Venezuela: Maduro praises opposition leader Lopez’s prison release

Venezuela: Maduro praises opposition leader Lopez’s prison release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lopez (above) was cheered by jubilant supporters outside his home in Caracas Venezuelan President Nicol├ís 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 […]

KKK rally in Virginia leads to rival protests and clashes

KKK rally in Virginia leads to rival protests and clashes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption KKK supporters were escorted to and from the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, by riot police 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 […]

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are about 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic Mass must not be gluten-free – although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled. In a letter to bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the bread can […]

Bolshoi theatre cancels Nureyev ballet premiere

Bolshoi theatre cancels Nureyev ballet premiere

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Bolshoi Ballet is based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Russia’s Bolshoi theatre has shocked art critics by cancelling the world premiere of Nureyev – one of the most anticipated ballets of the season. The ballet’s outspoken director, Kirill Serebrennikov, was recently questioned in an investigation into alleged embezzlement […]

G20: ‘Difficult’ talks ahead as protesters arrested

G20: ‘Difficult’ talks ahead as protesters arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of protesters were detained after setting fire to vehicles and barricades in Hamburg 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 […]

Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say

Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say

Image copyright Peretzp/CC Image caption The Wolf Creek plant in Kansas was reportedly among those attacked 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 […]

Mike Pence ignores Nasa ‘do not touch’ sign

Mike Pence ignores Nasa ‘do not touch’ sign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nasa later reassured Mr Pence that it was “OK to touch the surface” 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 […]

Venus Williams ‘drove lawfully’ in fatal car crash in Florida

Venus Williams ‘drove lawfully’ in fatal car crash in Florida

Image copyright EPA Image caption Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has not been charged over the fatal collision Footage has emerged showing that US tennis star Venus Williams was driving lawfully during a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old, police say. Surveillance video obtained by Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida […]

El Salvador fire at finance ministry leaves at least one dead

El Salvador fire at finance ministry leaves at least one dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Army helicopters were used to rescue people who escaped to the top of the eight-storey building A fire has destroyed one of the buildings of El Salvador’s Finance Ministry, killing at least one person. The fire began on Friday afternoon on one of the lower storeys and spread to higher […]

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

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

Media captionTrump on Thursday called on Russia to end what he called its “destabilising behaviour” 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 crises in Syria and Ukraine, […]

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