There are currently two articles on independent.ie (sourced from international news feeds) related to the 'fact' that aliens have visited Earth............
Aliens have deactivated British and US nuclear missiles, say US military pilots - Americas, World News - Independent.ie
..........and that the UN has set up an Office for Outer Space Affairs. I'm not kidding!
Earthlings to choose leader for alien visits - Asia-Pacific, World News - Independent.ie
Are we being softened up for an announcement that First Contact has in fact occurred? Are we about to enter the ultimate realm of Foreign Affairs? Maybe they'll bail us out?!