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Leo Varadkar does not rule out possibility of early general election

Irish premier Leo Varadkar said he has not ruled out the possibility of an early general election.

The Taoiseach added that it will happen when it is the “best time for the country”.

Speaking at the European election count centre in Dublin, Mr Varadkar said there are ...

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Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

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Support drops for governing parties in core European Union states

A European Parliament election that could reshape the political order across the continent is drawing to a close, with the anti-immigrant far right projected to win in France.

Germany’s centrist governing party is also heading for heavy losses.

The four days of balloting across ...

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The best moments from day one at the French Open

Roger Federer made a triumphant return to the French Open, beating Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets in his first match at Roland Garros for four years.

There was defeat, though, for women’s fifth seed Angelique Kerber against Russian teen Anastasia Potapova while Elina Svitolina saw ...

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Superb Saints crush Castleford at Anfield

Ruthless St Helens again showed why they have been a class apart in this season’s Super League as they dismantled Castleford 36-16 to close out the Dacia Magic Weekend and restore their six-point advantage at the top.

Their West Yorkshire opponents are no stooges, despite this being ...

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Solskjaer scores from the bench as United treble winners return to Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side against Bayern Munich in the Treble Reunion match.

Fans young and old descended on Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon to see some of the club’s ...

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Two rescued at Fairy Pools on Isle of Skye

Two people have been rescued after they became stranded at the Fairy Pools on Skye.

Emergency services were called to the beauty spot at around 4.50pm on Sunday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent two water rescue teams and two appliances to the scene where the pair were stuck ...

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Roger Federer calls himself French Open ‘outsider’ after first-round win

Roger Federer labelled himself an outsider after making a winning return to the French Open.

The 20-time grand slam champion is playing the year’s second major tournament for the first time in four years and had no trouble finding his feet on the redeveloped Court Philippe Chatrier ...

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Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams knocked out of French Open

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams made first-round exits from the French Open on Sunday.

Neither was a particular surprise. Williams, who turns 39 next month, had a tough draw against ninth seed Elina Svitolina while Kerber has only just recovered from an ankle injury ...

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Stam feels Manchester United would be good fit for De Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt says his future is up in the air and compatriot Jaap Stam believes the highly-rated Ajax defender would fit in well at Manchester United.

Having starred in the Dutch giants’ run to the Champions League semi-finals, 19-year-old De Ligt has been attracting admiring ...

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Hamilton felt Lauda’s presence on his way to ‘hardest’ victory in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton said Niki Lauda’s spirit guided him to the toughest win of his career in Monaco.

Hamilton pointed to Lauda’s name, which graced the back of his one-off red helmet, after he fended off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to claim a nail-biting victory – his ...

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Charlton's Bowyer positive his and players contracts will be resolved

No sooner had Charlton secured Championship football next season Lee Bowyer was asked about his own future.

The manager who guided the Addicks out of League One with a 2-1 win over Sunderland at Wembley is out of contract this summer.

Talks have been rolling on for the ...

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Charlton's Bowyer emotional after EFL Play Off win over Sunderland

Lee Bowyer claimed his players are ‘heroes’ after they secured promotion at Wembley.

Patrick Bauer’s injury-time strike gave Charlton a 2-1 win over Sunderland to assure Championship next season.

The last-minute effort completed a famous comeback win ...

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Bernd Wiesberger ‘thankful’ after claiming Made in Denmark title

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger put his injury woes firmly behind him by winning a final-day duel with Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre at the Made in Denmark event to claim his fifth European Tour title.

Wiesberger carded a closing 66 at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort to finish 14 ...

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England optimistic Wood will be fit for World Cup

England are hopeful of good news on Mark Wood’s fitness as they prepare for one final World Cup warm-up match that looks like more of a headache than a help.

Wood pulled up with pain in his left foot during Saturday’s defeat to Australia, withdrawing from the match and heading ...

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Darent Valley Hospital: Update issued after baby abandoned

Detectives seeking to locate the mother of a new-born baby who was found outside the main entrance of Darent Valley Hospital have released details of a vehicle they wish to trace. 

Kent Police is continuing to appeal for information to establish the mother’s ...

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Two dead and dozens injured after tornado roars through Oklahoma town

At least two people have died and more than two dozen have been injured after a tornado destroyed a hotel and roared through a nearby mobile home park in Oklahoma.

The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City.

It hit the American Budget Value Inn before ...

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Police urge two women who may have been sexually assaulted to come forward

An appeal has been issued for two women who may have been sexually assaulted in Londonderry to speak to police.

The two separate incidents were reported to police to have taken place outside a music festival in the Ebrington Square area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The ...

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Hamilton holds on to secure poignant Monaco Grand Prix victory

Lewis Hamilton survived a late collision with Max Verstappen to deliver the perfect tribute to Niki Lauda by winning an eventful Monaco Grand Prix.

Hamilton, sporting a one-off red helmet in tribute to the Mercedes non-executive chairman who died on Monday, tiptoed his way to the chequered ...

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Charlton 2-1 Sunderland: Player ratings from the EFL Play Off Final

Here's how the Charlton players rated from their epic 2-1 win over Sunderland.

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Well, it wasn’t a great start was it?

He should’ve controlled it, end of discussion. But, after the goal he made two crucial saves to keep his side in it ...

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Description of Dartford stabbing suspect issued

Detectives have issued a description of a suspect following a stabbing outside a Dartford pub.

At around 4.45pm on Saturday a man visiting the Flying Boat, in Spital Street, was approached as he was drinking in an area of seating next to the front entrance.

The ...

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