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The UK has its credit rating outlook downgraded to "negative" by leading financial agency Moody's, as outgoing PM David Cameron faces pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU.
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Cuts to social spending in Greece are seeing children in care stranded in hospital and charities trying to fill the void left by the state, reports Morgan Meaker.
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC how she hopes to change perceptions of Indian actors.
Thousands are taking to the streets of Wukan after the village's democratically elected leader was taken away by police and shown to be confessing to allegations of bribery.
Venezuelan opposition leaders say they have validated enough signatures on a petition to move to the next stage in a process to remove President Maduro.
The result of the EU referendum puts Britain on a precipice where it has never been before, writes historian Lord Peter Hennessy.
No-one can predict the consequences of Britain's referendum result for the European Union, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.
Poles in the UK feel uncertain, and the country's government fears the loss of an ally at the Brussels negotiating table, writes Adam Easton in Warsaw.
Brexit is a political earthquake for the EU and hard bargaining lies ahead, Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform writes.
Eurosceptic economist Prof Tim Congdon argues that the UK can prosper like Hong Kong, trading freely outside the EU.
Russian investigators arrest a regional governor, saying they caught him red-handed taking a €400,000 (£325,000; $444,500) bribe in a Moscow restaurant.
England coach Eddie Jones says the "smart guys" who predicted a 3-0 defeat for his side by Australia are now "not so smart".
Wales and Northern Ireland bid for their first European Championship quarter-final when they meet in Saturday's last-16 tie.
This is not the decision the Obama administration had hoped for. It also wasn't the result the president had helped campaign for.
The mayor of Calais wants changes to a deal which allows Britain to carry out immigration checks on the French side of the English Channel, after a UK vote to leave the EU.
Alex Hales and Jason Roy both score centuries as England sweep aside Sri Lanka to win the second ODI by 10 wickets.
EU leaders are to meet to discuss the UK's "divorce" from the organisation after a historic referendum result.
At least 14 people die in devastating flooding in the US state of West Virginia, according to the state governor.
President Obama has said the special relationship between the US and the UK will continue after the UK's exit from the EU.