Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, June 21

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump late Thursday called off an imminent military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing a U.S. military drone, U.S. media reported.

Citing multiple senior administration officials, the New York Times reported that Trump had initially approved attacks on several Iranian targets, such as radar and missile batteries. (U.S.-Iran)

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BRUSSELS -- European Union (EU) leaders on Friday failed to reach a deal on candidates for the bloc's top jobs and announced that they will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement.

"There was no majority on any candidate ... (The council) will meet again on the 30th of June," President of the European Council Donald Tusk told a press conference after secretive huddles among member leaders. (EU-Candidates-European Commission)

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MOSCOW -- A private Mi-2 helicopter belonging to an entrepreneur crashed in south Russia's Krasnodar territory on Friday, killing the pilot, Sputnik news agency reported, citing an Emergencies Ministry source. (Russia-Helicopter-Crash)

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Integral Development Plan (PDI) to curb the exodus of migrants from Central America is backed by several nations and international organizations, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Thursday.

Germany, Spain, and Chile have expressed their support for the plan, as has the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres. (Mexico-Immigration) Enditem

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