Northern Ireland Protocol Bill progresses in UK government

The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill passed through the second reading stage in the UK House of Commons on Monday, June 27, with MPs voting 295 to 221 in favor. The British government claims that the new legislation “aims to fix parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, restore stability, and protect the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement,” … Read more

NASA launches mini satellite in Moon return bid

NASA has blasted a nanosatellite barely bigger than a microwave oven into outer space, part of a landmark mission to return humans to the Moon. A rocket carrying the tiny CAPSTONE module successfully launched from New Zealand’s eastern Mahia Peninsula to a deafening blast and a wash of fiery propulsion. All being well, in four … Read more

Holiday like a footballer in Algarve with deals from £50pp a night

ALGARVE is a footballers’ favourite when it comes to summer holidays. Regular visitors include Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and the Beckhams. 2 Algarve is definitely a footballers’ favourite when it comes to summer holidays, regular visitors include Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and the BeckhamsCredit: GettyIf you click on a link in … Read more

‘Unacceptable’ – Formula One slams racist language used by Piquet against Hamilton

FORMULA ONE BRANDED a racist term used by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet against Lewis Hamilton as “unacceptable” on Tuesday. The 69-year-old Brazilian, who won the world title in 1981, 1983 and 1987, used a racially offensive term when referring to Hamilton on a Brazilian podcast. “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form … Read more

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget

WE ARE IN the grip of a cost of living crisis. Every household is feeling the squeeze as their incomes are stretched by rising prices. According to the latest Economic Pulse report by Bank of Ireland, one-third of households are now ‘just making ends meet’. Faced with rising energy bills, growing food costs and crippling … Read more

Worst June heatwave in Tokyo since 1875

Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the possibility of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, including the cost of electricity, are among … Read more

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