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Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Falluja, declare battle over

Iraqi forces recaptured the last remaining district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory over Islamic State in Falluja … Continue reading

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Kerry to visit Brussels, London in wake of Brexit vote

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry steps off his plane after arriving at Kastrup International Airport, Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Copenhagen. Reuters/Evan Vucci/Pool U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in … Continue reading

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'No need to write, David,' impatient EU tells Cameron

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron attends an Armed Forces Day National Event (AFDNE) at Cleethorpes in Britain June 25, 2016. Owen Cooban/MOD Crown Copyright/Handout via Reuters Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a … Continue reading

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Investor George Soros calls for reconstruction of EU after 'Brexit' vote

Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016. Reuters/Luke MacGregor Billionaire investor George Soros on Saturday called for thorough reconstruction of the European Union in order to save it, even … Continue reading

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Deadly California wildfire spreads, 1,500 structures threatened

A California wildfire that has killed two people and destroyed about 100 structures has spread and is threatening about 1,500 structures, fire officials said on Saturday. About 800 firefighters have been deployed to battle the so-called Erskine Fire, which broke … Continue reading

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Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger's possessions fetch $100,000 at auction

Former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger’s personal possessions – including a pen holder designed to look like a rat and a three-carat, heart-shaped diamond ring – fetched more than $100,000 at an auction in Boston on Saturday. Law enforcement officials … Continue reading

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Trump plays down post-Brexit market turmoil on Aberdeen visit

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with his workers after he landed on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. Reuters/Carlo Allegri U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump played down market turmoil … Continue reading

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Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu: police

Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before militant fighters stormed the building, a police officer said. The official gave no details of any casualties and there … Continue reading

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Founding EU members tell Britain: let's get this divorce done

The six founding members of the European Union sent a clear message to Britain on Saturday to leave the bloc as soon as possible after Britons voted to quit in the biggest blow to the project since World War Two. … Continue reading

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Scotland starts drive to stay in EU, independence option open: Sturgeon

Scotland’s devolved government will start a drive to protect its European Union membership and will prepare for a possible fresh independence vote after Britain voted to exit the bloc, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday. “We are determined to … Continue reading

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