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Tobacco companies lose EU court appeal over plain packaging rules

independent.co.uk — Tobacco firms have lost a legal challenge against EU rules that force them to put graphic images on cigarette packages warning people of the dangers of smoking. Europe's highest court rejected the challenge brought by Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, setting a precent that could see other governments launch a crackdown on the habit that kills six million people a year.

Next is expecting sales to get worse after first-quarter revenue missed estimates

independent.co.uk — Next, the British clothing retailer, cut its sales forecast for the second time this year after reporting first-quarter revenue that missed estimates on unfavorably cold spring weather, sending another chill over the embattled UK apparel sector.

‘Power poses’ should not be done in meetings according to new study by Harvard Psychologist

independent.co.uk — Adopting a power pose to boost your confidence can help your performance at work - but there are places where these poses could do more harm than good. Power poses, such as standing with your hands on your hips and your legs apart to show confidence, are thought to effect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain and in turn boost a person's performance.

Fort McMurray wildfires: Entire population of city evacuated after being engulfed in fire

independent.co.uk — The entire population of a Canadian city has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods. More than 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta have been ordered to flee as flames made their way into the city.

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid match report: Antoine Griezmann scores vital away goal as visitors shock Bayern

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid match report: Antoine Griezmann scores vital away goal as visitors shock Bayern
independent.co.uk — Antoine Griezmann grabbed the decisive goal as Atletico Madrid hit Bayern Munich with a sucker punch to reach the Champions League final. Griezmann tucked away Atletico's first shot on target for the crucial away goal to cancel out Xabi Alonso's first-half strike. On a dramatic night with both sides missing a penalty, Robert Lewandowski put Bayern back ahead 2-1 on the night and levelled the tie 2-2 on aggregate.

A departure Obama is dreading: Leaving the White House? No, Malia moving out

A departure Obama is dreading: Leaving the White House? No, Malia moving out
independent.co.uk — As he walked to Air Force One, President Obama draped his arm around his daughter Malia's back. She accompanied him on a recent trip to Chicago and Los Angeles, and he seemed giddy to have her along, smiling broadly as they walked through drizzling rain.

London chooses between Goldsmith and Khan to become Mayor of London

London chooses between Goldsmith and Khan to become Mayor of London
independent.co.uk — We trust that the out-of-London reader will forgive us for dwelling briefly on the election of the mayor of London. It is, after all, the single most important directly elected post in the country and so the outcome matters, a bit, to all of us. Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative, is an interesting candidate: a committed environmentalist, a liberal Tory and a Eurosceptic.

Nicky Morgan has given school children a lesson in industrial action

Nicky Morgan has given school children a lesson in industrial action
independent.co.uk — "Industrial action", to use an old-fashioned term, is more usually a symptom rather than the cause of a problem in the workplace. While strikes can certainly exacerbate tensions and do little in themselves to solve underlying problems, they are a sign that one side, at least, feels so hard done by they are prepared to take steps to pressure the other.

Prince was eager to mentor Chris Brown: 'There's nothing that's unforgivable'

Prince was eager to mentor Chris Brown: 'There's nothing that's unforgivable'
independent.co.uk — Prince was keen to mentor Chris Brown and believed his wrongdoings were not beyond forgiveness, an old interview has revealed. Rolling Stone have posthumously published an in-depth interview with the iconic singer, which took place at his Paisley Park estate back in January 2014.

Ministers and civil servants are walking into highly-paid jobs in same sector, research shows

Ministers and civil servants are walking into highly-paid jobs in same sector, research shows
independent.co.uk — A number of government ministers and Civil Service officials are benefitting from their time in office by moving into lucrative jobs in the private sector, it has been revealed. Some go on to work in the same industry sectors they once regulated while in government.
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May 04, 2016

By the way - this STOP YULIN petition links straight to the petition. No awful images. action.hsi.org/ea-action/acti…

May 04, 2016

PLEASE sign the petition against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival bit.ly/1ILiBbe via @HSIGlobal

May 03, 2016

Saddest dog in world who was left on London bus makes it home. pic.twitter.com/MmGDj2nnKJ

May 03, 2016

'That's what I do. I drink and I know things' #GameofThrones


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