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March 21, 2017 7:33 PM France's Macron Gains More Support, Interior Minister Quits Amid New Scandal

Centrist Emmanuel Macron's bid for power in France gathered pace on Tuesday when he won support from a junior minister in the Socialist government while the interior minister resigned amid scandal in a new twist to the topsy-turvy presidential campaign. Voters rated Macron as the strongest performer of the five leading candidates who took part in the first 37

March 21, 2017 3:19 PM Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland's future 'should not be imposed'

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that Scotland's future should be decided by the people who live there rather than being "imposed upon us". The first minister was speaking as she asked Holyrood to back her call for a second independence referendum. Ms Sturgeon wants a vote to be held in the autumn of next year or the spring of 2019. But the UK government 40

March 21, 2017 2:35 PM Gerry Braiden: Martin McGuinness, the hawk whose triumph was the restoration of the mundane

Constant speculation rooting him in the Provisional's Northern Command and Army Council only cemented the view McGuinness was Republicanism's arch militarist. To the 12-year-old me, his dress sense and regular church attendance pointed to a conservatism and piety far removed from his secularised comrades in Belfast. (Ironically, his introduction to the wider 142 4

March 21, 2017 11:27 AM FTSE 100 under pressure as inflation climbs above target

An attempt at a rally by FTSE 100 was squashed by rising UK inflation, though the government had some good news on borrowing. The blue chip index was 12 points lower at 7,417 as investors pondered the prospect a more hawkish Bank of England in future. One member of its rate setting committee had already voted for a rise at the last meeting, but more may follow 62

March 21, 2017 9:29 AM U.S. unveils new restrictions on travelers from eight Muslim-majority countries

Passengers traveling to the United States from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly, according to new rules set to take effect Tuesday. Fliers can still travel with these items, but they must be packed in their checked baggage 45

March 21, 2017 1:56 AM It's not over yet! Winter clings on with snowy blast from the Arctic that could see temperatures plunge to -2C

The spring equinox may just have passed and the clocks are going forward this weekend – but the winter weather isn’t over yet. Arctic air is to bring snow to the Peak District and Wales tomorrow, while widespread frost is expected through to the weekend. A cold front was due to cross the country last night, bringing in the chilly conditions. The cold front 27

March 20, 2017 8:24 PM Met Office issues weather warning for snow and ice across Scotland

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Scotland for snow and ice overnight on Monday and into Tuesday. An Arctic blast could bring snow, hail and storm-force winds on the first official day of spring. A cold front will sweep across the country on Monday night, followed by freezing air from the Canadian Arctic. The vernal equinox on March 20 marks 20 2

March 20, 2017 8:10 PM US says Canadian accused in Yahoo hack poses flight risk

Danny Pyka, an Austinite who worked for Mercedes-Benz for about 10 years, had been suffering from depression for so long and so severely that he was certain his suicidal thoughts would eventually lead to the end of his life. "It was just miserable," said Pyka, who found work as a handyman, but found it difficult to have a normal life or relationships 72

March 20, 2017 5:45 PM Spring could bring Arctic snow and ice, Met Office warns

Forecaster Grahame Madge said: "We've got a couple of cold fronts moving through during Monday afternoon bringing some rain. "Behind the cold front, we've some quite cold air from the Canadian Arctic bringing much colder temperatures to parts of the UK. "We have issued a yellow warning for snow and ice over most of Scotland and Northern Ireland 30

March 20, 2017 5:39 PM South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, said an airport official. The plane was landing but then crashed, said Wau's Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule. "The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn't control it," said Youngule 30