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As it happened: Friday, July 13

As it happened: Friday, July 13
By Alasdair Sandford
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This was our as-it-happened coverage of key news developments on the morning of Friday, July 13.


Here are the key developments so far:

Trump trashes Brexit plan: Trump fires a salvo at May's Brexit strategy. The US president goes out of his way to embarrass his host during his trip to Britain, telling The Sun newspaper that the UK probably won't get a trade deal with the US under the prime minister's plan. Earlier he said it appeared Britain was trying to get "at least partially" get back involved with Brussels.

Trump continues UK visit: Protests are expected to be in full swing today. The US president is to be greeted by the Queen before flying to Scotland for the weekend. Afterwards he is to head straight to see Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Syria: Deraa retaken by government forces. Syrian government forces are retaking control of the rebel-held part of Deraa, the birthplace of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

World Cup final: A European side will lift the World Cup for the fourth consecutive edition at the culmination of a tournament where Russia embraced an influx of international supporters and suppressed the malevolent elements in the country. France play Croatia on Sunday amid euphoric expectation in both countries.

This is how our as-it-happened coverage evolved over the morning:

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