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Donald Trump backtracks on Russia joint cybersecurity unit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had their first face-to-face talks on Friday Donald Trump has backtracked on a proposal to work with Russia to create an “impenetrable” cybersecurity unit to prevent election hacking. Hours after promoting the idea on Sunday, the US president said that …

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Brexit: Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’

Image copyright AFP Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. European Parliament Brexit chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt and leaders of four of the parliament’s main groups say the proposal is …

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UK court to rule on Saudi arms exports

Image copyright EPA Image caption Thousands of civilians have died as a result of air strikes in the Yemen civil war The High Court is to rule later on the legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia. The court will decide whether the British government failed to suspend weapons …

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Mosul: Searching for survivors in city ‘liberated’ from IS

The Iraqi government says the city of Mosul has been liberated from so-called Islamic State, three years after it was first occupied by the jihadists. The BBC’s Jonathan Beale is in the heart of the war-torn city, and has witnessed rescue teams searching for survivors in wrecked buildings.

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Camden Lock Market fire: Seventy firefighters at blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMore than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze at Camden Lock Market in north London. A “significant” blaze has broken out at Camden Lock Market in north London. London Fire Brigade said 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines were sent to the …

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Rio’s Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

Image copyright AFP Image caption The old stone wharf is now inland, after successive land reclamation projects in Rio A wharf in Rio de Janeiro where nearly a million African slaves are estimated to have landed has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN cultural organisation, Unesco. The …

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Donald Trump Jr ‘met Russia lawyer for Clinton information’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump Jr said “no meaningful information” on Mrs Clinton was shared during the meeting US President Donald Trump’s son agreed to meet a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer last year after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reports. Donald Trump …

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Thomas Gainsborough sketches discovered at Windsor Castle

It took one historian’s house move to make the art discovery of a lifetime. Lindsay Stainton was sorting through photos when she realised one of them, sent to her decades earlier by a curator at Windsor Castle, showed a sketch by Thomas Gainsborough. This is how 25 hidden sketches by …

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