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Michael Schumacher’s medical data offered for sale

Medical files purporting to relate to F1 legend Michael Schumacher are being offered for sale, his management team has warned.

Michael SchumacherManager Sabine Kehm said it was unclear whether the documents were genuine.

But she said they were “clearly stolen” and warned that criminal charges would be pressed if such “confidential files” were bought or published.

Schumacher, 45, was placed in a coma after a skiing accident in December but has now left hospital.

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France’s Hollande to meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN

The office of French President Francois Hollande says he will meet his Iranian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next week.

Francois Hollande and Hassan RouhaniIt comes as President Hassan Rouhani has indicated a more moderate and Western-friendly attitude than his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

There has been speculation that Mr Rouhani might also meet US President Barack Obama in New York.

Correspondents say this would herald a major thaw in US-Iran relations.

French officials said the meeting between Mr Hollande and Mr Rouhani on Tuesday had been organised at the request of Iran.

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Venezuelan National Guards Arrested for Drug Smuggling

Three members of Venezuela’s National Guard have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the smuggling of a massive haul of cocaine on an Air France flight from Caracas to Paris.

Venezuelan Guards ArrestedFrench border police found 1.3 tonnes of cocaine in 31 suitcases on a flight arriving from Caracas.

The seizure was one of the biggest ever to be made on French territory.

Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said he expected more arrests would be made over the coming days.

The drugs were stashed into the suitcases on the Air France flight which arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on 11 September, but details of the seizures had been withheld for “operational reasons”, French officials said.

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Border staff in France not fingerprinting illegels

UK border staff in France are failing to take the fingerprints of thousands of illegal immigrants caught trying to enter Britain, inspectors say.

John VineThe Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration said records should be kept in case the same people later claimed asylum in the UK.

John Vine also said people-smugglers were not being fined heavily enough.

The Home Office pointed to positive elements of the report and said it had “already addressed” some of the issues.

However, Home Secretary Theresa May has redacted [blacked out] some sections of the reporting, prompting opposition politicians to ask what the government was trying to hide.

Overall, Mr Vine said the UK was working well with France and Belgium on stopping illegal immigration.

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Bugging allegations threaten EU-US trade pact

French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned EU-US trade deal.

John KerryHe said there could be no negotiations without guarantees that spying would stop “immediately”.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he did not know the truth of the claims but sought to down play them.

Meanwhile, Russian and US security agencies are reportedly discussing how to deal with the man behind the leaks.

Former CIA-analyst Edward Snowden is believed to be at an airport in Moscow, seeking a destination safe from the US where he is wanted for prosecution over the leaking of thousands of classified documents.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US’s President Barack Obama have ordered the chiefs of their respective agencies, FSB and FBI, to find a way out of the impasse, a senior Russian official said.

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