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Padraig Carmody and Kevin Lynch: 'More than ever, children need to learn geography' This is exactly the wrong moment in world history to be downgrading the subject in our schools, write Padraig Carmody and Kevin Lynch IT’S THEIR FUTURE: Geography helps us better understand problems such as climate change. Stock picture The study of geography is central to understanding the modern world....
Algeria’s president announces bid for fifth term amid protests Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pledged to organise a public referendum on a new constitution and to call an early election in which he will not run. Demonstrators march with Algerian national flags during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term (Fateh Guidoum/AP) Algeria’s ailing president has said if he...
Revolut mulling acquisitions despite controversies The fintech unicorn is going on a hiring spree to support its growth ambitions. Revolut is considering acquisitions as part of its expansion strategy. Revolut is to press ahead with plans to enter the deal making arena, despite the digital bank coming under pressure over a string of controversies. The Press Association has learnt that the fast-growing fintech...

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Operating profit jumps 19pc at Woodie's DIY owner, boosted by Irish performance  Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Grafton Group, which owns Woodie's DIY, has reported a 19pc jump in operating profit to £194.5m (€227m) in the 12 months to 31 December. Revenue increased 9pc to £2.95bn (€344bn) during the period, according to annual results from the group. The performance was driven by strong...
Investors swoop on pre-Brexit bargain properties in London Reality check: Some real estate analysts believe the London property market has been experiencing a price bubble since the financial crisis The view south from Hill House, a 14-storey apartment block perched on a hill in North London, is about as spectacular as it gets in the sprawling British capital. Floor-to-ceiling windows on every...
Isil and al-Qaeda: How do the two Islamist militant groups differ? SON AND HEIR: Hamza bin Laden, in a photo from 2017. Picture: AFP/Getty Who leads al-Qaeda and Isil? Ayman al-Zawahiri has led al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains leader of Isil but is believed to have recently fended off a coup. How many fighters do...
It's clear Trump obstructed US justice, claims committee chief Hanging on: Donald Trump grabs the US flag at a conference in Maryland at the weekend. Photo: AFP/Getty Images The Democrat chairman of the committee in charge of impeachment has said it is "very clear" US President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Jerrold Nadler has warned the House of Representative panel will request documents...
Policeman's son accused of killing two people while drunk-driving   Police examine damaged cars and a bicycle at the scene A suspected drunk driver killed two people and injured seven others, most of them riding bikes, on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare during Mardi Gras. Authorities say they are waiting for the results of a blood alcohol test, but they believe the suspect...

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