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John McGuinness said he met Martin Callinan at a car park in January 2014

Call for Callinan to clarify intentions of meeting

22.14 Former chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness has called on former garda commissioner Martin Callinan to clarify his intentions during a secret meeting between them two years ago.

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French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lay a wreath to mark the centenary at Verdun, France

Merkel, Hollande mark anniversary of Verdun battle

19.24 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande together marked the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun today, laying a wreath at a cemetery in north-eastern France for the 300,000 soldiers killed.

Serbian Djokovic is currently competing in the French Open

Cancelling Games 'unthinkable' - Djokovic

08.09 Tennis ace Novak Djokovic admits he is concerned by the Zika virus but he said he is planning to play at the Olympics and feels cancelling the Games would be "unthinkable".

Sahra Wagenknecht is the second German politician to be attacked with a dessert this year over her position on asylum-seekers

Politician hit with pie over stance on refugees

15.17 A prominent member of Germany's far-left Linke party was hit in the face with a chocolate cream pie yesterday in an attack claimed by a self-styled "anti-fascist" group protesting against her stance on refugees.

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