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Griveaux Paris race: Sex video prompts Macron ally to step down

Image copyright AFP Image caption As he bowed out, Mr Griveaux said no-one should be subjected to such a “torrent of mud” A sex video has ended French ruling party candidate Benjamin Griveaux’s hopes of becoming mayor of Paris. The ex-spokesman for President Emmanuel Macron’s government, who was already trailing in the race, was apparently […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan to step back as senior royals

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent. In a statement, Prince Harry and Meghan also said they plan to split their time between the UK and North America. The BBC understands no other royal – including the […]

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Socialist Jeremy Corbyn to step down as leader of Labour Party after defeat in U.K. election

LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn, the socialist leader of the opposition Labour Party, announced Friday he will step down after projected election results showed the party not only failed to oust the ruling Conservatives but also lost a swath of formerly dependable seats. Corbyn admitted it had been a “very disappointing” night as support crumbled in […]

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Stephen Poloz to step down: How Canada’s top banker went from folksy obscurity to steady hand

OTTAWA — Outgoing governor Stephen Poloz once joked that, after being chosen to succeed Mark Carney as head of the Bank of Canada in 2013, he was received much like the guy who replaced Wayne Gretzky. That is to say: nobody actually remembers the guy who replaced The Great One. Poloz was plucked from relative […]

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