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Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. The Vatican said after the meeting that there had been an “exchange of views” on international issues, and spoke…

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night. The 22-year-old was Manchester born and from a family of Libyan origin, the BBC understands. Read…

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. Read more:…

Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

US President Donald Trump has told Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Iran will never have nuclear weapons. He suggested the Iranians thought they could “do what they want” since negotiating a nuclear deal…

Trump-Russia row: Putin offers to release meeting record

Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding US President Donald Trump and his links to Russia. US media say Mr Trump passed on classified information to Russian officials last week, but Mr Putin says this is not the case. Read…

Macron cabinet: Women are half of France’s new minsters

President Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 new ministerial posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports…

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

A computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday. However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful. Read more:…