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In Brexit chaos, Conservative May pitches anti-Boris case for Britain's top job

Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, leaves after a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in central London, Britain June 27, 2016. Reuters/Toby Melville Britain’s interior minister Theresa May put herself forward on Thursday to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, promising to … Continue reading

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Turkish police raid suspected Islamic State cells in Istanbul, Izmir: Anadolu

Police officers patrol at the country’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, following yesterday’s blast in Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2016. Reuters/Murad Sezer Turkish police carried out raids against suspected Islamic State cells in Istanbul and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir … Continue reading

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Russia will countenance an Assad exit in Syria, but not yet

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia’s RIA new agency, in Damascus, Syria in this handout file picture provided by SANA on March 30, 2016. Reuters/SANA/Handout via Reuters/Files Russia will countenance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving office, … Continue reading

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Japan plans July fighter jet tender seen worth $40 billion as China tensions simmer

Japan will launch a tender for fighter jets as soon as mid-July, the Ministry of Defence said, in a deal seen worth up to $40 billion as Tokyo seeks to bolster its air defenses amid creeping tension with China over … Continue reading

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Zika sex research begins despite U.S. Congress funding impasse

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016. Reuters/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo – RTX2FLAQ It could take years to learn how long men infected with Zika are capable of sexually transmitting the virus, which can … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico still seen defaulting on debt even with rescue law

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (L) and Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (2nd R) listen to kindergarden teacher Gloria Rivera during their visit to the elementary school Eleonor Roosevelt in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 9, 2016. Reuters/Alvin Baez … Continue reading

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Senate passes Puerto Rico debt bill, sends to Obama

The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the … Continue reading

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China slams South China Sea case as court set to rule

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States … Continue reading

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U.S.-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq, kill 250 fighters

U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 … Continue reading

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Briton indicted on weapons charges over Trump rally incident

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a British man on weapons charges, alleging he tried to steal a gun from a policeman during a Las Vegas rally for Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, … Continue reading

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