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Benfica sells goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Man City for $45M

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Fifty per cent of the total transfer fee will go to Benfica , with the remaining 50% going to Ederson's former club Rio Ave, and 20% of that cut going to football agency Gestifute. Manchester City tried to buy the right goalkeeper for Pep Guardiola's system last summer when they paid Barcelona £17m for Claudio Bravo . The expectation in Portugal was that Ederson could be the most expensive goalkeeper ever. Read More »

The wait is over! PM Modi inaugurates Asia's longest bridge in Assam

It runs 9.15 km from end to end, including 4.25 km between the river's north and south banks, longer than Bandra-Worli Sea Link by 5.6 km. which includes construction of 28.5 km approach roads. Guwahati: With the completion of three years in power today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday introduced a food processing scheme, " Sampada ", adding the agriculture sector of India needs to be modernized for the economic growth. Read More »

WH says Israel peace hopes sparked embassy delay

The Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed during Bill Clinton's first term in 1995, but has been waived every six months by U.S. presidents ever since. Trump's move breaks a campaign promise to supporters but defuses regional tension in the Middle East between Israel , the Palestinians and neighboring countries. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn challenges Theresa May to Cambridge debate

May's lead over Jeremy Corbyn is also down, at 13 points, from 17 points at the end of last week. " Theresa May might get a big majority but she has definitely lost power in the party". Jeremy Corbyn's odds to be named Prime Minister following the general election next week have been shortening throughout May and he's now as short as 4/1 having been 13/1 a couple of weeks ago . Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at suspected North Korean drone

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China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) system in South Korea, saying it is a threat to its own security and will do nothing to ease tensions with North Korea . South Korea responded with warning shots until the vehicle flew back to North Korea . The United States has for weeks been negotiating a new Security Council sanctions resolution with China, but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that no final draft had been clinched. Read More »

Corey Lewandowski Says He's Open to Returning to Trump's Team

Washington officials have said that, beyond the role of White House Communications Director, "other staff changes might be expected in the coming weeks". Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's investigation of the matter. Read More »

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Axios report

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump blasted the accord, and called global warming a hoax aimed at weakening United States industry. "Make America great again!", Trump said. In the absence of federal action to address climate change, some left-leaning states such as California and NY are moving ahead with ambitious clean-energy policies of their own. Read More »

Police continue to hunt bomber's 'terror network'

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There was nothing worrying at all until. Hashem had been "under surveillance for a month and a half" and "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in the capital Tripoli", the Deterrence Force said on its Facebook page. Read More »

As US retreats, EU and China seek climate leadership at summit

First, Guterres said he will immediately press for ratification of the Kigali Amendment agreed to in October by almost 200 nations on limiting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide that are depleting the ozone layer. Read More »

Dubke out as White House communications director

President Donald Trump's personality on Twitter shows a quickness to anger, especially at the press, and a similar quickness to praise himself. The AP also notes that Trump's practice of handing out his cell number to whoever will have it opens him up to "charges of hypocrisy", citing Trump's reaction to Hillary Clinton's emails as proof; even if this is true (it is), somehow everyone seems to be conveniently ignoring items that, in different times, would dominate the news cycle for ... Read More »

Cattle Slaughter Ban: Meghalaya Leader Bernard Marak Quits BJP

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I said people are hurt and we should respect their sentiments by doing something. Allegations and counter allegations has become the order of the day in Meghalaya as the two national political parties-BJP and Congress continues to throw punches at each other over "Beef-politics". Read More »

Trump to Announce Paris Climate Deal Decision at Thursday

Agreed on by up to 200 countries, the deal aims to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. At the summit, leaders expressed dismay at Trump's climate stance. "We are willing to work with all sides to jointly protect the Paris agreement process, promote the actual rules and regulations of the agreement in follow-up talks and effectively enact them, and promote global green, low carbon, sustainable development". Read More »

CNN fires Kathy Griffin over 'Trump beheading' stunt

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Griffin has apologized for the video. "Hey everybody, it's me Kathy Griffin ". I move the line, then I cross it. The comic posted a video later Tuesday apologizing for the video image, saying it was "too disturbing" and wasn't amusing. Read More »

Views of Israel's 6-day war in flux 50 years later

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It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community. "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal", Trump said. Read More »

Murderer Karla Homolka living the life

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After Tammy's death, it took an additional two years before Bernardo was caught, and during that time, two more girls, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, were raped and killed. Holmolka pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges to have her sentence reduced by 12 years. They have three children. She did not speak with any reporters. Read More »

World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change

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Trump faced considerable pressure to hold to the deal during visits with European leaders and Pope Francis on his recent trip overseas. During a brief photo opportunity later Wednesday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he would make a decision on the Paris accord "very soon". Read More »

George North excited by potential of Lions squad to tour New Zealand

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They will need their forward pack to be at full strength if they're to win back to back titles, but are on the verge of two try scoring records, needing just three more to eclipse the 81 scored a year ago by the Lions . Played 26 matches, 17 in New Zealand , including a first test series against the All Blacks, which they lost 2-0. "There is so much history there", Thrush said. Read More »

White House communications shakeup coming?

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For the first five months of Trump's administration, Kushner has managed to stay out of Trump's line of fire, even as every other top West Wing aide has taken a turn on the outs with the president. "Mr. Kushner's attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about the meetings", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. Read More »

The global consequences of Trump pulling out of Paris deal

Trump's top aides have been divided on the accord. Chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit, as does Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt . "And climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable", he said. The House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, referred to it as "a stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future". Read More »

United Kingdom resumes intelligence sharing with U.S. following row over leaks

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Manchester Islamic Centre board of trustees director Mohammad el-Khayat used a sermon before Friday afternoon prayers to strongly condemn the attack at the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people . Authorities have said the 22-year-old bomber, British-born Salman Abedi , was part of a network and had recently returned from Libya , where his parents were born. Read More »

Trump Plans To Pull US From Paris Climate Accord

Donald Trump is to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change , White House sources have reportedly revealed. In a slightly more cautious report, CBS says the president is expected to withdraw from the accord, but has also has discussed with senior White House staff an effort to renegotiate the agreement with an eye to making its provisions less onerous to USA industry. Read More »

China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact

US President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change today. The agreement itself, negotiated in late December 2015 and championed by the Obama administration, presents a rare case of near-total global unanimity. Read More »

Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

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Kushner expressed interest in setting up an info share with the Fox Network show, in order to convey his ideas to Trump in a way "the president would find more receptive". In a statement released Wednesday, the first lady says that "as a mother, a wife and a human being, that photo is very disturbing". "I think these guys understand that one of the ways to weaken somebody else is to do it through the press", Allen said, "Because Trump pays so much attention to what the media is saying". Read More »

Kabul Truck Bomb Kills At Least 80 People, Injures Hundreds More

The decision to use sports diplomacy with Pakistan had sparked controversy in social networks in Afghanistan , where there have been many reports of Islamabad supporting insurgents. Several embassies located near the bombing site, including the German, Turkish, French and Canadian embassies, suffered damage in the blast. ISIL has claimed responsibility for several recent bombings in the Afghan capital, including a powerful blast targeting a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy that ... Read More »

Congress probes another US AG's meeting with Russian ambassador

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Prior to the speech, then-Sen. The FBI and at least four congressional committees are investigating Russian intrusions in the 2016 presidential race, including possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Sessions conceded that the meetings happened but insisted they were part of his Senate duties and had nothing to do with the campaign. After that, he recused himself from involvement the probe into Rubbia, though he denied wrongdoing. Read More »

PM Modi urges to make 'Yoga Day' a memorable one

With the intention of creating a better and healthier society, Prime Minister Modi on Thursday took to Twitter to intimate the people about the Yoga Day. Modi also gave a broad overview of the economic reforms undertaken in India, including the GST . "It will help us promote ties between the nations in the modern and contemporary context as well", Bagley said. Read More »

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

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President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after an Iran nuclear deal is reached. But numerous people close to the president and his team are expecting further changes this time. Trump has entertained formally bringing back his former campaign manager , Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie. Read More »

Jakarta bombings linked to IS

Another five police officers and five civilians were also injured in the attack. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has always been fighting armed groups, and hundreds of fighters have flocked to fight with ISIL in Syria and Iraq, AlJazeera reported. Read More »

Trump expected to scuttle Paris climate accord

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After taking office, however, Trump faced pressure to stay in the deal from investors, global powers and business leaders, including some in the coal industry. The organization's main Twitter page quoted Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying, "Climate change is undeniable". "Climate change is not a fairy tale. Read More »

May avoids debate as Labour cuts Tory lead

May was replaced by home secretary Amber Rudd , who argued voters should judge the Conservative party "on our record". Leaders of the three main minority parties, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall and Caroline Lucas of the Green Party were also in the line up along with the SNP's Angus Robertson and Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the National Party of Wales. Read More »

Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision

Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax , refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide. Meanwhile, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said China was prepared to fill the leadership vacuum left by the United States if it exits the Paris climate deal . Read More »

Trump talks up trip before returning to DC

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This is the final day of Trump's first official trip overseas. "The mood of Article 5, the idea that we are all in this together, is not the mood he conveyed", said Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington . Read More »

Philippine Military To Send More Troops To Marawi

The government believes a video showing the abducted Catholic priest appealing for a stop in military offensives in Marawi City was merely a propaganda by terrorists. Up to 2,000 residents were trapped in areas held by the militants, according to the local government, and the International Committee of the Red Cross had voiced alarm they would be caught in the bombing raids or crossfire. Read More »

White House official: Trump plans to pull United States from Paris deal

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Almost 200 nations, including the United States, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. "Those who fail to bet on the green economy will be living in a grey future but those who embrace green technologies will set the gold standard for economic leadership in the twenty-first century". Read More »