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Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

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France’s Macron loses majority as defectors form new party

France’s Macron loses majority as defectors form new party

World
The party of French President Emmanuel Macron has lost its outright majority in parliament, after a group of MPs broke away to form a new party.Ecology, Democracy, Solidarity will be largely formed of seven MPs from La République en Marche (On the Move) and other ex-supporters of the president.The defecting MPs want to focus on green issues and social inequality.But their decision leaves Mr Macron's party with 288 seats, one short of a majority in the 577-seat lower house.French commentators said La République en Marche (LREM) still had the backing of two other political allies, the centrist MoDem as well as Agir from the centre-right, which together make up another 56 seats in the National Assembly.There is even a chance that th
Ancient long-lived pioneer trees store majority of carbon in tropical forests

Ancient long-lived pioneer trees store majority of carbon in tropical forests

Science
April 10 (UPI) -- Trees that grow fast, live long and reproduce slowly, known as long-lived pioneers, store the majority of carbon found in tropical forests. Scientists arrived at their discovery after analyzing the different development strategies used by various tree species. "In an earlier study we found that trees pursue different strategies during their development, and those strategies can be classified according to two independent criteria," lead study author Nadja Rüger, a scientist with the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research, told UPI. Some tree species, scientists found, grow fast and die young. Other species grow slow and reach old age. Different tree species also achieve different statures. Fertility also influences a trees' development pattern. Some trees g
Justin Trudeau set to remain in power – but loses majority

Justin Trudeau set to remain in power – but loses majority

World
Justin Trudeau is set to win a second term in Canada's parliamentary elections despite a series of scandals, but will have to form a minority government.Mr Trudeau's Liberal party was set to win the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form the next government. However, according to partial results, his Liberal party had won 156 out of 338 seats - short of the 170 seats needed for a second straight majority government. The Conservatives were set to win 122.That means the Liberals will have to form a minority government, relying on a smaller party to stay in power."You did it, my friends. Congratulations," Mr Trudeau told supporters in Montreal early on Tuesday. Advertisement ...
Majority of UK import tariffs set at zero in a no-deal Brexit

Majority of UK import tariffs set at zero in a no-deal Brexit

Business
By Ed Conway, economics editor Britain would slash tariffs on the vast majority of goods entering the country in a no-deal scenario, the government has confirmed.Ministers announced that 87% of all goods entering the country would face zero tariffs, with import taxes remaining for only 13% of incoming goods. Sky News reported last week that the scale of the tariff line reduction would be 80-90%. No-deal Brexit tariff cuts face criticism The plan, which would represent a significant liberalisation of UK trade barriers compared...