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Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

The news of his possible departure attracted the attention of worldwide media covering Portugal at the eight-nation competition that serves as a warm-up for next year's World Cup. Much like the Nashville Predators against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, opposing teams at both club and global levels will not have an answer for him as long as he is. Read More »

Irish PM holds separate talks with leaders of Northern Ireland parties

DUP leader Arlene Foster has returned to Northern Ireland after talks with the Prime Minister earlier this week, so her deputy, Nigel Dodds MP, was to lead the DUP delegation on Thursday. When asked if a deal was in the making, DUP leader Arlene Foster told reporters in Dublin: "I think you know it takes two to tango and we're ready to dance". Read More »

British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

Demonstrators hold up banners during a march in Kensington, following the fire that destroyed The Grenfell Tower block, in north Kensington, West London , Britain June 16, 2017. Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead. Police have been struggling to come up with an authoritative list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it hard to determine how many had died. Read More »

London fire: Death toll rises to 58

There are 16 bodies now in a London morgue, Cundy said, and the remaining victims are missing and presumed dead. Mr Cundy said the official death toll remains at 30, while the other 28 people are presumed to be dead. "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies", she said. Residents who survived said they warned the building's manager about fire hazards for years but were ignored. Read More »

Rout by Macron's party expected in French parliament vote

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After talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris , French President Emmanuel Macron said both countries agreed that social networks were not doing enough to stamp out terror propaganda. This is much better than the Socialists, who finish their five years in power under unpopular president Francois Hollande facing annihilation. Turnout will be closely watched after it hit a almost 60-year low for the first round of voting, leading some to warn Macron his mandate is not as ... Read More »

Leo Varadkar formally elected as prime minister of Ireland

Leo Varadkar and his cabinet held their first cabinet meeting last night at Aras an Uachtarain after receiving seals of office. He said also that later this week he would meet Northern Ireland's political parties and repeated that the Irish government has an important role as co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement. Read More »

Sinn Fein to meet Theresa May over DUP deal concerns

With former prime ministers stepping all over the turf, and mainstream media barely concealing its ambition to discredit the new DUP-supported, Tory-led government from the get-go, there is one way that Theresa May could clear the air, give herself some much needed legitimacy, and silence the critics. Read More »

Petrol bomb hurled at CPI (M) office in Coimbatore

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The local police are looking for every aspects of the matter and investigation is underway. According to the Coimbatore Police, Friday's attack was carried out by two persons on a motorcycle. Police have registered a case and are investigating. Soon after Yechury came under attack, the city police had alerted the Students Federation of India (SFI) cadre not to stay at the party office. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Team India gear up ahead of grand final against Pakistan

Pakistan has clawed its way into the final whereas India has easily made it to the final. "The biggest thing is to stay off social media". The intense rivalry has been lopsided recently, though. "Let's hope we can bring our "A" game again for the final, because if we can - and I said it before the England game - we can beat anybody". Pakistan have won twice while one match ended in a tie. Read More »

Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Trump did not identify "the man " but appeared to be questioning the integrity of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the Justice Department's No. It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. Read More »

Afghan soldier opens fire on United States troops, wounds seven

Earlier this year in March a similar insider attack wounded three U.S. soldiers at an Afghan military complex in Helmand province. There were no USA or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation fatalities; however, one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, according to the statement. Read More »

Troops launch assault on Mosul's Old City

US-backed Iraqi forces have been battling fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in Mosul since October. 'The initial air strikes started at around midnight. "These civilians are basically held as human shields in the Old City". She said conditions there "are desperate" and the United Nations expects nearly all civilians to try to escape. Read More »

Al Jazeera says Twitter feed working again after suspension over Qatar dispute

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Dr Gargash said the monitoring would aim to ensure Qatar was no longer funding extremism, harbouring extremists in Doha , or providing support to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Al Qaeda. In fact, the Saudi led action against Qatar emanates from insecurity prevailing in some Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain about Doha's successes in transforming Qatar as an economic and technological hub of the Middle East. Read More »

Tillerson asks for 'flexibility' in Russian sanctions

The comments by Mr. Tillerson, in testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to mark a departure from longstanding US policy and represents a potential break from other world powers, including Germany and France, who have supported the cease-fire and peace accords reached in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014 and 2015. Read More »

Trump, Merkel War of Words Escalates

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Spicer asserted that Trump views not just Germany, but the rest of Europe , as an important American allies. While underlining the need for continued good relations with US, Britain and Russian Federation, she added that "we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands". Read More »

Senate backs sanctions on Russia over US election hacking

A senior administration official said the White House is unhappy with measures in the Senate bill created to limit Trump's ability to ease the sanctions without congressional approval. The Senate nearly unanimously approved legislation Thursday that slaps sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation. " This bipartisan amendment is the sanctions regime that the Kremlin deserves for its actions". Read More »

Trump is now under investigation. Here's why he should blame himself

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Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a top White House advisor with a sprawling portfolio, is just one of many in Trump's circle whom Mueller is investigating in his ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "They made up a phoney collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phoney story". "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates ... Read More »

May admits London fire response 'not good enough'

Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-MurthyVerified account said: "Shocking scenes as Theresa May bundled into a vehicle by police amid fury from the pushing crowd". "And therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said. May noted that she was aware of the situation and ordered immediate response to support the people on the ground. Read More »

CNN files lawsuit seeking access to Trump-Comey conversations

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Just a day after the stunning report that Donald Trump is officially under criminal investigation for possible obstruction of justice, The Washington Post is now reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's shady business dealings with Russian Federation. Read More »

President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

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The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign. Mueller's friendship with Comey and Mueller's selection of several investigators who have made campaign donations to Democrats are among the issues Gingrich is raising as problematic. Read More »

Trump Organization ended Qatar push 6 days after swearing in

The Qatari foreign ministry, after initially denying the calls had taken place, later issued a statement questioning "why were these calls not exposed earlier, in 2011". The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Arabia . Read More »

BJP's win in HP civic polls historic: Amit Shah

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Despite massive efforts by the political parties and involvement of Union Ministers, the voter turnout was low in the Municipal Corporation elections held here on Friday, with the figure dipping to 47% in some town wards. Anand Kaushal, who was supported by Congress, won from ward no 10. In 2012, the CPI (M) won the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who were elected directly unlike this time. Read More »

Trump interviewed Robert Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Schiff told news channel MSNBC's Morning Joe programme on Tuesday that "I don't think the Congress would sit still and allow the president to pick his own investigator". "I don't think that's a question for me to answer", Rosenstein responded . "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake", Ruddy continued, "even though I don't think there's a justification ... Read More »

Scalise undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting

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The attack critically wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and also injured Capitol police officers, and a current and former congressional aide. After hearing the news, Democrats gathered together in the baseball field where they had been practicing and closed their eyes, praying for colleagues, staff and friends who had been injured, said Time magazine . Read More »

Trump longtime pal says he may fire special counsel Robert Mueller

He did allow for the possibility that he encountered him in a reception that he said was attended by a couple dozen people, though he said he had no specific recollection of that. "I take the president's words", Comey testified. As Rosenstein said in the Senate hearing, he believes Mueller's team has both the independence and resources necessary to conduct the ongoing probe. Read More »

Virat Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of HWL clash against Pakistan

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According to Arthur, India's top-order has done marvelously well and the middle-order has not been tested throughout the competition, so if Pakistan want to create a chance for themselves, they'll have to focus their attack on Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli who have been scoring the bulk of the runs for the Men in Blue. Read More »

Obama-Era Plan for Undocumented Parents Rescinded by the US

A group representing undocumented CT students Thursday recognized the Trump administration's decisions to leave in place a program protecting hundreds of thousands young immigrants from deportation but said without further action, undocumented immigrant communities remain at risk of deportation. Read More »

Polls open in French parliament run-off

Paris: President Emmanuel Macron remained on course for a landslide majority in France's parliamentary election on Sunday and turnout will be even lower than in the first round , an Odoxa opinion poll showed on Friday. Pollsters predict the party faces financial ruin with its strength in parliament falling from almost 300 seats to around 20 after their five years in power under president Francois Hollande . Read More »

London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze

As the confirmed death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire rose to 30 on Friday, British police said they may never be able to identify all the people who perished in the blaze. The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. Read More »

Seven Navy sailors' bodies located in flooded compartments

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Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Seventh Fleet, said as the badly damaged USS Fitzgerald , an Aegis guided-missile destroyer, limped back into its home port at Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo , after emergency efforts at sea to control flooding and before the deaths were announced. Read More »

Abu Salem: Conspirator, arms distributor & riot planner of 1993 Mumbai blasts

Abu Salem Abdul Qayoom Ansari: Guilty He was extradited from Portugal and arrested on November 11, 2005. Here is the fate of the seven accused and the charges against them. They face several charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA), the Indian Explosives Act and Explosive Substances Act. Read More »

Gillespie, Northam Win In Virginia Primaries

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Gillespie is a former Republican National Committee Chairman who had a huge fundraising advantage and enjoyed the solid backing of most state elected Republicans, but largely kept Trump at arm's length during the campaign. Gov. Ralph Northam . Coasting to a surprisingly easy win for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam heads into the fall election with an unexpected boost: Ed Gillespie's hard - and perhaps disputed - Republican victory, one viewed as fresh ... Read More »