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Hosts Russia tackle embattled Portugal today

The 32-year-old is understood to want to leave Madrid this summer following allegations of tax fraud, but Pepe - a former teammate of Ronaldo at the Bernabeu - insists that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor is still "completely motivated" to help his country. Read More »

"Manchester United" questioned the transfer of Ronaldo

Ronaldo is at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, playing for Portugal. "I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learnt about it because of what came out in the newspapers". Unsurprisingly, United's top brass are on "high alert" for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor, who quit the Theatre of Dreams for the Spanish capital back in 2009 for a then world-record £80m fee. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo To Appear In Court Over Tax Fraud Claims

Press Association Sport understands United's former Real boss Mourinho is keen to sign Morata as the Red Devils target three or four high-quality summer acquisitions. Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says he hopes former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford this summer. Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of failing to pay €14.7m on image rights earned between 2011 and 2014. Read More »

U.S. inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

Bloomberg News reported the deal was for 36 jets . The State Department a year ago said it had authorized the sale of 72 F-15 Strike Eagle jets to Qatar . Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. have failed to build " a real groundswell of support by nations following suit in breaking off relations with Qatar ", said James Dorsey, a Gulf specialist and senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Read More »

Democrats victorious in charity contest


The House majority whip from Louisiana sustained a gunshot wound Wednesday while practicing for the Congressional baseball game. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). Jennifer Scalise also is thanking the first responders who rushed to her husband's aid Wednesday and the staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , where her husband remains in critical condition . Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US shoots down regime jet


In the latest incident, the Iranian-made drone was flying near coalition forces, prompting the deploy an F-15E fighter jet to shoot it down. The Russian defense ministry said in a statement on Monday that it was suspending the deal after the us military confirmed that it downed a Syrian Air Force fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near USA partner forces. Read More »

Iran says ISIS strike serves as warning to US, Saudi Arabia

On Sunday, Iran launched a salvo of ballistic missiles against targets in and around the city of Deir Ez-Zor in Syria . Furthermore, as far as the use of long range missiles in the Syrian Civil War is concerned, both the United States and Russian Federation have conducted cruise missile strikes against targets in Syria . Read More »

Report Says Mueller Investigating Possible Obstruction Of Justice


And Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday said he couldn't talk about firing Comey - because it's something Mueller might be investigating. Mueller, Rosenstein said, has the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation". "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations". Read More »

Russian jet conducts ´unsafe´ intercept of USA plane


While in Saudi Arabia, however, he seemed to sign on to what is being hyped as an "Arab NATO", where the US accepts Riyadh as the principal ally and leader of the Gulf Arabs in the regional struggle for hegemony with Shiite Iran . plane also downed a drone after it dropped munitions near Al-Tanaf. Since June 2 there have been more than 35 interactions in the Baltic Sea region between US and Russian jets and warships, but the incident Monday morning is notable because the USA military ... Read More »

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan cricketers


Jubilant photographs of Pakistan cricket fans dancing in the streets were plastered all over national newspapers Monday after their eighth-ranked team produced a thrilling win against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final . "And then we just showed great, great character and I am really happy because it's all for the nation of Pakistan because they've been waiting for such a long time". Read More »

Police Say 58 Missing, Presumed Dead After Grenfell Tower Fire

Cdr Cundy added: "Whilst our teams have been from the bottom to the top of the tower, we must now carry out a full forensic and systematic search". "Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member", Cundy said . A poignant minute's silence was held across London at 11am on Monday in tribute to those killed and seriously injured in the blaze at the 24-storey west London tower block. Read More »

PM Turnbull pays tribute to Helmut Kohl


Kohl helped a Germany that was split during the Cold War between a capitalist west and a communist east make the traumatic transition to a unified democracy. With courage and perseverance, the cardinal emphasized, the chancellor , combined with visionary force had the "great ability to negotiate German unity". Read More »

Macron readies reshuffle of Cabinet after huge election wins

He judged that it was a good moment because I know the parliamentary procedure well". The pollsters project that Mr Macron's candidates and their allies won as many as 360 seats in the 577-seat chamber. Meyer Habib, a lawmaker for the UDI centrist party and a former leader of the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities, was re-elected to parliament as the representative of the electoral 8th District, which comprises Turkey, Israel, Italy, Greece, the Vatican, San Marino and Malta. Read More »

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

The incident unfolded near the IS stronghold of Raqqa, the main focus for anti-IS efforts in Syria, after regime forces had engaged SDF fighters. The drone shoot down comes amid heightened tensions in Syria following the shoot down on Sunday of a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs on local forces backed by the the fight against ISIS . Read More »

Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week -White House

The president tweeted last week he was being investigated, but a member of his legal team denied that. Mueller is leading the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, while the House Intelligence Committee and several other panels are conducting their own probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Why I can't stop thinking about Otto Warmbier

Otto Warmbier , 22, was serving 15 years hard labour, accused of attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. His parents have said he has been in a coma and was medically evacuated. Tour operators told the wire service that Americans account for about a fifth of all non-Chinese tourism to North Korea . 12am BST: Donald Trump has issued a statement condemning "the brutality of the North Korea regime" following the death of U.S. Read More »

Trump Administration Considers Next Move After Death Of Otto Warmbier

Trump paid tribute to Warmbier's family, with whom he has spoken personally, saying "it's incredible what they have gone through". While there were no physical evidence that he was beaten, doctors said Mr Warmbier had suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue" , suggesting he had lost a lot of blood supply to his brain for a long period of time. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria


Several senior Islamic State figures have been killed in recent years as the group has been driven from large parts of Syria and Iraq. "Iran is nervous about what the Americans are up to in Syria ..." Here's a look at where things stand for the conflict's main players. Read More »

Trump says China efforts on N Korea 'have not worked out'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation and that Pyongyang had "a heavy responsibility " in the death of a USA university student. In a 2016 piece on the website, Johnson is quoted as saying he launched the company after finding an cheap way to get into Hong Kong and getting drunk with a North Korean "in charge of stuff". Read More »

US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

It is still unclear what the missiles struck, and Iran has provided few details. (Arab 24 network, via AP, File). Russian Federation condemned the USA action and in retaliation suspended a hotline meant to prevent such incidents. Taking Sukhna would cut the militants' supply line to the border with Iraq. A Russian fighter jet came within five feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Monday, in an encounter the American pilot determined was unsafe. Read More »