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The Independent is a centrist British online newspaper. Established in 1986 as an independent national morning newspaper published in London, it was controlled by Tony O’Reilly's Independent News & Media from 1997, and sold to Alexander Lebedev in 2010. It ceased to be produced in print in March 2016.Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet newspaper, but changed to tabloid or "compact" format in 2003. Regarded as coming from the centre-left, on culture and politics, it tends to take a more pro-market stance on economic issues. It has not affiliated itself with any political party and features a range of views.

Exxon Mobil urges Donald Trump to keep US signed up to Paris Agreement on climate change

Oil giant Exxon Mobil is urging Donald Trump to keep the United States signed up to the Paris Agreement on climate change.In a letter to the President’s special assistant for international energy and the environment, a...

Missing man ‘found in belly of giant python outside his garden’

A missing man has reportedly been found dead inside the stomach of a reticulated python.Akbar Salubiro, 25, had not been seen since 26 March when he left his home in a remote village on Sulawesi Island,...

Professor who labelled Israel an ‘apartheid regime’ defends UN report stating Israelis have used same term

The co-author of a controversial United Nations (UN) report that labelled Israel "an apartheid state" has defended the position, saying the term has been used by Israeli leaders themselves. In an article for Middle East Eye, International law professor, Richard Falk said it "was clearly labelled...

Brexit Day Timeline: Key Events in Britain’s Historic Exit from the European Union

Britain will start the formal process of exiting the European Union Wednesday by invoking a clause within the Treaty of Lisbon, known as Article 50, that fires a metaphorical starting gun on a two-year negotiation between London and Brussels. Below is a near-term...

European Commission Blocks LSE-Deutsche Boerse Merger

The European Commission has formally blocked the proposed merger between The London Stock Exchange Group plc  (LNSTY) and the Deutsche Boerse AG  (DBOEY) Wednesday, saying the €29 billion ($30 billion) tie-up would have created a monopoly in fixed income clearing markets. "The European...

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on earth in a year and still be hungry

Spiders could, theoretically, eat every human being on the planet and still be very hungry, a pair of biologists have found.But fear not. While some arachnids snack on lizards, birds and even small mammals, they are...

Scottish referendum: Scottish parliament votes in favour of holding second independence referendum

The Scottish parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, in a landmark vote that could eventually see Scotland leave the UK.The vote, which was postponed until Tuesday following the attack on Westminster...

Smurfette removed from film posters to avoid ‘inciting feelings’ in ultra-Orthodox Israeli city

Smurfette, the blonde-haired, blue-skinned children’s cartoon character, has been edited out of movie posters appearing in a pious ultra-Orthodox Israeli town for fear of offending the city’s residents. The municipality of Bnei Brak, a majority ultra-Orthodox town...

Rare deadly heatwaves could strike every year even if global warming targets are met, warn scientists

The heat in some parts of the world “could exceed the physiological tolerance of humans” by the end of this century, according to new research.Even if global warming was restricted to 2 degrees Celsius, cities such...

New ‘immoral’ London flats will be 40% smaller than Travelodge rooms

A developer wants to build more than 250 flats in north London that will nearly all be smaller than the average room in a Travelodge hotel.Barnet House, an 11-storey office building, could be converted into 254...