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PSNI officers targeted with bomb on day of Martin McGuinness’ passing

by David Diskin   PSNI officers were ‘lucky’ to survive explosion in late hours of Tuesday night.   The bomb blast occurred in Strabane, 12 miles from Derry, just hours after popular republican politicians Gerry Adams and others carried Martin McGuinness’ coffin through the Bogside area of Derry.   An explosive device believed to have

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:  Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness  speaks to reporters outside 10 Downing Street on December 15, 2014 in London, England. Mr McGuinness and other Northern Ireland leaders met with British Prime Minister David Cameron today for talks including breaking the deadlock on issues hanging over from the peace process.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Martin McGuinness Dies Aged 66

by Lucien Waugh-Daly Martin McGuinness, the former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and one of the key figures in the country’s peace process, has died aged 66 in Derry. Prior to his political career, McGuinness was a senior member of the Provisional IRA in Derry, and was engaged in paramilitary activity at the time


Ukraine’s Tax Chief Held Over 70 Million Graft Case

Image Source by Brian Donnellon Roman Nasirov, a highly controversial figure in Ukrainian government is in court in Kiev over a 70 million graft case, basically using his role as head of tax and customs agency to financially gain from it himself. This is considered a major movement by the Ukrainian people who have seen

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, a mock North Korea's Scud-B missile, center left, and South Korean missiles are displayed at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea on Monday, March 6, 2017,  fired a projectile into the waters off its east coast, South Korea's military said, in an apparent missile test that comes days after Washington and Seoul began huge military drills that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

North Korea Fires Missiles Into Japanese Waters

Image Source by Brian Donnellon Like two male peacocks in a standoff, spreading their glorious wings and showing their beautiful designs to gain the affection of the female, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are showing off their armies and missiles in close quarters, fueling tensions between the nations and also having a ripple effect with


Sweden To Re-Introduce Military Conscription

Image Source by Brian Donnellon As of 2018, Sweden will re-introduce military conscript due to a lack of volunteers, to fill required roles and tension rising in the baltic region with heightened military activity. Sweden had disbanded compulsory service in 2010, but with increased security concerns it is felt that this is necessary to protect


Irish Ministers Debate Trump Invite

by Precious Nkikita  Irish Ministers have been debating whether to invite the President of United States, Donald Trump, to Ireland. The Social Protection Minister, Leo Varadkar, and Jobs Minister, Mitchell O’Connor had different views when it came to deciding whether they should meet with Mr. Trump. Ms. O’Connor thinks that if Donald Trump is invited,


SNL Writer Suspended for Barron Trump Tweet

by Ella Burke Saturday Night Live has suspended one of its writers for mocking President Trump’s youngest son Barron in a tweet. Writer Katie Rich was suspended immediately tweeting a joke about the 10-year old. The tweet was posted just after Trump was sworn in as President and read: “Barron Trump will be this country’s first