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Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan
ISTANBUL, June 24 (Reuters) - Turks vote for a new president and parliament on Sunday in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.
Trump adviser Kushner tells Palestinian newspaper he's 'ready to work' with Abbas
JERUSALEM, June 24 (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, said that he is "ready to work with President Abbas," a Palestinian newspaper reported on Sunday.
Golf: Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers
(Reuters) - Paul Casey matched his lowest score on the PGA Tour, an eight-under-par 62 for a four-stroke lead after the third round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday.
Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence.
Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to reignite their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
WRAPUP 1-Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win
SOCHI, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - A stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to reignite their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
Kroos steps forward as Germany's undisputed leader
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Germany's Toni Kroos emerged as the world champions' natural leader on Saturday, stepping up to guide them to a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Sweden kept them on course for the World Cup last 16.
Islamic State: free Sunni women or Iraqi security men die
BAGHDAD, June 23 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have kidnapped six members of Iraq's security forces and threatened to kill them in three days unless the government releases Sunni Muslim female prisoners, the group said on Saturday.
UPDATE 3-PM Abadi, Sadr alliance brings Iraq govt closer
NAJAF, Iraq, June 23 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to forming a new government after an election marred by low turnout and fraud allegations.
Rampant Mexico sees off South Korea to close on last 16
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a giant step toward the last 16 of the World Cup.
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