projecting year-over-year revenue growth of 20 percent and earnings growth of 30 percent. The figures were shared at a briefing with investors and financial analysts at its Adobe MAX user conference. In a …

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When the revolution eats itself

WHEN a revolution happens, the consequences are not obvious straight away. The British referendum on EU membership in June 2016 was seen as a revolt of ordinary people against a globalised elite. The politicians who led the Leave campaign did not seem to expect to win. As wags remarked, they …

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Chechen mothers' agony over IS daughters

We did not expect to meet so many people. Dressed in brightly-coloured headscarfs and winter coats, they crowded into a poorly lit meeting room in city of Grozny, in the Russian state of Chechnya. They were, for the most part, mothers and grandmothers, and they brought hundreds of photographs of …

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