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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts 1:17pm EDT

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.  Full Article

 
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London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests 4:35pm EDT 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.  Full Article  

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Policy ponder: central banks head for the Portuguese hills Friday, 23 Jun 2017 

LONDON (Reuters) - The cool shade of the hills above Lisbon will offer leading central bankers an escape from the summer heat in the coming week, but there is little they can do to get away from their differing monetary policy conundrums.  Full Article  

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DBRS downgrades Cenovus after ConocoPhillips deal Friday, 23 Jun 2017 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Ratings agency DBRS on Friday downgraded Cenovus Energy Inc, saying the Canadian oil company's acquisition of ConocoPhillips assets in March negatively affects its credit and more than outweighs the benefits of the deal.  Full Article