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# united-states - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Man jumps White House fence and makes it through the doors before being caught White House Down

Man jumps White House fence and makes it through the doors before being caught

US President Barack Obama was not in the building at the time.

# united-states - Friday 19 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State… Iraq

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State…

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

# united-states - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time Air Strike

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time

Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.

# united-states - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State JOining Forces

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# united-states - Sunday 14 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State – but not for combat This Is War

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State – but not for combat

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# united-states - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State At War

White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State

“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.

# united-states - Friday 12 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: “We owe them a debt of gratitude.” Ancestors

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: “We owe them a debt of gratitude.”

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# united-states - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US intensifies sanctions to punish Russia TAKING ACTION

US intensifies sanctions to punish Russia

Barack Obama said that the action comes after Russia’s latest attempts to destabilise Ukraine.

# united-states - Friday 5 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie California to become first US state to ban plastic bags Save The World

California to become first US state to ban plastic bags

Under the Californian legislation, single-use plastic bags would disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies from 1 July, 2015.

# united-states - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers Privacy

Here’s why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

# united-states - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn’t commit Freedom

Men freed after 30 years in US prison for crime they didn’t commit

The two men are mentally impaired and one of them is the longest serving death row inmate in North Carolina.

# united-states - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war Conflict

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

# united-states - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mourners throng church in St. Louis for funeral of slain teen Michael Brown Ferguson

Mourners throng church in St. Louis for funeral of slain teen Michael Brown

Brown’s father has called for protests to be halted for the day.

# united-states - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teenager sentenced to 11 years in jail for carving swastika on boy’s forehead America

Teenager sentenced to 11 years in jail for carving swastika on boy’s forehead

The 16-year-old told the victim that he was “very sincerely sorry”.

# united-states - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The protesters in Missouri have wrongly become enemies of the State Ferguson

Opinion: The protesters in Missouri have wrongly become enemies of the State

Blurring the boundary between law enforcement and military action creates the conditions for a military dictatorship.

# united-states - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

# united-states - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teen shooting: Tear gas and smoke bombs used on protesters Ferguson

Teen shooting: Tear gas and smoke bombs used on protesters

An unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer in the town at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’ Trapped

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

# united-states - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it’s terrifying Missouri

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it’s terrifying

‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’

From TheJournal.ie No-fly zone over town where unarmed black teen was shot by police America

No-fly zone over town where unarmed black teen was shot by police

Protests erupted in the Missouri town after the incident occurred.

# united-states - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq Nuri Al-Maliki

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.

# united-states - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton is in no doubt who she blames for the deaths in Gaza Taking Sides

Hillary Clinton is in no doubt who she blames for the deaths in Gaza

She offered a strong defence of Israel and said that criticism of the state has been “unfair”.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi Islamic State

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

# united-states - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center National Treasure

A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center

Archaeologists say it was built from same wood used to build Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.

From TheJournal.ie Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# united-states - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?

Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?

# united-states - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video: How nuclear weapons are made Radioactive

Video: How nuclear weapons are made

Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

# united-states - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries Michigan

9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries

The 12-year-old boy who allegedly carried out the attack called the police and turned himself in.

# united-states - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site Ukraine

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.

# united-states - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush Keeping It In The Family

President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush

The book will be “heartfelt, intimate, and illuminating”. Bless.

From TheJournal.ie Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US Long Walk To Freedom

# united-states - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama Oh No You Didn't

The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama

The house claims the US President overstepped his powers with the Obamacare reform bill.

# united-states - Monday 28 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’ United Nations

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

# united-states - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive Human Rights

UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive

Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.

# united-states - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback Trouble

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

# united-states - Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’ Ukraine

Obama: ‘Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory’

The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia

From Business ETC Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed Buy

Facebook is testing a way to let you purchase items directly from your news feed

A ‘Buy’ button has been rolled out to a limited number of companies in the United States.

# united-states - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good? Protect Yourself

Is spraying sun cream on our kids doing them more harm than good?

The FDA is investigating whether this product is harmful as people may accidentally breath in dangerous chemicals.

# united-states - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Criminal proceedings on the table as Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row Double Agent

Criminal proceedings on the table as Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

The row has damaged US-German ties, with no resolution in sight just yet.

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