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Trump Putin: Russian leader invited to visit US

Trump Putin: Russian leader invited to visit US

Media caption“That’s going to be special” – US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats learns of the Putin visit while at an event US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says. Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under […]

UK PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for NI

UK PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for NI

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland The UK’s new Brexit plan agreed at Chequers will deliver for Northern Ireland, the prime minister is expected to say in a speech on Friday. Theresa May will give the address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday morning. It forms […]

EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Google is to be fined a record 4.3 billion euros ($5bn; £3.8bn) over its Android operating system, the BBC has learned. The European Commission’s action followed a three year probe into claims the firm’s mobile device strategy had unfairly strengthened its dominance of search. The penalty is set to be confirmed […]

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dairy products are one of Europe’s biggest exports to Japan The European Union and Japan have signed one of the world’s biggest free trade deals, covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP and 600 million people. One of the biggest EU exports to Japan is dairy goods, while […]

ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three of the band members were arrested and convicted for the cathedral performance in 2012 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for its handling of two high-profile cases. It said Russia had violated five articles of the human rights convention in its arrest and conviction […]

Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap ‘had death threats from staff’

Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap ‘had death threats from staff’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire commander has criticised staff rotas that enable firefighters to take on second or even third jobs Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap was appointed to tackle “white male culture” in the fire brigade, and is now facing death threats. Dutch prosecutors have opened an investigation, amid reports that […]

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

Media captionTrump: “There was nobody to collude with” US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote. Mr Putin reiterated […]

France’s top honour for World Cup team

Image copyright AFP Image caption The players will take part in a parade on the Champs-Élysées France’s victorious World Cup team is to receive the country’s highest accolade, the Légion d’Honneur, the French presidency has announced. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the football final in Moscow on Sunday – its second World Cup win in […]

Trump-Putin summit: US seeks better ties with Russia

Media captionThe moment President Trump meets counterpart Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump has said getting on with Russia is “a good thing, not a bad thing” at the start of his first summit with Vladimir Putin. Mr Trump said he hoped for an “extraordinary relationship” as the two presidents met in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier, […]

World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters charged over pitch demonstration

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the pitch invaders high-fived France’s Mbappé Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch. They are accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and of wearing police uniforms illegally. […]

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