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Italian President Sergio Mattarella has asked an ex-IMF economist to form a government. Carlo Cottarelli's appointment came after efforts by Italy's two populist parties to form a coalition government collapsed. We hear reaction from Brussels and from an MP for the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.
Also in the programme: the South African rugby squad gets its first black test captain; and new insights into the moods of captive dolphins.
(Photo: the Italian and EU flags. Credit: Getty Images)
Carlo Cottarelli, a former IMF economist, has agreed to lead an interim government in Italy despite opposition by the two main anti-establishment parties. If he fails to get appointed by parliament - which seems likely - he said elections would be held after August.
Also in the programme: A Malian immigrant who rescued a small boy from a fourth-floor balcony in Paris is being made a French citizen; and the United States and North Korea are meeting to try to rescue the planned Trump-Kim summit.
(Image: Carlo Cottarelli addresses a press conference at the Italian presidential palace. Credit: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian PM-designate Giuseppe Conte has given up his bid to form a government after the country's president vetoed his choice of economy minister.
Also in the programme: Colombians are voting in the first presidential election since the peace agreement of 2016 that brought an end to five decades of civil war.
Picture: Italy's Prime minister candidate Giuseppe Conte addresses journalists. Credit: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images.
South Korea says Kim Jong-un supports denuclearising the Korean peninsula -- but that the US should enter into talks with Pyongyang to make sure he intends to give up all his nuclear weapons.
Also in the programme: As many as nine Russian troops have been killed in fighting in eastern Syria and; an artist and an astronaut - we remember the fourth man on the moon, Alan Bean.
Picture: Korean leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-Un hold surprise second summit. Credit: Getty Images
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. Currently, abortion in Ireland is only allowed when a woman's life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced.
Also on the programme: India's opioid crisis and the latest from the Champions League final.
Picture: 'yes' supporters gather at Dublin Castle. Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.
Ireland's main anti-abortion campaign group admits losing a referendum on liberalising laws on abortion.
Also in the programme: Afghan interpreters; and the end of FM in Norway.
(Picture: A tallyman takes notes during vote counting in the Irish abortion referendum, in County Meath, Ireland Credit: AFP/Getty)