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G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has appeared to make light of Russian election interference during a meeting with the country's leader, Vladimir Putin.A smirking Mr Trump wagged his finger at the Russian president and said: "Don't meddle in the election, please."The pair were holding talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.It was their first meeting since Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia was behind an effort to influence the presidential election with a state-authorised campaign of cyber-attacks and fake news stories planted on social media.But special counsel Mueller's report found...
Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

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Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve parliament after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government.The decision triggers a fresh election, to be held on 17 September.Mr Netanyahu was unable to reach a deal for a fresh right-wing coalition following last month's election.At the heart of the impasse was a military conscription bill governing exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students.It is the first time in Israel's history that a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition. Parliament voted 74-45 in favour of dissolving itself after Mr Netanyahu missed a midnight local time (21:00 GMT) deadline on Wednesday. Netanyahu: Commando turned PM What are the corruption allegations? Mr...
India election: Narendra Modi secures second term

India election: Narendra Modi secures second term

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a second term after winning the country's general election.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims it has won re-election with a commanding lead, with Mr Modi tweeting: "Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!" The election has been seen as a referendum on Mr Modi, whose economic reforms have had mixed results but whose popularity as a social underdog has endured.He began the campaign under pressure after losing three state elections amid rising anger over farm prices and unemployment.However, campaigning shifted to national security after a suicide car bomb killed 40 Indian police in the contested Kashmir region in February. ...