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April 25, 2017 12:59 AM Stocks rally after the French election

David Zervos at Jefferies writes Monday that across all of his client meetings in Europe the one thing that unified investors was a view that Trump’s economic policies would be bad. Full stop. Contrary to many U.S.-based investors and strategists who view Trump’s potential policies as a mix of good (tax reform and infrastructure spending) and bad (immigration 57

April 24, 2017 11:31 PM One Year To Go to Gold Coast 2018!

Serena Williams has heavily criticised Ilie Nastase over comments, which she branded racist and sexist, that the Romanian Fed Cup captain said during their match with Great Britain. The United States tennis star posted a message on her Instagram profile discussing her views on what the 70-year-old said about Williams, her unborn baby, match officials 32

April 24, 2017 9:30 PM Ilie Nastase taking 'nasty' to a new level

The past week in tennis was dominated by an onslaught of news. Some good, some bad -- and some downright ugly, no thanks to the controversy orchestrated by former world No. 1 Ilie Nastase. Of course, Williams won't play the rest of 2017, even though she rose to No. 1 in the world again Monday, which means she'll have no chance to break Margaret Court's 24

April 24, 2017 7:29 PM Marine Le Pen steps down from National Front leadership

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party. Monday’s move appears to be an attempt to appeal to a wider range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 run-off between herself and Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist who came in first in Sunday’s first 23

April 24, 2017 7:01 PM Hundreds of ‘angry’ police wives march through Paris to condemn violence against officers

MORE than 200 wives and partners of French police officers took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to denounce violence against police two days after an officer was shot dead by an extremist whilst patrolling the famed Champs-Elysées avenue.  Xavier Jugelé, 37, was shot twice in the head by Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal and Islamic State sympathiser 42

April 24, 2017 5:06 PM Ukip Accused Of 'Full Throttled Islamophobia' Over Burka-Banning 'Integration Agenda'

Critics condemn 'horrifically heavy-handed' policies. Ukip has been accused of “full throttled Islamophobia” over its new “integration agenda” that includes a pledge to ban the Muslim face veil. The agenda also calls for girls at risk of female genital mutilation to undergo annual medical checks and grooming to be made a hate crime if the victim and perpetrator 29

April 24, 2017 1:30 PM Man City set to beat Manchester United to sign Monaco left back Benjamin Mendy

Today's transfer gossip includes two defenders that Manchester City could gain and Man Utd could lose Manchester City could beat their rivals Manchester United to sign Monaco left Benjamin Mendy according to reports. The left back has been in impressive form for Ligue 1 side Monaco this season and unsurprisingly this has not gone unnoticed and a number 23

April 24, 2017 12:36 PM Trump Is Holding On to His Base — But He’s Losing Nearly Everyone Else

The good news for President Trump in the latest NBC/WSJ poll is that he's still holding on to Republicans and his most committed supporters. In the poll, 82% of Republican respondents, 90% of self-described Trump voters, and 56% of white working-class Americans approve of the president's job as Trump approaches his 100th day in office on Saturday. But here's 32

April 24, 2017 12:28 PM Emmanuel Macron wife: Who is Brigitte Trogneux, the former teacher 24 years his senior?

EMMANEUL Macron’s wife Brigitte Trogneux could become the next First Lady of France if her husband wins the French election in two weeks’ time. Mr Macron has been dubbed “chou-chou” (teacher’s pet) by French media because of his unusual relationship. The 39-year-old is married to Brigitte Trogneux, a glamorous blonde who as well as being 24 years older 32

April 24, 2017 8:47 AM MARKETS LIVE: London shares up 100 points after centrist Emmanuel Macron wins French election 1st round

Markets across Europe have risen sharply after the election in France showed that centrist Emmanuel Macron is in pole position to triumph in the polls. In Europe, Germany's Dax has risen 0.2 per cent, while in London the FTSE 100 has shot 132 points higher at 7,244.9. However investors remain anxious about the prospect of another Brexit or Trump-style 50