Merkel visits Trump – so will she envy Macron’s bromance?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hamburg, July 2017: Mr Trump and Mrs Merkel have major policy differences It’s hardly a match made in political heaven. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never had much in common with Donald Trump. A free-trading, peace-loving supporter of the Iran nuclear deal will sit down for talks in Washington […]

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Patricia Fox: The elderly nun the Philippines plans to expel

Image copyright EPA Image caption Patricia Fox has been in the Philippines for 28 years A 71-year-old Australian nun says she will appeal against a decision to expel her from the Philippines for alleged political activity. Sister Patricia Fox told the BBC she found out she had 30 days to leave the country from the […]

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Cricket fans stump up cash for Iceland national team

Image copyright Iceland Cricket Image caption The Iceland cricket team claim they will be the only international side to be fully crowdfunded Iceland’s cricket team is not among the heavyweights of the game, but thanks to the generosity of an online community of cricket lovers, fundraisers will hope the crack of leather on willow could […]

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Nintendo Switch fuels strong rise in profits

Image copyright Nintendo Japanese games giant Nintendo reported annual profits of $1.28bn, a 36% rise, due to the continuing popularity of its Switch gaming console. The profits are ahead of Nintendo’s own guidance, which has been repeatedly revised higher on better trading news. The company has appointed a new president, 46-year old Shuntaro Furukawa. He […]

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South Korea fishermen sail near the North and dream of unification

South Korean fishermen living in Baengnyeongdo, an island near the border with North Korea, constantly feel caught up in tensions between the two Koreas. Now, the talks between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in give them more “breathing room” – and the hope that they can visit the North again one day. Source link

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Alberto Fujimori: Peru ex-president faces forced sterilisation charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alberto Fujimori was pardoned last December on grounds of ill health Charges are set to be reissued against Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, over the alleged forced sterilisation of five women during his time in office. Three of his former health ministers will also be indicted, the country’s chief […]

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‘We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare’

Image copyright Oxford Nanopore Image caption Oxford Nanopore’s portable DNA sequencer has been used around the world Fifteen years ago this month, the full human genome sequence was published for the first time, heralding a new era of medicine. Since then technology has markedly speeded up genomic sequencing and reduced the cost. But have those […]

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