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EU agricultural trade with rest of the world was €275bn in 2018 and has doubled since 2002 In 2018, the USA (16pc) was the main recipient of EU exports of agricultural products. Agricultural trade between the European Union and the rest of the world has doubled since 2002, according to a new EuroStat report The value of trade (imports plus exports) of...
Unilever growth driven by emerging markets while Europe remains slow The group reported a 1.6pc decline in overall turnover to €12.4bn. (PA) Marmite maker Unilever saw rising sales driven by success in emerging markets during the first quarter, but Europe remained slow. The group reported a 1.6pc decline in overall turnover to €12.4bn. But on an underlying basis, sales were up 3.1pc. The decline...
Unions will hold minister to his pay promise    Education Minister Joe McHugh. Photo: Frank McGrath Education Minister Joe McHugh is heading into his first teacher conferences facing demands from unions to deliver on his promise to end two-tier pay scales that were imposed after the economy crashed. Intensive discussions involving the Department of Public Expenditure have been continuing in the run-up to...
Kerry Katona calls her ex-husbands a 'bunch of p***ks' but says she's grateful for those relationships all the same Kerry Katona appeared on Celebs Go Dating (Chris Radburn/PA)Kerry Katona. Photo: Ray D'Arcy ShowMark Croft and Kerry Katona attends the MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Echo Arena on November 6, 2008 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Getty Images)Bryan McFadden...

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'Forgotten people' of Ireland's Black Valley left in the dark ages FRUSTRATION: Cllr Dan McCarthy tries to operate his iPad in the Black Valley, Killarney. The area under Carrauntoohil and the Gap of Dunloe was the last place in Ireland to be electrified and could be the last place to get broadband. Photo: Don MacMonagle Locals in the Black Valley, Co...
Jokowi set for another term as president but 'beaten' rival vows to mount challenge again   Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shows his inked finger as his wife Iriana looks on after casting their ballots. Photo: AP Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was poised to win another term running the world's largest Muslim-majority country, even as opponent Prabowo Subianto signalled he would...
North Korean leader warns of a return to tension, blames US 'bad faith' Kim says peace, security depend on U.S. attitude Putin says North Korea needs security guarantees First Putin-Kim talks yields no breakthrough Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, toasts North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (Alexei Nikolsky/AP) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin peace and...
Britain’s market watchdog to review post-Brexit rules Stars in their eyes: Anti-Brexit protesters outside the UK Houses of Parliament. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Britain's markets watchdog will review its rules as the country readies to leave the European Union, the source of its financial regulation for decades. "Post-Brexit, we need to consider the future of regulation to ensure the regulatory landscape is fit...
Sinn Fein MEP says EU 'overly confrontational' towards Putin's Russia MAKING NICE: Vladimir Putin. Picture: Reuters Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan has accused the EU of being "overly confrontational" towards Russia and has defended voting against plans to block a Russian gas line. Ms Boylan and her Sinn Fein colleagues voted against a recent European Parliament resolution which was critical of Russia's...
DUP and Sinn Féin set for talks amid accusation of Lyra betrayal North's leaders bicker on airwaves despite a new mood of hope after the funeral of young reporter Leaders: Arlene Foster and Mary Lou McDonald. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Pool via REUTERS Northern Ireland’s politicians are to finally hold talks about working together amid accusations they are betraying Lyra McKee’s legacy. The leaders of...

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