Tag: Ireland

Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, known for his bombast and outspokenness, begins his first foreign trip as leader on Wednesday walking a daunting diplomatic tightrope, ostensibly trying to pry Brexit concessions from stony-faced Europeans while keeping a wary eye on his domestic opponents with a general election possible in the fall. And […]

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Chasing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

In the 1970s and 80s, the California surfer and writer Kevin Naughton and the photographer Craig Peterson traveled the globe “Endless Summer”-style searching for perfect waves. When they arrived in Ireland, with its friendly locals and powerful, mostly empty waves, amid a landscape of stone walls and ruins, Mr. Naughton recalled, “there was a sense […]

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Housing Crisis Grips Ireland a Decade After Property Bubble Burst

DUBLIN — For generations, the Irish took for granted that affordable, plentiful housing was the bedrock of their economic security and government policy. Not long ago, Ireland had one of the world’s highest rates of homeownership. The last several years have torn up those assumptions, leaving the country in the grip of a worsening housing […]

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U.S. Issues Travel Warning to Hong Kong Due to ‘Confrontational’ Protests

HONG KONG — The United States on Wednesday issued an advisory warning people about traveling to Hong Kong, urging visitors to “exercise increased caution” because of “confrontational” protests in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The alert by the State Department comes two days after a general strike and widespread demonstrations shook the city, and as Chinese […]

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The Hotel Historian Is at Your Service

Ken Price was hired 36 years ago as director of public relations at the Palmer House Hilton. But it’s his other gig at the renowned Chicago property that speaks more to him: That of hotel historian, an official title he has held for 11 years. Mr. Price is the go-to guy for anything relating to […]

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The Death and Birth of Europe’s Parties

PARIS — Political parties, Article 4 of the French Constitution states, “contribute to the expression of the vote. They are set up freely and carry out their activities accordingly. They must respect the principles of national sovereignty and of democracy.” Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who oversaw the drafting of the Constitution in 1958, did not […]

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Irish Band Channels the Spirit of Punk, and James Joyce

DUBLIN — In one week in July, the Irish rock band Fontaines D.C. went from the Glastonbury Festival to Copenhagen to Barcelona to St. Petersburg to Moscow. At the airport on the way back from that last stop, the frontman, Grian Chatten, wandered off to buy some headphones while the rest of the band got […]

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Will Hiding Like Counts Be Good for Instagram Users? Test Is Expanded to 6 More Countries

What would Instagram be like if people couldn’t see how many likes fellow users’ posts receive? Less competitive, less pressurized and more personal, Instagram surmises. The social media platform, which began testing that theory in May in Canada, this week expanded the experiment to include Instagram users in six more countries. As part of the […]

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Send Me Back to the Country I Came From

He’s right, this angry old man in melting bronzer shouting in the July heat: Those of us who don’t like what’s going on in this country should get the hell out. “Go back,” as he said, to the “crime-infested places from which they came.” A fine idea. For me, as with more than 30 million […]

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Apple faces third Irish privacy probe, this time over GDPR compliance

(Reuters) — Apple’s main regulator in the European Union, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into the iPhone maker over the last few weeks, a spokesman for the DPC said on Tuesday. The probe is examining whether Apple has complied with the relevant provisions of the EU’s new General Data […]

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Nokia reveals 5G-ready lithium nanotube battery with 2.5X run time

True breakthroughs in the battery world are rarer than announcements might suggest, but on occasion, a big innovation is as practical to manufacture as it is brilliant — and that will hopefully be the case with Nokia Bell Labs’ latest invention. Working with researchers at Trinity College Dublin’s AMBER center, the company has developed a […]

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On Trump’s Ireland Visit, Talk of Brexit and Border Walls

SHANNON, Ireland — President Trump reassured Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, on Wednesday that Britain’s exit from the European Union would “work out very well,” including for Ireland, “with your wall, your border.” This remark prompted the Irish leader to reply “one thing we want to avoid, of course, is a wall or border between […]

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Trump’s U.K. Visit Ends With D-Day Ceremony: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, with European leaders during the D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth, England, on Wednesday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times President Trump attended a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Portsmouth, England. World leaders and World War II veterans observed the eve of the 75th anniversary of […]

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Trump Departs London for D-Day Event: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump and Melania Trump at a dinner in London on Tuesday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times President Trump is heading to Portsmouth, England, for a D-Day commemoration. On Wednesday, the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, President Trump is scheduled to attend an event […]

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