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Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at more than 135mph (220kmph) when he died in a car crash on Saturday, Spanish police have said. The Guardia Civil's investigation is ongoing and although the car exceeded Spain's speed limit (75mph/120kmph), it is not clear yet if that was the "final cause" of the incident.
US President Donald Trump has denied calling the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, "nasty" despite the comments being recorded. "I never called Meghan Markle 'nasty'," he tweeted on Sunday, adding: "Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!" Mr Trump made his remarks about the duchess in...
The body which oversees elections in Algeria says it is not possible to hold presidential elections as planned on 4 July. A statement from the constitutional council said it was up to the president to name a new date for the vote. Algeria has seen months of anti-government protests.
China has defended the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in a rare public acknowledgement of events. Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told a regional forum that stopping the "turbulence" was the "correct" policy. In spring 1989, students and workers occupied Beijing's Tiananmen Square in a massive pro-democracy protest. Many were...
US President Donald Trump has launched a fierce personal attack on former special counsel Robert Mueller, describing him as "totally conflicted". He said the man who led the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election had "wanted to be the FBI director, and I said 'no'". The president...
Former Arsenal and Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris has become the first foreign-born player to be called up by the China national team. Yennaris, who was born in London and played for England at youth level, is eligible for China through his mother. He joined Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan from Brentford...
Brazil's economy shrank in the first three months of the year for the first time since 2016, when the country was in recession. It contracted by 0.2% compared with the last three months of 2018. Compared with a year ago, it grew by 0.5%. The fall comes at time when Brazil's...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed a report that she believes her successor as CDU party leader is not up to the job. The claim, which she called nonsense, was made by two unidentified officials in a Bloomberg article on Tuesday. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will take over as leader of the CDU...
US energy officials appeared to rebrand natural gas produced in the country as "freedom gas", in a statement announcing an increase in exports. The US Department of Energy said the expansion of a Texas facility meant more "molecules of US freedom" could be produced and exported worldwide. The facility, based in...
Russia may be violating a ban on the testing of low-yield nuclear weapons capabilities at a site in the Arctic, a top US intelligence official said. Lt Gen Robert Ashley, the director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, said Moscow was "probably not adhering to" the rules of a recognised treaty.

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