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  • Germany criticises Turkey jailing of rights activists as relations worsen

    Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

    Germany criticises Turkey jailing of rights activists as relations worsen
    Germany criticises Turkey jailing of rights activists as relations worsen

    Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

    02:36Jul 20, 2017

  • What do Trump and Putin want from each other?

    Questions about US President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia surfaced almost as soon as he announced his presidential campaign. Six months into his administration's term, they have never really gone away.

    What do Trump and Putin want from each other?
  • Brexit talks: $70bn settlement to leave EU is major sticking point

    The European Union's top negotiator says there are "fundamental" disagreements between the bloc and the UK over citizens' rights.

    Brexit talks: $70bn settlement to leave EU is major sticking point
  • Could OJ Simpson be freed today?

    Former football star and convicted criminal OJ Simpson is expected to have his parole hearing later on Thursday, which could see him released from prison.

    Could OJ Simpson be freed today?
  • Afghanistan rescues children abducted for suicide attack training in Pakistan

    Police in Afghanistan have rescued dozens of boys who say they were being sent to Pakistan to train as suicide bombers.

    Afghanistan rescues children abducted for suicide attack training in Pakistan
  • How long can Nicolas Maduro cling to power?

    Venezuela's government has responded with anger to a US threat to impose economic sanctions on senior officials. It has called the threat "brutal" and "imperial".

    How long can Nicolas Maduro cling to power?
  • Tobacco giant fights Kenya's anti-smoking laws

    One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.

    Tobacco giant fights Kenya's anti-smoking laws
    Tobacco giant fights Kenya's anti-smoking laws

    One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.

    02:44Jul 19, 2017

  • Poles protest over government's alleged bid to boost legal influence

    Protesters in Poland's capital Warsaw say they will remain camped outside parliament until the government scraps a series of reforms of the legal system.

    Poles protest over government's alleged bid to boost legal influence
  • Outrage after Australian woman killed by police in US

    Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, says he will seek answers from the US over the police shooting of an Australian woman. Justine Damond was shot and killed after calling the police to report a possible crime in Minneapolis.

    Outrage after Australian woman killed by police in US
  • Maduro's July 30 vote to go ahead amid Trump threat

    Venezuela's government will go ahead with a controversial election of a Constituent Assembly on July 30, despite a threat of economic sanctions by US President Donald Trump.

    Maduro's July 30 vote to go ahead amid Trump threat
  • Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said on Tuesday.

    Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation
  • US slaps Iran with new sanctions

    The US is hitting Iran with new sanctions - this time over its suspected ballistic missile programme

    US slaps Iran with new sanctions