FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank (ECB) on Wednesday decided to keep key interest rates unchanged because of a rise in inflation in May. interest rate
The interest rate on main refinancing operations and on the marginal lending and deposit facilities will remain unchanged at 0.05 percent, 0.3 percent, and negative 0.2 percent respectively. (ECB-Interest Rate)
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JOHANNESBURG — The South African government on Wednesday reiterated that it never bribed anyone to win the bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The country’s Sports and Entertainment Minister Fikile Mbalula told a media briefing in Johannesburg that the 10 million U.S. dollars paid to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football was paid after a decision by the government to benefit all Africans including those in the Diaspora. (S. Africa-FIFA)
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CAIRO — Two tourism policemen were killed by gunmen on Wednesday near the Giza pyramids in Egypt, according to state news agency MENA.
The two policemen were seriously injured by three unidentified gunmen and died later in the hospital, a security source told MENA Wednesday. (Egypt-Police-Attack)
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BANGKOK — A Thai army general suspected of involvement in Rohingya migrants trafficking in southern Thailand surrendered himself to the police on Wednesday.
Lt. Gen. Manat Khongpaen, a former commander of the 42nd Army Circle based in Haat Yai city, was accused of being implicated in the trafficking of Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, who had been lured into a Thai border area with Malaysia last month. (Thailand-Human-Trafficking)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry underwent a surgery to have a fracture in his right leg repaired Tuesday and the surgery is successful, according to State Department spokesman John Kirby.
The surgery was done at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, Kirby said. Before the hours-long surgery, Kerry spoke over the phone to a meeting of allies in Paris, discussing the fight against ISIS. (U.S.-Kerry-Surgery) Enditem

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