The plight of refugees under Italy's right wing government is only getting worse.
Not since Australia beat England by 45 runs in Melbourne in 1877 in the first Test ever played has a team got off to a victorious start in cricket's premier format.
If Takeda's bid is successful, the takeover would be the biggest ever by a Japanese company.
Some 70 years to the week since they completed their first Slam in the old Five Nations, Ireland had another, having also swept all before them in the 2009 Six Nations.
Ireland dispatched Scotland, but it was France's victory over England in Paris that secured the championship for the Irish.
After heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed across Europe on Thursday, conditions marginally improved in some regions—but temperatures generally remained at sub-zero.
Sinn Fein has shared power in the British province of Northern Ireland since 2007 and is in talks to restore devolved government there, but it has never governed in the Republic where it has established itself as the third largest party.
The heads of seven southern European states vow to up their efforts to tackle flows of migrants from war-torn and poor countries into Europe.
Arlene Foster, the head of Northern Ireland's DUP, which props up the UK's minority government in London, says her party will not support "arrangements that create barriers to trade" between the province and the rest of the country.
Denmark reserved their ticket to Russia in style with a 5-1 thrashing of Ireland in their second leg playoff in Dublin.
The Irish ran in four tries – three in the last 10 minutes – to extend the woeful Springboks winless run to five matches.
Nine of the top 10 aircraft leasing firms are headquartered on the island, where the industry generates almost $6 billion a year in revenues.
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