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All ministers from Austria's far right party resign

Listen to All ministers from Austria's far right party resignThe resignations come after the party leader was caught on tape offering contracts to an oligarch's niece. Also: White House tells ex-aide not to testify, and French court reverses life support ruling.

Ukraine: New president is sworn in - and calls snap election

Listen to Ukraine: New president is sworn in - and calls snap electionPresident Volodymyr Zelensky makes election announcement in first speech in parliament. And he pledges to resolve stand-off with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Also, at least 32 people killed in riot at prison in Tajikistan, and US billionaire philanthropist clears 400 student loans.

Trump warns Iran not to threaten America

Listen to Trump warns Iran not to threaten AmericaIn a strongly worded tweet, President Trump said if Iran wants to fight, it will be the official end of the country. Also: India exit polls suggest Modi re-election, and could artificial intelligence become more creative than humans?

Austria chancellor calls for snap election

Listen to Austria chancellor calls for snap electionSebastian Kurz calls for an early election after his deputy resigns over a corruption scandal. Also: Australian PM celebrates 'miracle' win and Tel Aviv hosts the Eurovision Song Contest.

The United States and Canada agree to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

Listen to The United States and Canada agree to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium importsThe duties had delayed the ratification of a new North American trade agreement, which also includes Mexico. Also, a German museum says it will return a stone cross to Namibia and the result of a TV talent show in Russia has been annulled after complaints of vote rigging.

Taiwan legalises gay marriage

Listen to Taiwan legalises gay marriageThere were shouts of joy and some tearful embraces as the result was announced. However, conservative opponents were angered by the vote. Also, talks in Britain to try to end the Brexit deadlock collapse. Plus, an Australian rugby star and committed Christian is sacked over an instragram post - we'll ask our Religion Editor about sport and faith.

President Trump proposes radical changes to US immigration

Listen to President Trump proposes radical changes to US immigrationPresident Trump has unveiled proposals to reform immigration to the United States, Venezuela's embattled Government says it has been holding talks with the opposition in Norway, and evidence emerges that bed bugs were around far earlier than previously thought.

Saudi airstrikes target Sana'a in retaliation for oil pipeline sabotage

Listen to Saudi airstrikes target Sana'a in retaliation for oil pipeline sabotageResidents say the airstrikes targeted nine military sites in and around Sana'a as well as hitting several houses. Also, China has said it will hit back after the United States imposed restrictions on the telecoms giant Huawei. Plus, remembering the former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke who has died at the age of eighty-nine.

Trade war deepens between Washington and Beijing

Listen to Trade war deepens between Washington and BeijingPresident Trump bars overseas telecommunications that threaten national security, US tech giants commit to combat extreme online violence, And the farmer who cut off his own leg with a pocket knife.

Sudan's Opposition and Military Agree Transition Deal

Listen to Sudan's Opposition and Military Agree Transition DealThe two sides finalise conditions for a three year period leading to a civilian administration. Also, Women's rights activists in the US vow to challenge a new law in Alabama banning almost all abortions, and how Africa's vultures are disappearing

Talks between US and Russia highlight continuing differences

Listen to Talks between US and Russia highlight continuing differencesHigh-level talks between Russia and the United States intended to rebuild links have underlined deep divisions on a range of issues. Also: Sudan's military is accused of shooting dead at least six protesters, and the WHO has described the battle against dementia as one of this century's greatest global challenges.

WhatsApp says it was victim of 'targeted' surveillance attack

Listen to WhatsApp says it was victim of 'targeted' surveillance attackWhatsApp says attack was by 'private company working with governments on surveillance'. The surveillance software involved was reportedly developed by Israeli firm NSO Group. Also, talks in Russia aim to reduce risk of confrontation between US and Iran, and was Harvard University right to get rid of legal expert who was on Harvey Weinstein's defence-team ?

Sri Lanka curfew amid anti-Muslim violence

Listen to Sri Lanka curfew amid anti-Muslim violenceSri Lanka has imposed a night-time curfew across the country amid an upsurge in anti-Muslim violence. Also: China hits back in trade war with US, and Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir charged with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

Julian Assange: Sweden reopens rape investigation

Listen to Julian Assange: Sweden reopens rape investigationProsecutors resume investigation into rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder. The inquiry has been revived at the request of the alleged victim's lawyer. Also, several commercial ships reportedly targeted by 'sabotage attack' off the United Arab Emirates, and renowned Hollywood legend Doris Day has died aged 97.

UN says Houthi rebels are withdrawing from three Yemeni ports

Listen to UN says Houthi rebels are withdrawing from three Yemeni portsBut some government officials say it’s a fake withdrawal. Also: One of Donald Trump's top advisers has admitted that much of the cost of tariffs on imports from China is being paid by Americans, and we hear more about the "sex strike" by women in protest against a new abortion law in the US state of Georgia.

ANC wins South Africa's election with reduced majority

Listen to ANC wins South Africa's election with reduced majorityA struggling economy and corruption have eroded the ANC's popularity in South Africa. Also: French hostages praise rescue 'from hell', and pets are big business in China.

More than sixty people drown off the Tunisian coast

Listen to More than sixty people drown off the Tunisian coastThe United Nations has said that the African migrants died after their boat which set off from Libya capsized. Also: talks between the US and China to try to end their trade war break up without agreement, and the girl from China who got an octopus stuck to her face when she tried to eat it alive.

Trump says no need to rush on China talks

Listen to Trump says no need to rush on China talksThe US president's comments come after Washington raised tariffs on $200bn of China's products. Also: scientists in Cambridge set up a research plan to repair the Earth's climate and welcome Mr Bond to the International Spy Museum.

Last ditch talks seek to avoid harsher China-US trade war

Listen to Last ditch talks seek to avoid harsher China-US trade warThe world’s biggest two economies meet for eleventh hour talks to stave off higher tariffs. Also, the case for cutting Facebook down to size - and tackling drug dealing in Berlin.

Second North Korea 'missile test' in five days

Listen to Second North Korea 'missile test' in five daysTwo short-range missiles are reportedly fired as a US envoy visits the region to revive nuclear talks. Also: Montenegro jails 'Russian coup plot' leaders and can you really buy an unbreakable guitar?

 

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