Why Ireland doesn’t want Apple’s $22 billion in back taxes

A closer look at the day’s most notable stories with The National’s Jonathon Gatehouse: Ireland doesn’t want $22B in back taxes from Apple; the WHO is calling for urgent international action to stop spread of tuberculosis; needles hidden in Australian strawberries trigger hunt for culprit [Read More...]

Top German spy loses job after clashing with Merkel

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the country. Ms Merkel's office released a short statement saying the head of Germany's BfV spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, will be moved to a new … [Read More...]

Trump’s trade war still doesn’t scare China – Washington Post

Washington PostTrump's trade war still doesn't scare ChinaWashington PostBEIJING — China's second highest-ranking official delivered a confident message Wednesday amid the looming trade war with the United States: Beijing will survive. The remarks from Premier Li Keqiang to a crowd in the port city of Tianjin … [Read More...]

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before she will testify

The woman who accused U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears before a Senate committee considering Kavanaugh’s nomination, her lawyers said on Tuesday. [Read More...]

Russia blames Israel for shooting down of plane off Syria

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defence ministry said. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in north-western Syria. [Read More...]