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UK backed by chemical watchdog on Salisbury poisoning

The international chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed the UK’s analysis of the chemical used in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, as Russia continues to deny responsibility for the attack. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said its inspectors had found the nerve agent used was of “high …

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VP Pence to visit Brazil at end of May

LIMA (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Brazil at the end of May in his first official trip to the country, the governments of the United States and Brazil said on Thursday. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National …

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Saudi Arabia hosts its first ever women's cycle race

Image copyright Instagram/@jeddah_woman Image caption Ready, steady, go – riders at the starting line of Saudi Arabia’s first women cycling race Female riders have taken part in Saudi Arabia’s first women’s cycling race, surprising many people in the conservative nation and across social media. Saudi women cyclists were able to …

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42 schools to be established over next four years

Forty-two new primary and secondary schools are to be established over the next four years, to help meet unprecedented demand for school places caused by the country’s demographic boom. The majority of the new schools will be in the Dublin city environs, with 16 additional primary schools and 10 second-level planned for the capital. …

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Man who took 28 sleeping tablets drove car at 180km/h

A man who drove a stolen car at 180km/h after taking 28 sleeping tablets has been given a three-year sentence. Eoin Jarvis, 26, who has 57 previous convictions, drove at speed up a slip road causing the car to become airborne over a roundabout before crashing on the far side. …

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