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Leo Varadkar: 'Too early' to assess Brexit progress

Irish PM Leo Varadkar meets Theresa May to discuss Brexit and Northern Ireland's political deadlock.

Advice NI: 'Suspend introduction of Universal Credit'

Payment delays caused rent arrears as the Universal Credit scheme was launched in Great Britain.

Derry gaelic player Ciara McGurk gets final proposal

Derry footballer Ciara McGurk says "yes" after dramatic final ends in marriage proposal.

David Meade death threats in end-of-world trolling

Mind-reader David Meade receives death threats after being mistaken for a US conspiracy theorist.

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German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

German chancellor is set for a fourth term despite losing a million votes to nationalist AfD.

Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote

Kurdish areas vote on whether they want to break away from Iraq, despite Baghdad's opposition.

Trump NFL row: US president denies comments were race-related

The US president says his words about protests at sport events had "nothing to do with race".

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japan's Shinzo Abe calls an election a year early, as his support rises amid a weak opposition.