French Senate vote is blow to Macron, Conservatives keep majority

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron suffered his first electoral setback on Sunday when his Republic on the Move (LREM) party won fewer seats than expected in elections for the French Senate.

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Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right.

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Merkel wins fourth term as far-right enters German parliament

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany’s parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed.

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Police have thwarted seven attacks since March – London mayor

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan said police had thwarted seven attacks by militants since March this year, describing the increase in the number as a shift rather than a spike.

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Scrap plan for new banking tax, London financiers tells UK opposition party

LONDON (Reuters) – A financial transaction tax proposed by Britain’s opposition Labour Party would risk the competitiveness of London’s financial centre, the City of London Corporation said on Sunday, calling for the proposal to be scrapped.

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Not so fast, Theresa – EU seeks divorce terms to stay friends

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In pledging to stay best friends with the European Union after Brexit, Theresa May is getting ahead of herself, say EU negotiators who want her to start putting the divorce money on the table as soon as Monday.

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Britain must stay in EU’s single market after Brexit – Labour MPs

LONDON (Reuters) – The Labour Party must commit to staying in the European Union’s single market after Brexit and put an end to Prime Minister Theresa May’s “destructive Brexit”, several of its MPs said on Sunday.

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