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Row over economy minister pick threatens new Italian government

Row over economy minister pick threatens new Italian government

Italy's efforts to form a government have broken down after the president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry.

  • by Steve Scherer and Stephen Jewkes

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For one wine lover, 1774 was a very good year
Wine

For one wine lover, 1774 was a very good year

A bottle of wine made in 1774 has reportedly sold for $161,431 at auction in France.

Justice for MH17 victims demands the ultimate joint effort
Opinion
MH17

Justice for MH17 victims demands the ultimate joint effort

The Dutch and Australian governments have to join the legal campaign against a power that sees little value in human life.

  • by Jerry Skinner
'Quiet revolution': Abortion vote cements Ireland's liberal shift
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'Quiet revolution': Abortion vote cements Ireland's liberal shift

Ireland's landslide result cemented the nation's liberal shift at a time when right-wing populism is on the rise in Europe and the Trump administration is curbing abortion rights.

  • by Kiminko de Freytas-Tamura
Ireland has shed its historic culture at a speed that amazes
Opinion

Ireland has shed its historic culture at a speed that amazes

"Jaysus. In my youth you couldn't buy condoms, be gay, get divorced or even see Life of Brian. Now we're one of the most liberal countries in the world."

  • by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Iconic red phone box makes a comeback in Britain
England

Iconic red phone box makes a comeback in Britain

Once battered by the march of technology, classic phone boxes are being re-purposed in imaginative ways.

  • by Palko Karasz
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Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote
Abortion

Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

“After 35 long years, it seems that Ireland has finally turned the page on a shameful chapter of its history," Labour leader Brendan Howlin said.

  • by Nick Miller
French ex-spies arrested on treason charges
France

French ex-spies arrested on treason charges

Two former French spies have been charged with treason for illegally aiding a foreign power, with judicial sources suggesting that China was responsible.

  • by Henry Samuel
How an online purchase helped find the Russian blamed for downing MH17
MH17

How an online purchase helped find the Russian blamed for downing MH17

A mysterious man wanted in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 appears to be a high-level Russian military intelligence officer.

  • by Kevin Hall
Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex
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Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

A coat of arms has been created for Meghan featuring touches from her homeland, California's state flower and the Pacific Ocean's blue.

Irish voters set to liberalise abortion laws in landslide
Abortion

Irish voters set to liberalise abortion laws in landslide

An exit poll shows 68 per cent of voters back a change in the law.

  • by Padraic Halpin and Graham Fahy