The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, Russia accused Ukraine of attempting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin in a late-night drone attack on the Kremlin, and local elections in the UK are a major test for the largest two parties as they prepare for a general election next year.

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