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Bosnia: Cable car in Sarajevo reopens after 26 years

Image copyright AFP Image caption The cable car connects the Old Town with Trebevic mountain Twenty-six years after it was destroyed in the Bosnian War, Sarajevo’s landmark cable car has resumed service. The Trebevic mountain was a vantage point for Serb snipers and mortar positions during the 1,425 day siege …

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US punishes key Putin allies over worldwide 'malign activity'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is the most aggressive move against Russia taken by President Trump’s administration The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and 17 senior government officials, accusing them of “malign activity around the globe”. Twelve companies owned by the oligarchs, the state arms …

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Russian spy poisoning: Sergei Skripal 'improving rapidly'

Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain in hospital Russian former spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition after being poisoned by a nerve agent, doctors have said. Salisbury District Hospital said Mr Skripal is responding well to treatment and “improving rapidly”. Mr …

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Spain hopeful of Gibraltar deal with the UK by summer

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAn agreement is possible by the summer, says Mr Dastis Spain hopes to reach an agreement with the UK over Gibraltar by the summer, its foreign minister has said. Alfonso Dastis said Spain would “defend our position” but the two sides were …

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Brazil's Lula 'will not surrender to police in Curitiba'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lula’s supporters have been protesting outside the metalworkers’ union where he is staying Brazil’s ex-President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva will not surrender to federal police at their southern HQ despite being ordered by a judge, reports say. Lula was expected to surrender by late …

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Frozen meals

Image copyright Reuters New analysis of how many children will benefit from free school meals under the government’s Universal Credit system has been published. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that 50,000 more children overall will be entitled in future. But the IFS also warned that 160,000 children across the …

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Remove two-child benefit cap, bishops urge ministers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes mean tens of thousands of children are not eligible for benefit payments, says the letter Sixty Church of England bishops along with leaders of other religious groups, are urging ministers to rethink the two-child benefits cap. In a letter to the Times, …

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Freed ex-Catalan leader calls for dialogue

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spain accuses Mr Puigdemont of rebellion, sedition and corruption Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has called for immediate dialogue after being released on bail in Germany. So far, he and other separatists had received only a “repressive response” from Spanish authorities, he said. He was arrested …

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Gaza-Israel border clashes erupt as protests begin

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Palestinian protesters said they would set fire to tyres to create smokescreens Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces have erupted along Gaza’s border with Israel, a week after similar unrest left 16 people dead. The Israeli military said it had shot three people in …

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