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Donald Trump Jr met Russian lawyer who promised Clinton information

US President Donald Trump's son has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer last year who had promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton.But Donald Trump Jr said that Natalia Veselnitskaya had provided "no meaningful information" on Mrs Clinton.Also

Rio’s Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

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 Valongo wharf operated for three centuries and became the biggest entry p

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

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

G20: Trump hails talks as ‘success’ despite divisions

US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a "wonderful success", despite his country's isolated position on climate change. In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the US decision to withdraw from

KKK rally in Virginia leads to rival protests and clashes

A march by supporters of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group in the US state of Virginia has been met by hundreds of rival demonstrators.Dozens of KKK members took part in an authorised march to protest at the planned removal of a statue o

Venezuela: Maduro praises opposition leader Lopez’s prison release

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has praised the decision to release from prison one of the country's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez.Mr Lopez has been moved to house arrest after more than three years in jail.He left a prison near Caraca

Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say

Hackers breached at least a dozen US power plants in attacks in May and June, US media report, citing intelligence officials.The targets included the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to several reports.An urgent Department of Homeland

G20: ‘Difficult’ talks ahead as protesters arrested

Leaders are entering the final day of talks at the G20 meeting in Hamburg as officials try to bridge the gap with the US on issues such as trade and climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is hosting the summit in Hamburg, said the talks

Mike Pence ignores Nasa ‘do not touch’ sign

US Vice-President Mike Pence has made a tongue-in-cheek apology to Nasa after a photo of him touching a piece of space flight equipment went viral.Mr Pence was visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida when he placed his hand on a piece of hardwar

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures

The four Arab states leading a boycott against Qatar have described Doha's rejection of their demands as a threat to regional security.In a statement, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates also warned of unspecified new measures.L

China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong

China's first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning has arrived in Hong Kong.Its first trip outside mainland China is part of the events marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China.Its follows Xi Jinping's visit last we

G20: Trump and Putin to meet face to face for first time

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is to have his first face-to-face encounter with Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin, at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.They have both said they want to repair ties damaged by the c

Donald Trump to give major speech in Poland

President Donald Trump is due to give a major speech in Poland's capital Warsaw, laying out his vision for America's relations with Europe.Mr Trump can expect a warm welcome when he addresses crowds at Krasinski Square - as Poland's conservative gove

North Korea missile: US says it will use military force ‘if we must’

The US has said it will use its "considerable military forces" on North Korea "if we must", following Tuesday's long-range missile test.US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution would also be tabled against Pyongyang at the United Nations.She d

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces "liberated" the eastern Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists.Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said the city now enters a new era of "security, peace and reconcilia