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Gazans walk past piles of rubbish in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 23, 2024

Israel PM Says 'Intense' Phase Of Gaza War Winding Down

A day after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the "intense phase" of the Gaza war is winding down, the army bombed Hamas on Monday as the Palestinian militant group again demanded a permanent end to the fighting.
EU leaders and diplomats have years of bitter experience wrangling to overcome roadblocks from Budapest on issues from Ukraine aid to migration and the rule of law 

Will Hungary Hijack The EU During Its Presidency?

Hungary takes over the European Union's six-month rotating presidency on July 1, in the face of fears perennial spoiler Prime Minister Viktor Orban could use it to take the bloc hostage at a critical time.
The Australian Football League (AFL) has been cleared of breaching anti-doping rules

Australian Rules Cleared Of Anti-doping Breaches

An inquiry Monday cleared Australian Rules players and support staff of feigning injuries to cover up illicit drug use, but recommended the sport overhaul its approach amid fears of "criminal infiltration".
A vehicle decorated like a double decker bus drives near revelers during the Beirut Street Festival in downtown Beirut

Lebanese Party On Despite Threat Of War

In the buzz of a trendy Beirut neighbourhood, the din of bars and laughter blend together, far from the border violence with Israel further south and fears of all-out war.


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