Ireland

Gerry Adams apologies for IRA treatment of sex assault victims

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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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Trimble and Marshall to miss Ireland internationals 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - Ulster pair Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall will miss Ireland's November internationals after both sustaining injuries that will rule them out for a number of months, the Guiness PRO12 club confirmed on Tuesday.

Rugby-Trimble and Marshall to miss Ireland internationals 21 Oct 2014

LONDON, Oct 21 - Ulster pair Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall will miss Ireland's November internationals after both sustaining injuries that will rule them out for a number of months, the Guiness PRO12 club confirmed on Tuesday.

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U.S., allies stage 15 air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria - U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces again focussed air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back Islamic State forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday.