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Insight - For some in England's north, Brexit means control

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BARNSLEY, England Owen Gleadall remembers the previous time Britain voted on Europe. It was 1975, and most people in his Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley were ambivalent about the issue. Gleadall, a local businessman working in international markets, felt it made economic sense to be part of the bloc.

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Special Report - Italy's judicial shakeup caught in conflicts of interest 30 Jun 2016

ROME Denis Verdini once told a group of friends there were three types of people he did not like: cardinals, policemen and judges. "Because they all tell you what to do," he said, according to someone present.

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Landing with a bump? Germany's Rocket falls back to earth 29 Jun 2016

BERLIN/LAGOS When German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet launched Jumia in 2012 as a would-be African Amazon, it was optimistic that a rapidly expanding middle class would quickly shift from street markets to shopping online.

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Insight - As Britain turns inward, one firm looks to Europe 29 Jun 2016

HUNTINGDON, England Britain and the European Union are likely to take years to rewrite the rules that govern their business ties after the UK voted to leave the bloc.

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Attacks on LGBT people rarely prosecuted as hate crimes 29 Jun 2016

KANSAS CITY, Missouri The 28th June 2016 story was refilled to correct the size of increase in number of people charged with federal hate crimes in paragraph 24 and adds that 33 prosecutions in past seven years were under the Shepard/Byrd Act in paragraph 25.

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Insight - Pakistan's new military courts challenged over abuse claims 28 Jun 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether secret military tribunals set up in early 2015 to try civilians accused of terrorism have violated the constitutional rights of 12 people convicted by these courts.

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Insight - As Cameron loses biggest gamble, Johnson looks biggest winner 24 Jun 2016

LONDON It was David Cameron's biggest gamble and he was convinced he would win. Now, the British leader's closest rival – in the EU referendum, in the Conservative Party and in the country – is the frontrunner to take his job.

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Special Report - Is Donald Trump struggling to find the green with his golf investments? 23 Jun 2016

TURNBERRY, Scotland When Donald Trump officially re-opens his Turnberry golf resort this week, he will be unveiling his most prestigious golf project yet. The seaside course has hosted The Open – Europe's only golf major – four times and is regularly listed as one of the world's top courses. It's also one of the biggest golf investments by the Republican party's presumptive presidential nominee.

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Insight - Africa’s richest man got a fistful of dollars in Nigerian currency squeeze   23 Jun 2016

LAGOS/LONDON As Nigeria grapples with a foreign exchange crisis, one person stands out in the scramble to obtain hard currency: Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man.

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Insight - How gas could warm relations between Israel and Turkey 20 Jun 2016

JERUSALEM On the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington in March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a private meeting with Israel's energy minister, Yuval Steinitz. It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists.

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Australia votes in dead-heat polls as PM seeks reform mandate

SYDNEY/ADELAIDE Australia voted on Saturday to elect a government for the next three years amid concerns an anticipated close vote will deny current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the outright majority he needs to enact major economic reforms. | Video