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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been transferred from his prison cell outside Cairo where he is serving a life sentence to a military hospital after sufferring a heart attack, the former leader's personal lawyer, Farid ad-Dib, said

* New talks over Iran’s nuclear energy ambitions between Iran and the Group 5+1 will be held in Istanbul on July 3, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said

* A Russian cargo ship reported to be carrying arms to Syria has changed its course and is returning home, CNN quoted British Foreign Secretary William Hague as saying

* The Russian Defense Ministry denied media reports that it is sending a warship from the Baltic Sea Fleet to Syria and it also dismissed reports of upcoming foreign military exercises in the Middle Eastern country

* Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Yousuf Raza Gilani from the post of prime minister, Pakistani media reported

* Jailed Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been summoned for a June 25 court hearing in which she is accused of financial fraud during her tenure as head of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine corporation in the 1990s, the Ukrainian penitentiary authority said

* Syria denied reports of an upcoming military exercise on its territory with the participation of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian forces

RUSSIA

* A new-generation Voronezh-DM class anti-missile radar will enter combat duty near the town of Armavir in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region around the end of the year, the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces commander, Oleg Ostapenko, said

* The Russian Orthodox Church became insulted with a "Silver Shoe" award, similar to the U.S. Razzie Award, that was given to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, who during the ceremony was called by his ordinary name Vladimir Gundyaev

* The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a complaint filed by representatives of Russia’s opposition Yabloko and Communist parties over the televised coverage of a 2003 parliamentary election campaign, which they said was biased in favor of the pro-Kremlin United Russia party

BUSINESS

* Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded at a closed G20 meeting that the eurozone set up a banking and financial union to halt the spiraling sovereign debt crisis, the Spanish media reported, referring to a source in Spain’s delegation

SPORTS

* UEFA has fined the Croatian Football Federation €80,000 for racism and using flares during their 1-1 draw with Italy, UEFA said

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