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Republicans held on to a hotly contested U.S. House seat in Georgia, beating back an aggressive Democratic challenge. The GOP also notched a win in a House race in South Carolina.

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman named his son as the new crown prince, a move that carries far-reaching implications for the monarchy.

The State Department questioned the motives of Saudi Arabia and its allies for their embargo on Qatar.

An American jet fighter shot down an Iranian-made armed drone after it flew toward U.S.-led coalition troops in southern Syria.

Trump chose attorney Marvin Kaplan to fill an NLRB seat, a step toward securing GOP control of the agency.

The EU is in talks with Seoul and Beijing about a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program.

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Ukraine's leader met with Trump and pushed for the U.S. to press Russia to curb its support for separatists.

Merkel sketched the outlines of a bargain with France on fixing the governance of Europe's single currency.

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June 21, 2017 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)