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Canada's NATO troops will stay in Latvia
Reuters, Riga
Canada will extend its military presence in Latvia by four years, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday during a visit to Riga a day before a NATO summit.
The three small Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, all NATO members since 2004 - share borders and an uneasy relationship with Russia that has grown increasingly tense in the wake of Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

Police again question Netanyahu  
over corruption
Reuters, Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces three investigations over alleged corruption, was questioned again by police over a case involving Israel's largest telecoms firm on Tuesday, Army Radio said.
The authorities allege Netanyahu awarded regulatory favors to Bezeq Telecom Israel in return for favorable coverage of him and his wife on a news site owned by the company. Netanyahu, Bezeq and its owner have all denied wrongdoing.

Suicide bomber kills 10 in Afghanistan
AP, Kabul
An Afghan official says at least 10 people, including two intelligence service agents and eight civilians, have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan.
Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says four were wounded in the attack in Jalalabad. The bomber was on foot and targeted the intelligence service, said Khogyani.

India's top court reviews homosexuality ban
AFP, New Delhi
India's top court began reviewing Tuesday petitions against a colonial-era ban on homosexuality, in the latest chapter of a legal tussle between social and religious conservatives and more liberal Indians.
Section 377 of the penal code, a relic from 1860s British legislation, bans gay acts as "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" and allows for jail terms of up to life, although prosecutions are rare. In 2009 the Delhi High Court effectively decriminalised gay sex, saying a ban violated fundamental rights.

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