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Arguably the most surreal event during the general election campaign is scheduled for the week before polling day. On 3 December, Nato leaders, including Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, will gather at a Buckingham Palace reception. The next day, the Nato chiefs will meet in a luxury – but thankfully non-Trump-owned – hotel outside Watford. …

The business executive who was abducted and tortured near the Irish border has spoken for the first time about a crime that has shocked and bewildered Ireland. Kevin Lunney said the gang that kidnapped him went through a checklist of sadistic acts which left him in agony. “I think certainly the breaking the leg was …

In fact, ex-Right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy already announced the idea in 2007 only to quietly shelve it after a report warned they would be “unrealisable and without interest”. Critics say the professional quota system is pointless as economic migrants only represented a tiny slice of the 256,000 people handed legal stay permits last year. On …

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s government said on Tuesday it was launching a new company, EDGE, that will invest in defense technology. “The new company will invest and bring advanced defense technologies to the market,” EDGE chief executive and managing director, Faisal al-Bannai, said at the ceremony. The company will employ about 12,000 people. …

It was said there was no sex in Ireland until the The Late Late Show, and for that a nation owed thanks to Gay Byrne. Generations grew up watching the host of RTÉ’s long-running chatshow blend light entertainment with current affairs and taboo-shattering moments, a cultural rendezvous that dominated Friday night viewing and presaged a …

Eleven Britons were among 33 people injured after a Paris-London bus overturned in northern France, French police have said. The vehicle, operated by the FlixBus inter-city service, toppled on to its side at around midday as it took an exit in the northern Somme region from the A1 motorway, France’s busiest route. There were 33 …

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s track cyclists will fire the first salvo in the technology arms race leading to next year’s Tokyo Olympics this weekend when the radical new bike designed to deliver another sack of gold gets its first competitive spin. A Lotus-Hope track bike is seen at the Rouleur Classic in London, Britain October …

About a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die as a result of the African swine fever (ASF) epidemic, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Global pork prices are rising spurred by growing demand from China, where as many as 100 million pigs have died since ASF broke out …

Volkswagen and NXP to Deliver Safety to European Roads with Rollout of Communicating Car Technology NXP Semiconductors N.V., a provider of automotive semiconductors, has rolled out its RoadLINK V2X (vehicle to everything) communication solution in the new Volkswagen Golf. The recently released eighth-generation Golf is the first volume European car model equipped with V2X, offering …

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is waiting for the European Union’s decision on a Brexit delay before deciding whether to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid for an early election, the party’s health spokesman said on Sunday. Jon Ashworth told Sky News Labour would consider its support for an early election if …