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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 03:32 GMT

FILE: Egypt Today's international news wrap-up

FILE: Egypt Today's international news wrap-up

CAIRO – 27 June 2018: Egypt Today brings you the latest top of the hour news from around the world over the past 24 hours in this round-up.

Britain's Prince William visits Palestinian refugee camp, meet Abbas

Britain’s Prince William visited on Wednesday a Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday after voicing his hopes for Middle East peace at a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

William thanked President Abbas for his warm reception and expressed his hopes for peace for the region. "My sentiments are the same as yours in hoping that there is a lasting peace in the region,” said the Royal Prince.

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Prince William with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - Reuters

South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.

"All parties have agreed on a permanent ceasefire within 72 hours of signing the Khartoum Document," Sudan's Foreign Minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed announced following talks in the Sudanese capital.

Kiir and Machar then signed the document in the presence of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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© AFP | From left to right, South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir at peace talks in khartoum

Turkey opposition chief says won't congratulate 'dictator' Erdogan

The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Tuesday refused to congratulate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his decisive election victory, describing the strongman as a "dictator" running a one-man regime.

"You cannot congratulate someone who ties the executive, judicial and legislative organs to themselves. You cannot congratulate someone who defends a one-man regime. What are you congratulating?" Kilicdaroglu told reporters.

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Muharrem Ince polled a respectable 30.6 percent but failed to force a second round - AFP

Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave the EU

A bill enacting Britain's decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers.

Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 European Communities Act through which Britain became a member of the bloc, had been given the formal royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II.

The bill transfers decades of European law onto British statute books, and also enshrines Brexit day in British law as March 29, 2019 at 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) -- midnight Brussels time.
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The bill transfers decades of European law onto British statute books, and also enshrines Brexit day in British law as March 29, 2019 at 11pm (2300 GMT) - FILE: AFP

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