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Huawei could be part of trade deal with China claims Trump

Donald Trump has suggested he might be willing to make embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei part of trade talks with China.

His administration last week put Huawei, which it has called a threat to national security, on a blacklist that effectively barred US firms from selling ...

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Boy gets £20,000 in damages after losing part of finger swinging on lamp-post

A BOY who may have been swinging from a lamppost when it collapsed and sliced off part of his finger is to receive £20,000 damages, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.

Compensation was halved due to his likely actions contributing to the injuries being sustained during a street game ...

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Man (26) jailed for 'merciless' attack on friend in north Belfast

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for a "merciless" attack on a friend in which 14 kicks were aimed at the victim's head.

After watching CCTV footage of the attack - which took place both inside and outside Grainne House in the New Lodge area of north Belfast - Judge Patricia ...

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Man to stand trial over murder of Richard Scullion in Banbridge

A man is to stand trial later this year over the murder of Richard Scullion in Banbridge.

The 55-year-old was found dead in a house in the town's Millmount Court in July 2018.

A previous court hearing was told that he was discovered in the kitchen of the property with two stab ...

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Voting begins as Republic chooses MEPs

Voting has begun as Ireland chooses members of the next European Parliament.

Two of the 13 elected face an uncertain wait as to when they can take their seats due to the Brexit delay.

The Republic is receiving two of the 27 places formerly reserved for the UK which are being ...

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Voting in European election steady as rain stays away

POLLING stations across Northern Ireland experienced a teatime rush yesterday as people voted in what is being billed as the most open European election for decades.

Good weather was expected to ensure a reasonably healthy turnout and yesterday afternoon traffic at polling stations was ...

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Noise Annoys: The Wedding Present's David Gedge on Irish tour and George Best LP documentary

THIS is a bumper weekend for Irish devotees of indie rock legends The Wedding Present: not only are David Gedge and co back in Ireland for a series of concerts celebrating 30 years of their classic LP Bizarro in Limerick (Dolan's, tonight), Dublin (The Academy, tomorrow) and Belfast (The ...

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Neil Lennon willing to place faith in teenager Karamoko Dembele for Scottish Cup final against Hearts

If recent form is anything to go by, Celtic’s encounter with Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final this Saturday could be a relatively straight forward affair for the Parkhead side.

The two sides have met five times this season, with Celtic the victors on all but one of these ...

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Family of Michael Leonard 're-traumatised' after PSNI 'inaccurately' described 1973 death as murder

THE family of a Catholic man shot dead by the RUC has been "re-traumatised" after the PSNI said it "inaccurately” described his death as murder.

Cattle dealer Michael Leonard (24) died after a car chase between Pettigo and Belleek near the Co Donegal border on May 17 ...

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Pensioner alleged attacked by her 86 year-old partner 'may not be co-operating' with police investigation court hears

A PENSIONER alleged subjected to a prolonged attack by her 86-year-old partner may not be co-operating with the police investigation, a court heard yesterday.

A lawyer told Newtownards Magistrates Court “there's been no movement” in the case involving Fedor Harvey Stewart.

“We ...

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Police appeal after man assaulted in Co Antrim

POLICE have appealed for information after a man was assaulted in Co Antrim.

The victim was found in the Point Street area of Larne on Wednesday at around 10.35pm. Police believe he had been attacked a short time earlier close to an underpass.

A PSNI spokesman said: "The male ...

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New PSNI chief constable set to be announced

AN announcement on who will replace George Hamilton as chief constable of the PSNI is expected to be made within hours of the conclusion of interviews today.

Four people have been shortlisted for the £207,000-a-year job, with Mr Hamilton due to retire in June.

Current acting ...

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Police called to security alert near Derry polling station

POLICE were last night dealing with a suspicious device near a polling station in Derry.

The alert was sparked in Moss Road following reports of an object - believed to be a number of canisters taped together - had been left on a traffic island. The road was closed as police investigated ...

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Rory Gallagher: You can't measure Michael Murphy's value to Donegal

THIS week has been “fairly relaxed” for Rory Gallagher as he aims to reverse the result of last year's Ulster final and lead Fermanagh to a shock Ulster SFC win against Donegal at Brewster Park this Sunday.

The Ernemen might have beaten Donegal in the League but it was ultimately ...

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Brendan Crossan: Current Antrim footballers paving the road to a brighter future

AFTER politely declining a couple of previous invitations to attend events organised by Saffron Business Forum, I made my debut at last Friday’s Sports Lunch at Belfast’s Crowne Plaza.

One of the first men I saw in the room was Collie Donnelly, who stepped away from the county ...

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Enda McGinley: Monaghan have the capacity to bounce back from loss to Cavan

TWO years of runaway victories, in which Tyrone and Donegal won Ulster titles with average winning margins of over nine points across their respective campaigns, meant there was plenty of scoffing at the claim of this being the most competitive football Championship.

Last weekend’s ...

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Car chasing man accused of causing Natasha Carruthers's death by dangerous driving 'fuelled up' before pursuit

THE car chasing a man accused of causing the death of mother-of-one Natasha Carruthers by dangerous driving had been “fuelled up” with its occupants “tooled up with an iron bar”, the trial heard on Thursday.

The claim was made by defence QC Brian Macartney for ...

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DUP slammed for sharing pro-Brexit video using Troubles bomb footage

THE DUP has been criticised as "crass in the extreme" for sharing a unionist pro-Brexit video using Troubles footage as part of its European election campaigning.

The European Commission has also branded the Twitter video "fraudulent and pure disinformation" over an ...

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Martin McElkerney 'played key role' in recovery of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy

FORMER INLA prisoner Martin McElkerney "played a key role" in the recovery of the remains of 'Disappeared' victim Seamus Ruddy, mourners have been told.

Several thousand people lined the streets of the Divis area of west Belfast yesterday as the 57-year-old's coffin, ...

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Masked men flank coffin at funeral of former INLA prisoner Martin McElkerney

SEVERAL thousand people yesterday attended the west Belfast funeral of Martin McElkerney, with masked men flanking the cortège of the former INLA prisoner.

The 57-year-old died in hospital last Friday after a shooting incident in Milltown cemetery.

A packed St Peter's ...

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GREAT GOALS VIDEO: On This Day - May 24 1956: Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly is born... oh, and a certain Mr Cantona 10 years later


1899: French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen, the first non-English-speaking winner of the Wimbledon women's singles title, was born. She won the first of her six Wimbledon singles titles in 1919.

The loose, short-length dress she wore revolutionised fashion in the ...

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