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Mario Abdo Benítez wins Paraguay's presidential election

Mario Abdo Benítez wins Paraguay's presidential election

Conservative former senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been elected president of Paraguay. He beat his closest rival, Efraín Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points. The result means the right-wing Colorado Party, which has...

today, 05:10 in World News
 

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

The government has announced £6m of funding to help children with alcoholic parents. Plans include fast access to mental health services for children - and programmes to treat parents' addiction. An estimated 200,000 children in England live with...

today, 04:38 in Regional
 
South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers along the border with North Korea, ahead of top-level talks later this week. The South has dozens of loudspeakers along the border area, which blast everything from K-pop music to...

today, 04:29 in World News
 
Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

Australian police have praised a dog for remaining with a three-year-old girl as she spent a night lost in bushland. The girl, Aurora, had been the subject of a large search after she wandered away from her home in Queensland. She was followed by her...

today, 04:29 in World News
 
Does being a UK City of Culture create a lasting legacy?

Does being a UK City of Culture create a lasting legacy?

Hull's status as the UK City of Culture attracted more than five million people, £220m of investment and 800 new jobs. The findings of a recent report into its success appear to be positive. But as it passes the baton to Coventry, do UK Cities of...

today, 02:57 in Regional
 
Welsh Labour needs 'radical' new leader, says Lord Hain

Welsh Labour needs 'radical' new leader, says Lord Hain

The next Welsh Labour leader must "shake-up" the party after almost two decades in power, a former Welsh secretary has said. Carwyn Jones is to step down as the party's leader and first minister in the autumn. Lord Peter Hain said the party...

today, 02:46 in Regional
 
'Essential' work brings five weeks of train disruption

'Essential' work brings five weeks of train disruption

Rail passengers are being urged to check train timetables as work could affect travel across the south Wales mainline for five weeks. The "essential" upgrade affects the line between the Severn Tunnel and Cardiff from Monday until 25 May....

today, 02:46 in Regional
 
The £20m replica Shakespearean theatre that's being built on Merseyside

The £20m replica Shakespearean theatre that's being built on Merseyside

Lovers of Shakespeare have long made pilgrimages to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe theatre in London. Now, Prescot in Merseyside is building a replica Elizabethan theatre in the hope of becoming the third point in a "Bard triangle"....

today, 02:41 in Art & Culture
 
Government insists UK will leave customs union

Government insists UK will leave customs union

The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords - when peers voted in favour...

today, 02:19 in Regional
 
France approves controversial immigration bill

France approves controversial immigration bill

The French National Assembly has passed a tough new immigration law that tightens the rules around asylum. The bill shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained, and introduces a one-year prison...

today, 02:18 in World News
 
Nicaragua president scraps pension cuts after deadly riots

Nicaragua president scraps pension cuts after deadly riots

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega has scrapped the changes to social security that have prompted violent protests across the country since Wednesday. Speaking on national television, Mr Ortega renewed calls for the private sector to engage in...

today, 01:32 in World News
 
Poppy Delevingne: Models face 'stigma' with acting

Poppy Delevingne: Models face 'stigma' with acting

A new TV series based on Picasso's life begins on Monday, starring Antonio Banderas as the artist and Poppy Delevingne as Marie-Therese Walter. But, the actress says, the woman she plays was more than just a muse. "There's no-one in the world...

today, 01:09 in Art & Culture
 
What does a Trump-Macron bromance mean for the world?

What does a Trump-Macron bromance mean for the world?

France's President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington this week, the first foreign leader to make a state visit under Donald Trump. The two men - both seen as outsiders before their presidential campaigns - have developed an unlikely personal rapport,...

today, 00:34 in World News
 
Interest rates to rise twice this year, says EY Item Club

Interest rates to rise twice this year, says EY Item Club

The Bank of England is likely to raise interest rates twice this year and twice in 2019, despite a sluggish economy, says a forecasting body. Bank governor Mark Carney has said a rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be...

today, 00:28 in Business
 
How one woman started a cosmetics empire at 29

How one woman started a cosmetics empire at 29

For many women buying makeup in a department store can be an intimidating experience, and Jo Horgan was no different. The 49-year-old says that she often found it uncomfortable that different brands would have their own counters or concessions,...

today, 00:28 in Business
 


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