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Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election with parliamentary majority - tally Rightist parties backing PM seen expanding majority Netanyahu facing possible corruption indictment Election seen as referendum on four-term reign Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote with his wife Sara (Ariel Schalit.AP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to reelection on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand...
Lucas Moura celebrates hat-trick with post-match kickabout with son Fans on Twitter joke that toddler Miguel ‘needs to start against City next week’. (John Walton/PA) Wisecracking Tottenham fans are calling for Lucas Moura’s young son to play for the club after he helped his father celebrate scoring the first ever hat-trick at Spurs’ new stadium with a post-match kickabout. Aged 17 months, Miguel...

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Chevron leaps to 'ultramajor' oil status with deal Exploration The deal is the biggest takeover in the oil and gas industry since Shell's £47bn purchase of BG Group in 2015, according to Bloomberg data. Stock Image Chevron has agreed to buy Anadarko Petroleum in a $33bn (€29.1bn) deal that adds US shale oil and African liquefied natural gas and puts it in...
How to retain your key people with a pension Losing talented staff costs businesses time and money - here are five tips on how to hold on to valued employees 'Losing talented staff costs businesses time and money' Stock image Alan O'Neill, author of Premium is the New Black is Managing Director of Kara Change Management, specialists in strategy, culture and people...
Orban will not bend to EU pressure to soften laws on international universities after Soros college row   Liberal philanthropist George Soros. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire Hungary will not relax rules for international universities despite pressure from the European Union and offers from Germany to mediate in a row over a college founded by US billionaire George Soros, the government said yesterday. Prime...
Thundering headlines but life carried on... As the Republic was formed, this newspaper reported myriad events, writes Liam Collins as he peruses those editions O’Connell Street, Dublin, in the years after the Republic was declared. Photo: Charles W Cushman Collection, Indiana University Archives On Sunday, April 17, 1949, the eve of Eire becoming the Republic of Ireland, the Sunday Independent proudly carried...
‘Heart rate’ meme has Twitter users confessing what makes their pulse race This new meme, written solely with punctuation, will let you express all of your emotions. (Yobro10/Getty Images) If you’re a regular on Twitter, you’ll know that jokes and memes crafted from punctuation marks have taken off in recent years, and the latest to trend on the platform is a heart...
EU wrangles over new Brexit delay sought by Theresa May May seeks second Brexit postponement to June 30 EU eyes "flextension" to end of year or spring 2020 But Macron wants shorter delay, says nothing is certain EU draft: UK must refrain from mischief in bloc Points of view: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is believed to differ from France’s Emmanuel...
'Welcome to the world!' - mother gives birth to baby girl on the side of the road Baby Lydia was born in the early hours of Tuesday morning Photo: DFB/Twitter A BABY girl made her entrance into the world on the side of the road earlier this week. The newborn tot, who has been identified only as Lydia, was born in her parent's...
Dan O'Brien: 'Odd glad tiding aside, we still face some uncomfortable home truths' Dail committees, Garda dysfunction, Brexit, housing and interest rates have all been in the news. Dan O'Brien considers their significance NO END IN SIGHT: British PM Theresa May last week. Further Brexit turmoil seems likely and a no-deal exit remains a distinct possibility. Photo: Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images Each week...

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