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Russian woman charged with spying in the US

<b>The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups.</b><p>Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and had become an advocate for gun rights, according to US media reports.<p>The charges are …


France's World Cup team given heroes' welcome in Paris

<b>France's victorious football team has paraded the World Cup before hundreds of thousands of fans in Paris.</b><p>Jubilant crowds lined the capital's main artery, the Champs-Elysées, to greet the team's open-top bus.<p>Jets saluted the players and the coach overhead, trailing smoke in French red, white and …


Excited Croatia fans throw beer over BBC reporter

Excited crowds of Croatian football fans in Zagreb give BBC reporter Gavin Lee a beer shower following their best ever performance at a World Cup.


Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

<b>US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election.</b><p>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.<p>Mr Putin …


Donald Trump sent the worst tweet of his presidency this morning

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has sent a lot of bad tweets. He's tweeted things that aren't true. He's tweeted personal attacks about everyone from Hillary Clinton to Mika Brzezinski and back. He's called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man." But a tweet he sent Monday morning -- …

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Tour de France 2018: Why is there no women's equivalent?

<b>Why is there no women's Tour de France? Simply business or "blatant sexism", as former cyclist Kathryn Bertine claims? And will there be one any time soon?</b><p>On Tuesday, before the men's Tour resumes with stage 10, the world's top female riders will race in La Course.<p>It will only run as a single …


World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters charged over pitch demonstration

<b>Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.</b><p>They are accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and of wearing police uniforms illegally.<p>The two offences carry maximum fines of …

Pussy Riot

Trump hails 'good start' to Putin summit

<b>US President Donald Trump says his face-to-face meeting in Helsinki with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was "a good start".</b><p>After two hours of closed-door talks the two leaders went into a working lunch with their senior advisers.<p>Speaking earlier, Mr Putin said it was time to discuss "difficult …


World Cup 2018: Tube station named Gareth Southgate

<b>A London Underground station has been temporarily named after England's football manger.</b><p>Southgate Tube station was rebranded Gareth Southgate station from Monday morning for 48 hours, after his squad finished fourth in the World Cup.<p>It was England's best result since 1990 when they also lost in the …


Paid Off: TV show offers to pay off student debt

<b>In the world of TV game shows, people have had their lives changed by winning expensive cars or houses. In 2018 America, a new programme is offering a slightly different - but perhaps as coveted - prize.</b><p>Your student debt paid off.<p>"It's a comedic trivia show that's an absurd answer to an absurd …

Personal Finance

Love Island: Does the show have a race, age and body diversity problem?

<b>We're six weeks in, there's been more than 30 contestants and at least 50,000 mentions of the word "loyal".</b><p>But as Love Island continues to keep us hooked there's been an uncomfortable conversation around the show.<p>It's all about diversity.<p>Some fans have continually questioned why the majority of the …

Love Island

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

<b>A remote, boggy stretch of land on the north coast of Scotland is likely to become the UK's first spaceport.</b><p>The A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland has been chosen as the most suitable place from which to launch rockets vertically to put satellites in orbit.<p>The UK Space Agency is giving Highlands and …

Space Exploration

Prince Louis's christening marked by family portraits

<b>The christening of Prince Louis has been marked by the release of a set of family photographs.</b><p>The four images were taken by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak following the baptism in The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.<p>"Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute …


World Cup: Didier Deschamps says France win is 'supreme coronation'

<b>France's World Cup win was the "supreme coronation" after the "hurt" of losing in the last European Championship final, said coach Didier Deschamps.</b><p>Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday to become world champions for the second time in their history.<p>They lost 1-0 to Portugal in the final of …


Justine Greening's call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

<b>Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening's call for a fresh referendum on the UK's exit from the EU, saying it will not happen "in any circumstances".</b><p>The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision should be given back to the people and out of the hands of "deadlocked …

Great Britain

Paris celebrations turn violent on the Champs Elysees

France are celebrating their second World Cup win in 20 years.<p>However, the celebrations turned violent when dozens of vandals clashed with police and destroyed local shop fronts on the Champs Elysees.


UK will lose track of many EU migrants after Brexit - report

<b>Tens of thousands of EU migrants could lose their right to be in the UK after Brexit - and the authorities will not know who they are, a new report warns.</b><p>EU citizens must register using an online system to secure "settled status" when the UK leaves next March.<p>The government has said it expects …

Great Britain

I subscribe, therefore I am?

<b>Imagine my distress when, around about the time my internet went down, it struck me: I don’t really own anything.</b><p>It’s precisely three years since I moved across the world to take up this job. Offered a container to cart my belongings to America, I instead decided to shed most of the belongings I’d …

Vinyl Records

Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

<b>Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.</b><p>The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an "electric vertical take-off and landing" (EVTOL) vehicle, which could carry four to five people.<p>The …


Amesbury: Novichok found in perfume bottle, says victim's brother

<b>The nerve agent that poisoned two people in Amesbury was contained in a perfume bottle, the brother of one of the victims has said.</b><p>Matthew Rowley said his brother Charlie, who is seriously ill in hospital, told him he had picked up the perfume bottle.<p>The Metropolitan Police, which is leading the …

Nerve Agents

Trump: European Union is a foe on trade

<b>US President Donald Trump has described the European Union as a foe on trade.</b><p>He told CBS News that European countries were taking advantage of the US and not paying their Nato bills.<p>EU Council President Donald Tusk said anyone calling the EU foes was spreading "fake news".<p>Mr Trump said he had "low …

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Female bus driver in headscarf shows far-right Tommy Robinson demonstrators everything that's great about Britain

On an afternoon when thousands of far-right protesters draped themselves in Union Jacks and anti-Islam ideologues vied with each other to give the …

Tommy Robinson

Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of U.S.

President Trump has said he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added that he sees the European Union as a "foe" of the U.S.<p>He made the comments in an interview with CBS that aired on <i>Face the Nation</i>, during a visit to Europe that has tested relations with some …

European Union

Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU

<b>Donald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate over Brexit, she has told the BBC.</b><p>The US president said on Friday at a joint press conference that he had given her a suggestion but she had found it too "brutal".<p>Asked by the BBC's Andrew Marr what it was he had said, she …

Great Britain

Video experience headlines - BBC News

Kim Wall was a 30-year-old Swedish journalist at the start of a promising career when she was invited to interview inventor Peter Madsen aboard his homemade submarine.<p>Her dismembered remains were found at sea 11 days later, on 21 August last year.<p>Prosecutors accuse him of having planned the crime, …


Wife-carrying race is hit at Dalriada Festival

The Dalriada Festival is taking place this weekend in Glenarm, County Antrim, and one of the highlights is a wife-carrying competition.<p>BBC News NI talks tactics with some of the couples taking part.

County Antrim

World Cup 2018: How Gareth Southgate's team came to represent 'modern England'

<i>London-born poet and writer Musa Okwonga, the son of Ugandan immigrants, looks at how England's multicultural team captured the imagination of a nation and became role models for young people.</i><p><b>England's football team, as it prepares to make its way home from the World Cup, has done something almost</b> …


Dansende politimann går verden rundt

På en snau uke har en dansende politimann i Arendal blitt et symbol på hverdagsglede. Videoen spres i rekordfart over hele kloden og politimannen …

Mattis takket Norge for å huse marinesoldater

– Jeg setter pris på Norges fleksibilitet og gjestfrihet over å huse amerikanske marinesoldater, og at dette antallet vil øke, sa USAs …

Trump tweets golf plans amid protests

<b>Thousands took to the streets of Edinburgh in a third day of protests against Donald Trump's UK visit.</b><p>They demonstrated as the US president played golf during a visit to his Turnberry resort on the Ayrshire coast.<p>Mr Trump is in Scotland with his wife and family on a private visit ahead of his …

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