Asia-PacificDozens hurt as huge explosion destroys restaurant More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion that destroyed a restaurant in Sapporo, northern Japan.

Debris: Firefighters work at the site of the explosion that razed a restaurant in Sapporo in northern Japan. Photo: Reuters Mari Yamaguchi December 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Dozens hurt as huge explosion destroys restaurant Independent.ie More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion that destroyed a restaurant in Sapporo, northern Japan. […]

Trump knew it was ‘wrong’ to pay hush money: Cohen Michael Cohen has claimed his former boss Donald Trump was aware that giving hush money to two women claiming affairs during the 2016 election campaign was “wrong” but directed him to…

Michael Cohen said Donald Trump ‘directed me to make the payments’ to the two women. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters Ben Riley-Smith December 15 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Trump knew it was ‘wrong’ to pay hush money: Cohen Independent.ie Michael Cohen has claimed his former boss Donald Trump was aware that giving hush money to two […]

President Trump’Over my dead body’ – Giuliani blocks attempt to question Trump Donald Trump and his lawyer have unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the probe into alleged Russian collusion, ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Festive: President Donald Trump with first lady Melania during the Congressional Ball in the grand foyer of the White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP Jonathan Lemire December 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Over my dead body’ – Giuliani blocks attempt to question Trump Independent.ie Donald Trump and his lawyer have unleashed a fresh series of […]

Jennifer Lawrence denies lawsuit claim she had sex with Weinstein Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence after another actress rejected his advances, a lawsuit alleges.

NO RELATIONSHIP: Jennifer Lawrence with Harvey Weinstein Joe Francis December 16 2018 6:30 PM 0 Comments Jennifer Lawrence denies lawsuit claim she had sex with Weinstein Independent.ie Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence after another actress rejected his advances, a lawsuit alleges. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/jennifer-lawrence-denies-lawsuit-claim-she-had-sex-with-weinstein-37630371.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37630370.ece/4734d/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-12-16_wor_46575661_I1.JPG Email Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence […]

Biden emerges as early 2020 front-runner for the Democrats Former US vice-president Joe Biden has emerged as an early front-runner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, the first state that…

Veteran: Joe Biden served as Barack Obama’s No. 2 Rob Crilly December 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Biden emerges as early 2020 front-runner for the Democrats Independent.ie Former US vice-president Joe Biden has emerged as an early front-runner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, […]

North AmericaFamily of girl who died at border deny she had no food or water The family of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US Border Patrol custody are disputing US officials’ claims she had not been given food or water for days.

A picture of Jakelin, a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S, is seen during a protest to demand justice for her, in El Paso, Texas, U.S. December 16, 2018. Photo: Reuters Alan Martin December 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Family of girl who died at […]

Russia’s silenced rappers find an unlikely ally in Vladimir PutinRussian rap artists may have found an unlikely ally in the…

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: AP Rob Crilly December 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Russia’s silenced rappers find an unlikely ally in Vladimir Putin Independent.ie Russian rap artists may have found an unlikely ally in the form of Vladimir Putin. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/russias-silenced-rappers-find-an-unlikely-ally-in-vladimir-putin-37632266.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/article37632265.ece/bbf80/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-12-17_wor_46588409_I1.JPG Email Russian rap artists may have found an unlikely ally in the […]

‘Small steps’ as 200 nations back transparent rules on climate change Nearly 200 countries at the UN climate talks have agreed universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015…

COP24 President Michal Kurtyka and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa pose with the heads of delegations after adopting the final agreement during a closing session of the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, December 15, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Kacper Pempel Frank Jordans December 17 2018 2:30 […]

Strasbourg gunman supported Isil, says dad The father of the gunman who embarked on a deadly shooting spree at a Christmas market in Strasbourg has said his son was an Isil supporter.

The Strasbourg Christmas market. Photo: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images Chris Baynes December 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Strasbourg gunman supported Isil, says dad Independent.ie The father of the gunman who embarked on a deadly shooting spree at a Christmas market in Strasbourg has said his son was an Isil supporter. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/strasbourg-gunman-supported-isil-says-dad-37632264.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37618417.ece/a89ca/AUTOCROP/h342/AFP_1BI9VM%20INT_ED6_S01%20Read-Only.jpg Email The father […]