Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s Prime Minister called for the urgent restoration of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government on Monday after talks to end a year-long political stalemate broke down yet again last week. Both the British and Irish governments have said they want to get the talks back on track but neither have suggested when Irish nationalists Sinn Fein and the ...

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The Shocking Truth About the VA’s Cruel Use of Dogs for Medical Research – And You’re Paying for It

WASHINGTON — Americans have mixed opinions about medical research on animals. Regardless of how you feel about it, you may be surprised to learn you’re paying for it through your tax dollars, including painful tests on dogs. Todd Woessner is an Iraq war veteran who works in the maintenance department at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. While on ...

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Stoke-on-Trent woman charged after paramedics abused

A woman has been charged after paramedics were verbally abused and an abusive note was left on an ambulance dealing with a 999 call. Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service were abused during an emergency in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday. Kirsty Sharman, 26, from Tunstall, has been charged with a public order offence and breaching a restraining order. She is ...

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Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and several Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement. The comments were the Kremlin’s first reaction to charges drawn up by the office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller which centered on a Russian ...

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Barry Bennell sentencing: Victims speak of ruined lives

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption (L-R) Steve Walters, Gary Cliffe, Chris Unsworth and Micky Fallon addressed the media after Bennell was jailed As a boy, Chris Unsworth was raped and abused by Barry Bennell more than 100 times. On Monday, more than 30 years later, he was among the former youth football coach’s victims able to tell Liverpool Crown ...

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Venezuela’s opposition coalition likely to boycott presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists. Maduro, the 55-year-old successor of Hugo Chavez, is seeking re-election in the April 22 vote despite his unpopularity and a crushing economic crisis. But critics ...

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