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Irish political leaders in final talks to avoid snap election

Ireland's two main political parties hold crisis talks on Tuesday to avoid general elections, after deputy PM Frances Fitzgerald of the ruling Fine Gael party came under further pressure to resign when fresh documents about her disputed handling of a police whistle blower who alleged corruption were released on Monday. The Fianna Fail party threatened to move a motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening unless Fitzgerald quits.

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Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing for EU

The justice commissioner says the accommodation-rental website will better inform users about prices, and about the legal status of their 'hosts'. Facebook, however, could face sanctions if it doesn't comply with EU rules.

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