Furious China demands that Canada frees tech executive after arrest China has demanded that Canada releases an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the US and threatens to complicate trade talks.

Arrest: Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at an event in Moscow in 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Alexander Bibik Joe McDonald in Beijing December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Furious China demands that Canada frees tech executive after arrest Independent.ie China has demanded that Canada releases an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei […]

Asia-PacificNorth Korea expands missile base despite pledge to disarm New satellite images have revealed North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base in a remote mountainous area, despite ongoing talks this year with the US over the country’s nuclear disarmament.

Summit: US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Nicola Smith in Taiwan December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments North Korea expands missile base despite pledge to disarm Independent.ie New satellite images have revealed North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base in a remote mountainous […]

JK Rowling’s husband brands her former assistant a ‘good liar’ A FORMER assistant of JK Rowling accused of fraudulently using her credit card for spending sprees was a “good liar”, according to the Harry Potter author’s husband.

Neil Murray, the husband of author JK Rowling, leaves Airdrie Sheriff Court. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire Paul Ward, Press Association Scotland December 6 2018 9:08 PM 0 Comments JK Rowling’s husband brands her former assistant a ‘good liar’ Independent.ie A FORMER assistant of JK Rowling accused of fraudulently using her credit card for spending sprees […]

BritainTeenager jailed for bomb threats to British and US schools A British teenager who sent hoax bomb threats to schools across Britain and the United States and caused a security scare at an American airport was jailed for three years on Friday, prosecutors said.

Photo issued by the National Crime Agency of the arrest of George Duke-Cohan. Photo: National Crime Agency/PA Wire Amy O’Brien December 7 2018 2:48 PM 0 Comments Teenager jailed for bomb threats to British and US schools Independent.ie A British teenager who sent hoax bomb threats to schools across Britain and the United States and […]

Free public transport rolled out in a country for first time Luxembourg is to become the first country in the world to make all public transport free.

Stock photo Bethany Papworth December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Free public transport rolled out in a country for first time Independent.ie Luxembourg is to become the first country in the world to make all public transport free. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/free-public-transport-rolled-out-in-a-country-for-first-time-37603288.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35591364.ece/f36b4/AUTOCROP/h342/Depositphotos_62860641_original.jpg Email Luxembourg is to become the first country in the world to make all […]

EuropeBreaking Merkel protégé Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Angela Merkel. Photo: Reuters Paul Carrel and Madeline Chambers December 7 2018 4:43 PM 0 Comments Merkel protégé Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader Independent.ie Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s […]

Evidence from ‘master’ and ‘slave’ handsets helped to place killer and victim together The High Court has ruled the Irish law under which gardaí gathered mobile phone evidence against Graham Dwyer contravenes EU law and the…

Stock image Shane PhelanTwitterEmail December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Evidence from ‘master’ and ‘slave’ handsets helped to place killer and victim together Independent.ie The High Court has ruled the Irish law under which gardaí gathered mobile phone evidence against Graham Dwyer contravenes EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights. Does this […]

Man (53) found guilty of €90k tiger kidnapping in which postmistress, daughter and student abducted A Cavan resident has been convicted of a €90,000 tiger kidnapping four years ago in which a postmistress, her daughter and an Italian…

Stock image Aoife Nic Ardghail December 7 2018 1:04 PM 0 Comments Man (53) found guilty of €90k tiger kidnapping in which postmistress, daughter and student abducted Independent.ie A Cavan resident has been convicted of a €90,000 tiger kidnapping four years ago in which a postmistress, her daughter and an Italian student were abducted from […]

CourtsBreaking Sex offender jailed for six years after being caught exposing himself to young schoolgirls A sex offender has been jailed for six years after he was caught exposing himself to frightened young girls on their way to school.

Barry Watters Andrew Phelan December 7 2018 2:55 PM 0 Comments Sex offender jailed for six years after being caught exposing himself to young schoolgirls Independent.ie A sex offender has been jailed for six years after he was caught exposing himself to frightened young girls on their way to school. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/sex-offender-jailed-for-six-years-after-being-caught-exposing-himself-to-young-schoolgirls-37604773.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37119020.ece/65aea/AUTOCROP/h342/12herald.jpg Email A sex […]