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Marine Le Pen's confidence vindicated by Front National election triumph

FN leader claims 'the people have spoken', as far-right party polls an historic 25% of votes in the European elections<p>It was, as even their avowed opponents agreed, an historic victory. Or as French foreign minister Laurent Fabius succinctly put it, there was "one winner and a lot of losers".<p>From …

China cracks down on dissent ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Lawyers, activists and intellectuals detained as authorities attempt to silence opposition on 25th anniversary of massacre<p>China has jailed scores of lawyers, activists and intellectuals weeks before the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, underscoring Beijing's resolve to wipe …

Turkey mine blast reportedly leaves several dead and hundreds trapped

Rescue operation begins to free up to 300 people underground in the town of Soma, 75 miles north-east of Izmir<p>Efforts were under way on Tuesday night to rescue up to 300 miners who were trapped underground following an explosion and fire in Turkey which is also feared to have killed at least 17 of …

Cornwall coach crash leaves two dead and seven seriously injured

Driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after crash near the town of Looe<p>Two people have been killed and seven seriously injured in a coach crash involving about 40 people in Cornwall on Tuesday.<p>The coach, believed to be carrying passengers aged 60 and over, crashed on …

How much? Haunted island near Venice Lido sells for €513,000

Buyer open to ideas for tiny island of Poveglia once home to dying plague victims, asylum inmates, and other tortured spirits<p>An Italian businessman has won a state auction to lease a picturesque but 'haunted' island in the Venice lagoon.<p>Luigi Brugnaro, who owns an employment agency, topped the …