In the news:1-7-2019

Hong Kong police surround parliament occupied by protesters

Hong Kong police have moved in to clear hundreds of protesters who stormed the parliament building on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 return to Chinese rule, destroying pictures and daubing walls with graffiti in a direct challenge to China.

Eir says it could have delivered broadband for €512m State subsidy

Telecoms company Eir could have delivered the National Broadband Plan (NBP) for a government subsidy as low as €512 million, according to a letter from company.

This figure is significantly below the current projected €2.97 billion government subsidy for the preferred bidder in the €5 billion National Broadband Plan. However, according to Eir, delivering on the €512 million figure would have required changes being made to the process and some restrictions relaxed

Iran nuclear deal: Enriched uranium limit breached, IAEA confirms

Iran has breached the limit on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a watchdog has confirmed.The International Atomic Energy Agency said its inspectors had verified the 300kg (660lb) cap had been exceeded.Iran stepped up production of enriched uranium, used to make reactor fuel but also potentially nuclear bombs, in May.It said it was responding to sanctions reinstated by the US after President Donald Trump abandoned the deal.

French say oops on viral Ivanka moment

‘We didn’t anticipate the reaction,’ a French official said after a video released by the French government fueled concern about Ivanka Trump’s role in U.S. foreign policy.

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