Nicola Sturgeon, has risen up the ranks of U.K. politics from bit-part to the role of "kingmaker" in the next British government.
The euro zone's biggest bank Santander on Tuesday reported a 32 percent rise in first-quarter profit from a year earlier.
Investors are concerned about what the closest General Election in decades will mean for markets.
UK hotel and coffee shop operator Whitbread said on Tuesday its chief executive Andy Harrison would retire by next February.
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European equities opened in negative territory Tuesday as caution sets in ahead of a meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers.
William Hague, first secretary of state for the U.K., says this election campaign period is proving much less negative than those he's previously experienced.
Whitbread CEO, Andy Harrison, says that despite pressure to spin off Costa Coffee, the café chain will remain part of the company for the foreseeable future.