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Grassroots Tories gear up to remove May as leader by this summer   Likely challenger: Penny Mordaunt appealed to the Tories’ pro-EU supporters. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Grassroots Tory party associations are considering motions calling for the removal of Theresa May as it emerged MPs want a new leader in place by late July. The news came as the party's "phoney leadership campaign" began...
Watch: Mercedes pull off ‘perfectly executed’ double pit stop during Chinese GP The smooth transition helped Mercedes to a one-two finish in Shanghai. Lewis Hamilton making a pit stop at the Chinese GP (Hu Chengwei/AP) While Lewis Hamilton’s magnificent victory took the headlines at the Chinese Grand Prix, his Mercedes team received kudos on social media too thanks to a perfectly executed...
EU gets green light for US trade talks Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) EU countries gave initial clearance yesterday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, in a move designed, but not guaranteed, to smooth strained relations between the world's two largest economies. The European Commission has sought clearance for two negotiating mandates - one to cut...
Tradition that sees South Korean babies gain extra year on January 1 challenged A centuries-old tradition sees babies become one on the day of their birth and then get an additional year tacked on when the calendar hits January 1. Lee Dong Kil’s daughter Lee Yoon Seol celebrates the 100th day of her birth in Daejeon, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/AP) A politician...
The Matriarch: how Barbara Bush told it like it was It's been a year since the vinegary yet influential spouse of the 41st US president and the mother of the 43rd died. Barbara Perry on a biography that sheds new light on her life Haunted by tragedy: Barbara Bush lost a child to leukaemia and also suffered a miscarriage My one and...
Aer Lingus flights face threat after strike ballot Action: Stobart Air cabin crew work on 21 Aer Lingus routes. Photo: REUTERS Aer Lingus flights face the threat of disruption after staff at an airline that operates 21 of its routes backed industrial action. It is understood that the airline is currently making contingency plans following the announcement by Stobart Air's cabin crew. "Aer...
Patrician pupils plea to Minister over 'harsh' conditions at school Letter says 'as a student body we feel the Government has neglected our school' "For too long Patrician Academy students have had to put up with being ignored by this government."  That was the simple but heartfelt message from the Academy's Student Council, which has written to Education Minister Joe McHugh expressing...
'Insurance crisis now causing people to lose jobs' says former High Court judge Nicholas Kearns ‘Compo culture’ putting State’s reputation at risk Insurance crisis: Former top judge calls for faster pace of reform Chair: Ex-High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns. Photo: Collins Courts FORMER High Court President Nicholas Kearns has expressed frustration at the slow pace of insurance reform, saying...
Biden tops poll of Democrats despite claims about touching Former US vice president Joe Biden. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Joe Biden has established a sizeable lead in polls of Democratic presidential contenders, despite allegations of unwanted physical contact with women. The former US vice president had the support of 32pc of voters, according to a 'Morning Consult' survey. He was nine points ahead...
Sudan’s coup leader steps down a day after ousting president General Awad Ibn Ouf also announced his successor as General Abdel-Fattah Burhan. Demonstrations have taken place in Sudan’s capital Khartoum (AP) Sudan’s defence minister has announced he is stepping down as transitional leader a day after ousting the country’s autocratic president. In a TV address, General Awad Ibn Ouf also announced his successor,...

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