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Trump becomes first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor

US president Donald Trump has become the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan.

The president, who is on a four-day state visit, was the centre of attention at a grand outdoor welcome ceremony at Japan’s Imperial Palace, where he took a solo walk down red carpets and ...

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Tories humiliated as Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party surges to victory

The Conservatives were routed by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in a dramatic set of European election results.

The Tories dropped to just 9% of the vote in England and Wales and appear on course for their worst ever national election share once the full picture from Scotland becomes ...

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Key quotes as Brexit Party tops UK’s European election results

How key figures have reacted to the UK’s European election results so far.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage: “Never before in British politics has a new party launched just six weeks ago topped the polls in a national election.

“The reason of course is very obvious: ...

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Lewis Hamilton delivers world champion’s drive for late world champion

Lewis Hamilton was hailed after delivering a “world champion’s performance for an absent world champion” with his victory in an emotional and thrilling Monaco Grand Prix.

Hamilton and his Mercedes team dedicated the Briton’s nerve-jangling win in Monte Carlo to Niki ...

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Counting for Ireland’s EU election seats continues for second day

The second day of counting in the European elections gets under way later on Monday.

The count ended on Sunday in Ireland’s three constituencies without any MEPs elected.

The Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe topped the poll in the Dublin constituency with 63,849 votes. He is ...

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French court to try Briton in absence over French filmmaker’s death in Ireland

A former British journalist will today be tried in his absence for the murder of a French filmmaker in Ireland.

Ian Bailey, 62, has always vehemently denied involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

The body of the 39-year-old was found badly beaten on an isolated ...

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Man and woman to appear in court over deaths of teenage boys in Sheffield

A man and a woman will appear in court charged with murdering two boys aged 13 and 14.

The woman also faces three counts of attempted murder following the incident at a house in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield on Friday.

South Yorkshire Police previously said a 37-year-old man and a ...

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Sir Mo wants to win while famous faces celebrate self esteem at London 10,000m

Sir Mo Farah is competing for his sixth victory at the Vitality London 10,000 as more than 17,000 runners hope to cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace.

Among them will be celebrities including Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean, writer Bryony Gordon and author ...

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Corbyn hints Labour may shift towards supporting second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has hinted the Labour Party may move towards backing a second referendum after the party received a drubbing in the European Parliament elections.

In a statement, the Labour leader said the EU elections had become “a proxy second referendum”.

He added: ...

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Tommy Robinson blames social media ‘ban’ for European election defeat

Tommy Robinson blamed Government “interference” with social media companies for his failure to secure a seat in the European Parliament.

The independent candidate polled 2.2% of the overall vote in the North West as the Brexit Party gained the largest share with 31.2%.

He ...

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Greens push Tories into fifth place as support surges

The Green Party pushed the Tories into fifth place in England and Wales, more than doubling its tally of MEPs.

The party’s sole Westminster MP Caroline Lucas said the “tremendous” result was part of a “Green wave sweeping across the EU”.

The number of ...

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New Brexit MEP denies being a hypocrite for living in France

Newly-elected Brexit Party MEP Brian Montieth denied he was a hypocrite for living in France and said the result in the North East was “an emphatic victory”.

The new party won two seats with the third going to Labour, and Mr Montieth  said the result should be a warning to ...

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Tories face ‘existential’ threat after ‘worst ever’ result

The future of the Conservative Party could be in doubt unless it manages to deliver Brexit, leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has warned.

The Foreign Secretary acknowledged the very existence of the party he hopes to lead could be threatened by the Brexit backlash after the Tories secured ...

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Liberal Democrats ‘strongest Remain force in British politics’ – Cable

The Liberal Democrats are “the strongest Remain force in British politics” the party’s leader has said.

With the results for Wales and the nine regions of England declared, the Lib Dems finished in second place with 15 MEPs, up from just one at the last European ...

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Annunziata says her brother Jacob will be ‘devastated’ after Tory poll losses

Annunziata Rees-Mogg said her brother Jacob would be “devastated” after the Brexit Party won three European seats in the East Midlands.

After the result was announced in Kettering, the newly-elected MEP, whose party won 38.23% of the vote, said the Conservatives were paying for ...

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Brexit Party wins most seats in West Midlands with 38% of the vote

The Brexit Party won the biggest share of vote in the West Midlands with 38%, prompting one of its candidates to praise the region’s “real” people.

Former Southampton FC chairman Rupert Lowe joined Martin Daubney and Andrew Kerr in securing three of the seven European ...

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Lib Dems storm to victory in London

The Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in London as Labour lost half their seats and the Conservatives were wiped out.

The Lib Dems won the popular vote over the city, including in key Labour and Tory-voting areas, taking three of the region’s eight seats in the European ...

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Tories routed as Nigel Farage issues general election warning

Nigel Farage predicted general election success for his Brexit Party if the UK does not leave the European Union after claiming victory in the European contests.

On a terrible night for the Conservatives and Labour, the pro-EU Liberal Democrats emerged as the other big winners – ...

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Tommy Robinson among high-profile candidates who failed to become MEPs

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has failed in his bid to get elected to the European Parliament.

Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, came in eighth place in the North West England region with 38,908 votes.

The far-right activist is a political ...

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SNP on track for ‘best ever’ Euro election, as Scottish Labour loses two MEPs

The SNP is on track for its best ever European election results – with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declaring it “emphatically clear” that Scotland has rejected Brexit.

With almost all the results in from Scotland, the SNP seems likely to win three of the six Scottish ...

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Luciano Spalletti hails ‘exceptional’ team as Inter qualify for Champions League

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti hailed his players for holding their nerve after they qualified for the Champions League by beating Empoli 2-1 on the final day.

Inter sealed a top-four finish at the expense of city rivals AC Milan, while Empoli were relegated to Serie B.

Radja ...

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