PARIS--French economic growth accelerated faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, helped by sharp rises in consumer spending and investment, in another signal of more robust activity across Europe.The eurozone’s second-largest economy expanded 0.

Now in custody, 59-year-old Seif Eddin Mustafa claimed he had a suicide belt, and took a number of passengers hostage during the tense negotiations.But it was a fake and he now faces a host of charges, including kidnapping and threats to commit violence.

Phillips Exeter said nothing publicly at the time, and Schubart remained an emeritus faculty member — until a second allegation surfaced in 2015.In both cases, Schubart “admitted that sexual misconduct occurred,” the letter said.

The advance by 5,500 Kurdish Peshmerga and the so-called Zerevani Special Forces is first significant attempt for two years to drive Isis from the Nineveh Plain to the east of Mosul."   Peshmerga casualties appear to have been light, although according to one report they included a brigadier killed in the battle.

Eleven people were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted rush hour traffic in Kabul today, including a bus full of judiciary department employees.The minibus was hit as the bomber approached it in the western outskirts of the Afghan capital at around 8.

I didn’t know whether I could win, but knowing that it would rain opened up the window of opportunity.I knew when I was behind him that I was much, much quicker than him.

The ranger made a shock return when he rescued his nephew Bran Stark and his friend Meera Reed from the White Walkers.Later as they sat by the fire, Benjen revealed his identity and opened up about how he survived North of the Wall.

WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said illegal immigrants receive better care than the nation’s veterans Sunday, electrifying an overwhelmingly supportive crowd at the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to the Armed Forces.‘‘When you think of the great General Patton and all our generals, they are spinning in their graves when they watch we can’t beat ISIS,’’ Trump said, referring to the Islamic State.

But motorists in Costa Rica had no choice but to slow down on their trip as they were stopped by a road-user in no mood to rush.They were held up by a sloth as it leisurely tried to make it to the other side of the street.

The King’s School, Chester, was established by Henry VIII in 1541, and it got the young Matt into Exeter College, Oxford.As is true of the great majority of independent schools, its founding and continuing purpose is charitable – to provide education.

WASHINGTON—Bank of Japan Gov.Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday that the yen’s recent rise has been “excessive,” using his strongest language yet to warn traders against driving up the currency.

Imagine a world in which you could not walk past someone on the street without them being able to identify you.This is already a reality for some people, thanks to a new website designed in Russia.

Authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions in parts of summer capital Srinagar to prevent a separatist called rally.The police stations whose areas shall remain under restrictions include Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.

They are just two of a whole generation of Syrian girls living in a makeshift camp in Hawsh el Harimi, which ironically means 'place of women', in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, who have become child brides.Photographer Laura Aggio Caldon, who is based in Italy, travelled to the village last year to document the girls' distressing stories.

China has marked “National Security Education Day” with a poster warning young female government workers about dating handsome foreigners who could turn out to be spies.A 16-panel cartoon poster entitled Dangerous Love, tells the story of an attractive young Chinese civil servant nicknamed Xiao Li, or Little Li, who meets a red-headed foreign man at a dinner party and starts a relationship.

A Gucci advert has been banned for featuring an "unhealthily thin" model.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint stating that the featured models appeared "unhealthily thin" and branding the image "irresponsible" after the advert ran on The Times website last December.

In the face of such an obvious fiasco, how can anyone seriously claim Britain is in control of its borders?The migration debate, which the Prime Minister has tried so shamefully to suppress in this EU referendum campaign, exploded on to centre stage yesterday.

The radio DJ and TV presenter is facing allegations that he is in contact with Rhian Sugden again, the same woman he was caught sexting back in 2010.The ‘Family Fortunes’ host reportedly pulled out of his hosting duties on the BBC One show at the last minute to hold crisis talks with his wife, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenter, Tess Daly.

However, the recent buzz has it that now the doting brother has taken it upon him to ensure the smooth sailing of Sohail's marriage with wife Seema.Luckily, Seema was more receptive towards Salman's efforts than Malaika.

And a slew of senior figures hit out at Mr Corbyn's performance as leader over his first eight months in the job.While she did not support an immediate challenge to Mr Corbyn's position, she warned: 'The clock is ticking.