Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Britons safe to use weedkiller, Monsanto insists after £226m cancer lawsuit loss A US jury has backed claims from a former school groundsman who claimed Roundup weedkiller contributed to his terminal cancer. Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers displayed for sale. Photo: Reuters The...
Astronomers urging Irish businesses to reach for the stars The chair of the Irish Astronomy Society, the most popular of its kind in the world, says the country has a rich tradition in the field. Newgrange in County Meath (Niall Carson/PA) The...
Turkey raises tariffs on some US goods amid escalating feud Tariffs on cars from America have been doubled to 120%. An oversized copy of a 200 Turkish lira banknote (AP) Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of some US...
Employment policy to focus on high-quality and sustainable jobs Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys. Photo: Mark Condren A major shift in the Government's jobs policy will see it target more employment in research, development and the green economy...
Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers Filling up a tank of fuel in socialist Venezuela today costs less than one US cent. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Miraflores Presidential Palace/AP) Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has said fuel will soon...
Ulster Bank under fire as it sells 5,200 mortgages to vulture fund Families 'thrown to wolves', say campaigners, with average arrears now reaching €61,000 Ulster Bank is under pressure to sell under-performing loans but campaigners want it stopped until vulture funds...
A health care worker from a town in Massachusetts has quit the hospital job she held for 32 years after learning she won the the largest Powerball prize for a single ticket-holder in the contest's North American history. Lottery officials...
Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun (Stock image) The World Cup and sustained sunshine have combined to send more people to the shops and pubs. Spending last month rose at the fastest rate since 2016. The latest Visa...
Turkey urges US to 'stay loyal to Nato alliance' as currency crisis deepens A woman walks past by a board showing exchange rates in a currency exchange office in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters Turkey's foreign minister has called on the US to...
More than 100 Westminster seats have 'switched from Leave to Remain since EU referendum' Picture: Reuters More than 100 Westminster constituencies which backed Leave in the 2016 referendum would now vote to remain in the European Union, according to new analysis...
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