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Bahrain's king meets Kushner at Middle East peace workshop
CAIRO, June 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain's king met on Tuesday with the U.S. delegation participating in a workshop in Manama discussing a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians.
UPDATE 1-Cricket-Clinical Australia outclass England to reach semis
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Australia ruthlessly demolished England by 64 runs at Lord's on Tuesday to march into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and put the hosts in serious danger of failing to make the last four.
EXPLAINER-Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?
JERUSALEM, June 24 (Reuters) - More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain.
Blackstone CEO says Kushner's Mideast peace plan "not unachievable"
MANAMA, June 25 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group chief executive Stephen Schwarzman said on Tuesday that an economic plan presented by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for the Palestinian territories was "not unachievable."
UPDATE 2-Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa talks up currency reform but business wary
HARARE, June 25 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday that a decision to ban the use of foreign currencies was an important step to repair the economy, but local businesspeople and investors were wary a day after the reform was announced.
UPDATE 7-US launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy
MANAMA, June 25 (Reuters) - The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment-driven pathway forward for the Palestinians was a necessary precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.
UPDATE 1-Kushner: Agreement on economic pathway vital for Middle East peace
MANAMA, June 25 (Reuters) - Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that prosperity for the Palestinians was not possible without a fair political solution - but that agreement on an economic way forward was a necessary precondition for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Ethiopia pays tribute to slain military chief
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff slain with four other senior officials in weekend attacks that posed the biggest threat yet to the prime minister's reforms.
UPDATE 2-Ethiopia pays tribute to slain military chief
ADDIS ABABA, June 25 (Reuters) - Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff slain with four other senior officials in weekend attacks that posed the biggest threat yet to the prime minister's reforms.
UPDATE 1-Egypt detains prominent opposition leader over alleged anti-government plot
CAIRO, June 25 (Reuters) - Egypt detained a leading opposition figure and allies on Tuesday on charges of plotting to bring down the government, but opposition groups said the arrests aimed to stymie their preparations for parliamentary elections next year.
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