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World Cup 2018: How the Mexicans reacted to shock win

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Mexico shocked Germany as they beat the world champions in their opening game of the World Cup.

Sunday, Jun 17

22

Switzerland hold Brazil after Coutinho stunner - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Philippe Coutinho's superb goal is not enough for Brazil who are held by Switzerland in their World Cup opener.

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Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Mexico record the first shock win of the 2018 World Cup as Hirving Lozano's strike earns them victory over champions Germany.

World Cup 2018: 'Safe space' for Russia LGBT football fans shut

BBC / Europe

The organisers of the initiative in the Russian city of St Petersburg blame a "political attack".

17

General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

BBC / Business

France threatens to take the unusual step of fining General Electric for not creating jobs.

Kolarov gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Aleksandar Kolarov curls in a spectacular free-kick to give Serbia a deserved victory in their opening World Cup Group E match against Costa Rica.

16

Aquarius: Migrant ship arrives in Spain

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The Aquarius was previously refused entry by Italy and Malta. Its passengers landed in the Port of Valencia after over a week at sea.

15

Iceland smite Messi hopes - in pictures

BBC / Europe

The smallest nation ever to play in a World Cup frustrate Argentina's talisman.

13

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign 'historic' deal

BBC

Greece's PM hails the agreement, but it faces stern opposition from nationalists on both sides.

11

Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

BBC / News

More than 600 migrants who were turned away by Italy and Malta are arriving in Valencia.

Moscow driver who hit World Cup fans 'feared mob lynching'

BBC

Seven people were injured after a taxi veered onto a crowded pavement in the Russian capital.

02

Greek PM Tsipras survives confidence vote over Macedonia name deal

BBC / News

Alexis Tsipras wins a confidence vote that was tabled over the deal to rename Greece's neighbour.

World Cup 2018: Your guide to Russian football insults

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Getting frustrated with your teams performance at the World Cup? Here's some Russian football insults for you.

Saturday, Jun 16

00

Super Eagles go down 2-0 in first match

BBC / Sport

Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty give Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor match.

22

Taxi ploughs into Mexican World Cup fans in Moscow

BBC.com

Video posted on social media shows the taxi veered onto a crowded pavement before coming to a halt.

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trial

BBC / News

They are accused of "moral harassment" following a spate of suicides among staff in the late 2000s.

21

Denmark punish Peru penalty miss to begin with win - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Denmark begin their World Cup campaign with a hard-fought victory against Peru, who had earlier missed a penalty.

18

Iceland joy after Argentina draw

BBC / Sport

Argentina held by World Cup debutants Iceland as Lionel Messi misses from the penalty spot

17

Spain 'accepts French offer' to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

BBC / Europe

Some 630 migrants aboard the Aquarius ship are due to land in Spain after being turned away by Italy.

German rappers anti-Semitism lyrics probe dropped

BBC / Europe

German prosecutors say Farid Bang and Kollegah's artistic freedom is guaranteed by the constitution.

Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

BBC / Europe

He made his name by popularising pieces which were all but banned in the former Soviet Union.

Late goal gives France victory over Australia after VAR controversy - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Paul Pogba's late goal gives France a winning start in Group C after they had earlier benefitted from a controversial VAR decision to score the opening goal.

16

Sturgeon: Art school fire 'heartbreaking'

BBC

The building, being restored in a multi-million pound project, has been extensively damaged.

02

Speed limit cut on French roads angers rural voters

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The decision to cut maximum speeds on country roads to 80km/h (50mph) is proving unpopular.

Friday, Jun 15

00

Cristiano Ronaldo 'to accept fine and suspended jail term' in tax case

BBC / Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly agrees to accept a fine and suspended jail term to settle tax evasion charges.

23

Ronaldo hat-trick rescues Portugal in 3-3 thriller - report & highlights

BBC / Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a late free-kick to round off his hat-trick and salvage a draw for Portugal against Spain in a captivating match.

21

Paris builds Eiffel Tower anti-terror fence

BBC / News

The city is placing bulletproof glass and high walls around the tower to guard against terrorism.

Boris Becker claims CAR diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

BBC / Africa

The tennis star, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, is a diplomat for the Central African Republic.

18

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU 'asylum centres' in African nations

BBC / Europe

After a diplomatic row, French and Italian leaders propose new EU asylum processing centres in Africa.

16

Footie or pension?

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Moscow is accused of using the World Cup as a 'distraction' as pension age increases are proposed.