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Supermarket chain apologises after Easter chocolate duck branded 'racist' Waitrose has apologised after shoppers implied it was racist for labelling a dark chocolate Easter duckling "Ugly" and re-released the ducklings with redesigned packaging Photo credit: Waitrose/PA Wire Waitrose has apologised after shoppers implied it was racist for labelling a dark chocolate Easter duckling "Ugly". The figure was part of an £8 (€9.30)  trio,...
If EU won't negotiate on the backstop the UK will face no deal Brexit - Foster warns British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/AP DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that the UK faces leaving the EU without a Brexit deal if leaders do not agree to reopen the withdrawal agreement. Mrs Foster said that...
Looking out for Dublin 1 Business group Dublin Town and the American Institute of Architects are behind plans to boost the historic district, writes Michael Cogley An artist’s impression of the Clerys Quarter project, which will feature the city’s largest rooftop restaurant and aims to become a ‘destination development’, with a mix of retail, office, hotel and food; below, Dublin Town...
It’s our duty to save our planet and Greta is leading by example Opinion The name and the face have turned up on a number of occasions. I think the first time I heard her name mentioned was by President Donald Trump. He was jeering her and questioning how a teenager could have such strong opinions. Then I heard her name mentioned...
Billionaire withdrew $10m cash 'to look at it' Aliko Dangote, who owns the Dangote Group. Photo: Bloomberg Africa's richest man has recounted withdrawing $10m (€8.9m) just to look at it and prove to himself he was rich. Aliko Dangote, who owns the Dangote Group, told the story at a forum in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Saturday. Please log in or register with Independent.ie...
Vatican opens probe into 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old girl For more than 35 years, Italian media have been obsessed with the fate of Emanuela Orlandi, who went missing after a music lesson in Rome. Demonstrators hold pictures of Emanuela Orlandi in St Peter’s Square (Andrew Medichini/AP) The Vatican has for the first time opened its own investigation into the case of Emanuela...
White House to appeal court ruling against returning asylum seekers to Mexico Reshuffle: Donald Trump speaks near the Mexico-US border last week as Kirstjen Nielsen and Kevin McAleenan listen. Photo: Reuters The White House has said it will appeal a court ruling made on Monday which halted an administration policy that required some asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait...
A new 'bomb cyclone' blizzard hits US Plains and Midwest A man in a bulldozer clears snow drifts left by a bomb cyclone, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Limon, Colo. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP) A "bomb cyclone" blizzard, the second in a month, hit the Rockies on Wednesday and spun into the U.S. Plains and Midwest, bringing fears...

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Sea of Thieves sets sail on a different course A year after a bumpy launch, the slapstick pirate sim is back with its biggest update to add new depth in narrative and PvP Sea of Thieves: Fishing for food and fun will also be an option in the new update One of the great joys in Sea of Thieves, Microsoft’s raucous pirate...
Trump's cabinet merry-go-round - another one bites the dust Exit: Kirstjen Nielsen has ‘resigned’ as Homeland Security Secretary. Photo: AP Another day, another member of the Trump administration leaves. The latest departure is Donald Trump's Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. Summoned to the White House, Ms Nielsen reportedly didn't have any intention of quitting - but Mr Trump wanted her out and...

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