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    CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) - An army-backed plan for a new Egyptian political transition includes a short period of interim rule to be followed by presidential and parliamentary elections, the state news agency reported on Wednesday. It gave no further details.

    (Writing by Tom Perry/Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)
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Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame

MINSK/KIEV - Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. | Video