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UPDATE 1-Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, which turns around unhit
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, June 24 (Reuters) - Israel's military said it launched Patriot anti-aircraft on Sunday at an incoming drone from Syria, which turned away unscathed, and a Syrian commander said the pilotless plane was engaged in local operations.
Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump's ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country.
Soccer-South America disappoints but is the demise permanent?
SOCHI, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Three South American sides have accounted for almost half of all World Cup titles but their worst overall performance since 2002 has raised the question: Is South American football on the wane?
Trump adviser Kushner criticizes Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Formula One investigates illegal broadcasts in Middle East
LE CASTELLET, France, June 23 (Reuters) - Formula One is investigating alleged illegal broadcasts of its content in the Middle East and North Africa by a television station already accused of pirating World Cup and European soccer.
UPDATE 4-Trump adviser Kushner criticizes Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near
JERUSALEM, June 24 (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
BIS warns of trade war threat but says rates should keep rising
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) urged the world's top central banks to keep lifting interest rates on Sunday, but warned escalating trade tensions between the United States and China could turn into a dangerous downward spiral.
UPDATE 3-Syrian rebels say U.S. won't intervene in south Syria
AMMAN, June 24 (Reuters) - The United States has told Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help resist a Russian-backed government offensive to regain opposition-held parts of Syria bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Etihad tells pilots they can join rival Emirates on secondment
DUBAI (Reuters) - Etihad Airways has told its pilots they can join rival Emirates on a temporary basis for two years, according to an internal Etihad email seen by Reuters, as the downsizing of the Abu Dhabi carrier's operations helps fill a pilot shortage for Dubai's Emirates.
U.S.-backed forces announce three-day curfew in Raqqa city
AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces in control of Syria's Raqqa city imposed a three-day curfew on Sunday and declared a state of emergency saying Islamic State militants had infiltrated the city and planned a bombing campaign.
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