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By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Tuesday as a stronger dollar and slide in equity prices sparked profit-taking, but crude futures posted a fourth straight monthly gain as investors bet that the global glut was slowly easing. Crude futures had gained early in the session, with investors expecting higher U.S. fuel demand as peak driving season arrived in the No. 1 oil consumer. Brent crude futures for July settled down 7 cents at $49.69 a barrel before expiring as the spot contract.
By Ginny McCabe CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. The death of Harambe, a 450-pound (200-kg) gorilla, also prompted the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now to file a negligence complaint on Tuesday against the zoo with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Online petitions at change.org drew more than 500,000 signatures demanding "Justice for Harambe." Cleveland Police are taking a second look at possible criminal charges in the incident after initially saying no one was charged.
French railway workers began a rolling strike Tuesday just 10 days before the Euro 2016 football tournament begins, aggravating a bitter labour dispute that has sparked months of sometimes violent protests. The strike has piled further pressure on the Socialist government, which has been besieged by protests and work stoppages over a controversial labour reform bill. Paris metro workers are also planning to walk off the job from Thursday and Air France pilots have also threatened a lengthy strike in the coming weeks, when Euro 2016 is in full swing.