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26th Jun 2017

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'Imminent' terror attack foiled in France ahead of election

Two men were arrested in Marseilles on Tuesday over suspicions of an "imminent" attack before Sunday's presidential election, French authorities report. Explosives, firearms, munitions and Islamic State material were found in their apartment. According to French media, conservative candidate Francois Fillon was put under tight protection last week and other candidates were informed of potential risk to their security. President Francois Hollande said the arrests were a "remarkable catch".

EU extends sanctions on Russia

German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Russia hadn't done enough to implement the so-called Minsk peace process, a condition for lifting the sanctions.

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UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'

British academics want to guarantee residency and work rights for their EU staff, as well as "enhanced mobility opportunities" for UK and EU students, mostly by keeping British participation in EU funding programs.

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