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Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

Image copyright AFP Image caption European companies have invested heavily in Iran’s energy sector The US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants […]

Young Russians see lives changed by World Cup

Young Russians see lives changed by World Cup

Image copyright EPA Image caption Reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup was beyond the wildest dreams of most Russians Since the fall of communism young Russians have grown up viewing Moscow as a cosmopolitan capital. But nothing prepared them for the vibrant, colourful and multicultural experience of hosting the World Cup. Some 70% […]

Air of optimism sweeps France after World Cup glory

Air of optimism sweeps France after World Cup glory

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFans celebrate as France wins World Cup 2018 Sport proves nothing. Everyone knows that. Winning the World Cup doesn’t mean that France is poised for a surge of self-confidence, resulting in higher economic growth and contentedness for all. Nor does it mean that social divisions are suddenly […]

Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 12 boys and their coach pictured with a drawing of Saman Gunan (also spelled Kunan), who died working to rescue them The 12 young footballers who were saved from a Thai cave after an international rescue effort are mourning a former Navy Seal who died in the operation. Volunteer […]

North Korean restaurant staff defection was forced, manager says

North Korean restaurant staff defection was forced, manager says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea is thought to operate dozens of restaurants abroad, such as this one in Dubai A group of 13 North Korean restaurant staff who moved to the South in 2016 were forced to defect by South Korean intelligence, their manager says. Ho Kang-il told South Korea’s Yonhap news […]

Spain far right protest against moving Franco's remains

Spain far right protest against moving Franco's remains

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters displayed the flag of Franco’s Spain and gave fascist salutes Some 1,000 people are protesting at the tomb of former Spanish dictator Gen Francisco Franco against plans to move his body, reports say. A far right group had called for a “pilgrimage” to the controversial Valley of the Fallen […]

US woman rescued a week after California cliff plunge

US woman rescued a week after California cliff plunge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Hernandez survived by drinking radiator water from her wrecked jeep A US woman whose vehicle plunged off a California cliff has been found alive a week after she was reported missing. Angela Hernandez, 23, survived by drinking water from the radiator of her wrecked jeep, police said. She was […]

Five boys drown in Bangladesh river after football match

Five boys drown in Bangladesh river after football match

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bodies of the boys were recovered from the Matamuhuri river late on Saturday Five teenage students have drowned in a river in Bangladesh moments after playing a football match, police say. The boys, from a school in the south-eastern Cox’s Bazar district, went to bathe after a friendly […]

Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Image copyright EPA Image caption A suicide bombing earlier this month killed more than a dozen people in the Afghan city of Jalalabad The number of civilians killed in the long-running war in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first six months of this year, the UN says. Some 1,692 fatalities were recorded, with […]

Trump-Putin summit: US leader has low expectations

Trump-Putin summit: US leader has low expectations

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The leaders will reportedly discuss US-Russia relations and national security issues on Monday US President Trump has said he has “low expectations” for his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday. But he told CBS News that “nothing bad” and “maybe some good” would come out of the […]

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