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Sweden's director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Also on the programme: Japan's Emperor Akihito is allowed to step down; and Iranians vote in presidential elections.
(Picture: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Credit: AFP)
President Trump has welcomed the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the election that brought him to power.
Also in the programme; Brazil's president refuses to stand down as pressure mounts over an alleged corruption scandal; and as Iranians prepare to vote in presidential elections we look at the politics of music in Iran.
(Picture: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013. Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed to lead the investigation into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Moscow
Also in the programme: calls for the resignation of the Brazilian president over a corruption scandal, and the Japanese princess choosing to marry out of the palace.
(Photo: Former FBI director Robert Mueller at the swearing-in of former FBI Director James Comey in 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images)
As leading US Democrats issue a formal demand for an independent commission to investigate links between Russia and the Trump administration, President Trump has said he's been treated worse than any politician in history, especially by the media.
Also on the programme: Chelsea Manning, who was behind one of the biggest intelligence leaks in US history, has been released from prison; and mice ovaries made with a 3D printer.
(Photo: President Donald Trump departs the White House May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
More turmoil in the Trump administration: claims that a memo written by the sacked FBI director suggest that the President asked him to drop the federal probe into his former National Security adviser and his alleged involvement with Russian interference in the 20116 election.
Also on the programme: we look ahead to Iran's presidential election and how popular is the current president -- and Chelsea Manning, who was behind one of the biggest intelligence leaks in US history, has been released from prison. Plus, how Brexit could make an impact on the lives of those living on the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
(Photo: President Trump (left) and James Comey (right). Credit: Reuters)
Donald Trump's National Security Adviser says the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister last week. H R McMaster defended Mr Trump's conversation with Sergei Lavrov as "wholly appropriate". So what is a US president allowed to share?
Also on the programme: A Mexican activist searching for his missing daughter fears for his life; and scientific cooperation in the Middle East.
(Image: H R McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House. Credit: AFP/Saul Loeb)