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Watch: As Trump's Ag advisor buys the world's most expensive bull US President Donald Trump with Charles Herbster. Donald Trump's main agricultural advisor spent what is thought to be a record breaking $1.5m on an Angus bull in recent days. Charles Herbster, who owns Herbster Angus, bought the bull at the Schaff Angus Valley Angus sale this weekend, for what is a...
US and North Korean negotiators to meet again before second summit in Hanoi The president had previously announced Vietnam as the summit location, but had not named the city. US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Beigun, left, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha shake hands during their meeting in Seoul (Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP) The top US envoy for...
Airtricity owner SSE cuts outlook as customer accounts fall Stock photo: PA SSE has cut its earnings outlook, lost another 240,000 customers and said it is assessing options for its retail arm following the collapse of a merger with rival Npower. The energy giant pointed to competitive pressures as it saw the number of domestic energy accounts fall from 6.04 million at...
Republican leaders back border deal despite protests on the right It is not clear if Donald Trump will support the deal, although party negotiators said they were hopeful. Donald Trump (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Republican congressional leaders have swung behind a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers on the Mexico border, selling it as a...
Nissan books $84m Ghosn-related charges, cuts outlook Nissan posted a 25.4pc rise in third-quarter operating profit on lower discounting in the US Nissan said it had booked around $84m (€74m) in charges related to under-reported compensation for ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn, and slashed its annual profit outlook on weaker global sales. Ghosn, arrested and detained in Tokyo since November 19, has been...
Did you hear the one about the president, the poet and the comedian? What connects Mary McAleese, Seamus Heaney and Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee? They’re all Queen’s University Belfast alumni! Will you be the next to join this illustrious group of great Irish creators, thinkers and world leaders? Come along to the event that Queen’s University Belfast is hosting for...
Minister for Health apologises to Dail over children’s hospital overspend Simon Harris apologised for information he gave about the costs, admitting he should have answered it ‘more fully’. The new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA) The Minister for Health has “sincerely” apologised over an answer he gave to the Dail about the overspend at the National...
Letting land supply hits a record low Potato growers paying up to €600/ac and grazing ground trading hands for as high as €350/ac Auctioneers throughout the country have described the supply of letting land as practically non-existent. The supply of letting land has hit a record low and prices have climbed as high as €350/ac for grazing and up to €600/ac for...

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Revolt fights grip of fear With US aid in plain sight but tantalisingly out of reach, the threat of reprisals holds back Venezuela's rank and file FLASHPOINT: Anti-government protesters in Venezuela — with unlit petrol bombs in their hands — blocking a highway in Caracas. Photo: AP/Rodrigo Abd A huge majority of rank and file members of Venezuela's creaking security forces are...
Country's largest union to 'consult widely' with members about pay rises offered to nurses Nurses pictured during the rally at Merrion Square, in support of Nurses and Midwives pay Picture Credit: Frank McGrathNurses pictured during the rally at Merrion Square, in support of Nurses and Midwives pay. Picture Credit:Frank McGrath 9/2/19Nurses pictured during the rally at Merrion Square, in support of Nurses...

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