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French Restaurant Run by Argentine Chef Crowned World's Best

French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.

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Armenia Court Orders Re-arrest of Former President

A court in Armenia on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former president Robert Kocharyan, several weeks after he was released on bail pending judgment in his trial for "overthrowing the constitutional order."

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Mexico Says Won't Detain Migrants at U.S. Border

Mexico's president said Tuesday the 15,000 troops his government has deployed to the U.S. border do not have orders to stop migrants from crossing, and vowed to investigate a controversial detention last week.

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IS Head in Yemen Captured by Special Forces

Saudi and Yemeni special forces have captured the head of the Islamic State group's branch in Yemen, the Saudi-led military coalition backing the country's government announced Tuesday.

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Trump Says Iran Response to His Offer 'Ignorant and Insulting'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the "ignorant and insulting" response from Iran to his offer of talks, extended as the United States slapped new sanctions on the country's already crippled economy.

"Iran's very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality," he tweeted.

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Sri Lanka Police Overturn Local Council Ban on Muslims

Sri Lanka's police Tuesday stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating Easter attacks blamed on Islamic extremists.

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Iran to Abandon More Nuclear Deal Commitments on July 7

Iran will "resolutely" abandon more commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers on July 7, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday quoting a "note" from a top security official.

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NATO Prepares 'Defensive' Response to Russia Arms Treaty Breach

NATO will this week decide how to respond to Russia's violation of a key Cold War arms treaty, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, insisting any measures would be defensive.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty is expected to formally collapse on August 2 after both Russia and the United States pulled out, dealing a blow to international arms control efforts.

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As Europe Starts to Bake, Governments Step In

As Europe started to sizzle Tuesday at the start of a heatwave that could break records, drivers on Germany's famously-speedy motorways were ordered to slow down and fans at the women's World Cup were showered in health warnings.

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Iran Drone Downing Highlights Limitations of U.S. Unmanned Aircraft

U.S. drones have been a key tool in conflicts against insurgent organizations such as the Taliban and the Islamic State group, but Iran's downing of one of the aircraft highlights their limitations against more sophisticated adversaries.

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