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Robots brush with fame

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.

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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
'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
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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
London police solve mystery of the Croydon cat killer
UK

London police solve mystery of the Croydon cat killer

For years, people in London suspected that a deranged sadist was behind hundreds of cat mutilations, the grisly evidence strewn around their yards.

  • by Ceylan Yeginsu
'It won't work': EU leaders eviscerate May's Brexit plan
Brexit

'It won't work': EU leaders eviscerate May's Brexit plan

Theresa May went to Salzburg expecting the Sound of Music from Europe's leaders for her Brexit blueprint. The response wasn't one of her favourite things.

  • by Nick Miller
Deadly storm Ali causes havoc in Ireland
Extreme weather

Deadly storm Ali causes havoc in Ireland

A woman has died after high winds blew her caravan off a cliff in Ireland and a man died in Northern Ireland as storm Ali grounded flights and left more than 200,000 people without electricity.