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Trump aides abruptly postpone meeting on whether to stay in Paris climate deal | Environment

Donald Trump’s aides have abruptly postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, with an unlikely coalition of fossil fuel firms, environmental groups and some Republicans calling on the president to stick with the deal. Trump’s top advisers...

Late-night hosts on Trump’s Easter: ‘What’s the right wine pairing for a cruise missile?’ | Culture

Late-night hosts tackled Donald Trump’s activities over the Easter holiday, from his dinner with Xi Jinping to dropping the “mother of all bombs”.Stephen Colbert picked up on the president having to be reminded by Melania Trump to put his hand over his heart during...

EU launches public consultation into fears about future of internet | Technology

The EU is launching an unprecedented public consultation to find out what Europeans fear most about the future of the internet. A succession of surveys over the coming weeks will ask people for their views on everything from privacy and security to artificial intelligence, net...

Bralettes, Voltaire and highlighter hair: festival fashion according to Coachella | Fashion

Coachella … the start of the festival season or a thinly disguised photo opportunity for the latest cohort of digital influencers to show off their outfits? You decide. Whichever side you take, there’s no doubt this California-based event – complete with palm-tree backdrops, air-conditioned...

'Another one!?': UK reacts to May's election announcement – video

Theresa May’s decision to push for a snap general election on 8 June 2017 came after months of denials from Downing Street, so the palpable shock – and in some cases anger – from politicians and voters could be excused Does Brenda from Bristol...

‘Congratulations, Donald’: book details how Clinton handled election loss | US news

As the first polls closed on 8 November, Hillary Clinton was preparing for the moment she would at long last take the stage as the first female president of the United States. She instead found herself apologizing to Barack Obama hours later in a harrowing...

First US sugar tax sees soft drink sales fall by almost 10%, study shows | Society

The first sugar tax to be introduced on soft drinks in the United States to fight obesity has cut sales by nearly 10% and apparently increased the numbers of people buying water instead, a study has shown. Berkeley, California, introduced a substantial tax on sugar-sweetened...

‘He’s got no oomph’: Corbyn divides voters in Labour-held Lancaster | Politics

Labour canvassers were already out on the Marsh, a deprived estate at the back of Lancaster station, on Tuesday afternoon, hours after the announcement of a snap general election. The city’s MP, Cat Smith, a member of the shadow frontbench who used to work in...

May’s real reason for calling election? To show EU that Brexit really means Brexit | Patrick Wintour | Politics

Of the many reasons Theresa May supplied for calling a general election, the Conservative leader provided one particularly important one. She believes she still needs to convince her European counterparts that Brexit does indeed mean Brexit. A Brexit mandate, delivering a large Conservative Commons majority,...

Theresa May calls for general election to secure Brexit mandate | Politics

Theresa May has stunned Westminster by demanding a snap general election on 8 June that she hopes will turn her party’s clear lead in the opinion polls into a healthy parliamentary majority and secure her Conservative vision for Brexit. The prime minister made an unscheduled...