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From BBC Newshour
- Colombia Election: What Now for the Peace Deal
Colombians vote in a presidential run-off between two candidates with opposing views on the peace deal signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. We ask why the peace divident hasn't delivered for some voters. Also on the programme: US diplomat Matthew Nimetz who spent the past 24 years trying to solve the problem of Macedonia's name, reflects on the agreement signed today to settle the dispute. (Photo: Colombia's presidential candidates: Leftists ex-guerilla Gustavo Petro (L) supports the deal, while Ivan Duque, a conservative who won the first round last month, wants to overhaul it. Credit: AFP)
- Greece And Macedonia Sign Deal to Settle Name Dispute
Heated rows over Macedonia's name have been going on since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, of which it was a part, and have held up Macedonia's entry to Nato and the EU. Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. We hear from a Greek and a Macedonian on this historic day. Also on the programme: Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hudaydah; and Colombians head to the polls. (Photo: Demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the agreement Credit: AFP)
- Violence After Nicaragua Ceasefire
There has been more violence on the streets of Nicaragua as pressure mounts on President Daniel Ortega to step aside. Several weeks of protests against his government have left over 170 people dead. Also in the programme: Yemeni forces say they've captured Hudaydah airport from Houthi rebels; free speech under the spotlight in Russia as the World Cup begins; and Orwellian poverty examined on stage. (Photo: A man fights a fire after an arson attack blamed on ongoing political violence in Managua, Nicaragua on the 16th of June 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
- US and China Trade War Escalates
The US and China are squaring up for a fight over the price of importing each other's goods. American President Donald Trump has announced new tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and accused Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. China has retaliated by saying it will impose additional tariffs on 659 US categories of goods. Also in the programme: French president Emmanuel Macron calls for a united policy on migration in Europe after meeting with the new Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte; and we have the latest from the football world cup in Russia. Picture: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping after a meeting in Beijing Credit: AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI
- Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike, Officials say
The leader of Pakistan's Taliban armed group, Mullah Fazlullah, has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan's Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. Also in the programme: China has promised to retaliate in kind if the United States imposes additional tariffs on its exports; and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again stressed the need for Europe to work together to resolve the migration crisis. Picture: Mullah Fazlullah (centre) at an undisclosed location at Pak-Afghan border in 2014. Credit: TTP via EPA.
- Football World Cup : Russia Wins Opening Match
The Football World Cup has kicked off with a spectacular win for Russia. Saudi Arabia's team lost 5-0 to the hosts. We hear from our correspondents in Russia. Also -- the New York attorney general sues President Trump's charitable foundation. And we hear from a 24-year-old Ugandan who has won the British Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for his device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. (Photo: Football fans watching the first World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia; Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
- Football World Cup Kicks Off In Russia
The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way with host Russia facing Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. What might the tournament mean diplomatically for Russia? Also in the programme: commemorations have been taking place in Britain to remember those who died in the Grenfell fire, and NASA's oldest rover robot is stranded on Mars. Picture: Football fans near Red Square in Moscow Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.
- UN To Meet Over Yemen Offensive
As the United Nations announce an emergency meeting over the battle for Yemen's main port, we hear from those dug in inside the city, those on the attack. and from our correspondent in country. Also a rare report from on board Air Force one with President Trump, flying home after his Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. And Spain sacks its coach a day before the Football World Cup begins in Russia. (Photo: Houthi rebels in Yemen; Credit: REUTERS)
- Saudi-Led Coalition Attacks Crucial Yemeni Port
Government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition are aiming to drive Houthi rebels out of the port of Hudaydah, which is crucial for the flow of basic supplies to millions of people in Yemen. Also in the programme: North Korean media finally reports on the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, a day after the event; and a new study links elevated blood pressure to dementia. (Picture: A UAE warplane taking off ahead of an attack against Houthi rebel in 2015. Credit: AFP / Getty Images)
- Trump Kim Summit: US President Hails Deal After Historic Talks
President Trump's unprecedented meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been welcomed as a step towards peace, but criticised for the vagueness of the measures they agreed. Also in the programme: As Saudi-led forces move in on the principal port of Hodeidah, we hear from a doctor at the city's main hospital; and we'll also ask what the British government may have conceded to avoid parliamentary defeat over Brexit. Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Credit: Reuters.