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The court rejected Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco's challenge

EU upholds law on cigarette packaging

13.46 Europe's highest court has upheld a tough EU law on standardising cigarette packaging and banning advertising of e-cigarettes, paving the way for its adoption this month.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April fell to 8.4% from 8.6% in March

Unemployment rate eases to 8.4% in April

12.28 New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the rate of unemployment continues to fall as the economy remains the fastest growing in the euro zone.

Donald Trump still needs a simple majority of delegates to vote for him at the Republican convention in July

Trump rival Cruz drops out of US race

14.57 Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president after his rival Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race.

Authorities urged residents to head towards evacuation centres

Wildfire sees Canadian city evacuated

14.58 Most of the 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray have been ordered to leave the town after a fire swept through the oil sands region, in Alberta province's largest ever evacuation.

Mr Justice Brian Cregan last week said legislative changes are needed if the commission can proceed with its investigation into the Siteserv transaction

IBRC investigation gets two-month extension

12.30 Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed he has granted a two-month extension to the Cregan inquiry, which is investigating certain transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

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