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Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

It took about 30 seconds for the decision to be announced. Osorio will consider carefully just how many changes to make. But we have a duty to win the three points. "When the president of your country comes out to make a speech this mobilizes us", said coach Stanislav Cherchesov, a former goalkeeper who played for the national team before and after the fall of communism. Read More »

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over

Following the fighter jet's downing, Moscow suspended an incident hotline meant to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space, and warned it could consider US-led coalition planes "targets". "This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down, June 8", the US military says. Read More »

India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions

The prime minister, during his stay in Astana , participated in 17th meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). India and Pakistan have fought three wars since their independence from British rule in 1947, two of them over the disputed Kashmir region. President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of China Xi Jinping, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev, President of Tajikistan Emomali ... Read More »

Scottish government publishes Arlene Foster's letter on gay marriage

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The Scottish government has released letters from DUP leader Arlene Foster showing that she attempted to restrict Northern Irish couples from having access to same-sex marriage in Scotland. Mr Hamilton went on to cite concerns that couples entering a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and then converting that to a marriage in Scotland would have "dual status" as no court could determine which legal relationship should take precedence. Read More »

China moots BRICS Plus; Rules out military alliance

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Xiamen, a booming capital city of Fujian province, has been chosen to host the 9th BRICS Leader's Summit in September 3-5 this year. Several rounds of dialogues were held with the other developing countries outside the BRICS during the previous summits of the bloc, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters when asked about Beijing's proposal for BRICS Plus at the Foreign Ministers meeting which was also attended by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh. Read More »

White House Seeks Sean Spicer Replacement

He has repeatedly struck out against the media during his presidency. White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Tuesday said he hasn't had a chance to talk to President Trump about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election . "The White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta told host Brooke Baldwin on Monday, following a press gaggle during which reporters were not allowed to record audio. Read More »

Debt-ridden Punjab gets Rs 1.18 lakh cr budget

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Besides, he said the benefits provided by the state government to SCs and OBCs, including free electricity, pension, loan waiver , scholarship, will be extended to poor Christian and Muslim families. The government has announced an allocation of Rs 100 crore for Universal Health Insurance for the under privileged people while under the scheme "Financial Assistance to Acid Attack Female Victims", a financial assistance of Rs 8,000 per month shall be provided. Read More »

Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote — Georgia election

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That contest led to Tuesday's runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff . The Atlanta-area race is the kind of contest Democrats need if they want to take back control of the House or Representatives next year. Two voting locations in DeKalb County had the wrong equipment used to check voters in. "This race is not about what's going on around the rest of the country - it is about you", she told supporters on Monday night. Read More »

Russian Federation will now view USA aircraft as targets in Syria

The US will work to restore the deconfliction channel with Russian Federation in Syria that Moscow suspended after Washington's forces downed a Syrian warplane, an official said here. The Russians also at least temporarily halted use of the hotline aimed at preventing accidental mid-air conflicts - just as it did after the April U.S. Read More »

Portugal: more than 20 dead in forest fires

Villagers look at flames during a wildfire near the village of Mega Fundeira on 18 June, 2017. The Portuguese radio station TSF, quoting the Ministry of the Interior, said that 25 people were killed in fires in the Pedrogao Grande area about 150 kilometers north-east of Lisbon. Read More »

Russian jet flies within feet of US plane over Baltic Sea

In another sign of increasing friction between the US -led coalition and the force backing President Bashar Assad, a USA strike fighter shot down an unmanned "armed pro-regime" combat drone after it "displayed hostile intent" in southern Syria on Tuesday, the Pentagon said . Read More »

Thief steals toe used in Canadian hotel's signature cocktail

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The traditional Sourtoe Cocktail - a Klondike-inspired invention - involves a shot of whisky with the digit bobbing in the glass. And the freakish experience has drawn in travellers with audacious bents from all around the world - the severed toe must kiss the lips of the drinker when they slug the shot back. Read More »

Russian Federation to 'target' United States war aircraft in Syria

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SDF fighters are aligned with the Americans in the campaign against the Islamic State group. As Syria's complex war ramps up, the Trump administration is scrambling to tamp down tensions and avoid open hostilities with the Russians. command" into the incident. The dispute over the Syrian attack on the USA -backed fighters and the American response came as Iran launched ballistic missiles at Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria in retaliation for a pair of attacks by extremists in ... Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

It is the first time any activity by Russian or Syrian government forces have seriously affected the coalition against Daesh. "That link is still ongoing here this morning", he said. However, later that evening, the Syrian regime aircraft began dropping bombs near the SDF. Following the fighter jet's downing, Moscow suspended an incident hotline meant to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space, and warned it could consider US-led coalition planes "targets". Read More »

15 arrested in MP for celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy win

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But some officials believe the eight-team event is now too similar to the World Cup which the ICC, controversially, has decided should be contested by just 10 teams from the 2019 event in England. Victorious Pakistan players dominated the Champions Trophy team of the tournament which was announced on Monday (Tuesday NZ time) with their captain Sarfraz Ahmed named captain of the side. Read More »

Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated

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The missile strikes are the first reported ground-to-ground attack from Iran into Syria since the Arab country descended into a civil war in 2011 and represent a major escalation of Iran's role in the war in Syria. Khonmeini was Iran's first supreme leader, he was a revolutionary and guiding figure who helped oust the shah in 1979. Iran's Revolutionary Guard is warning Islamic State militants that missile attacks launched into eastern Syria the previous day can be repeated if the ... Read More »

Venezuela, US spar at OAS Mexico meeting

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What they are trying to do is paying the bills for the U.S. imperialist system, said the socialist leader in reference to the foreign minister meeting that began today to analyze the situation in Venezuela. However, sources close to the decision told Reuters that "the (Brazilian) government chose to accept the opposition's request because there's a massacre in Venezuela", while another government official said that the exporting of any other crowd control equipment would also be suspended. Read More »

US hits 2 Russian officials, dozens more with sanctions

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In all, Tuesday's action targets 38 individuals and firms. "These designations will maintain pressure on Russian Federation to work toward a diplomatic solution", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The Minsk agreements called for a compromise between the two nations, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued to exert military force to keep control in areas populated with ethnic Russians. Read More »

Philando Castile verdict draws hundreds to rally in Washington Park

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Therefore, Friday night's large-scale protests in St. Paul were expected in the wake of the verdict. The verdict also tells blacks that "the Second Amendment does not apply to them" because Castile "was honest with the officer about having a weapon in the vehicle, and there is no evidence that he attempted to or meant to use the weapon against the officer", the Louisiana Democrat said. Read More »

Iraqi army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

Stephane Villeneuve was injured by a landmine explosion on Monday while covering anti-IS operations in western Mosul. The incident took place as the Iraqi forces, backed by global coalition, have launched a final push since Sunday morning to drive out IS militants from al-Shifaa neighborhood and most of the densely-populated old city center in the western side of Mosul, locally known as the right bank of Tigris River. Read More »

US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

The deployment of the bombers from the US Andersen air base on Guam island comes after the death of American student Otto Warmbier , who had been detained by North Korea past year and repatriated last week in a comatose state. The training will take place against the backdrop of Otto Warmbier's death. The death of Warmbier sheds a new light on the already tense relations between the US and North Korea. Read More »