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Russian strawberry tycoon in election race against Putin

Image copyright AFP Eight candidates have been officially confirmed to run in Russia’s 18 March presidential election. Vladimir Putin, hoping to win a fourth term, is the clear favourite. Opinion polls give him a lead of more than 60%. Mr Putin comes fourth on the ballot paper, as candidates are …

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Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving Google

CNET Matt Rogers, co-founder of smart home gadget maker Nest, is leaving parent company Google. CNET Smart Home Guide From connected light bulbs, to plant sensors, to smart locks, and beyond, smart home tech is growing and evolving rapidly. Here you’ll find the latest product reviews, news, and how-tos to …

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Sebastian Barry named new Laureate for Irish Fiction

Award-winning novelist Sebastian Barry has been named the new Laureate for Irish Fiction. His three year term begins this month. One of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, since publishing his first novel Mackers Garden in 1982, Barry has been acclaimed as novelist, ppoet and playwright. He has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, for …

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Asylum seeker work ban to be declared unconstitutional

The Supreme Court will make a formal declaration tomorrow that the absolute ban preventing asylum seekers working here is unconstitutional.  The court said in November that it would make the declaration on 9 February, regardless of what progress the State had made in addressing the court’s findings.  The court ruled …

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