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Election in Britain’s ‘Brexit Capital’ Poses Test for Labour Party

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:09:08 GMT

U.K. Independence Party campaigners in Stoke-on-Trent, England, this month. Stoke has been nicknamed the “Brexit capital” because about 70 percent there opted to leave the European Union.Parliamentary elections in Stoke and Copeland, another struggling Labour stronghold, may decide the fate of the party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn.


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Top Aide to France’s Le Pen is Held in Payments Inquiry

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:14:06 GMT

Marine Le Pen, center, at a rally in Lyon in February with her chief of staff Catherine Griset, right, and her bodyguard Thierry Légier, third from left.Catherine Griset, chief of staff for the presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, is being investigated over accusations that European Union money was misused.


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Cressida Dick Will Be First Woman to Lead Scotland Yard

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:48:46 GMT

Cressida Dick, center, the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and Amber Rudd, Britain’s home secretary, who appointed Ms. Dick.A onetime beat cop in London’s West End, Ms. Dick, 56, was named the first female police commissioner in the force’s 188-year-history.


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With Big Red Stamp, Russia Singles Out What It Calls ‘Fake’ News

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:14:04 GMT

A screenshot from the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.The Foreign Ministry’s website now highlights articles it considers to be false, but critics say that the ministry’s designation should be considered a “medal.”


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Pineapple Pizza Tests Limits of Presidential Power in Iceland

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:56:37 GMT

Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, right, visits a restaurant school in Copenhagen with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in January.Iceland’s president told high school students that that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. Fans of the topping were outraged.


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McDonald’s in Italy Embraces Off-Menu Item: Slice of Roman Road

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:38:43 GMT

A stretch of an ancient Roman road discovered during the construction of a McDonald’s in Marino, Italy.Rather than rebury the ancient route discovered during construction of a McDonald’s near the capital, the fast-food chain worked with archaeologists to make it accessible.


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Why Are We Still Obsessed With Princess Diana’s Style?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:04:14 GMT

John Travolta dancing with Diana, Princess of Wales, at a White House dinner in 1985. This dress, designed by Victor Edelstein, is featured in an exhibition of clothes worn by Diana entitled “Diana: Her Fashion Story” at Kensington Palace in London.As Kensington Palace opens a new fashion exhibition, five people who knew the princess describe what made her look so memorable.


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The Big ‘Brexit’ Winners? Lobbyists and Lawyers

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:03:07 GMT

Ameet Gill, left, and Paul Stephenson in East London, where they have their offices. The men, who were on opposite sides of the “Brexit” question, are now partners in a consultancy.Advisers from both the Leave and Remain camps are lining up to guide business and the government on its exit from the European Union.


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ISIS Says British Militant Carried Out Suicide Attack in Iraq

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:44:52 GMT

A man known as Abu Zakariya al-Britani in a picture released by Islamic State militants.The possibility that a former Guantánamo inmate had blown himself up stirred outrage in British tabloids, and prompted a strong response from former Prime Minister Tony Blair.


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