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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 18 Apr 2017

1

Trump warns North Korea it's 'gotta behave'

Donald Trump says North Korea has "gotta behave" after the hermit state failed a new missile launch on Sunday. Asked about his next move, the US President told the press: "You'll see." North Korea's deputy ambassador to the UN has accused Washington of turning the region into a "hotspot… in which a thermo-nuclear war may break out at any moment".

2

Hackers target one in five UK businesses

Hackers attacked one in five British businesses last year, a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce says, yet only 24% of firms say they have security in place to guard against data theft and other cybercrime. Companies with more than 100 staff are more likely to be targeted, with 42% saying  they were hit last year.

3

Parents urged not to give government personal details

The National Union of Teachers has urged parents not to comply with official requests to divulge their child's nationality and place of birth over fears the information will be used to enforce immigration laws. The union's annual conference condemned the government's attempts to record the details, saying it could "lead to raids and deportations".

4

Prince William: Let's end 'stiff upper lip' culture

Prince William says he hopes Britain's traditional "stiff upper lip" culture is ending and that he and his wife Kate want their children to grow up "able to talk about their emotions and feelings". Speaking to the mental health charity Calm, the Duke of Cambridge also praised grime artist Stormzy for speaking about his depression.

5

Le Pen vows to 'put back France's borders'

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has promised to "put back the borders" of her country at a rally. With just one week to go before the first round of voting, the far-right hopeful is struggling to hold her poll lead against centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron. She is also facing a renewed challenge from left-winger Jean-Luc Melenchon.

6

Trump congratulates Erdogan on disputed poll

US President Donald Trump has broken ranks with European leaders and phoned Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a referendum granting him sweeping new powers. International election monitors and the Turkish opposition say the poll was not fairly conducted. However, Erdogan told them: "Know your place."

7

Arkansas court halts two executions

Arkansas's supreme court has again halted two executions which the state wanted to be the first of 11 to be carried out in seven days. Lawyers for murderers Don Davis and Bruce Ward said they were mentally unfit to face execuction. The state's unprecedented haste is because its supply of a drug used for lethal injections is about to expire.

8

Painkillers found at Prince's home

Many prescription painkillers were found at the musician Prince's home after his death on 21 April 2016, unsealed court documents show. Some of the pills, which were opioids, had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard. The 57-year-old died from an accidental overdose of a different prescription drug, fentanyl.

9

Air Canada sorry for 'bumping' boy of 10

Air Canada has apologised to a Canadian family for refusing to let their 10-year-old son travel with them because a flight was overbooked. The airline has offered the Doyle family, from Prince Edward Island, a £1,500 voucher and says it may cover the additional expenses they incurred by driving five hours to another airport.

10

EU workers 'turning their backs on Brexit Britain'

Workers from across the European Union are already turning their backs on Brexit Britain, according to a new survey.

Figures compiled by recruitment firm Reed say a quarter of the employers surveyed have seen a decline in the number of EU citizens applying for jobs since last June's referendum.

The number of vacancies, however, has risen ten per cent in the first quarter of this year, with official figures yesterday showing employment at a record high, emphasising the strength of the UK jobs market.

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