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Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup, Macron's first scandal, Nicaragua's crackdown

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A closer look at France's World Cup victory

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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

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Knife crime on the rise in London

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THE INTERVIEW

Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

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Israel's Jewish nation-state law 'strikes blow to minorities'

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Cuba to push through major market reforms

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Protesters, punches and the president's bodyguard

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Latest update : 2018-06-15

Macron likes his china fancy

Emmanuel Macron is believed to have bought half a million euros worth of china for the Élysée Palace. That's ten times the figure given by the government, and it comes just days after he was filmed saying France gives too much money to social welfare programmes for too few results. Meanwhile, India's Narendra Modi is getting ridiculed for a yoga video. And finally, a US cartoonist is fired from his newspaper for being anti-Trump.

By Shona BHATTACHARYYA

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2018-07-19 Emma JAMES

Protesters, punches and the president's bodyguard

A security officer for the French president is at the centre of a scandal. Alexandre Benalla has been identified in a video that appears to show him hitting protesters, including...

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2018-07-18 Emma JAMES

Nicaragua: Another descent into dictatorship?

Nicaragua's brutal crackdown is finally getting the world's attention. With hundreds now dead - mainly civilians - many are comparing President Daniel Ortega to the dictator he...

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2018-07-17 Emma JAMES

Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

Donald Trump has faced strong reactions - even from political and media allies - over his remarks at a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The US president now says he misspoke,...

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2018-07-13 Emma JAMES

Trump rocks the boat in UK

Donald Trump's undiplomatic revelations in The Sun have put even more strain on his already controversial visit to the United Kingdom. Many people on social media were hoping to...

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2018-07-12 Emma JAMES

Croatia's close-up celebrations

We look back at some of the enduring images from last night's World Cup semi-final. Plus, we reveal the only Croatian player who's not celebrating. Also, Donald Trump's arrival...

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