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  • France, Germany close to agreement on eurozone reform

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  • Once-closed Russian city opens doors for the World Cup

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  • Man Arrested For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of Girl in Newcastle

    Police arrested a 47-year-old man in Hamilton, New South Wales, after he allegedly kidnapped an 11-year-old girl on June 12 and sexually assaulted her. According to police, the man approached the girl at Hudson Park in Adamstown Heights at about 9:15 am on Tuesday and told her he had a knife and forced her into his car, taking her to nearby bushland. She was then sexually and indecently assaulted for several hours before the man released her at Kotara Railway Station. On June 16, police stopped a red Commodore at about 12:15pm and arrested the male driver, seizing the car for tests. The man will appear at Newcastle Local Court on Sunday, June 17, charged with sexual assault, kidnapping and indecent assault. Credit: NSW Police Force via Storyful