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French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

BBC.com 212 sources

The president says Emmanuel Macron will "defend the values which will bring French people together".

Theresa May ‘would be prepared to launch pre-emptive nuclear strike’

The Scotsman 6 sources

Theresa May would be prepared to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the UK’s enemies, the Defence Secretary said as he branded Jeremy Corbyn a security risk.

Luxury shoe brands Jimmy Choo and Bally put up for sale

Reuters / UK 62 sources

LONDON British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale to try to maximise shareholder value as majority investor JAB increases its focus on consumer goods. JAB Luxury also said on Monday it was reviewing its ownership of…

Johnstone's Paints owner touches up Dulux bid

Sky News / Business 38 sources

The US firm behind Johnstone's Paints has launched, what it says, is a final bid to bag Dutch rival Akzo Nobel.

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Government faces questions over delay in publication of air pollution plan

High court had ordered new plan to be produced by 4pm on Monday, but ministers asked to be allowed to miss deadline to comply with election purdah rules

Tories To Replace Labour As Biggest Party In Wales - Shock ITV Wales/YouGov poll

Huffington Post UK 4 sources

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour are set to be toppled by the Tories as the biggest party in Wales, according to a shock new poll.

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Countdown to Shutdown: Trump, Congress on Collision Course

NBC News 8 sources

Congress' return runs up against the threat of a government shutdown and a president eagerly looking for victories by his 100th day in office.

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7 reasons short sellers are betting against Tesla

Short sellers are betting against Tesla and Elon Musk. Here's seven reasons why.

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A short history of presidents' complicated relationship with the 100-day milestone

Trump hasn't shied away from the 100-day milestone. Historians say presidents generally do.

CHANGE FOR THE WORSE 'Fake-proof' £1 coins are ALREADY being forged, 'counterfeit' versions reveal

The Sun 5 sources

A CHARITY worker has said he has found a fake £1 coin – despite claims it is near-impossible to copy. Roy Wright said he was shocked when he noticed the differences, saying he was concerned how many fakes could already be in circulation.…

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Kids Company bosses face directorship ban

The founder and former trustees of Kids Company face being banned from serving as company directors after the charity collapsed in 2015 amid allegations of serious financial mismanagement.

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World War Kim: North Korea 'catastrophic' strike looms over nuke threat as US fleet arrive

Daily Star 87 sources

NORTH Korea's nuclear weapons quest is the most dangerous crisis facing the world – and it is primed to end in "catastrophe", warns former Brit navy chief.

DJIA futures rocket 221 points as French-election relief rally ramps up

MarketWatch 62 sources

U.S. stocks look set to surge on Monday after France’s first presidential runoff shows centrist Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, dissipating some fears of a eurozone breakup.

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General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers'

BBC / Business 15 sources

Tory plans for a cap on household energy bills will "stop competition", warns one provider.

Fallon brands Corbyn 'security risk' on Trident and drone strikes

Defence secretary attacks Labour leader for refusing to back nuclear deterrent or state if he would order drone strikes against terrorists

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Euro and shares jump after vote

BBC / Europe 10 sources

The euro hits a five-month high and share markets rise after the first round of the French election.

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Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655

Amounts demanded by sellers are up by 2.2% year-on-year across England and Wales, according to Rightmove

Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

BBC / Business 62 sources

The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m, is seeking offers from potential bidders.

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Tony Blair tempted to return to frontline politics to stop Brexit

Metro.co.uk 10 sources

The former Prime Minister said Brexit was 'bigger than party allegiance'

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Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

Reuters / World 144 sources

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it was in talks about holding joint drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, as U.S. President Donald Trump called the leaders of Japan and China amid fears North Korea could conduct…

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Emmanuel Macron wins first round

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron beat the two main parties to go head to head in the upcoming presidential elections.

Sunday, Apr 23

Labour plans to 'unite UK' with new bank holidays

Sky News 37 sources

A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Bill Nye among demonstrators at 'March for Science' in DC

Fox News / U.S. 224 sources

James Rosen reports from Washington D.C.

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still 'under discussion'

BBC / UK 13 sources

The Labour leader says "all aspects" of defence are up for review but the party insists it still backs Trident.

France votes for new president amid high security

BBC.com 402 sources

Tens of thousands of police are on duty as voters cast ballots in a hotly fought presidential election.

Saturday, Apr 22

Trump predicts Paris attack will help Le Pen in French vote

President Trump told the Associated Press that the the assault on French police Thursday night would “probably help” Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate who has raised many of the same anti-immigrant and security issues…

May won't rule out tax rises after election

Sky News / US News 39 sources

Theresa May has refused to confirm whether the Conservatives would increase taxes after the General Election.

Donald Trump May Prioritise EU Over UK For Trade Deal - And Remainers Aren't Surprised At All

Huffington Post UK 22 sources

Post-Brexit Britain could be pushed behind the European Union in the queue for a trade deal - and many Remain voters have reacted to the news with heavy sarcasm.

Friday, Apr 21

General election: Len McCluskey wins Unite leadership election - politics live

The Guardian 15 sources

Live coverage of the day’s politics as Jeremy Corbyn tries to switch focus to education – but leaked EU documents cause more Brexit ructions

French Presidential Candidates Take Positions on Paris Attack

Candidates locked in a four-way presidential race seized on the Champs-Élysées attack in an attempt to gain an edge before voting begins.

UK retail sector suffers biggest slowdown in seven years amid rising inflation

Retail sales fall 1.4% in the first quarter, the third consecutive decline and the biggest drop since early 2010.

General election 2017: No cut to UK aid spending, says May

BBC / UK 24 sources

Theresa May ends speculation that she wants to reduce the amount the UK spends on foreign aid.

Thursday, Apr 20

General election 2017: it's the establishment versus the people, says Jeremy Corbyn – politics live

The Guardian 33 sources

All the day’s action as Labour leader makes first keynote speech and Green party launches its election campaign

Douglas Carswell Quits As An MP And Vows To Vote Conservative

Huffington Post UK 31 sources

Former Ukip MP Douglas Carswell is quitting Parliament as Brexit means “job done”.

Corbyn will not back second EU referendum

Sky News 31 sources

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out backing a second referendum on the final Brexit deal, after earlier refusing to do so when asked by Sky News.

Wednesday, Apr 19

General election 2017: MPs vote in favour of 8 June poll by margin of 509 – politics live

The Guardian 178 sources

Live coverage as vote confirms election will go ahead and former chancellor George Osborne says he will not stand

Bill O’Reilly Is Out at Fox News Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

TIME 588 sources

Harassment claims against the longtime host inspired a wave of backlash

George Osborne quits as MP 'for now'

Sky News 38 sources

George Osborne has announced he is stepping down as MP after the Prime Minister called for a snap General Election.