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PSG's Di Mara fined for tax fraud by Spanish authorities

The prosecutor recommended a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost 800,000 euros ($890,000). Although the prison sentence seems shocking, ESPN FC reported that Di Maria, like many other professional soccer players, will likely avoid jail time. Read More »

American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria


This effort to work with partners, however, doesn't mean that the US won't down Syrian aircraft if necessary. The Pentagon stated that the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Assad regime was a threat because it had weapons on board and was in close proximity to the forces of the US-led global coalition. Read More »

Ethiopia scores United Nations praise for welcoming refugees despite challenges

In terms of overall displacement, Syria still accounts for the biggest numbers, with 12 million people (65 per cent of the population) displaced internally or living outside the country as refugees . The Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 320,000 people, "is becoming a forgotten crisis ", he warned. The report showed that almost half of last year's refugee population is under 18 years old. Read More »

USA airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

Amor Ftouhi , who holds a Canadian passport, was arrested following the incident and charged with committing violence at an airport . "We're seeking search warrants for electronic media, for his vehicle", but for now, "we view him as a lone wolf attacker", Gelios says. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi To Chair Opposition Meeting Today To Decide Presidential Candidate

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind was "a political candidate" of the BJP and his candidature would be "faced" politically, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here today. It remains to be seen whether BSP, which has also said that it can not oppose a Dalit candidate unless the opposition has a more popular Dalit nominee, attends the opposition meeting. Read More »

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat


A US fighter jet Tuesday shot down an armed Iranian drone supporting Syrian government forces in southern Syria , marking the third American air-to-air shoot-down this month. The U.S. and Russian Federation established the line after Russian Federation entered Syria in September 2015 to support Assad to avoid deconflict operations and avoid unintentional conflict. Read More »

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours


There are also complaints that dogs are brought to Yulin from across China in cramped conditions, and festival visitors have reported seeing some animals with collars, indicating they are stolen pets. But locals disagreed that sales were down. This has gradually changed many people's opinion on eating dog meat. Reportedly, it was started by restaurant owners to increase the sale of dog meat and boost their business. Read More »

Rising US Crude Output Reason behind Falling Oil Prices: Iranian Oil Minister

Oil traders have chosen to ignore bullish news for prices - including a long-awaited decline in USA oil stocks on Wednesday - and focused instead on negative factors such as a stubborn global glut. "Decision-making would mean for OPEC to make further cuts, " he said, adding that reaching a consensus would be "difficult". A meeting of the OPEC/non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee is scheduled in Russian Federation in late July, with the exact venue and date still to be determined. Read More »

Tropical storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast

Cindy is expected to weaken Thursday into a tropical depression. A tropical storm watch is in effect elsewhere on the Texas coast from west of High Island to San Luis Pass. A storm surge of 1 to 3 feet above ground level is expected along the coast in portions of the Tropical Storm Warning area. Damaging wind gusts above 50 miles per hour and even a few isolated spin-up tornadoes will be possible across northwest Louisiana and parts of southwest Arkansas on Thursday. Read More »

Funeral To Be Held For US Student Imprisoned By North Korea

It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the U.S. effort to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test-launching of missiles or a hardening in United States policy toward China. Tillerson said the United States and Chinese officials had agreed that companies from both countries should not do business with any UN-designated North Korean entities. Read More »

Jose Mourinho denies any wrongdoing in tax probe

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2. The allegations against Mourinho follow those made against Cristiano Ronaldo by Spanish tax authorities last week, which led to the player disclosing a wish to leave the country and perhaps work with Mourinho again at Old Trafford. Read More »

Dad of freed student says son was 'brutalized'

One of the doctors said that Warmbier showed extensive loss of brain tissue in all areas of the brain, and that the team doesn't have any information as to how the serious injury occurred. The doctors said Thursday that there were no clear signs of physical trauma, such as scars or bone fractures. He said there was no reason for North Korea to keep his son's condition secret for more than a year and to deny him top medical care. Read More »

Puerto Ricans back full USA statehood but vote marred by abstentions

A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department told The Associated Press that the agency has not reviewed or approved the ballot's revised language. With 97 percent of the vote counted, a total of 97.17 percent of the Puerto Ricans who turned out to vote in Sunday's plebiscite on the island's legal status opted for US statehood. Read More »

Escalation of tensions between Washington and Damascus


The Shahed-129 UAV was shot down by the US Strike Eagle about 12:30 am on Tuesday morning after it advanced on Coalition forces and showed intent hostile. "There has been neither a Security Council decision, nor a request from the official authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic as a sovereign state", Russian Federation s Interfax news reported . Read More »

Prince Philip leaves London hospital after treatment

Philip was admitted to a private London hospital on Tuesday evening as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. Philip, whose official title is Duke of Edinburgh and has sometimes drawn attention with headline-grabbing gaffes, has been by the queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne and she has described him as "my strength and stay". Read More »

Trump affects Virginia primaries, but not as expected

On the Republican side, Gillespie, a moderate Washington insider, is trying to fend off under-funded but spirited campaigns from Wagner and Stewart, an avid Trump supporter. "Nobody's excited about Ed", he said. Gillespie dominated his challengers in fundraising efforts. Another top GOP strategist cast the Virginia results as "horrible news" for those lukewarm toward Trump previous year. Read More »

No sign of Bali escapees in Kerobokan jail's waste tunnel


They are believed to have escaped through a 50cm by 70cm hole found in the outer wall which connects to a 15m-long narrow tunnel, according to prison officials. However, the footage did not cover the location of the tunnel. Davidson, who was sentenced for immigration offences past year after using another man's passport, had just two months and 15 days left to serve. Read More »

BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in Prez poll

The JD (U) yesterday declared its support to NDA nominee ex-Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind for the July 17 Presidential election. After the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance named former Bihar Governor Kovind, a Dalit leader, as its candidate on Monday, Mayawati said she can not oppose the NDA candidate unless the Opposition puts up a popular Dalit candidate. Read More »

Abortion Language May Be Cut From Senate ObamaCare Bill


And Obamacare's Medicaid expansion - which the House health-care bill winds down in 2020 - is responsible for the bulk of that funding in many states. Tom MacArthur (R-3rd Dist.) won support for a proposal that would allow states to seek waivers from the federal requirements that insurers offer a specific package of benefits and not charge more to those with pre-existing conditions such as cancer or diabetes. Read More »

Northern Ireland politics hits PM May's coalition talks

Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January, after Sinn Fein collapsed the administration amid faltering trust and relations with the DUP. A government official told the Financial Times talks were "progressing well" but there are concerns among the Tories the DUP will want a form of "blank cheque" going into Government. Read More »

U.S. appellate court again rules against Trump's travel ban

The order read that the president has overstepped his authority by issuing the proposed travel ban . Remember, all of this urgency - the original executive order was signed just seven days after Trump took office - was supposed to halt immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (Iraq was later dropped) while the administration came up with its plans for "extreme vetting". Read More »

Taliban Storm Afghan Police Compound, Kill Five Police


Border crossings are often closed as Afghan and Pakistani forces clash+ over the disputed border, and Afghan farmers have complained of fruit and other produce rotting without other options for shipping. One or possibly two attackers were still alive and fighting with police, he said. The Taliban claimed the commando had been an infiltrator, but Afghan officials said it appeared to have been the outcome of a personal dispute. Read More »

Hamilton County Coroner: No autopsy for Warmbier

Otto Warmbier , who spent more than a year imprisoned in the isolated nation after allegedly stealing a propaganda banner, passed away on Monday after he was returned to the US last week in a coma. Patients in this condition can open their eyes but do not respond to commands. Schiff was among many lawmakers who deemed Warmbier's death a "murder", echoing Arizona Republican Sen. Read More »

Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudi King asks Sharif

The sale of 36 US F-15 jets to Qatar is "more of a procedural" move than a "political" one, a USA defense analyst told Arab News, adding that defense and security ties between Doha and Washington remain integral to American interests. Read More »

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran - already running high - could worsen with King Salman's designation of his aggressive and ambitious son, Muhammad bin Salman, as the next ruler, analysts say. The Trump administration has been seemingly split on the issue of Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses. The king called on governors and other princes to pledge allegiance to his new heir and ordered a ceremony after night prayers on Wednesday at a royal palace in Makkah. Read More »

66 million displaced people: Human cost of war in 2016


Of the 65.6 million people that were found displaced previous year, the report notes that 10.3 million were newly displaced, which equates to one person becoming uprooted every three seconds . Developing regions hosted 84 per cent of the world's refugees in 2016, with Lebanon hosting the largest number of refugees per capita (one in every six), followed by Jordan (one in 11) and Turkey (one in 28). Read More »

IS militants destroy 12 century mosque in Iraq's Mosul


The Iraqi military's media office distributed a picture taken from the air that appears to show the mosque and minaret flattened in the middle of the small houses of the Old City, the historic district where the militants are besieged. On Wednesday, Iraqi forces engaged in fierce battles at three different frontlines in the Old city against ISIS militants. "This will not prevent us from removing them, no, killing them not removing them, inside the Old City", Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani ... Read More »

Trump suggests fitting border wall with solar panels


You're off the hook for now, Mexico. "The southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat". Mr Trump told supporters at a rally on Wednesday evening in Iowa that a solar wall would "create energy and pay for itself". While promoting one use of renewable energy, Mr Trump defended his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord, claiming it would have cost "millions of lost jobs and billions of lost dollars". Read More »

Near-final results show Macron's party winning


He has pledged a programme of reform but relies on getting a working majority for his party, named En Marche!, just a year after it was formed. Front National leader Marine Le Pen , who came second to Mr Macron , had high hopes of becoming MP for Henin-Beumont, Pas-de-Calais. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Though a member of the 13-senator working group McConnell had tasked with piecing legislation together, Lee said he's not seen the emerging bill and "whole-heartedly" shares the frustration of constituents unhappy over the secrecy. "I have a hard time believing that we would have that in such a short period of time", Sen. Starting in 2020, the Senate version would begin shifting increasing amounts of tax credits away from higher earners, making more funds available to lower-income ... Read More »

Venkaiah reaches out to more parties on President's poll

During his almost two years' tenure as the Bihar Governor, Kovind handled himself with dignity and poise and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quite impressed with the his demeanour and grace which convinced him to back his candidature for the President's post. Read More »

West Nile virus found in Staten Island mosquitos, health officials say

Photos courtesy of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station . West Virginia health officials say West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito in Cabell County. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a cage at a laboratory in Colombia. WNV infections are commonly represented as severe infections, and recovery from the disease might take months or years. Read More »