How Vladimir Putin outfoxed Donald Trump at Helsinki before their meeting even began

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s summit with US counterpart Donald Trump was never going to be a balanced negotiation.

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Pope’s reform agenda struck by headwinds

A new book on Pope Francis argues that, given the various crises which face the Catholic Church, what’s needed is a new blueprint, especially here in Ireland, ...

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Europe and China would be foolish to retaliate to US tariffs

Trump’s protectionism can only spiral into a trade war if other countries react rashly. If they do, they will lose out financially and will also lose the high ...

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Bob Geldof: We are setting ourselves up for self-annihilation

The greatest threat to our planet is our belief that somebody else will save it. If we do not act now, then it will be too late and our fate will be sealed, writes ...

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Even Trump will eventually face the judgment of history

He has made bold decisions, but that’s not the same as being a good leader, as his motives have been to consolidate his own power in the US, says Scott Cowen. ...

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Pressure on hospital emergency departments: Drunk tanks call

Cork’s senator Jerry Buttimer is spot on when he says that staff at hard-pressed, hospital emergency departments shouldn’t have to spend time on so-called ...

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Irish Presidential race: Let’s be honest

It could be argued that Gerard Craughwell — one of the potential candidates for the presidency — has dented, if not wrecked, his prospects before the ...

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US-Russia Helsinki summit: Trump and Putin – new best friends

Vladimir Lenin’s “useful idiots” were the Western intellectuals invited to the Soviet Union to witness and tell the world about the wonders of ...

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Reader's Blog: Extend every courtesy to the Pope on his Irish visit

I disagree with those atheists and materialists who have been launching scathing attacks on the Pope’s upcoming visit. It’s not often that a pope takes ...

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Reader's Blog: Bethany Home survivor’s plea to the Taoiseach

A letter to the Taoiseach.

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