Pique: Ronaldo the Ballon d’Or favourite but Messi is the best of all time

Pique: Ronaldo the Ballon d’Or favourite but Messi is the best of all time

Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or but Lionel Messi remains the greatest player in history, according to Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique. The Real Madrid star led Zinedine Zidane’s side to La Liga and Champions League success last season, while Messi ended the 2016-17 campaign with only the Copa del Rey to his name. The Barca centre-back believes the Portuguese is the front-runner to lift the prize, though he insists his club-mate…

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May shed a tear at exit poll result

UK Prime Minister Theresa May shed a tear at exit poll result

Theresa May has revealed she shed a “little tear” when she learned the result of the election exit poll suggesting she would lose her majority. The prime minister said her husband Philip told her the news – and it came as a “complete shock”. “It took a few minutes for it to sink in,” she told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Emma Barnett, because “we didn’t see that result coming”. “My husband gave me a hug,”…

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Grenfell survivor was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning

Grenfell survivor was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning

At least one survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning, BBC Newsnight has learned. Medical discharge papers show 12-year-old Luana Gomes was treated for the effects of the highly toxic gas, which may have been released by burning of insulation or plastics during the fire. Her sister and mother were also treated for risk of cyanide poisoning. Mrs Gomes was seven months pregnant at the time of the blaze. Her unborn…

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Trump arrives in Paris on second Europe trip in a week

Trump arrives in Paris on second Europe trip in a week

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Europe for the second time in a week, a trip meant as a pomp-filled celebration of transatlantic ties at a time of anxiety on both continents. Air Force One landed at Paris Orly airport, south of the city center, early Thursday morning. From there, Trump’s due to take meetings at the American ambassador’s residence before being greeted in a formal welcoming ceremony by his host, French President Emmanuel…

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