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Kiwi babies die from syphilis: ‘It‘s heartbreaking‘

Kiwi babies die from syphilis: ‘It‘s heartbreaking‘

New Zealand babies are dying from syphilis passed on from their mothers during pregnancy. The stillbirths are the “train wreck” doctors have long warned of, as sexually transmitted infections boom amidst claims of underfunded health services. All women should be screened for syphilis early in pregnancy. However, the Herald has confirmed cases – including a stillbirth – where that crucial […]

Vive la France! French claim second World Cup

Vive la France! French claim second World Cup

With Vladimir Putin watching from the stands, France won its second World Cup title in a match that was interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for. Nineteen-year-old Kylian Mbappe became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 today. Mbappe […]

Clarity urged on post-Brexit status of Irish citizens in Scotland

Clarity urged on post-Brexit status of Irish citizens in Scotland

Irish citizens living in Scotland need clarity on their right to stay in Scotland following Brexit, the Scottish Government has said. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop said Irish residents of Scotland are “very concerned” about “mixed messages” on their post-Brexit status. Calling again for charges for EU citizens to stay in the […]

Man charged in connection with Trump paragliding protest

Man charged in connection with Trump paragliding protest

A man has been charged in connection with an incident where a paraglider flew over Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland and unfurled a protest sign. The banner read Trump Well Below Par and was revealed shortly after the US president arrived at the Ayrshire hotel on Friday. Police Scotland said in a statement: “Police Scotland can confirm that a […]

Turnberry demo fails to put Trump  off his swing

Turnberry demo fails to put Trump off his swing

Donald Trump shrugged off cries for him to quit Scotland yesterday as he taunted protesters who had gathered around his golf course A chorus of “No Trump, No KKK, No racist USA” greeted the US president as he played a round of golf at the famous Ailsa Turnberry course. Trump appeared unfazed by the boos and slogans that rang across […]

May’s Brexit deal won’t kill trade with US, says Fox

May’s Brexit deal won’t kill trade with US, says Fox

Britain will have a “great deal of freedom” to negotiate a trade deal with the United States under Theresa May’s Brexit plan, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said <p In his joint press conference with May on Friday, Trump appeared to row back on an earlier newspaper interview in which he said the government’s latest proposals would kill off […]

Government minister quits over ‘depraved’ texts to women

Government minister quits over ‘depraved’ texts to women

A Government minister has quit after reportedly sending “depraved” messages to two female constituents. Andrew Griffiths is said to have bombarded a 28-year-old barmaid and her friend with lewd comments over social media during a three-week period. He sent 2,000 messages in which he referred to himself as “Daddy”, suggested renting a flat so they could meet for sex and […]