Saturday 19 January 2019

In brief: Kenny heads to UK for talks

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will travel to London today for a meeting of the British-Irish Council.

The economy and energy will be on the agenda at the summit in Lancaster House.

This will be the first meeting of the council since the new Government was formed, and since the recent elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Taoiseach will also hold separate bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

He will be accompanied by Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte.

Yemen rebels die in shelling

Government artillery shelling of an area in southern Yemen killed 12 al- Qa'ida-linked militants and wounded three others.

The shelling is concentrated on the Dufas area in Zinjibar, capital of Abyan province.

Islamic militants are taking advantage of internal strife in Yemen to overrun parts of the country.

Connors to tell

his life story

Former Wimbledon champion Jimmy Connors has a memoir coming, with a few overhead smashes promised.

HarperCollins announced it has signed up the brash tennis superstar for a book coming in June 2012, when Connors turns 60.

The currently untitled memoir will cover everything from his 1970s romance with Chris Evert to his fierce competition with John McEnroe.

Connors won eight grand slam singles titles as a player in the 1970s and 1980s.

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