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Two candidates confident of win in Zimbabwe's first presidential election since Mugabe's removal Civil society groups collating results, say tight race ZEC expected to release results within five days of vote Vote counting ongoing in some rural constituencies People in...
Central Bank warns economy at risk of crisis from 'overheating' Mark Cassidy. Picture: Eleanor Keegan/Photocall Ireland The economy is at risk of overheating, the Central Bank's director of economics and statistics has warned, in its latest intervention in a matter of...
Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats (stock picture) The dollar strengthened on Wednesday, sending the Chinese yuan towards recent lows and pressuring the Australian dollar on fears of an imminent escalation in the trade dispute...

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Zimbabwe rivals both claim election victory as death toll mounts Six people were killed when police and army fired live rounds to disperse a protest. Zimbabwean police officers are stationed outside the MDC opposition party headquarters in Harare (Jerome Delay/AP) Zimbabwe’s ruling...
Varadkar: No convincing evidence of land bubble problem The Taoiseach acknowledged there was a significant amount of derelict land not being made available for development. Leo Varadkar denies that Ireland has a property bubble issue Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that Ireland...
UK growth set to rebound as summer weather defrosts economy Economic growth in the second quarter is expected to reach 0.4%. The recent heatwave is expected to have boosted the economy (PA) UK economic growth is expected to have rebounded in the...
Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé Stock photo: Reuters Facebook is considering allowing content showing child physical abuse to remain online for a "specified period" following controversy over its content moderation policies. It comes as the Government faces increased...
Hotels face higher costs due to staff shortages Dublin hotels increased their profits by 12pc, according to a new survey. (stock photo) Ireland's resurgent hotel sector is facing competition for labour that is likely to push up costs for operators as...
Entries now open for 2018 Farmer of the Year awards Claire Fox from Farming Independent, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed; and Graham Minogue from Zurich Insurance, at the launch of the Farmer of the Year awards. Photo: Gerry Mooney Entries are...
Generals from rival Koreas end talks with no agreement It is the second such high-level military contact since the two countries’ leaders held a landmark summit in April. North Korean Lt Gen An Ik San, left, and his South Korean counterpart...
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