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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brussels envoys agreed on Tuesday to extend until the end of January the energy, financial and defense sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said.

Police battle to quell violent protests in the Tshwane area around South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, over the ANC’s choice of a mayoral candidate.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s armed forces pressed on with their offensive to retake the city of Falluja from Islamic State on Tuesday, dislodging the militants from two eastern districts and pushing them back into a handful of northern and western neighborhoods.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A man who said he was wearing a bomb belt rigged to explode by remote control caused a major scare in a Brussels commercial district on Tuesday before police found the device contained only salt and biscuits, officials said.

New carbon pollution figures show the European Union may find it harder to meet its climate targets if British voters decide to leave the bloc in a referendum this week.

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LONDON (Reuters) – With two days to go until a referendum on EU membership that will shape the future of the European Union and the West, polls and surveys indicated British opinion is so divided that the outcome is too close to call.

LONDON (Reuters) – With two days to go until a referendum on EU membership that will shape the future of the European Union and the West, polls and surveys indicated British opinion is so divided that the outcome is too close to call.

Pakistani police say a man whose girlfriend threw acid on him for refusing to marry her has died of his wounds at a hospital.

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A Polish court has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece got more than 7 billion euros in bailout funds on Tuesday after a review of the country’s progress in implementing economic reforms, the head of the euro zone’s bailout fund told reporters in Athens.

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations war crimes investigators called on world powers on Tuesday to pressure the warring sides in Syria to return to the negotiating table to end the conflict and civilian suffering.

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations war crimes investigators called on world powers on Tuesday to pressure the warring sides in Syria to return to the negotiating table to end the conflict and civilian suffering.

The Islamic State group has launched a counteroffensive in Syria’s northern province of Raqqa, retaking wide areas the militants recently lost to government troops.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – To U.S. voters who have witnessed the rise of Donald Trump, the campaign urging Britain to abandon the European Union may appear eerily familiar.

The Latest on Britain’s referendum on staying or leaving the European Union (all times local): 11:05 a.m.

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Thousands of revelers have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise and celebrate the summer solstice.

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A senior Iraqi military commander says about 2,500 Islamic State militants have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the city of Fallujah.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader said on Tuesday he had asked China whether its handling of the booksellers case violated the “one country, two systems” formula under which the city returned to Chinese rule, the strongest response yet from the former British colony.

The chief of a village in China which staged a high-profile revolt in 2011 over corruption admits taking bribes in a confession some say was forced.

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The European Union says it has started the gradual transfer of its mission to ensure rule of law in Kosovo to the country’s own institutions.

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign raised $3.1 million from donors in May, more than doubling previous monthly hauls as he began soliciting donations to battle Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton enjoys a huge financial advantage over Republican rival Donald Trump, figures show.

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AMMAN (Reuters) – Six Jordanian border guards were killed by a car bomb in a remote area of the frontier with Syria on Tuesday during an attack launched from Syrian territory, security officials said.

An Egyptian court has rejected as illegal a demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two Red Sea islands to Riyadh.

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A closely-watched survey shows German investor sentiment surged in June, as confidence in the German economy helped offset concerns about a possible British exit from the European Union.

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The Cypriot president expresses “great sorrow” after a second firefighter dies trying to tackle the worst forest fires in Cyprus for years.

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An Egyptian judge quashes the government’s controversial decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

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Residents in poor areas of South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, have set buses on fire and blocked roads in riots attributed to discontent over the selection of the ruling party’s selection of a mayoral candidate.

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Boeing Co. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with Iran Air “expressing the airline’s intent” to buy its aircraft, marking the first major deal with an American company in the Islamic Republic following its landmark nuclear deal last year with world powers.

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Germany’s constitutional court has rejected a challenge to a European Central Bank bond-buying program credited with helping keep the euro currency union from breaking up in 2012.

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