German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is hoping to overcome his party's poor ratings to win this summer's election by attacking Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives as a club for lobbyists while presenting himself as an experienced crisis manager. With Merkel not running in the Sept. 26 vote and centre-right candidate Armin Laschet struggling to unite the CDU/CSU alliance, Scholz sees a chance of ending 16 years of conservative rule. But public demand for change, personified by 40-year-old Annalena Baerbock from the Greens, and doubts about his credibility following two business scandals could prevent Scholz, 63, from becoming the next leader of Europe's biggest economy.
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The Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and his estranged wife, Autumn, have agreed a divorce settlement, narrowly avoiding a courtroom showdown. The couple, who have two daughters aged 10 and nine, confirmed that they had resolved the financial aspects of their divorce "amicably". It came just hours after a five-day trial had been scheduled to begin at the High Court. It was called off minutes before it was due to start. The couple announced last February that they were divorcing after 12 years of
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UK government accused of undermining trust
Government set to push ahead with cut to support while extending forced closures of businesses
Delta variant Covid symptoms ‘include headaches, sore throat and runny nose’. Researchers warn that UK’s most widely established variant may be mistaken for milder illness
Julianna Margulies, Greta Lee and Hasan Minhaj are joining Apple TV+ series
The Bidens overstayed their scheduled time slot - but not by as the Trumps.
We are - as ministers have repeatedly said - in a race between the vaccine and the variants. And Britain made a significant head start. It is now more than six months since Margaret Keenan, 90, in Coventry, became the first person to receive a Covid vaccine outside of a trial. On Monday, official statistics are set to show that more than 30 million people - approaching six in 10 adults - have had both jabs, while close to 42 million have had their first. The Government’s target to offer first do
Marine Le Pen sets sights on territory of traditional rightCôte d’Azur is among areas where French far-right leader seeks to make inroads in regional elections this month Marine Le Pen, the leader of Rassemblement National, is portraying regional elections as a launchpad for her third presidential bid. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/Sipa/Rex
Dan Wootton claims UK public health officials want to create 'biosecurity state like China'
Alastair Stewart also addressed the technical issues that occurred during the launch.
Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley and Hyndburn are currently recording the highest rates.
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Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich claimed to be in a ‘great mood’ at a government briefing
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had received assurances from Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan that he wanted foreign mercenaries to leave Libyan territory as soon as possible. Macron was speaking after his first face-to-face with Erdogan in more than a year as tensions between the two NATO allies worsened especially over the conflict in Libya.
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The TV star has voiced her frustration at the online abuse her eldest son faces.
‘It’s lovely to know he made the time in his busy schedule in order to come to Mass,’ priest says