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Trip to Holy Land heals wounds between Patriots' Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell


In an interview with The Jerusalem Post , Goodell touched on his recent history with Kraft. "My friendship with Robert was never strained". "Robert is very important to me personally", Goodell told The Jerusalem Post's Allon Sinai. "The league's investigation into a football pressure matter was flawed and biased from the start, and has been discredited almost unanimously by accredited academics and scientists". Read More »

Ronaldo's Portugal held 2-2 by Mexico at Confed Cup


Another defensive error led to Mexico's equaliser just before the break as Raphael Guerreiro lost sight of Raul Jiminez's cross and Carlos Vela popped the ball back across for Hernandez to head in. "We played against a team of a high level". His goal in the 91st minute was also referred to the video assistant referees - presumably to check on another possible offside - but it stood. Read More »

Boeing Launches New Plane as Rivalry With Airbus Continues


Its current biggest jet, the 737 Max 9, makes its debut in Paris just this week. Boeing added that it will reveal work orders for 247 Max 10 planes from at least 10 customers later this week. "The 737 family has been the foundation on which Ryanair has revolutionized low-priced travel in Europe and we are honored that this iconic operator continues to grow in partnership with Boeing ". Read More »

Tropical storm watch issued for upper Texas Coast


Justus says the system is forecast to move north toward the United States by Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast shows an even wider area from southeastern Louisiana into the western Florida Panhandle could receive as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain over three days. Read More »

How a Referendum on Trump Became the Most Expensive House Race Ever

Ossoff's hope of taking the seat lies in close polls, the fact that Trump only won the district by only 1.5 percent and national invigoration of Democrats. Ossoff criticized the ad for politicizing "a tragedy that has united the country". Handel disavowed the ad, which blames the "violent left" for the shooting and suggests such acts would continue if Ossoff wins . Read More »

This team can be more than a super power, says Imran Khan

Mohammad Hafeez dedicated a stunning ICC Champions Trophy success to the public of Pakistan after thrashing India at The Oval. "It has been an ultra-quick turnaround from no-hopers to champions for the Pakistan players and the manner in which the team won the match was really impressive". Read More »

Adele surprises Grenfell Tower fire fighters with cake


He said that five of the dead had been formally identified and it would be a slow and painstaking task to identify the others. "It may take weeks and months for some patients to recover physically". The DCLG said that the Local Government Association's Fire safety in goal built blocks of flats remains the most comprehensive guidance on ensuring fire safety in these types of buildings. Read More »

United States student in coma dies days after release from North Korea

Dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since the beginning of previous year have heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism nor evidence of beatings. John Delury, a North Korea expert based in Seoul , called last week for the US government to work with China to cancel group tours to North Korea until Kim's regime gives a "full accounting" of the Warmbier case, apologizes to his family and ... Read More »

Russian Federation says has no confirmation of IS leader's death


The ministry's statement said the Russian airstrike may also have killed 330 terrorists, state-run Sputnik reported. But US Army Colonel Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for the coalition's Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq , said: "We can not confirm these reports at this time". Read More »

Mosque terror suspect's family 'in shock and devastated'

A 48-year-old man, the driver of the van, was detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder . Rowling goes on to praise Imam Mohammed Mahmoud , who protected the Finsbury Park attacker from the crowd until police arrived: 'The extraordinary decency and courage of this act has brought me to tears this morning. Read More »

Trump derides 'witch hunt' against him in Russian Federation probe


On Thursday, Trump blasted news reports that he is under criminal investigation as a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people. The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. Read More »

6th District candidates out campaigning hours before runoff election

Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican state senator who represents the area, said that while Republicans were divided on Trump, they had mostly united behind Handel. In another tweet , Trump praises Republican Karen Handel as a hard worker who will fight for lower taxes, great health care and strong security. Progressives poured $23 million into Jon Ossoff's campaign. Read More »

DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources


An experienced legal team, which has been involved in constitutional challenges, is planning to apply for a judicial review of the deal once it is announced, the Guardian has learned. "I am very reassured by what the prime minister said to me today that that won't be the case". Sir John Major said last week that a deal risked alienating armed republicans and loyalists, and cause resentment in other parts of the United Kingdom if the government made promises to spend large amounts of ... Read More »

The Buzz | Merkel seeks 'good agreement' with UK on Brexit

Brexit talks under way in the Commission's Berlaymont building on Monday. "This first session was useful indeed to start off on the right foot as the clock was ticking ", Barnier told a joint news conference with Davis at the end of the historic first session of negotiations in Brussels . Read More »

Accused NSA leaker "scared that they would make her disappear", mom says


In an interview with the Daily Beast earlier that day, Billie Winner-Davis described her daughter's passion. "She would not jeopardize anybody's safety", mom Billie Davis-Winner tells NBC News in Augusta , Ga. Victor began working at a government agency earlier this year. Actually she used to take the original documents and sell it to the news outlet sites. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi


A gunman is seen entering Iranian parliament building in a still image taken from close circuit television (CCTV), taken on June 7, 2017, in Tehran , Iran. Four armed assailants attacked parliament office buildings on Wednesday morning, while the shrine of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini was struck by a suicide bomber, state media reported. Read More »

The mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We have our own climate deal

Georgia's obligations taken through the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change officially comes into play today. It is imperative that the world know that in the USA, the actors that will provide the leadership necessary to meet our Paris commitment are found in city halls, state capitals, colleges and universities, investors and businesses. Read More »

European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

The talks began nearly a year to the day after Britain shocked Europe by voting to cut loose from the 28-nation European Union , its biggest market. The most senior officials on either side will lead work on efforts to resolve the problem of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a situation Barnier acknowledged is politically sensitive at a time when the Tories are seeking the support of the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up May's minority government. Read More »

Portugal in mourning as fight against fire goes on


A forest fire is seen near Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal . Prime Minister Antonio Costa says it's the biggest tragedy of human life in many years. "It was really hell". "It's really sad and heartbreaking", she said. A huge wall of thick smoke and bright red flames towered over the top of trees near houses in the wooded region. Read More »

Egypt army says 12 militants killed in North Sinai


Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which changed its name to Sinai State and declared loyalty to the IS, claimed responsibility for most of the terrorist attacks, including those against Coptic churches that killed dozens and wounded hundreds. Read More »

China tour agency says won't take more U.S. tourists to NKorea

Warmbier". He died six days later on June 19, according to CNN . He was arrested as a tourist to North Korea in January of a year ago for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan, according to the country's media. South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged Pyongyang today (Tuesday) to quickly return the South Korean and US nationals who are being detained by the isolated dictatorship. Read More »

Grenfell Tower four more victims now been formally identified


More than £200,000 ($254,860), part of a £5m emergency fund , has been given to 180 families who were affected by the devastating fire at the Grenfell Tower building in west London earlier in June. The housing provider is now doing the same at Convent Court. on Monday, the head of Planning's building control department, Mo Roscouet, confirmed that in all those refurbishment projects, only cladding that meets the highest fire-retardant regulations had been used. Read More »

Adele visits Grenfell Tower firefighters


Fellow singer Rita Ora also commented on the Grenfell Tower tragedy , posting on Instagram: "This is my neigbourhood ..." Tens of people died when a fire engulfed an high-rise apartment block in west London last week. It was a heartbreaking visit as Queen Elizabeth and Prince William heard the stories of other survivors, victims' families, and rescue workers who were affected by the Grenfell Tower inferno - which has left 79 people dead or missing. Read More »

Exit polls: Large majority for Macron in French parliament


The French right, which only a year ago had believed the presidential and parliamentary elections impossible to lose, was on track for its worst parliamentary score in France's postwar Fifth Republic. REM's Laetitia Avia, 31, who rose from humble beginnings in a family of Togolese immigrants to found her own legal practice, became one of the few French women of African origin to have ever won a parliamentary seat. Read More »