Ireland

Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review

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LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector. | Video

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review 23 Oct 2014

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.

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Gerry Adams apologies for IRA treatment of sex assault victims 22 Oct 2014

DUBLIN - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologised on Wednesday for how members of his party and the Irish Republican Army once treated victims of sexual assault during Northern Ireland's conflict, saying they were ill-equipped to investigate cases.

BRIEF-Ireland's NAMA says all its IBRC senior bonds repaid 22 Oct 2014

* says direct investment in Irish commercial property in 2014 to exceed 4 billion euros; above 2006 peak of 3.5 billion euros

Ireland's 'bad bank' says has redeemed half of senior debt 22 Oct 2014

DUBLIN, Oct 22 - Ireland's state-run "bad bank" has paid back half of its 30.2 billion euros of senior debt and is on course to pay back 80 percent by 2016, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Australia squad for tour of Europe 22 Oct 2014

SYDNEY - Australia on Wednesday announced the following squad for the upcoming tour of Europe, which includes a match against the Barbarians and tests against Wales, France, Ireland and England:

Rugby-Australia squad for tour of Europe 22 Oct 2014

SYDNEY, Oct 22 - Australia on Wednesday announced the following squad for the upcoming tour of Europe, which includes a match against the Barbarians and tests against Wales, France, Ireland and England:

Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.

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Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.

BRIEF-Ireland's NAMA says has redeemed 48 pct of senior bonds 21 Oct 2014

* says has generated a cumulative 6.9 billion euros in cash to date in 2014

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Kurds deny Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday denied a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help defend it against besieging Islamic State insurgents.