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Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters from far and wide, including some from other countries – flooded Syntagma Square in Athens At least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of …

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NK ceremonial leader to visit S Korea for Winter Games

North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam will visit South Korea this week as the head of the country’s high-level delegation for the Winter Olympics, Seoul’s Unification Ministry has said. Mr Kim, who is president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, will lead a 22-person delegation expected to arrive …

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How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.

These measurement expeditions have typically excluded experts from Nepal, which shares the mountain with China and is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Now, for the first time, Nepali surveyors are limiting intervention from foreign powers and sending a team to the summit to settle the height question for …

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Stop blaming Apple and take responsibility for tech addiction

Gabe Zichermann Contributor Gabe Zichermann is CEO and co-founder of Onward. His vision is to foster a world where balanced relationships between “real life” and technology make everyone healthier, happier and more truly connected. More posts by this contributor: There are many accusations against Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and others …

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Calls for more gender equality at Markievicz ceremony

A commemoration ceremony has been held to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to the British parliament and the first woman minister in Dáil Eireann. A small crowd, including politicians and trade unionists, gathered at her grave in Glasnevin Cemetery to hear tributes from …

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Greeks protest against Macedonia compromise

Tens of thousands of Greeks are protesting against a possible compromise in a dispute with Macedonia over its name. Around one million people are expected in Athens’ Syntagma Square, many travelling from outside the city or even overseas. The protest is part of a 27-year disagreement between the Greek province …

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Three-year-old girl dies following Kildare road crash

A three-year-old girl has died in hospital following a traffic accident that occurred in Co Kildare on Thursday. The girl’s father, who was driving the car, is continuing to received treatment in Tallaght Hospital following the crash. The accident occurred when two cars collided at approximately 8.05am on the R413 Brannockstown …

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