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Soccer-Cameroon put pay dispute behind them to beat Guinea-Bissau
ISMAILIA, Egypt, June 25 (Reuters) - Five-times winners and holders Cameroon put a pre-tournament pay dispute behind them to beat rank outsiders Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.
UPDATE 1-U.N. chief says important Mideast peace efforts realize two-state vision
UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was important "to pursue peace efforts to realize the vision of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."
UPDATE 8-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 program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.
Sotheby's must face Russian billionaire's lawsuit over art fraud -U.S. judge
NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York rejected Sotheby's bid to dismiss a $380 million lawsuit where Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev accused the auction house of helping his longtime art dealer's scheme to overcharge him on dozens of masterworks.
Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned the latest U.S. sanctions on Tehran and called White House actions "mentally retarded."
WRAPUP 6-Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'
WASHINGTON/DUBAI, June 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned the latest U.S. sanctions on Tehran and called White House actions "mentally retarded."
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.
Iran foreign minister accuses U.S.'s Bolton of plotting for war
GENEVA, June 25 (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday.
New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran
BRUSSELS, June 25 (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief.
Turkish court remands businessman Kavala in jail - lawyer
ISTANBUL, June 25 (Reuters) - Prominent Turkish businessman Osman Kavala was remanded in custody on Tuesday, accused of trying to overthrow the government by organizing protests six years ago, his lawyer said.
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