The president of the European Commission has confirmed "real talks" between the EU and UK can only begin after the general election on 8 June. Ms May and the EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker had a phone call on Tuesday evening, following the Prime Minister's surprise announcement that a snap vote could be held by the summer. "Following their conversation, the president considers that the real political negotiations on Article 50 with the United Kingdom will start after the elections foreseen for the 8th of June," a spokesman for the Commission said, speaking before today's parliamentary vote which confirmed June 8 as the general election date.
The boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann is being hunted by police in connection with a nightclub acid attack that injured 20 people. Police have released CCTV images of Arthur Collins on the night of the attack in Mangle E8 nightclub in Dalston, east London. Police have urged members of the public not to approach Collins and raided a home in Hertfordshire.
Prince Harry has disclosed that he sought counselling after enduring two years of “total chaos” while still struggling in his late twenties to come to terms with the death of his mother. The Prince says in an interview with The Telegraph that he “shut down all his emotions” for almost two decades after losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, despite his brother, Prince William, trying to persuade him to seek help. Disclosing that he has spoken to a professional about his mental health, he describes how he only began to address his grief when he was 28 after feeling “on the verge of punching someone” and facing anxiety during royal engagements.
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sterling jumped alongside gold, while stocks and the U.S. dollar fell on Tuesday after Britain called a snap election for June, adding to investor concerns over geopolitical instability. The British pound rallied as much as 2.7 percent against the U.S. dollar to hit its highest level since early October after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling for an early parliamentary election. A poll giving centrist independent Emmanuel Macron the lead ahead of the first round of France's presidential election boosted the euro.
Slaven Bilic has brushed off claims that Diafra Sakho missed the weekend trip to Sunderland following a row with the West Ham manager. Reports over the Easter weekend claimed the pair were involved in a blazing row after the striker refused to be named as a substitute for Saturday’s game. “I called Diaf on the day we travelled to Sunderland and asked him what was happening because he got injured and all that.
Historians know what the election on 8th June 2017 will be called. It is a “coupon” election, such as was called in 1918 by the war-winning government coalition which issued endorsement letters or “coupons” to candidates who backed its continuation in office. May will say that only true-believing pro-Brexit Tory candidates are worthy of her endorsement.
People earning more than £70,000-a-year could be forced to pay more tax if Labour wins power, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell hinted today. Asked to define rich, Mr McDonnell said they would be people earning “above £70,000 to £80,000 a year”.
The classic car calendar is packed with events large and small, with something for everyone whether you're a marque aficionado or general enthusiast. Here are a few throughout the UK that are deserving of your attention, whether you're away on holiday or simply fancy a destination for a day out. Exhibitors include the Blue Oval Project, a family-based car club which holds monthly meets for anyone with a passion for Ford's finest. The destination is the fascinating Chatham Historical Dockyard.
A machine gun, two handguns and 3kg of explosives were found at a flat raided by police who foiled an "imminent" attack in France. Officers arrested two Frenchmen who had met in prison and were known to have turned to radical Islam, prosecutor Francois Molins said. The pair - named in reports as Mahiedine Merabet, 29, and 23-year-old Clement Baur - were detained in the southern city of Marseille over suspected terror links as the country prepares to vote on Sunday in the first round of its presidential election.
Swans glide peacefully over green river waters in the central Croatian area of Karlovac, a tranquil spot popular with fishermen and swimmers that environmentalists fear could be devastated by hydropower projects.
Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos. Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed. “That’s what most things that we’re used to do,” said Michael Forbes, a WSU assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington.
A new book has captured some of the most iconic moments of World War Two in colour for the first time. The new photography collection, which has been published by the Imperial War Museum contains colourised photographs, along with a series of images that have been published for the first time. It’s the first time that we’ve been given a glimpse of them through the eyes of people who lived through one of the most devastating conflicts in human history. Here’s a selection of the 3,000 photos included in the book, taken between 1942 and 1945. MORE: General Election 2017: How the Papers reacted MORE: Pictures of the week: Moons, meerkats and marathons MORE: Pictures of the week: Moons, meerkats and marathons MORE: General Election 2017: How the Papers reacted
Telegram's new free voice calls feature has been blocked in Iran, days after it was released in the country. The encrypted app rolled out its feature to users globally, but the company says mobile operators and home internet providers have blocked the new feature in Iran. "We did not receive any communications regarding the reasons, so we have no idea what could stand behind the decision," Telegram said in the statement.
After a litany of prescriptions failed to control her stormy mood swings and deep depression, writer Ayelet Waldman finally found relief in a blue vial of diluted LSD.
Kylie Jenner is looking for love in new places, and soon you might be able to swipe right on the woman of your dreams. Also, why did Normani Kordei want to leave Fifth Harmony? Plus, Harry Styles reflects on being the subject of a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song. All this in today's Hollyscoop Daily Rewind!
More than a fifth of Japanese firms employ staff whose tendency to overwork puts them at serious risk of dying, according to a government survey
Authorities undertaking the search for the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have come under fire from relatives of the passengers on board the Boeing 777, after they refused to release material pertaining to the missing aircraft. The Australian newspaper, which tried to obtain information via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, said that the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's Chief Commissioner Greg Hood invoked the Transport Safety Investigation Act in rejecting the request. The newspaper was trying to get access to the opinions of international experts, including those from the US and British air crash agencies, Boeing, aerospace group Thales and the British satellite group Inmarsat.
US airports will reportedly soon get facial recognition systems, designed to track visa holders as they leave the country. A new project titled Biometric Exit is slated to soon be implemented across all US airports and aims to use facial matching systems to identify visa holders boarding international flights, according to reports. All international flights and border crossing in the US are expected to soon incorporate facial recognition.
By Joyce Lee and Farah Master SEOUL/MACAU (Reuters) - South Korea's first casino resort has been unlucky with the timing of its grand opening this week as a diplomatic spat scares off gamblers from neighbouring China who usually account for about half of Korea's foreigner gaming revenue. The country's largest casino operator, Paradise Co Ltd, and Japanese slot machine maker Sega Sammy Holdings Inc will open Paradise City on Thursday, 5 minutes' drive from Seoul's Incheon International Airport, just 329 km (204 miles) across the Yellow Sea from China.