Democrats to fight Trump’s ‘unlawful’ plan over wall Democrats and campaign groups vowed to fight US President Donald Trump’s “unlawful” national emergency declaration yesterday as he revealed plans to raid existing government funds to build…

U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters Ben Riley-Smith February 16 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Democrats to fight Trump’s ‘unlawful’ plan over wall Independent.ie Democrats and campaign groups vowed to fight US President Donald Trump’s “unlawful” national emergency declaration yesterday as he revealed plans to raid existing government funds to build his Mexico border wall. […]

President TrumpLegal challenge to Trump’s emergency faces uphill battle US Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a US-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border (Evan Vucci/AP) Alison Frankel February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Legal challenge to Trump’s emergency faces uphill battle Independent.ie US Democratic lawmakers, states and […]

Donald Trump calls on European allies to ‘step up’ and ‘take back’ captured Isis fighters US president Donald Trump has said his European allies should “take back” more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria.

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Alexander Britton February 17 2019 10:41 AM 0 Comments Donald Trump calls on European allies to ‘step up’ and ‘take back’ captured Isis fighters Independent.ie US president Donald Trump has said his European allies should “take back” more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/donald-trump-calls-on-european-allies-to-step-up-and-take-back-captured-isis-fighters-37823843.html […]

North AmericaJackie Kennedy’s younger sister and socialite Lee Radziwill dies Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 85.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (L) stands with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland, and niece, Anna Christina Radziwill, on the walkway outside the Oval Office with the Kennedy family dog Clipper at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 15, 1963. Courtesy Cecil Stoughton/JFK Library/Handout via Reuters Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail February 17 2019 4:54 PM […]

Runaway schoolgirl who just gave birth to baby boy does not regret decision to join Isis Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum has claimed she was “just a housewife” when she left Britain to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria and does not regret…

East London schoolgirl Shamima Begum Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire Shamima Begum Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire Jemma Crew and Aine Fox February 17 2019 2:02 PM 0 Comments Runaway schoolgirl who just gave birth to baby boy does not regret decision to join Isis Independent.ie Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum has claimed she was “just a housewife” […]

BritainFather’s ‘great shock’ as brother of teenagers killed in Syria stabbed to death The father of two British teenagers killed fighting for Islamists in Syria has told of his “great shock” at losing a third son in a stabbing.

Forensics officers at the scene where Abdul Deghayes was found injured in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen Polo, near St Joseph’s Church in Brighton Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Flora Thompson February 17 2019 4:36 PM 0 Comments Father’s ‘great shock’ as brother of teenagers killed in Syria stabbed to death Independent.ie The father of […]

Spain’s early election signals start of political jockeying In calling an early general election in Spain for April 28, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez last Friday set the stage for a divisive vote that could tilt the country towards the nationalist right.

Seeking broader majority: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Photo: Bloomberg Ingrid Melander February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Spain’s early election signals start of political jockeying Independent.ie In calling an early general election in Spain for April 28, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez last Friday set the stage for a divisive vote that could […]

Obituary: John Stalker John Stalker, who has died aged 79, was an old-school detective greatly admired by colleagues, feared by criminals and respected by the public as a dedicated police officer.

RESPECTED: John Stalker moved into TV after his retirement February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Obituary: John Stalker Independent.ie John Stalker, who has died aged 79, was an old-school detective greatly admired by colleagues, feared by criminals and respected by the public as a dedicated police officer. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/obituary-john-stalker-37823440.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37823323.ece/e8b28/AUTOCROP/h342/P28.stalkerobit.jpg Email John Stalker, who has […]

Louvre rejects €400m ‘Leonardo’ as art expert condemns it as a fake The Salvator Mundi was described as “one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo” when it sold for a record €400m in 2017, only to disappear amid increasing doubts about its attribution to the…

Salvator Mundi Dalya Alberge February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Louvre rejects €400m ‘Leonardo’ as art expert condemns it as a fake Independent.ie The Salvator Mundi was described as “one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo” when it sold for a record €400m in 2017, only to disappear amid increasing doubts about […]

Merkel hits back over US attack on Iran nuclear deal German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of US criticism yesterday as she delivered a spirited backing of her…

SPEECH: Angela Merkel David Rising February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Merkel hits back over US attack on Iran nuclear deal Independent.ie German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of US criticism yesterday as she delivered a spirited backing of her multilateral […]