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Scottish independence support plummets ahead of UK election

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Support for Scottish independence has plummeted ahead of a snap election designed to embolden the British government for forthcoming Brexit talks, according to a poll released on Tuesday.Just 37 percent...

Elton John caught 'potentially deadly' infection on tour

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

British pop icon Elton John contracted a "potentially deadly" infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be cancelled.The musician became "violently...

Artists urge Radiohead to scrap Israel show

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists' boycott calls.The...

Jailed British-Iranian loses final appeal in Tehran

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran after being accused of sedition has seen her appeal rejected by the country's supreme court, her family said on Monday.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given a five-year...

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early...

From internet to big stage, Oh Wonder startled by success

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Soon after the London duo soon to be known as Oh Wonder first recorded a song and posted it on SoundCloud three years ago, the pair emailed the music-sharing site. Something was surely wrong."Every other...

Britain's Farage: Don't underestimate Le Pen in French race

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Brexit spearhead Nigel Farage on Monday said France's far-right anti-immigration firebrand Marine Le Pen could score a shock upset in her country's upcoming presidential election run-off against European...

UK law firm accused of allowing false claims against British troops

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

A disciplinary tribunal opened a hearing in London on Monday into law firm Leigh Day for allegedly allowing false claims of murder and torture against British soldiers.Leigh Day and three of its solicitors...

UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

The British government is seeking to postpone the publication of its keenly-awaited air-pollution plan due to elections, raising the prospect a legal challenge. The High Court had demanded ministers come...

Stocks, euro surge as France's Macron favoured for presidential win

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Europe's stock markets and the euro surged Monday, breathing a sigh of relief after moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential election and looked set to triumph in...

French line up abroad to vote in presidential cliffhanger

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

From London to Berlin, Washington to Tel Aviv, French voters lined up at polling stations abroad at the weekend to cast ballots for one of the closest presidential elections in years back home.Around...

Opposition promises more public holidays in UK vote

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's opposition Labour party promised Sunday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Leftist...

Half of Brits back PM ahead of snap vote: poll

22 April 2017 | 0 comments

Half of Britons back Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives ahead of a snap general election in June, according to a new opinion poll published Sunday.Polling company ComRes, which conducted the survey...

Max Richter set for double-album of film music

21 April 2017 | 0 comments

Max Richter, the prolific German-born British contemporary composer whose influences range from Bach to Brian Eno, will next month release a double-album from his career in film music.Richter wrote the...

Britain's Lib Dem leader campaigns against 'hard Brexit'

21 April 2017 | 0 comments

The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats pitched his party Friday as the best chance of softening the blows from Brexit, as he began campaigning for an election in which he is hoping to sweep up pro-European...



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