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Basque nationalism

Tens of thousands of Basque nationalists form a 202 km human chain asking for greater autonomy.

The chain, formed by tens of thousands of people, reached some 200km, according to the organisers.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Seven bodies are recovered from the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The violence has stunned residents of one of Rio de Janeiro's safest and most exclusive residents.

European migrant crisis

Italy and Malta refuse entry to a German vessel carrying 629 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya.

Spain's new prime minister has ordered authorities to allow a rescue ship carrying 629 migrants to dock in the eastern port of Valencia after the boat was refused by Italy and Malta.

2017–18 North Korea crisis

Kim Jong-un meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after his arrival.

SINGAPORE: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Sunday (Jun 10), two days before a ...

2017–18 North Korea crisis

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sends senior officials to Singapore for the summit.

2017–18 North Korea crisis

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive in Singapore ahead of the upcoming summit.

The US president says the North Korean leader has a "one-time shot" at peace in Singapore.

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018

Press conferences for the 24th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) continue, with many new video game announcements taking place, including "Halo Infinite", "The Elder Scrolls VI", and "Just Cause 4".

Join the Guardian’s video games editor Keza MacDonald and correspondent Keith Stuart for news from Microsoft’s Xbox press conference and the reveal of Bethesda’s new Fallout game on day one of E3


Authorities in Afghanistan announce the seizure of 156 sacks of ammonium nitrate being imported on a truck from Pakistan. This is one of the largest seizures of the compound, most commonly used as a fertilizer, but also used to manufacture explosives.

Afghan security forces on Sunday seized 156 sacks of ammonium nitrate, widely used in making explosives, from the back of a vegetable truck crossing from Pakistan, an official said, in one of the biggest such finds.

Terrorism in Iraq

A warehouse holding ballot boxes from elections last month burns down in Baghdad. Several politicians say the fire was a criminal act aimed at destabilising the state following a disputed election result.

The fire at the country's biggest ballot paper storage depot comes after calls for an election recount.