Theresa May set for Scottish visit in election campaign

Theresa May is to make her first campaign visit to Scotland ahead of June’s snap general election. The PM is expected to ask Scots to vote for her to “strengthen the Union”, the economy and her hand in Brexit talks. … Continue reading


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China deports U.S. citizen convicted of espionage

China has deported a U.S. citizen who was convicted of espionage this week after being held without trial for two years, removing a source of friction between Washington and Beijing. Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March 2015 while about to … Continue reading


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Picasso was 'misogynistic', says friend

An exhibition of Picasso’s art has opened in the Gagosian museum in London, curated by a close friend. A new exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s art around the theme of minotaurs and matadors has opened at the Gagosian Gallery in London. … Continue reading


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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: 'Hundreds' of other victims

Hundreds of patients will seek compensation after a breast surgeon was convicted of carrying out needless operations, solicitors have said. Ian Paterson, 59, was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man … Continue reading


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Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

A leather jacket that the late US actor Patrick Swayze wore in Dirty Dancing has sold for $62,500 (£48,270) at an auction in Los Angeles. Hundreds of other items belonging to Swayze – including a surfboard from Point Break and … Continue reading


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Freed marine Alexander Blackman praises his 'wife in a million'

The Royal Marine jailed for shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter has praised his “wife in a million” following his release from prison. Sgt Alexander Blackman received a life term for murder in 2013, but his conviction was reduced to … Continue reading


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ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

An aerial view of China occupied Subi Reef at Spratly Islands in disputed South China Sea April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Francis Malasig/Pool


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EU holds summit without UK to formalise Brexit strategy

European Union countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss a joint strategy for negotiations with the UK over Brexit. Twenty-seven countries will be present, but the UK will not take part. The EU will insist that progress must be made … Continue reading


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Springsteen recounts struggle to live outside bliss of rock songs

By Jill Serjeant | NEW YORK Bruce Springsteen talked on Friday about his struggle to live in the real world rather than inside the lyrical songs he has composed over his 40-year career. The “Born to Run” musician, who revealed … Continue reading


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Amazon's moves beyond retail get Wall Street thumbs up, for now

FILE PHOTO: An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo


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Breakin' Convention brings together the world's finest

Breakin’ Convention brings together the world’s finest at Sadler’s Wells Video Journalist: Alex Stanger. Producer: Claudia Redmond Breakin’ Convention brings together the world’s finest at Sadler’s Wells. BBC News went behind the scenes. Video Journalist: Alex Stanger. Producer: Claudia Redmond.


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Trump reassures US gun owners

Wearing a red tie, Donald Trump stood at a podium in front of an Atlanta auditorium full of gun lovers. “You are my friends,” he told them. “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing … Continue reading


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Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Gen. Eduardo … Continue reading


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MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end

MPs have called for an end to the dominance of big home-building firms to fix the “broken” housing market. The communities and local government committee said the eight biggest firms built more than half of all new homes. MPs said … Continue reading


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Trump to order a study on abuses of U.S. trade agreements

By Ayesha Rascoe | WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Saturday seeking to identify any problems caused by the nation’s existing trade agreements, including an examination of U.S. involvement in the World Trade Organization, a top … Continue reading


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