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Trump-Putin summit: US seeks better ties with Russia

US President Donald Trump has said getting on with Russia is “a good thing, not a bad thing” at the start of his first summit with Vladimir Putin. Mr Trump said he hoped for an “extraordinary relationship” as the two…

Prince Louis’s christening marked by family portraits

The four images were taken by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak following the baptism in The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. “Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure,” Mr Holyoak…

US officer quits after harassment over Puerto Rico shirt

A US police officer has quit amid an inquiry into his response to a woman who was racially harassed while wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt . Mobile video shows the officer, Patrick Connor, appearing to ignore the woman’s pleas that…

Trump urges Nato members to double military funding target

US President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending – double the current target. The White House confirmed he had made the remarks during the Western military alliance’s…

Cave rescue: Boys and football coach free from Tham Luang

Divers in northern Thailand have rescued all 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves, 17 days after they got trapped underground. Their plight and the massive, dangerous three-day-long operation to free them gripped the…

Boris Johnson quits to add to pressure on May over Brexit

Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis’s exit. READ…

Cave rescue: Four more boys rescued by Thai Navy divers

Divers have rescued four more boys from a vast flooded cave system in northern Thailand on the second day of a complex operation. The Thai Navy Seals leading the rescue operation have confirmed that eight boys in total have been extracted.…

China hits back after US imposes tariffs worth $34bn

US tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) of Chinese goods have come into effect, signalling the start of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The 25% levy came into effect at midnight Washington time. READ MORE:…

Amesbury poisoning: Couple ‘handled contaminated item’

The couple poisoned by Novichok were exposed to the substance after handling a contaminated item, police say. Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed at a house in Amesbury, Wiltshire, on Saturday and remain critically ill.…

Deadly heat wave kills 33 across southern Quebec

Thirty-three people have died in a heat wave that has baked the southern part of the Canadian province of Quebec, officials say. The sweltering weather began last Friday with temperatures hitting 35C (95F) and high humidity. READ MORE:…

Travel ban: Trump hails ‘tremendous’ Supreme Court ruling

US President Donald Trump has hailed a Supreme Court ruling upholding his travel ban which covers people from several Muslim-majority countries. Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional, but the US top court reversed the decision in…

Noura Hussein: Appeals court overturns death sentence

An appeals court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a woman who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her, her lawyer says. Noura Hussein, 19, was instead sentenced to five years in jail, lawyer Abdelaha Mohamad said. READ…