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N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Observers say it indicates Pyongyang is making progress towards missiles capable of carrying warheads.

Portland attack: $600,000 raised for 'heroes' killed defending Muslim teen (4 hours old)

Tributes have continued to pour in for the men who died defending a Muslim teenager on Friday.

Paris mayor may ban black feminist Nyansapo festival (4 hours old)

The majority of the events at the Nyansapo Festival will be open only to black women.

Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit (5 hours old)

The German chancellor says Europe must "fight for its own destiny" at an election campaign event.

Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d'Or (6 hours old)

The Palme d'Or is awarded to an art world satire starring Dominic West and Elisabeth Moss.

South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai' (12 hours old)

Mr Zuma is under pressure because of corruption scandals, cabinet sackings and a faltering economy.

US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead (6 hours old)

Shots were fired in three separate locations, and a deputy sheriff is among those killed.

US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says (10 hours old)

Security chief John Kelly says terrorists are obsessed with the idea of attacking a US plane.

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN (7 hours old)

Civilians are hardest hit in the final phase of Iraq's military assault on IS militants, says the UN.

Outrage after General de Gaulle's tomb damaged by vandals (12 hours old)

The incident happened on a day commemorating the French Resistance against Nazi Germany.

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Angela Merkel: EU cannot completely rely on US and Britain any more (4 hours old)

German chancellor tells election rally in Munich that Europe must take its fate into its own hands after ‘unsatisfactory’ G7 talksEurope can no longer completely rely on its longstanding British and US allies, Angela Merkel has warned – saying the EU must now be prepared to “take its fate into its own hands”.Speaking after bruising meetings of Nato and the G7 group of wealthy nations last week, the German chancellor suggested the postwar western alliance had been badly undermined by the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election as US president. Continue reading...

Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 150 people (5 hours old)

Torrential rains and mudslides have displaced more than 100,000 Sri Lankans, with more extreme weather expectedLandslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue. More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts on Sunday to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continued for the next 24 hours. Continue reading...

Trump mulls shake-up as Kelly says 'back channel' talks are 'a good thing' (6 hours old)

Amidst scandal over Jared Kushner’s alleged links to the Russian ambassador, homeland security secretary plays defense while president complains on TwitterThe Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. Related: Trump team ducks questions on report Kushner wanted secret line with Russia Continue reading...

Cannes 2017: Ruben Östlund wins Palme d'Or for The Square (8 hours old)

Swedish director takes Cannes’ top prize for an art-world satire featuring Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West•Peter Bradshaw on Cannes 2017 awards: visceral power overlooked in favour of bourgeois vanityThe art-world satire The Square has won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes film festival. Directed by Ruben Östlund, The Square is about a museum director (played by Claes Bang) who is desperate to make a success of his gallery, and stages a new installation called “The Square” to promote it. Related: Cannes 2017: full list of winners Continue reading...

Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines (2 hours old)

The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibilityFears are growing that a violent attempt by local militants to seize a city in the island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, marks the beginning of a wider attempt by Islamic State to open a new south-east Asian front in its campaign of global jihad.Latest reports on Sunday from Marawi city, capital of the majority Muslim Lanao del Sur province, said 19 civilians had been killed by Islamist militants locked in street battles with security forces. The dead included t[...]

Emmanuel Macron: my handshake with Trump was 'a moment of truth' (13 hours old)

French president says his white-knuckle prolonged handshake with US counterpart was designed to show he’s no pushoverAs handshakes go, it was unusually intense: a fierce and protracted mano a mano of white knuckles, crunched bones, tightened jaws and fixed smiles that sent the internet and the world’s media into a spin.It was also, Emmanuel Macron has revealed, entirely intentional. At his first major appearance on the world stage, the 39-year-old French president displayed a relaxed confidence and steely purpose that altogether belied his youth and inexperience. Continue reading...

Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them (15 hours old)

Relatives of people killed in attack on bus convoy say state of emergency in country has been underminedEgypt’s Coptic Christians have accused the government of failing to protect them in the wake of an attack claimed by Islamic State on a bus convoy that killed at least 29 people and injured about 20 more. Relatives of some of those killed said the attack, which occurred after a group of gunmen stopped a convoy headed for the Saint Samuel monastery close to the southern Egyptian town of Minya, undermines the state of emergency in Egypt declared after a previous attack in April. Continue readi[...]

North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters (4 hours old)

A spokesman for the Japanese government said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said.North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said,as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.The missile landed inside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, in the Sea of Japan. Yoshihide Suga, a spokesman for the Japanese government, said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said. Continue reading...

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure (11 hours old)

Report says Trump has told confidants he will pull US out of agreement but defense secretary Mattis says ‘president is wide open on this issue’Donald Trump’s intentions regarding US participation in the Paris climate deal remained unknown on Sunday, as one report cited “confidants” saying the president had made up his mind to pull out while a senior cabinet figure said he was “quite certain the president is wide open on this issue”. Related: Donald Trump will make 'final decision' on Paris climate deal next week Continue reading...

North Korea top suspect for WannaCry attack, says ex US security chief (8 hours old)

Methods used in ransomware attack on NHS and in up to 100 countries similar to those used by Pyongyang in the past, says Michael ChertoffNorth Korea may have been behind the ransomware cyber-attack on the NHS and up to 100 countries including the UK, a former head of the US Department of Homeland Security has claimed. Michael Chertoff, who served under George W Bush from 2005 to 2009, said that agents or allies of the Pyongyang regime were the most likely suspects for the hacking of the health service’s administration system in the UK and state infrastructures across the globe this month. Cont[...]

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