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    Trump and Putin to hold first summit, focus on nuclear arms control and Syria

    After months of exchanging long-distance compliments, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sit down on Monday for their first ever summit, a potential political minefield at home for the U.S. president but a geopolitical win for his Russian counterpart. Neither side expects major breakthroughs from the talks in the Finnish capital beyond warm words, an agreement to begin repairing battered U.S.-Russia relations, and maybe a deal to start talks on issues such as nuclear arms control and Syria.

  • BBC Sport

    World Cup 2018: Bizarre trophy presentation caps superb tournament

    Media playback is not supported on this device The World Cup is over for another four years and the tournament's grand finale didn't disappoint. France won the biggest prize in football for the second time by overcoming Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final in Moscow. But once the final whistle had gone, the chaos of the presentation ceremony got under way... eventually. It took more than 20 minutes after the end of the match for the trophy to emerge from the tunnel, leaving the teams to stand awkwardly on the pitch awaiting the ceremony. Having already had a pitch invasion earlier in the match, the Russian organisers were clearly taking no chances with security. Former Germany captain Philipp Lahm

  • BBC News

    Does Love Island have a diversity problem?

    We're six weeks in, there's been more than 30 contestants and at least 50,000 mentions of the word "loyal". But as Love Island continues to keep us hooked there's been an uncomfortable conversation around the show. It's all about diversity. Some fans have continually questioned why the majority of the cast appear to look the same. Leigh-Ann Pinnock from Little Mix waded in on the debate saying she was tempted to switch off because of its lack of diversity. Love Island says it's committed to diversity, but Newsbeat has been taking a look at the debate so far. 'Where are the south Asian women?' More than 85,000 people applied for Love Island this year. With such a huge number of singletons to choose

  • Al Jazeera

    What's behind Saudi Arabia's arrest of religious leaders?

    Saudi Arabia has arrested prominent preacher and scholar Safar Al-Hawali just days after he published a book criticising the ruling family. Three of his sons - Abdul Rahman, Abdullah and Ibrahim - were also detained. Rights groups say Abdul Rahman and Abdullah were reportedly taken into custody while attending a family wedding on Wednesday. While Hawali and his son Ibrahim were arrested the following morning. Hawali became known almost three decades ago as the leader of the Sahwa movement, which advocated for democracy in Saudi Arabia. He was previously detained for opposing the ruling family. Saudi Arabia, under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, has launched a crackdown against activists, religious

  • CNN

    Prince Louis' christening photos show grinning Prince George

    (CNN)Kensington Palace has released the first official photographs from the christening of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four portraits released by the Palace show the young prince surrounded by his adoring family, including a grinning Prince George, who turns five next week. Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present when the family, including Louis' parents and grandparents gathered together in Clarence House for a private afternoon ceremony last Monday. Another, more candid photograph, captures a radiant Duchess of Cambridge cradling her newborn son.

  • Arab News

    Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

    JERUSALEM: New details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that Iran failed to abide by its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. The information reported Sunday shed more light on the daring Mossad operation but offered few other details beyond what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed in April, when he unveiled what he said was a trove of secret Iranian nuclear documents dating back to 2003 seized by Israeli intelligence. The Israeli leader argued that the 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs of the Iranian program dubbed "Project Amad" provided more reason for President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal with world powers.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

    After watching their football team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament. When the final whistle blew fans who had gathered in Ban Jelacic square in the capital Zagreb to watch the match on a big screen hugged each other in commiseration. One young woman used a red-and-white Croatian flag to wipe tears from her eyes as a female friend, also crying, put her arm around her. Others continued waving Croatian flags and scarves through the disappointment after watching their country play in the World Cup final for the first time. Croatia's Lovre Kalinic is embraced