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Sadiq Khan first 12 months as mayor of London

LONDON: Sadiq Khan’s win last year was the biggest of any London mayor to date and the greatest personal mandate of any politician in British history. More than 1.3m Londoners voted for him – that’s almost 57% of those voting – and he quit as Tooting MP straight away to ...

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Macron’s triumph in France, focus turns to challenges ahead

Emmanuel Macron won a resounding victory in the French presidential election but the focus shifted immediately on Monday to whether he can govern the country without the support of a traditional party. At 39, the pro-European Union (EU) former investment banker will become France’s youngest-ever president when he is inaugurated ...

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Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest president

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. The centrist’s emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief ...

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Brexit won’t stop Asia from investing in the UK

LONDON: For most Asian property investor, the UK has been one of the most desirable additions to their portfolio and according to the latest figures, this isn’t going to change any time soon. Research from property investment firm JLL reveals that neither the Brexit uncertainty nor the somewhat rushed snap ...

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Theresa May accuses EU of trying to affect UK election

LONDON: Theresa May has accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. The PM launched a stinging attack on the “bureaucrats of Brussels” in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen. She said some in Brussels wanted Brexit talks ...

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US issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks

WASHINGTON: The US State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying US citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Daesh and ...

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EU Leaders Agree Firm Brexit Negotiating Stance

European Summit: The leaders took less than an hour to reach an agreement BRUSSELS: European Union leaders have unanimously agreed to adopt a “firm” negotiating approach for Brexit talks with the UK. On Saturday the heads of the remaining 27 states approved within a minute the draft guidlines issued by ...

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Brexit: Farmers to Use Machines to Make Up for Loss of EU Workers

LONDON: Robots will fill the void left by EU nationals once Brexit kicks in, farming experts have said. A new generation of robots are being readied to fill a labor shortage on Britain’s farms, which is expected post-Brexit. The robot, called Thorvald, has been designed for unskilled tasks. According to sources, Thorvald has already altered ...

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Macron’s advance in French runoff stalls populist wave in Europe

PARIS: The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news ...

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