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Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

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DUBLIN Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising.

Philip Green's Arcadia to close UK stores, review U.S. in restructuring

LONDON British retail tycoon Philip Green's Arcadia Group said on Wednesday it planned to close 23 of its 566 stores in the UK and Ireland in a major restructuring of the fashion business that could also see its Topshop/Topman stores close in the U.S..

May 22 2019

Trump to visit Ireland during Europe trip in early June: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will visit Ireland during their upcoming trip to Britain and France, and plan to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5, the White House said on Tuesday.

World, May 21 2019

British PM's new Brexit deal appears acceptable to Ireland: Varadkar

DUBLIN British Prime Minister Theresa May's "new deal" aimed at delivering Brexit would appear to be acceptable to Ireland, a key party in the negotiations, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.

World, May 21 2019

Brexit shifts politics in Ireland as parties look north

DUBLIN When Britain voted to leave the European Union, few voters outside Northern Ireland thought about what it would mean for the British province.

World, May 21 2019

Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

BELFAST Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status.

World, Gay Marriage May 18 2019

Ireland does not confirm reports of Trump visit in June

DUBLIN Ireland said on Wednesday it had not received formal notification from the United States of plans for a visit by Donald Trump, after media reported that the president would visit in June.

World, May 15 2019

WhatsApp informs Irish regulator of 'serious security vulnerability'

DUBLIN Facebook's WhatsApp has informed its lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), of a serious security vulnerability on its platform, the DPC said on Tuesday.

Facebook, Tech May 15 2019

EU regulators to investigate Insurance Ireland data pooling system

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators opened an investigation on Tuesday into Insurance Ireland's data pooling system, concerned that conditions set by the association to access the system may block rivals in violation of EU competition rules.

May 14 2019

UK PM May to talk to Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein in coming days: spokeswoman

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will talk to Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein in the coming days about efforts to restore the region's devolved government, May's spokeswoman said on Friday.

World, May 10 2019
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The kids aren't alright: Japan struggles to protect its most vulnerable children

TOKYO Miwa Moriya was 6 when social workers told her she was going to a Christmas party, but instead moved her into a group home for about 60 children in a small city in western Japan.