Turkey has dismissed French allegations as "groundless," insisting its vessels only observed the warship. It has accused the French ship of a "high-speed and dangerous manoeuvre."
A judge in London has said the British government had "unequivocally recognised" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president, in a battle over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.
Voters overwhelmingly approve a package of constitutional changes in a nationwide poll, partial results show, allowing President Vladimir Putin to extend his two-decade rule further.
Turkish envoy to France Ismail Hakki Musa says Paris has notified NATO about its Courbet warship withdrawing from the sea after standoff with Turkish vessel.
Germany says it is banking on developer Gilead Sciences to meet future needs and South Korea plans for an August purchase of the coronavirus treatment. Earlier the US said it had tied up nearly all of the drug's supply over the next three months.
"Annexation would represent a violation of international law," Johnson writes in an opinion piece for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s top-selling daily.
The changes were passed weeks ago by Russia's parliament and copies of the new constitution are already on sale in bookshops.
Pledges came from countries including Qatar, which has promised $100 million, and Germany, which offered 1.58 billion euros ($1.78 billion) in what Berlin said was the single biggest country donation.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 10.4 million people and claimed some 508,800 lives around the world. Here are updates for June 30:
"On one side, NATO sees Russia as a threat but on the other side, NATO ally France is working to increase Russia's presence there," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said.
Ministers ordered schools and non-essential shops to close and postponed the planned reopening of pubs in the central English city of Leicester after an alarming spike in cases of Covid-19.
Francois Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which were suspended, and slapped with a $423,000 fine but remains free pending appeal.
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