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By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday praised warming relations with Egypt and its president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted an Islamist government seen as hostile to ties between the neighbours. Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognise Israel, in 1979, but the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 brought to power the government of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, straining relations with Israel. Cooperation has improved since Sisi took power in 2013, with Egypt battling Islamist insurgents in Sinai near its border with Israel and both countries wary of Gaza's Islamist rulers, Hamas.
By William Schomberg and Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to launch a new review into a project led by French energy company EDF to build two new nuclear reactors, which would be the country's first new nuclear plant in decades. EDF's board narrowly voted to proceed with the Hinkley Point C project on Thursday but in a surprise move, the government of Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May said it wanted to give the project further consideration. "The UK needs a reliable and secure energy supply and the government believes that nuclear energy is an important part of the mix," Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said in a statement shortly after EDF gave its go-ahead to the project.