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Indian-origin gay man, Leo Varadkar, set to become Ireland's next PM

Leo was born in Dublin in 1979, the son of an Irish Catholic nurse from County Waterford and a Hindu doctor from Mumbai , India. His parents met in England in the 1960s and lived in India for a time before moving to Ireland. The 38-year-old leader will be taking over as the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), later this month when the new session of the parliament begins. Varadkar won the race to leadership after getting 60 percent of the vote against Home Minister Simon Coveney.



Pittsburgh Mayor Issues Executive Order In Response To Trump's Paris Climate Decision

But the Steel City is hardly in Trump's corner on this one. "I'm appalled that the President used my city to justify his unacceptable decision, as most other Pittsburghers are", Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement yesterday. Oil prices fell Friday on concern that the USA exit from Paris could lead to increased production and a continuation of the glut of crude. Some allies pointedly refrained from criticism, however, and Russian President Vladimir Putin even joked that Trump's ...



ANC MPs must vote in line with caucus - NEC

In this photo taken Monday, May 1, 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma attends a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he was jeered by labor unionists and his speech was cancelled. "We are reminding them of rule 17 of our constitution, which defines an act of misconduct as acting on behalf or in collaboration with counter-revolutionary forces and political organisations other than those in alliance with the ANC in a manner contrary to the aims, policies and objectives of ...



EU, China Renew Commitment to Fight Climate Change

Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce and VDMA engineering industry group said United States companies could gain short-term advantages by Trump's decision. In 2016, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit science advocacy group, assessed that 128 coastal military installations in the United States would be threatened by a three-foot increase in sea levels.


Congress blames BJP for 172 terror incidents in 3 years

Congress blames BJP for 172 terror incidents in 3 years

The wrong map on Kashmir was published on page 12 of the 15-page booklet titled "National Security Endangered". However, neutral observers deny the existence of any such document with the argument that had it been there, India would have made it public at some national or worldwide forum.


May and Corbyn grilled on social care and defence by voters

May and Corbyn grilled on social care and defence by voters

After avoiding a TV debate with other leaders earlier this week, the Conservative prime minister joined her main opponent, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn , in taking questions in front of a studio audience - but consecutively, rather than side by side.