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Helicopters, rescue dogs and drones have continued to scour the holiday island of Tenerife for a missing British teenager as concerned family and friends endure a “living nightmare”. The hunt for 19-year-old Jay Slater from Oswaldtwistle, near Blackburn in Lancashire, is now in its fifth day. The apprentice bricklayer was holidaying with friends on Tenerife
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The French economy has taken a hit following president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to call a snap election, new figures suggest. Business confidence and private sector output both dropped in June, a survey of around 750 major companies in the country revealed on Friday. France’s services sector – which includes industries such as hospitality and entertainment
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Vladimir Putin hit out at what he called “Western isolation” and heaped praise on Vietnam, as Russia’s president continues his tour of Asia. In an opinion piece, published to coincide with his arrival in Hanoi, Putin praised Vietnam for its “balanced” stance on the war in Ukraine. Ukraine war latest: UK says ‘bizarre’ deal should
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It’s a bizarre sight. After hours of winding through paddy fields full of farmers toiling in the searing heat, I’ve arrived at what looks like a Disneyland tribute to Rome. It’s a shock of golden gates and palatial mansions, framed by statement statues and Renaissance pillars. This is Billionaire Village – a place once poor,
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Flights were unable to take off and land at Majorca’s international airport on Wednesday because of flooding on its runways, following heavy rain that hit the popular Spanish holiday island. Water also streamed from the ceiling of the complex’s shopping area and leaked through windows, videos posted on X appeared to suggest. A weather station at the
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