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Tsipras dismisses Europe's warnings to Greece on vote

5:55pm BST

ATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected European warnings that Greeks will be deciding on their future in the euro zone in a referendum on Sunday, saying negotiations would continue for a better deal with international creditors after the vote. | Video

FTSE marks biggest weekly drop in a month

5:07pm BST

LONDON - Britain's blue-chip share index marked its biggest weekly drop in a month on Friday, with miners slipping on a slowdown in China and banks falling after Brazil said it was investigating some global lenders' currency market activity.

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UK services PMI jumps in June, signalling faster economic growth

9:34am BST

LONDON - - Britain's private-sector services grew more than expected last month, suggesting the economic recovery picked up going into the second half of the year, a survey showed on Friday.

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Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points

1:40pm BST

VIENNA - A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research.

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UK sells more of Lloyds bank stake, 12.5 billion pounds raised so far

7:26am BST

LONDON - Britain has cut its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to below 16 percent, taking the total raised through the sale of the government's shares in the bank to more than 12.5 billion pounds ($19.5 billion).

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Israeli officer kills stone-throwing Palestinian youth in West Bank

5:41pm BST

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Israeli army officer shot and killed a Palestinian youth who was throwing stones near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

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Solar-powered plane breaks solo flight record across Pacific to Hawaii

The pilot of the Solar Impulse lands his aircraft in Hawaii, shattering the solo-flight record threshold of 76 hours while crossing the Pacific. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).