Netanyahu: Deal with Turkey promotes 'stability' in Mideast

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, left, during their meeting at Villa Taverna, U.S. Embassy, in Rome, Italy, Monday, June 27, 2016. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA pool via AP) More ROME (AP) — Israel and… Continue … Continue reading


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Turkey PM says Israel to pay $20 mn compensation for 2010 raid

Ankara (AFP) – A breakthrough Israel-Turkey deal following six years of acrimony will see Israel pay $20 million (18.14 million euros) in compensation for a deadly 2010 commando raid, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday. The deal will also … Continue reading


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Spain's Socialists refuse to back conservatives after election

Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s Socialists said Monday they would not back a government led by Mariano Rajoy, in the first sign that the incumbent prime minister may have a tough time forming a coalition after yet more inconclusive elections. Rajoy’s … Continue reading


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Tom Watson tells Jeremy Corbyn he faces leadership challenge

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has told Jeremy Corbyn he has “no authority” among Labour MPs and warned him he faces a leadership challenge. The two men met after a spate of resignations from shadow cabinet. The Labour leader launched … Continue reading


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Israel-Turkey deal: a long-sought reconciliation

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel and Turkey have reached a deal to normalise relations that soured after a 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that left 10 Turkish nationals dead. Here are some questions and answers on the agreement: Why … Continue reading


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Britain can cope with EU exit turmoil, finance chief says

Britain’s finance minister said on Monday the country’s economy was strong enough to cope with volatility caused by its vote to leave the European Union, whose leaders demanded a quick divorce and promised no special treatment. With financial markets shaken … Continue reading


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Clinton to test populist economic message with Warren in Ohio

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will campaign for the first time with populist U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in Ohio on Monday in an early move to neutralize Republican Donald Trump’s appeal in the bellwether state. Warren is … Continue reading


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Nick Robinson: UK leadership gap in risky times

WANTED. For a small island heading to an unknown destination in dangerous times: Leadership. The question is who will give it? Not our prime minister – for now that is. David Cameron says that is up to his successor – … Continue reading


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UK needs to decide who represents it in EU exit talks, France says

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Boris Johnson insists Britain 'still part of Europe'

London (AFP) – Top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson sought Monday to build bridges with Europe and with defeated Britons who voted to remain in the EU in last week’s historic referendum. Johnson, a former London mayor now a favourite to … Continue reading


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Netanyahu lauds deal to restore Israel-Turkey ties

Rome (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lauded a highly anticipated deal reached the previous day to restore ties with Turkey, six years after a deadly raid on an aid flotilla soured relations. Netanyahu, speaking after meeting … Continue reading


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European bank stocks set for worst two-day loss ever in post-Brexit fallout

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