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Trump wades into German migration row

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government’s approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition looked “tenuous”. Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government’s immigration policy. Meanwhile, Mr […]

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Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician's assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

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Reality Check: The numbers behind the crackdown in Turkey

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho’s been affected by Turkey’s state of emergency? Almost two years after a failed military coup in Turkey, the country remains under a state of emergency. What has happened during the crackdown? Turkey is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June. There will be a second-round […]

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Finland's capital gives away its old trams

Finland’s capital gives away its old trams By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Peter Van den Bossche Image caption Car 11, built in 1959, is one of the trams being given away The Finnish city of Helsinki is giving away some of its old trams, but the offer comes with […]

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Napoleon's Waterloo hat goes under hammer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Napoleon was well known for his “bicorne” (two-pointed) hats A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, is due to be auctioned in Lyon later on Monday. The former French emperor was renowned for his “bicorne” hats, so-called […]