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'Much nicer than expected': World Cup fans size up modern Moscow

'Much nicer than expected': World Cup fans size up modern Moscow

Russian capital has changed perhaps more than any other European city in recent yearsOn Tuesday as Moscow was bathed in warm sunshine, the streets around Red Square gave a hint as to what is in store
Raccoon finally reaches the summit of Minnesota's UBS building – video

Raccoon finally reaches the summit of Minnesota's UBS building – video

A daredevil raccoon finally reached the top of a high rise building in Minnesota. The creature was watched by thousands of people online as it spent hours scaling the facade of UBS Tower in Minnesota.
Police arrest man over anti-Muslim letters sent to MPs

Police arrest man over anti-Muslim letters sent to MPs

Suspect faces allegations that include conspiring and soliciting to commit murderA man has been arrested by officers investigating a series of letters calling for a “Punish a Muslim day”, police have
Kim Jong-un hailed victor in 'meeting of century' by North Korean media

Kim Jong-un hailed victor in 'meeting of century' by North Korean media

Supreme leader credited with creating conditions for peace as South Korea and Japan voice security concernsNorth Korea has hailed Tuesday’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un as marking the
Migrants stranded at sea face long journey to Spanish port – video report

Migrants stranded at sea face long journey to Spanish port – video report

Migrants and refugees rescued off the coast off Libya at the weekend, face a long journey to the Spanish port of Valencia after the governments of Italy and Malta refused the aid ship Aquarius
Senior Republican senator suggests Trump-Kim deal lacks substance

Senior Republican senator suggests Trump-Kim deal lacks substance

‘It is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has occurred’ says Bob Corker, chair of Senate foreign relations committee Lawmakers in Washington were skeptical of Donald Trump’s confidence in
Trade row: Trump doubles down on Trudeau as analysts warn of US impact

Trade row: Trump doubles down on Trudeau as analysts warn of US impact

Trump’s comments dash hopes of resolving US-Canada trade row, and may lead to economic hardships on both sidesDonald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of Justin Trudeau, warning that his stance
Paris incident ends with man arrested and hostages released

Paris incident ends with man arrested and hostages released

Man claiming to have handgun and bomb asked to be put in contact with Iranian embassyA four-hour stand-off between an armed man who took hostages at a building in a northern district of Paris and
Democrats urge Congress to take action on 'appalling rates of poverty'

Democrats urge Congress to take action on 'appalling rates of poverty'

Letter calls for plan of action following dire United Nations report into extreme povertyBernie Sanders and a group of top Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to present a plan to
Man acquitted of rape sued by accuser for £100,000 in damages

Man acquitted of rape sued by accuser for £100,000 in damages

Woman who was a former St Andrews student begins civil action against alleged assailantA former university student has told a court in Edinburgh she was raped at her home by a stranger as she began a
Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy as an offence

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy as an offence

Referendum will probably be held on the same day as the presidential electionIreland will hold a referendum in October to remove the offence of blasphemy from its constitution, Charlie Flanagan, the
Macedonia agrees to new name after 27-year dispute with Greece

Macedonia agrees to new name after 27-year dispute with Greece

Greek and Macedonian PMs settle on the name Republic of North MacedoniaIt has taken more than 25 years, divided two nations and been cause for protests great and small, but on Tuesday Greece and
Australia's immigration rate to fall again as work visa approvals drop

Australia's immigration rate to fall again as work visa approvals drop

There may be as many as 25,000 fewer migrants in 2017-18 than plannedAustralia’s migrant intake will be substantially down this financial year – possibly 25,000 below the 190,000 planned figure – led
Trump's trade adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has 'special place in hell'

Trump's trade adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has 'special place in hell'

Peter Navarro says he used ‘inappropriate language’ and that it was a mistake to lash out at Canada’s prime ministerWhite House trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for saying Justin Trudeau
US to suspend military exercises with South Korea, Trump says

US to suspend military exercises with South Korea, Trump says

US move in exchange for North Korean denuclearisation pledge takes Seoul by surpriseDonald Trump has ordered the suspension of US military exercises with South Korea, in a surprise concession at an
EU to triple spending to €5bn a year targeting illegal migration

EU to triple spending to €5bn a year targeting illegal migration

New border infrastructure including number plate recognition systems will be prioritisedThe EU will establish a 10,000-strong standing corp of guards to patrol its land and sea borders under plans
Solidarity of heirs on the Trump and Kim surreality show

Solidarity of heirs on the Trump and Kim surreality show

The US president seemed to identify with Kim Jong-un’s backstory, taking over the family business at a young ageThe Singapore summit was destined for success. Donald Trump had predicted as much on
Vase found in French attic sells for £14.3m at auction

Vase found in French attic sells for £14.3m at auction

Imperial 18th-century Qianlong vase sets record for Chinese porcelain sold at auction in FranceAn 18th century vase discovered in an attic has fetched €16.2m (£14.3m) in France.The recently discovered
Lionel Shriver dropped from prize judges over diversity comments

Lionel Shriver dropped from prize judges over diversity comments

Mslexia says that the author’s recent comments would ‘alienate the women we are trying to support’ and she will no longer sit on its award juryLionel Shriver has been dropped from the judging panel
Yahoo fined £250,000 for hack that impacted 515,000 UK accounts

Yahoo fined £250,000 for hack that impacted 515,000 UK accounts

ICO says firm ‘failed to prevent’ 2014 Russia-sponsored hack after 500m accounts compromisedYahoo has been fined £250,000 over a hack from 2014 that affected more than 515,000 UK email accounts