World leaders should ignore Donald Trump on climate change, says Michael Bloomberg

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump’s lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.  Bloomberg, who considered a presidential bid after serving three terms as New York City’s mayor, addressed his intensifying focus on climate change in an interview with The Associated ...

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Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

Luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo has said it is seeking potential offers for a sale of the business. The firm said it had not received any bids yet and was also considering other options for the business. The move received backing from Jimmy Choo’s main shareholder JAB Holdings, which is also an investor in Krispy Kreme donuts and luxury firm ...

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Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos spat adds to dramatic el clasico as Real Madrid captain argues against red card

They are good friends but even better enemies. And, truth be told, after a match with too many storylines to mention and a finale straight out of a screenplay, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique’s spat was barely-needed drama on a night with more than its fair share. Pique is no stranger to controversy and has been involved in so many ...

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Dartford bereaved parents stolen baby items returned

A baby toy and other items stolen from a couple whose son had recently died have been returned to a police station. They were in a black Ford Fiesta, when it was stolen in Mead Road, Dartford on Wednesday, Kent Police said. A red toy dinosaur along with a buggy, and two car seats were left at North Kent Police ...

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Refugees beaten, abused and tear-gassed as they sleep by police in Calais, report warns

Refugees sleeping rough in and around the Calais area are subject to “endemic” levels of police brutality on a daily basis, an alarming report has revealed, amid concerns that the region is on “police lockdown” in efforts to deter refugees from the area. Research published exclusively by The Independent shows that displaced people, including scores of unaccompanied children, are experiencing ...

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Man held over Navy officer Michael Samwell's car theft murder

A man has been arrested over the murder of an ex-Navy officer thought to have been run over by his own car, police said. Michael Samwell, 35, was fatally injured as he confronted thieves outside his home in Greater Manchester. Shouting was heard at about 03:00 BST on Sunday before Mr Samwell was found in a parking area at the ...

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The best undiscovered beaches in the world

A certain type of New Yorker has complaints about the beaches in Tulum, Mexico, Saint Barth’s, or Mykonos in Greece. “Why escape New York,” they ask, “just to be surrounded by New Yorkers?” Do not hang out with these people. But do heed their warning: If you want to go to a beach to get away from other humans, you’ll ...

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Euro and shares rally after Emmanuel Macron wins first voting round of French election

The euro briefly surged to a five-month high against a basket of currencies late Sunday after centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of a hotly contested French election vote, an outcome broadly considered the most market-friendly. Immediately after the vote, the euro surged to $1.0940, its highest level against the dollar since November last year, before retreating to around $1.0869. ...

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Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy

By Alexandria Sage <span class="articleLocation”>Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co’s market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. Most automakers test a new model’s production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools designed to be ...

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'Australia first' fortifies position of country's prime minister

By Colin Packham | SYDNEY SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a rise in voter support just days after tightening rules for foreigners seeking work and citizenship under an “Australia first” policy, a newspaper poll showed on Monday. Turnbull has struggled to stop a haemorrhage of voter support with far right parties including Pauline Hanson’s One Nation on ...

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