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Irish Beaches mostly Excellent Quality but Six Failing Minimum Standards

Irish Beaches mostly Excellent Quality but Six Failing Minimum Standards

At the launch of the Bathing Water report, Peter Webster, EPA Senior Scientific Officer said: "Ireland has no shortage of beaches around our coast with excellent water quality". Overall the quality of Ireland's bathing waters remains very good with 130 of 140 meeting strict European Union standards. In Galway, Clifden beach, TrĂ¡ na bhForacha and Ballyloughane also had issues with sewage and septic tank discharges.



Nigeria Identifies 82 Freed Chibok Girls; Parents Await Word

One father said he was thrilled to find out his daughter was among those released in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders. "The release of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls by the armed group Boko Haram is a big relief", reads the Amnesty International statement .


Saraki hails Buhari, security forces on release of 82 Chibok girls

Saraki hails Buhari, security forces on release of 82 Chibok girls

Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. They are expected to see their families but be kept in government care for counseling and medical treatment. The released Chibok girls were due to arrive in Abuja on Sunday (yesterday). The 45-meeting came shortly before Buhari for London for a medical consultation amid concerns over his health, according to his spokesman Femi Adesina, who said the girls had now been "handed over to those who will supervise their rehabilitation".



Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump then punts to all the things he says are going well with jobs, manufacturing and in the fight against ISIS. The memo allegedly states that Trump told the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".


Macron unveils first government and leaves French right fuming

Macron unveils first government and leaves French right fuming

Mr Macron had already chosen Republican Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday, causing party members to "disown" him. Posting on Twitter a picture of the pair in a gilded room of the Elysee presidential palace, Macron called Philippe "the prime minister of a government of unity and renewal to change France".


Watch the White House turn into the Kremlin

Watch the White House turn into the Kremlin

MAD Magazine weighed in with a side-by-side photo showing a December 12, 2016 cover of their magazine remarkably similar to the Time cover, with onion domes covering the top of the White House, and accused Time of stealing their material.