‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

Europe, not East Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers have claimed. Studies undertaken on the teeth of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in Mediterranean Europe suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominin,...

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Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece has reached a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long-awaited debt relief talks. “The negotiations are concluded,” Euclid Tsakalotos told reporters, according to state agency ANA. After overnight talks, Tsakalotos said a “preliminary technical agreement” had been achieved ahead of a 22 May meeting...

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Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (16/5/17) launched the Labour Election Manifesto for 2017 detailing plans to renationalise public services, increase NHS funding and scrap tuition fees for students. In the Manifesto, Corbyn makes a number of tax pledges including plans to lower the threshold for income tax from £150,000...

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French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as the country’s new prime minister. The decision to pick a Republican is considered an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics. Mr Philippe, 46, is the lawmaker and mayor of the...

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EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier has told Theresa May that paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable and that there will be legal consequences if the exit bill is not paid in full. In a press conference today (3rd May) in Brussels, Mr Barnier said that the UK will...

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EU considers sanctions over Macedonian power struggle

EU considers sanctions over Macedonian power struggle

Macedonian leaders risk facing sanctions if they continue to block a new government and stoke inter-ethnic conflict, EU mediators dealing with a crisis in the Balkan country have warned. Gjorge Ivanov, president of Macedonia, has refused to give Zoran Zaev, the opposition leader backed by a majority of MPs elected...

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Stolen Van Gogh artworks back on display after 14 years

Stolen Van Gogh artworks back on display after 14 years

Two priceless paintings by Vincent Van Gogh are once again hanging in an Amsterdam museum, 14 years after being stolen by the mafia. The works, 1882’s “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” and the 1884 “Congregation Leave the Reformed Church in Nuenen”, are from a period that was crucial to...

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16-year-old boy sole survivor of migrant boat tragedy

  Dozens of people are feared drowned after a rubber boat carrying migrants and refugees from Libya sank in the Mediterranean.   The sole survivor, a 16-year-old Gambian boy, told rescuers that 146 other people including children and pregnant women were on board when the boat sank.    A Spanish frigate, the...

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Premier League Brexit vote: How football fans voted in referendum

Premier League Brexit vote: How football fans voted in referendum

Premier League fans who live near Stoke City were the most likely to vote for Brexit, new figures have revealed. Those living close to Chelsea and Arsenal, however, were overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the European Union. Political analyst Mike Smithson has compiled the list showing results from each...

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Pavement lights for ‘zombie’ phone users

Pavement lights for ‘zombie’ phone users

Pavement lights have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in a town in the Netherlands to help smartphone users cross the road safely. The light strips catch the eye of people looking down at their devices and change colour to match traffic signals. The lure of games and social media...

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