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European elections: Winners and losers across the continent

European elections: Winners and losers across the continent

World
By Lucia Binding, news reporter Europe is seeing a major political shift as the traditional centre-left and centre-right parties were edged out by populist, environmentalist and far-right parties in the European Parliament elections. The far-right gained precedence on Sunday following four days of a polarised vote across the bloc, with parties led by Italy's populist Matteo Salvini and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen becoming among the biggest in the European assembly. As Mr Salvini told supporters at his party headquarters in Milan, "the rules are changing in Europe". Image: Marine Le Pen declares victory over Emmanuel Macron It was also a good night for pro-environment Greens, who are...
Earnings season may turn up some stock market winners after December's battering

Earnings season may turn up some stock market winners after December's battering

Finance
After the market's December meltdown, earnings season could turn up some winners among the rubble, analysts said. What fourth-quarter results will do for the market's rebound from December's trough is tough to say, given other factors, like trade talks, Washington dysfunction and the U.K.'s upcoming Brexit vote. But analysts do see some potential for positive reactions in individual stocks, even with the diminished expectations for 2019 earnings. Fourth-quarter reporting season kicks off this week with major banks Citigroup on Monday, J. P. Morgan on Tuesday and Bank of America and Goldman Sachs on Wednesday. There are a few ...
Hundreds of thousands welcome home World Cup winners France

Hundreds of thousands welcome home World Cup winners France

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup winners France were welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of supporters as they paraded down the Champs Elysees in Paris on Monday.France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday to win the tournament for the second time in 20 years.They were given a raucous reception at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport before their parade through the capital city. The team will also receive their country's highest accolade - the Legion d'Honneur.Fans partied across France overnight, but celebrations in some cities were...
France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Technology
Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term. The "Make Our Planet Great Again" grants — a nod to Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan — are part of Macron's efforts to counter Trump on the climate change front. Macron announced a contest for the projects in June, hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. More than 5,000 people from about 100 countries expressed interest in the grants. A majority of the applicants — and 13 of the 18 winners — were U.S.-based researchers. Macron's appeal "gave me such a psychological boost, to have that kind of support, t
Emmys 2017: The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceDystopian TV series The Handmaid's Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year's Emmy Awards.The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd.Big Little Lies took five prizes in the limited series categories, including wins for Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern.The British winners included Riz Ahmed, who took best lead actor in a limited series or movie for The Night Of.Other British winners included Charlie Brooker, who won best writing for a limited series for his Netflix show Black Mirror.One of the episodes, San Junipero, also won the trophy for best TV movie. Brooker said it "was a story about love, and love will defeat hate, it will win".British comedian John O...