Europe

The five key charts which show how people will vote in the General Election, according to The Telegraph's exclusive poll

The Tories' polling lead over Labour could be slipping according to exclusive new figures.<p>The latest Telegraph/ ORB poll shows the Conservatives on 42 per cent, 11 points clear of Labour on 32 per cent.<p>These new figures constitute a smaller gap than has been reported in older polling and could …

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EU suspects Brexit mind games in UK veto on budget

| BRUSSELS<p>The European Union called on Britain to lift a pre-election veto on some EU spending, warning it could disrupt the start of Brexit talks, and EU officials suggested London was needling Brussels ahead of negotiations.<p>European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters on …

Brexit

Theresa May rejects Brussels' hardline Brexit demands

Theresa May has dismissed a series of hardline Brexit demands from Brussels as politicians on both sides of the Channel warned that the talks could turn nasty.<p>The Prime Minister said requests formally agreed by EU leaders were simply a negotiating position.<p>Mrs May insisted she was sticking to her …

Brexit

Michael Heseltine: ‘Signing article 50 is the worst decision we’ve made’

Lord Michael Heseltine, 84, the senior politician and businessman, reflects on what he owes his dyslexia, his fears over Brexit and why he has no plans to retire<p><b>At my age there is no such thing as a good winter.</b> There is a wonderful day in mid-March when you feel the sun on your back for the first …

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Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyzes Rome

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed.<p>Outraged at repeated state bailouts that have cost taxpayers more than 7 billion euros ($7.62 …

Greece

How-To: Island hopping in Greece

Greece’s roughly 3,000 islands and islets are scattered far and wide across the eastern Mediterranean. Most are in the Aegean Sea (south and east of …

Greece

The EU is a bully

The EU is a bully, according to Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, in an interview with this newspaper. Mr Varoufakis might be a socialist and this is, of course, his personal opinion, but much of what he tells us has been confirmed in the last week by the EU’s actions.<p>Mr …

Greece

EU says united Ireland would be automatic full member

European Union leaders promised on Saturday to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland into the EU if a referendum in the future were to unite it with the Republic of Ireland.<p>At a summit on the EU's plan for negotiating with Britain as it leaves the bloc, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny …

Brexit

1945 liberation of Dachau Nazi camp remembered

The anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Nazi concentration camp in Germany is being marked.<p>It was on April the 29th in 1945 that the horrors at the camp were discovered, just a week before the end of the Second World War.<p>Involved in the liberation of the first camp set up by the Nazis in …

European News

Ruth Davidson attacks Nicola Sturgeon for trying to 'weaponise Brexit'

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon made a basic error in trying to “weaponise Brexit”, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said.<p>The MSP said that …

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Ukip MEP's 'death cult' remarks spark new Islamophobia row

Party leader Paul Nuttall refuses to say whether he agrees with views of Brexit spokesman Gerard Batten<p>Ukip is facing renewed criticism over its attitudes towards Islam after it emerged that one of its senior MEPs said non-Muslims should have a “perfectly rational fear” of the faith, which he …

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Jeremy Corbyn: Arrest for protesting apartheid shows why I am ready to lead Britain

Jeremy Corbyn cited his arrest when protesting apartheid as proof of his prime ministerial credentials on Saturday as he launched an unashamed defence of his leadership style.<p>In a deliberate attempt to counter Tory attacks over his suitability for office, the Labour leader attempted to make a merit …

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“Dear Mrs May…”, an open letter from Catherine Bearder

Dear Mrs May,<p>You called an election last week so that British voters can, you claim, by electing a large Conservative parliamentary majority, give …

Brexit

UK PM May's Conservatives hold 11 point lead over Labour: ORB poll

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party holds an 11 point lead over the Labour opposition, a poll by ORB for the Sunday Telegraph said, showing a tighter race ahead of June's election than other pollsters.<p>Support for the Conservatives was 42 percent, with Labour …

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Ivanka Trump's role in White House is form of 'nepotism', says German foreign minister

<b>Berlin:</b> German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticised Ivanka Trump's role as an adviser to her father in the White House on Saturday, describing …

Donald Trump

Analysis: Tory aides in 'bunker mode' over manifesto as battle rages over party's soul

Seen through TV screens, the election campaign has risked looking like a coronation this week as Theresa May toured Labour heartlands poised to turn blue.<p>From rallies in south Wales to speeches in Scotland, the Prime Minister has shown the scale of her ambition to win the biggest Tory majority …

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Labour facing revolt as activists refuse to back candidates in bid to fight hard Brexit

The Labour Party is facing a revolt among its own activists, who are refusing to back the party’s candidates in the general election in a bid to …

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Angela Merkel says she has 'good relationship' with Trump despite frosty start

<b>Berlin:</b> German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that she and President Donald Trump have built a "good working relationship" even though the …

Angela Merkel

Prophetic Word for the UK economy

<i>” I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten” Joel</i><p>The Lord wants to prepare the Christian business people for the next 2 years whilst …

European Union

Boris and all the Tory chancers are busted

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Ukip supporter and EU Remainer who were scrapping in the street arrested

Two women were arrested after an EU Remainer battled with a Ukip supporter on the streets of County Durham.<p>A woman thought to be a member of North …

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Exclusive Telegraph ORB poll reveals Conservatives take the lead over Labour in Scotland and London

Theresa May used her first campaign visit to Scotland yesterday to dismiss Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that she would agree another independence referendum if the SNP won on June 8.<p>The Prime Minister refused to support Ms Sturgeon's suggestion that her opposition to holding another vote on breaking-up …

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Sturgeon: Don't let Scotland be 'dragged back by Tories'

Nicola Sturgeon has called on voters to make sure that "Scotland's voice is heard" and that they are not "dragged back by the Tories" when they cast …

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Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

| TEHRAN<p>Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.<p>Europe's energy commissioner is leading more …

Iran

‘Amazing’ Bayern capture fifth straight German football crown

Bayern Munich secured a record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after beating VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead with three matches remaining.<p>The Bavarians, who have now won 27 German championships, are on 73 points with RB Leipzig in second place on …

German Bundesliga

Don't slate Angela Merkel's reply to the most boring question you can ask a politician in 2017

The greatest political faux pas of 2017 is to not identify as a feminist. If you are a political figure, be it the Prime Minister of Great Britain or Canada, it is mandatory to wave the feminist flag and wear the t-shirt - quite literally. The least you need to do is grab one of the famous …

Angela Merkel

Donald Tusk urges EU partners to stay united in the face of Brexit

European Council president Donald Tusk has called on the EU nations to stay united as they prepare for Brexit negotiations with the UK.<p>The 27 EU …

Brexit

Merkel Rebuffs Critics of German Trade Surplus in G-20 Message - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said free trade is the best path to growth and rejected criticism of her country’s trade surplus, laying down markers …

German Politics

The damage Brexit will do to the UK will be written in the history books in years to come

Thank you for your Editorial ("A big Tory majority won’t protect Britain from economic failure").<p>You certainly reflect my long held views, and I …

Brexit

Western diplomats condemn attack on Macedonia's parliament

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Western diplomats in Macedonia have issued a joint statement condemning the attack on the country's parliament Thursday night.<p>"An attack on a state institution which is at the heart of democracy is an attack on democracy itself," says the statement by the heads of the …

Macedonia