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LAST_UPDATEWed, 29 Jun 2016 9am

France's Hollande Says Brexit Should Start As Soon As Possible

 Britain should trigger the process for leaving the European Union as soon as possible, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday in Brussels, where he is attending a European Council summit.

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Germany Sees Rise In Far-Right Violence, Warns Of 'Terrorist Structures'

 Germany saw a sharp rise in far-right violence in 2015, a year in which it took in more than one million migrants, according to a report on Tuesday that called for concrete steps to avert the emergence of what it called "right-wing terrorist structures".

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Polish Foreign Minister Demands European Commission Leaders Step Down

 Poland's foreign minister demanded on Tuesday that the European Union's executive leaders step down because its policy failed to preserve EU's unity given Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

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U.N. Hikes 2016 Humanitarian Appeal To Record $21.6 Billion After New Disasters

 The United Nations has raised its 2016 humanitarian funding appeal to a record $21.6 billion from $19.7 billion, partly due to new disasters including a cyclone that battered Fiji and an earthquake that hit Ecuador, as well as the deepening impact of El Nino.

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Trump, AFL-CIO's Trumka To Give Dueling Trade Speeches Tuesday

 Both Republican Donald Trump and the head of the biggest U.S. union federation, a top ally of Democrat Hillary Clinton, will double down on the trade issue in dueling speeches on Tuesday in the battle for blue-collar voters in the November presidential election.

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Turkey Will Not Pay Compensation Over Downed Russian Jet - PM

 Turkey will not pay compensation to Russia over the downing of a fighter jet last year and has only expressed regret over the incident, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, after President Tayyip Erdogan wrote to his Russian counterpart.

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Bomb Attack On Police In Turkey's Southeast Kills One, Injures Seven - Sources

 One police officer was killed and seven people were wounded in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Tuesday when a bomb exploded as an armoured police vehicle was passing, security sources said.

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The Minecraft Movie Isn’t Happening For A Very Long Time, Get The Details

 Is Minecraft finally going to be the film that breaks the video game hoodoo that has blighted most of Hollywood's attempts to bring the medium's stories to the big screen? That remains to be seen, but we'll now have to wait a big longer to find out. Warner Bros. have confirmed that their planned adaptation has been pushed back a year to 2019, a month that's full of huge releases from some of Hollywood's biggest franchises.

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You Can Watch Fantastic Beasts With J.K. Rowling And Eddie Redmayne, For A Price

 If you're a serious Harry Potter fan, then you're probably looking forward to seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You're probably looking forward to it so much, that you don't really want to wait for its official release. The good news is you may not have to wait, and even better, you can make your first screening even more special by seeing Fantastic Beasts with screenwriter J.K. Rowling and star Eddie Redmayne. Tickets are a tad more expensive then your average full price IMAX though. At this point, you'll need to spend at least $100. More if you don't live in New York City. It's all for a good cause, however, as the event is a fundraiser for Rowling's charity, Lumos.

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What Power Rangers Fans Can Expect From Bryan Cranston’s Zordon

 The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot, set for release next March, landed a hell of a casting coup when Bryan Cranston agreed to play the role of Zordon. The de facto leader / mentor of the Power Rangers, Zordon has typically been known as nothing more than a floating head. But naturally, if you cast someone like Cranston in a pivotal role such as this, you're going to want to get more out of his performance than just a stoic hologram.

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