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One person has been detained and released in connection with the shooting of a German politician, which shocked the country a week ago. Walter Lübcke, 65, head of the regional council in Kassel, was found dead in his garden last Saturday night. A person was taken into custody "provisionally" and released...
Police in Kazakhstan have arrested hundreds of people protesting against a poll to elect the country's first new president in 30 years. The election was called after long-time leader, 78-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev, stepped down in March. His hand-picked successor, interim President Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, is widely expected to win the vote.
Preparing for Brexit has cost the UK government £97m so far, the National Audit Office has revealed. The money has been spent on hiring external consultants because government departments lack the staff and skills needed, the NAO said. But it criticised the government for a lack of transparency, saying details of ...
Mexico has deployed 6,000 members of its National Guard on its border with Guatemala in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants heading to the US. Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is in Washington trying to stop the US from placing trade tariffs on Mexican goods over illegal migration.
News that Ford plans to close its Bridgend plant next year, with the loss of 1,700 jobs, is just the latest in a series of blows for the UK car industry. In February, Honda said it would close its Swindon plant by 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 roles, while Jaguar Land...
Denmark's Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has conceded victory in the country's general election, paving the way for Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen to take power. "We had a really good election, but there will be a change of government," the prime minister told supporters. The Social Democrats won 91...
A Canadian man unlocked a safe that had sat unopened in a small museum for decades, cracking the code on his first try with a lucky guess. Stephen Mills was visiting the Vermilion Heritage Museum with his family when he had a go at opening the iron box "for a laugh".
A Texas school district has fired a high school teacher who tweeted to US President Donald Trump to ask for help reporting illegal immigrant students. Georgia Clark, an English teacher in Fort Worth, complained on 17 May about "illegal students from Mexico", adding: "I need protection from recrimination". She told school...
More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 10 months, officials have said. Two thirds of the cases have been fatal, the health ministry added. The outbreak in the east of DR Congo is the second biggest in history, with a significant spike in new cases...
More than $267m (£210m) belonging to a former Nigerian dictator has been seized from a Jersey bank account. The money was "derived through corruption" during the presidency of Sani Abacha in the 1990s, according to Jersey's Civil Asset Recovery Fund. A shell company called Doraville held the funds, which were frozen in...

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