The White House insists Russia is a threat to the US, contradicting previous statements. It comes amid a flurry of criticism after President Trump appeared to side with Moscow instead of his own intelligence agencies, over Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Also: a Turkish court has dashed hopes that an American pastor will be freed, and scientists have discovered a baby snake preserved in amber that lived ninety-nine million years ago.
12 boys rescued from flooded cave in Thailand have spoken publicly about their ordeal.
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European Union and Japan sign free trade deal covering nearly a third of global GDP.
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President Trump defends Russia over claims of interference in 2016 presidential election. After discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote. The two men held closed-door talks in the Finnish capital Helsinki. Also: a Thailand-based British cave diver is considering legal action against the entrepreneur Elon Musk, and remnants of possibly the world's oldest bread has been discovered in Jordan.
US President Donald Trump has face-to-face meeting in Finnish capital with Vladimir Putin.
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