Evening top 5: Varadkar elected as Fine Gael leader; fallout from Trump's Paris Accord decision

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German music festival suspended over 'possible terrorist threat'

A German music festival has been evacuated over a possible terrorist threat, police have said.

The organisers of the Rock am Ring festival near Mendig, western Germany said the event was suspended earlier this evening, with revellers advised to return to their campsites.

"It's still a bit surreal" - Leo Varadkar elected as new leader of Fine Gael

Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The new Fine Gael leader says the whole experience is still a "bit surreal". 

Leo Varadkar secured 60% of the vote to Simon Coveney's 40% in the Fine Gael leadership contest.

In his first press conference, Minister Varadkar said he would be open to keeping Independent Ministers in their roles, and refused to rule out a future coalition with Fianna Fáil.

Man found not guilty of raping student he met on Tinder

A man has been cleared of raping a woman he met on Tinder.

The man, who can't be identified, was accused of raping her at Kilmashogue Lane after driving her up the Dublin Mountains on their first date in September 2014.

Macron calls to 'make our planet great again' after US exit

French president Emmanuel Macron | Image: PA images

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged those tackling climate change to 'make our planet great again' after US President Donald Trump pulled the US from the Paris accord. 

He said that Trump made a historic error in abandoning the Paris climate agreement, and urged frustrated US climate scientists and entrepreneurs to come and work in France.

Irish children spending over five hours a day online

Research recently commissioned last month reveals that Irish children are spending almost half their day online.

A recent study by iKydz, Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region 2002-2004, cites the recommended guideline of no more than two hours per day of recreational screen time.