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# Allies
Donald Trump 'won't deal' with British ambassador, and criticises Theresa May on Brexit
Trump said that “we will no longer deal with” the British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.
# Allies
Provincial football associations back Delaney by acknowledging his 'contribution to the grassroots game'
The former FAI chief executive has received support via a statement released today.
# no other explanation
Britain, France, the US, and Germany united in 'abhorrence' over first nerve agent attack in Europe since WWII
Russia’s foreign minister earlier threatened to respond to the deportation of Russian diplomats from the UK by kicking out British diplomats on Russian soil in turn.
# Condemnation
North Korea fires ballistic missile drawing tough response from Trump
The exact type of missile has yet to be identified.
# Allies
Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies
The US President-elect continues to defy conventions.
# Allies
Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars
Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.
# Terrorists
Bashar al-Assad says Trump will be a 'natural ally' if he keeps campaign promises
The US leads an international coalition that is conducting air strikes against IS jihadists in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and also backs rebels fighting the Assad regime.
# VJ Day
Japan's PM criticised for not apologising for forcing women into sex trade
South Korea’s President said that he felt the speech left “much to be desired”.
# secret history
The grim fate of Soviet and Italian troops sent to Nazi prisoner-of-war camps in World War II
Poland has been unearthing one of the darkest secrets of World War II.
# Dortmund
Huge WWII bomb found in Germany forces evacuation of 20,000 people
The bomb was discovered by experts searched for unexploded Allied ordnance.
# Spying
A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered
Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.
# Spying
Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims
Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.
# Employment
Government signs agreement to work with Germany on youth employment
Today 20 EU leaders attended a summit on youth employment which Sinn Féin has described as an “election stunt”.
Voices
Column: You can often tell what is troubling America by looking to the blockbusters
Movies are often a reflection of current affairs what’s going on in the world, and even the unlikely genre of mass-market US action movies can deal with the fears and uncertainties felt by the American people at any given time, writes Darren Mooney.
# Germany
Video: WWII bomb detonated in Munich by disposal experts
Explosion damaged nearby properties, but none are in danger of collapse, according to local media reports.
# Allies
Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry
Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.
# pic of the day
In pictures: D-Day landings of 6 June 1944
The Normandy landings got underway on this day 68 years ago.
# WWII
VIDEO: WWII Kittyhawk fighter plane found in Sahara
Plane which crashed in June 1942 has been found after 70 years in the desert.
# Apology
News agency apologies for firing correspondent over WWII censorship
Edward Kennedy was fired after reporting the unconditional surrender of German generals to Allied forces.
# Alan Turing
The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality
Turing, known as the father of modern computing, helped give the Allies their biggest tactical advantage against the Axis forces but died an ignominious death.
# WWII
In pictures: America's WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans
Seventy years ago this month, the US began sending thousands of its citizens into an internment camp in Manzanar, California.Here are Ansel Adams’ photos of that camp.
# Violence
More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.