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Macron under fire over defence spending, tax cuts and leadership style

When the French president Emmanuel Macron donned an air force uniform and boarded a military jet on Thursday, stressing his respect for the armed forces, it was his first big damage-limitation exercise. While he has spent recent weeks polishing his international image – entertaining the US president, Donald Trump, and holding forth at major...

Emily Maitlis mocks BBC pay gap as agent fights for new deal

Emily Maitlis’s agent has criticised the BBC’s “madness” as she negotiates a new contract after the Newsnight presenter did not feature on the corporation’s first ever list of stars who earn more than £150,000 – while her male colleague Evan Davis did. The BBC is facing a backlash from its female talent over pay...

Steve Bannon and the occult: The right wing’s long, strange love affair with New Age mysticism

Steve Bannon is back in the news. In its first day on sale, a narrative of his role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Joshua Green’s “Devil’s Bargain,” has hit number one in book sales on Amazon. We’re republishing this story from April which highlights a unique aspect of Bannon’s political life, one not found...

Apple launches machine learning research site

Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company’s findings. The Apple Machine Learning Journal is a bit empty right now as the company only shared one post about turning synthetic images into realistic ones in order to train neural networks. This move is interesting as Apple doesn’t...

Rally driver tells how car somersaulted in fatal crash at Inverness race

A rally driver has told an inquiry how his car crashed into spectators during a race in Inverness, killing a 51-year-old woman. Graeme Schoneville, 31, was speaking during an inquiry into the deaths of four motor sport fans at two separate rallies in Scotland. Joy Robson died of multiple injuries sustained at the Snowman...