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FOREX-Euro rises on growth data, Italian assurances to stay the course
* Dollar weakens partly on rebound in commodity, EM
Federer battles hard for semi-final spot in Halle
(Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer was tested once again in Halle but did enough to overpower Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6(2) 7-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Sterling hits six-day high after BoE meeting but Brexit fears limit gains
LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - The pound rose to a six-day high on Friday after a Bank of England meeting revived expectations of a rate hike this year, but fears of a breakdown in Brexit talks next week limited sterling's gains.
CORRECTED-U.S. welcomes Ethiopia-Eritrea peace moves -White House
WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - The United States is encouraged by recent progress Ethiopia and Eritrea have made toward resolving their longstanding differences, the White House said on Thursday.
Trump envoys, Netanyahu discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects
JERUSALEM, June 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's senior Middle East envoys met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, the White House said, after holding separate talks with Arab leaders.
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Trump calls on OPEC to increase output
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase output.
Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, which he hopes will boost the party's majority in Congress.
Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearization
MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to support "efforts to establish complete denuclearization on the Korean peninsula" following the U.S.-North Korea summit last week.
Kremlin: meeting between Putin and U.S. security adviser being discussed - TASS
MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) - A possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is under discussion, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was cited as saying by TASS news agency on Friday.
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