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UK leadership contender Gove says next PM must be a 'Leaver'

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LONDON British justice minister Michael Gove, who is seeking to become prime minister, said on Friday the country's next leader had to be someone who supported the Leave campaign, which he co-led to victory in last week's European Union referendum.

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BHP says will fight $6 billion claim over Samarco disaster 2:55am BST

SYDNEY BHP Billiton on Friday said it would appeal against the decision by a Brazilian court to reinstate a $6 billion public civil claim over last year's Samarco iron ore mine disaster.

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Brazil court blocks Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute: report 1:28am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked 19.5 million reais ($6.07 million) in Facebook Inc funds after the U.S-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said.

Brazil court blocks Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute -report 1:24am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked 19.5 million reais ($6.07 million) in Facebook Inc funds after the U.S-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Petrobras to name Silva to new top strategy post - sources 30 Jun 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 Brazil's state-led oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA plans to appoint Nelson Silva, the former head of BG Plc in Brazil, as chief of strategy and management, a newly created position on its senior management committee, company sources told Reuters.

UPDATE 2-Brazil keeps 2018 inflation target after considering cut 30 Jun 2016

BRASILIA, June 30 The Brazilian government on Thursday kept its inflation target unchanged at 4.5 percent for 2018 after policymakers considered cutting it to show greater commitment to lower inflation.

UPDATE 1-Brazil eyes 2017 fiscal gap of 150 bln reais -source 30 Jun 2016

BRASILIA, June 30 The Brazilian government could set a primary budget deficit goal of around 150 billion reais for 2017 as federal revenue remains subdued due to a two-year recession, a government source told Reuters on Thursday.

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Brazil lends $895 million to Rio to guarantee safety at Olympics 30 Jun 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's government disbursed 2.9 billion reais (675.98 million pounds) to cover Olympic security spending by the state of Rio de Janeiro, which declared a state of fiscal emergency just weeks before the sporting event kicks off on Aug. 5.

UPDATE 1-Brazil lends $895 mln to Rio to guarantee safety at Olympics 30 Jun 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 Brazil's government disbursed 2.9 billion reais ($895 million) to cover Olympic security spending by the state of Rio de Janeiro, which declared a state of fiscal emergency just weeks before the sporting event kicks off on Aug. 5.

UPDATE 2-Brazil police raid offices of major builders in railway probe 30 Jun 2016

BRASILIA, June 30 Brazil's federal police on Thursday raided the offices of at least 12 builders to seek evidence of a cartel handling railway projects, antitrust watchdog Cade said.

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Turkey's parliament passes law to restructure judiciary, bolstering Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's parliament approved sweeping plans late on Thursday to restructure the high courts, in a victory for President Tayyip Erdogan that critics say will allow him to remove troublesome judges and tighten his grip over the judiciary.