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Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo may take the day off against New Zealand on Saturday. "We played very well, we wanted to win and get the result in the first half". Portugal still looked determined to make sure of their position as group winners by adding more goals and new AC Milan signing Andre Silva effectively clinched it in the 80th minute with a fine solo effort. Read More »

Philippine military bomb ISIS -linked militants in city of Marawi

In September 2016, Duterte caused a diplomatic row when he called President Obama a "son of a bitch". This is based on information given to him by his security officials, Duterte said . "They are just providing technical support". Military operations in Marawi City have resulted in a brutal campaign to eliminate extremist militants. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot in the 80th and substitute Nani shot low past goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in stoppage time. Mexico finished second in Group A on seven points, behind Portugal on goal difference. "We know that in the semi-finals both Chile and Germany are great teams, but we are confident". Read More »

IDs of missing people to be released

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State media report a family of three has been saved from the rubble, but more than 120 people are still missing, and dozens of houses were buried. Qiao Dashuai, 26-year-old husband of the family, recalled that he and his wife woke up to cries of their one-month-old son at about 5:30 a.m. Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

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The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. "Unfortunately, the Senate bill is an amendment to ObamaCare, not a repeal of it", said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. "When otherwise has this been done?" said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office . Read More »

Storm weakens as it moves inland

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It is expected to witness maximum sustained wind speeds of close to 40 mph and "tropical-storm-force winds" that will prevail around the focal point of the storm by as many as 70 miles to the south-east and south-west of the storm's centre. Read More »

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

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Saudi Arabia and its allies presented Qatar with a list of steep demands to end the crisis that has roiled the Gulf for nearly three weeks, as diplomats predicted the tiny Gulf state would likely refuse to comply. If Qatar agrees to comply, the list asserts that it will be audited once a month for the first year, and then once per quarter in the second year after it takes effect. Read More »

Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

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New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who helped Unterhaching win promotion from the German fourth division last season, kept the score down with a superb second-half display. Marinovic impressed and made eight saves, using his big body to block second-half shots by Andre Silva and Nani . The post Confed Cup: Portugal, Mexico Win, Zoom Into Semis; Hosts Russia, New Zealand Crash Out appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . Read More »

United Kingdom fire safety crisis expands; hundreds evacuated in London

The Metropolitan Police said the fire started in a fridge but spread rapidly due to external cladding on the building, trapping residents in their beds as they slept. Hotpoint said it was working with authorities to examine the appliance, adding "words can not express our sorrow at this bad tragedy". Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent were named as having buildings that had failed tests by Mr Javid. Read More »

Heller comes out against GOP health care bill

Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP. Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Read More »

China, US agree to denuclearise Korean peninsula

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China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis during this week's talks. and Chinese military. China's imports from North Korea dropped nearly 32 per cent in May to US$123.75 million (RM530.6 million) from a year earlier, after the world's second-largest economy stopped buying coal from the regime in February in response to Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Read More »

EJ Dionne: A victory for party, not Trump

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It is hard, of course, for a party to rally behind an agenda when it's out of the White House, and there's plenty of concern after she became an issue in the Georgia election that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is too polarizing a figure to lead such an effort. Read More »

"We sort of choked with Russia" - Former Obama Admin official opens up

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This is a rare instance where the president has acknowledged what the intelligence community and bipartisan members of Congress already have, which is that Russian Federation attempted to interfere with the presidential election . That report "captured Putin's specific instructions on the operation's audacious objectives - defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton ". Read More »

Russia Warships and Sub Fire Cruise Missiles at Syria

It said that Turkish and Israeli military "were informed in a timely manner of the missile launches through communication channels", but it did not mention the United States. The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) on Thursday said that it would resume airstrikes in Syria after it announced a temporary halt of all air operations in the war-torn country. Read More »

Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

The US Supreme Court announced Monday it would hear a case about possible gerrymandering in the drawing up of Congressional district boundaries, a running sore point between Republicans and Democrats . The U.S. Supreme Court is shown as the court meets to issue decisions May 23, 2016 in Washington , DC. He joined the first group to decide the specific case against the challengers, but eft the door open for that he'd do for future cases. Read More »

In Georgia special election, a victory for party, not Trump

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Pelosi, who carved out a number of new leadership positions after last year's elections, suggested her Democratic critics are simply ignoring the opportunities available. "When people said to us in '05 that you don't have a chance, be prepared for a Republican permanent majority, [former Senate Democratic leader] Harry Reid and I didn't accept that". Read More »

President Trump Admits He's Not Making it Easy to Get Democrats' Support

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But after Donald Trump took office and Republicans dove into their agenda of repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats' united opposition papered over their divisions and their generational divides. "When was the last time you heard us talk about those people?" Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. Read More »

China ready to coordinate with U.S. on Korean Peninsula

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On June 22, Trump asked Yang to send his regards to Chinese President Xi Jinping and said he hopes to see Xi again during the G-20 summit that will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany, next month. Trump requested Yang to convey his greetings to Xi, and said he was pleased with the progress bilateral cooperation has achieved since the Mar-a-Lago meeting. Read More »

Amb. Bolton: North Korea's Treatment of Otto Warmbier Was 'Barbaric'

The student's father, Fred Warmbier doesn't believe that his son's condition was caused by a sleeping pill and botulism , as told by North Korean officials. "Since March 2nd, no one has seen or heard from Otto". Otto Frederick Warmbier , a student at the University of Virginia , is interviewed with domestic and foreign journalists in Pyongyang , North Korea in February, 2016. Read More »

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva scores for Portugal against New Zealand

Petersburg. Ronaldo let his play do the talking after the recent tax-evasion accusations that have left his Real Madrid future uncertain, with his second man-of-the-match performance following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Mexico . "We certainly did not feel nervous, " he said. On one side Portugal , the reigning European champions, with iconic names like Eusebio, Rui Costa and Luis Figo down the years and Ronaldo at the moment. Read More »

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

Those at the rally were demanding that something must be done to protect Arizonans from what they see as potentially devastating cuts that could eliminate health care coverage for some of the state's most vulnerable residents. The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week. Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised". Read More »

Fears for over 100 missing after China landslide

The provincial government said more than 120 people were buried by the landslide. State media had earlier stated that 141 people were believed to be buried under the rocks but that number was then revised down. Severe rains in the area are believed to have contributed to the landslide, as the Ministry of Land and Resources said surface stability of the mountains in the area had deteriorated since an natural disaster in 2008. Read More »

Comey 'porn', Trump tape tease! (Washington Diary) — Trump Times

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A day after tweeting that he does not have taped conversations between himself and Comey, Trump addressed the scenario he helped raise in the first place. "It didn't dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration for our conversation". "The people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters". Read More »