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Swedish PM voted out by parliament after losing confidence vote

Swedish PM voted out by parliament after losing confidence vote

Stefan Lofven lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament, but with neither major political bloc holding a majority it remained unclear who will form the next government.

  • by Daniel Dickson & Johan Ahlander

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Gene engineering wipes out entire mosquito population in lab test
Science

Gene engineering wipes out entire mosquito population in lab test

The technique could in future be used to control the spread of malaria, which affected 216 million people in 2016.

  • by Kate Kelland
Labour flirts with idea of supporting another Brexit referendum
Brexit

Labour flirts with idea of supporting another Brexit referendum

With Brexit mired in an apparent deadlock between Downing St and Brussels, UK Labour is edging towards supporting the controversial idea of another referendum.

  • by Nick Miller
Robots brush with fame
Robots

Robots brush with fame

A team of French entrepreneurs has written a computer algorithm that can create original paintings with some resemblance to works by Old Masters.

May 'planning' snap election to head off more defections over Brexit
Brexit

May 'planning' snap election to head off more defections over Brexit

The British Prime Minister is believed to be considering resigning with the next year to stop more cabinet losses over her leadership in Brexit negotiations.

  • by James Ludden
German coalition at stake as parties wrangle over spymaster affair
Angela Merkel

German coalition at stake as parties wrangle over spymaster affair

It took Angela Merkel months to form government, now the fallout from far-right activities in eastern Germany threatens to shatter the fragile administration.

  • by Michelle Martin
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'Beware the great betrayal': Farage rallies the Brexit faithful
Analysis
Brexit

'Beware the great betrayal': Farage rallies the Brexit faithful

'Brussels is a bunch of gangsters', Nigel Farage told the crowd. And they loved it.

  • by Nick Miller
'Send help': May's extraordinary Brexit speech reveals her unusual tactic
Analysis
Brexit

'Send help': May's extraordinary Brexit speech reveals her unusual tactic

Theresa May demanded R.E.S.P.E.C.T. at Number 10 on Friday. She also demanded the EU solve her Brexit problems. She'll wait.

  • by Nick Miller
Theresa May's patience with the EU runs out as she demands respect
Brexit

Theresa May's patience with the EU runs out as she demands respect

The likelihood of Britain crashing out of the EU with no deal is increasing.

  • by Latika Bourke
This is why France has banned smartphones in primary and middle school
Education

This is why France has banned smartphones in primary and middle school

Authorities hope will get schoolchildren to pay more attention in class and interact more, and several studies suggest such correlations.

  • by Alissa Rubin & Elian Peltier
Star Wars fatigue? Han Solo jacket fails to sell at auction
Star Wars

Star Wars fatigue? Han Solo jacket fails to sell at auction

The jacket worn by Harrison Ford in his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back has failed to meet its reserve price at auction.

  • by Laura Harding