Weak pound sends more Irish consumers across the border for bargains

The weak pound is driving a record numbers of consumers from the south to the north this summer in search of a sterling bargain say some Northern Ireland businesses. Big ticket items including cars, household purchases and holidays are among the most popular reasons why euro zone residents are making the journey north latest figures …

Orthodox leader calls Moscow and Rome to support persecuted Christians

ROME – As ISIS surged through Iraq and Syria in 2014 and 2015, Christian towns across the Nineveh valley were looted and gutted, and usually left in ruins. Churches and crosses were defaced and defiled. Extremists pushed out all religious minorities during their occupation of what was once the cradle of western civilization. Today, Christians …

Quick-Step logjam: Why the rider market is so active this year

GRUISSAN, France (VN) — Cycling agents have been busier than usual in this year’s silly season. The 2017-18 rider transfer market is burning up. Despite the fact there are no major teams closing shop or new ones entering the WorldTour, riders and teams have been swapping riders at a clip unseen in years. What’s been …