Kim Jong Un bio-weapon threat grows as White House announces second summit North Korea’s biological weapons pose a more serious military threat than its nuclear programme, according to defence analysts, while…

Summit: US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in June last year. Photo: Getty Images Julian Ryall, Tokyo January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Kim Jong Un bio-weapon threat grows as White House announces second summit Independent.ie North Korea’s biological weapons pose a more serious military threat than its nuclear […]

First women at Hindu temple get protection The first women to pray at a Hindu temple previously only visited by men are to receive round-the-clock protection, India’s Supreme Court has ordered.

The first women to pray at a Hindu temple previously only visited by men are to receive round-the-clock protection, India’s Supreme Court has ordered (stock photo) January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments First women at Hindu temple get protection Independent.ie The first women to pray at a Hindu temple previously only visited by men […]

Asia-PacificHotel sacks half of its robot staff for being bad at their jobs A high-tech hotel in Japan has been forced to lay off half of its robot staff after finding they were incompetent and created more work for humans.

Robots are increasingly being tasked with jobs once done by humans. Stock image. Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail January 19 2019 8:26 AM 0 Comments Hotel sacks half of its robot staff for being bad at their jobs Independent.ie A high-tech hotel in Japan has been forced to lay off half of its robot staff after finding they […]

Mistress tells of ‘tunnel escape with naked drug lord El Chapo’ A Mexican former politician and mistress of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told his trial how she escaped through a drainage tunnel with the naked drug lord as security forces closed in before his 2014…

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, girlfriend of El Chapo. Photo: Reuters Harriet Alexander January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Mistress tells of ‘tunnel escape with naked drug lord El Chapo’ Independent.ie A Mexican former politician and mistress of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told his trial how she escaped through a drainage tunnel with the naked […]

Latin America21 killed and 70 injured as leaking fuel pipeline explodes in Mexico At least 21 people have been killed and more than 70 others injured after a fiery explosion at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico.

Military personnel watch as flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), January 18, 2019. National Defence Secretary/Handout via REUTERS People react at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of […]

Congress to probe claims Trump told Cohen to lie Senior Democrats have pledged to investigate a report that US President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real-estate project in…

Evidence: Michael Cohen arrives at his home in New York following surgery on his shoulder. Photo: AP Rachael Alexander January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Congress to probe claims Trump told Cohen to lie Independent.ie Senior Democrats have pledged to investigate a report that US President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen […]

President TrumpWhite House ticks along with a skeleton crew as president digs in The US government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all.

Quiet: Kellyanne Conway walks past the White House to an interview with Fox News yesterday. Photo: Getty Images Darlene Superville January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments White House ticks along with a skeleton crew as president digs in Independent.ie The US government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal […]

Prince Philip ‘very shocked’ after walking away from car accident unhurt BRITAIN’S Prince Philip is recovering after being left “very shocked” and shaken when he walked away from a car crash unhurt.

Prince Philip Tony Jones, Catherine Wylie and Aine Fox January 18 2019 8:01 AM 0 Comments Prince Philip ‘very shocked’ after walking away from car accident unhurt Independent.ie BRITAIN’S Prince Philip is recovering after being left “very shocked” and shaken when he walked away from a car crash unhurt. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/prince-philip-very-shocked-after-walking-away-from-car-accident-unhurt-37724419.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37724418.ece/19dd8/AUTOCROP/h342/ph.jpg Email BRITAIN’S Prince Philip […]

Britain’Scene already set’ for tragedy at Hillsborough, lawyer tells jury The former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary accused of safety offences related to the Hillsborough disaster started the job when the “scene was already set” for the tragedy, his lawyer has told a court.

Denies charges: Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell Eleanor Barlow January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Scene already set’ for tragedy at Hillsborough, lawyer tells jury Independent.ie The former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary accused of safety offences related to the Hillsborough disaster started the job when the “scene was already set” for the […]

Macron mellows his tone for ‘debate’ he hopes will stop yellow vest violence Grand Bourgtheroulde is a small town of just over 4,000 inhabitants deep in the heart of Normandy in northern France. Like many towns of its size in…

Let’s talk: Emmanuel Macron bids to relaunch his presidency after months of violence by the yellow vest movement. Photo: Reuters Mary Fitzgerald January 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Macron mellows his tone for ‘debate’ he hopes will stop yellow vest violence Independent.ie Grand Bourgtheroulde is a small town of just over 4,000 inhabitants deep […]