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Occasional news stories from a decade in the EU


Denis Donaldson, d. April 2006, a high-ranking figure in Sinn Féin; and for two decades a spy for the British....

Q. What's the difference between the Gardaí (Irish police) and the Kaiser Chiefs?
A. The Kaiser Chiefs can predict a riot. — March 2006

Mobile telephones get out the vote in Spain. — March 2004.

• Gaza Strip holdout settlement Kfar Darom evacuated — 18 August 2005

• Tara Shine, a Kilkenny woman, discovers a breed of small, cave-dwelling crocodiles previously known to people only by a local tribe in Mauritania — August, 2002.

• "Stakeknife" Alfredo Scappaticci spirited to safety as newspapers expose him, a mole in the IRA for the British. — May 2003.

• U.S. kills three journalists in two incidents on the same day during the attack on Baghdad. — April 2003.

• Irish voters pass Nice Treaty in second referendum on the matter. — October 19, 2002.

Roy Keane quits the Irish soccer team on the verge of the World Cup. — May, 2002.

Kabul, Ardoyne, Queens — a news mosaic from 17 November 2001 ...

ETA, the Basque separatist group, makes an offer of peace to the Spanish government. — October 2001