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France tries Briton in absentia for murder of film producer

PARIS Twenty-two years after the battered body of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found near her holiday home in Ireland, the murder trial of suspect Ian Bailey will begin in France on Monday.

Ireland's main parties hold steady as Sinn Fein slumps in local vote

DUBLIN Ireland's two largest parties held their own in local elections on Sunday in a bad day for left-wing Sinn Fein, whose political ascent in the republic suffered its first major setback.

World, May 26 2019

France's greens make strong grains in European Parliament vote

PARIS France's green party saw a surge in support in Sunday's European Parliament election, mirroring strong gains made by ecologist parties in Germany and Ireland, and hailed a "green wave" they said was sweeping the European Union.

World, France, Germany, May 26 2019

Ireland's Greens eye return to government after local bounce

DUBLIN Ireland's Green Party will consider playing a role in the country's next government, pushing to overhaul environmental policy, if its surge in this week's local and European elections is repeated in the next parliamentary poll, its leader said.

World, May 26 2019

Ireland's Greens surge in European, local elections: TV exit poll

DUBLIN Support for Ireland's Green Party surged in European and local elections, an exit poll showed on Saturday, putting it in line to take its first seats in the European Parliament for 20 years and make the biggest gains in county and city councils.

World, May 25 2019

Brexit may be entering "very dangerous" new phase for Ireland: Varadkar

DUBLIN The election of a new prime minister in Britain may lead to a new phase in Brexit negotiations that could be "very dangerous" for Ireland, its Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

World, May 24 2019

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

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.

Tech, May 24 2019

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
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Nationalists surge in EU Parliament, but pro-EU parties remain dominant

BRUSSELS Pro-European parties kept a firm grip on the EU parliament on Monday as liberal and green parties matched a surge by eurosceptic parties, who won control of a quarter of seats in European elections for the first time. | Video