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Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Image copyright TAHAR BOUHAFS Image caption Mr Benalla was supposed to be an observer, officials said – but beat one protester at the scene French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor. Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff, was filmed […]

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Trevor Noah defends 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, scored for France in the final US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has defended himself after being criticised by a French diplomat for saying “Africa won the World Cup”. The Daily Show host made the comments on his satirical show a day […]

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Hungary pursued by EU over 'Stop Soros' migrant law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Asylum seekers are often detained at the border with Serbia The European Commission says a law in Hungary that criminalises support for asylum seekers is illegal amid a battle with the country over EU migration. Hungary has now been referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for “non-compliance” […]

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Brexit: What do the EU's 'no deal' preparations say?

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union has issued a 16-page document outlining the preparations that need to be made for Brexit. It includes advice on how countries, companies and individuals should prepare for the prospect of the UK leaving with “no deal” in place. BBC Reality Check correspondent Chris Morris has read the document […]