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All Whites aim to raise expectations at Confederations Cup

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They will cover each of the games during the two-week tournament. It seemed as if coach Tite's team, which lost to Argentina 1-0 on Friday, had no time to lose. Petersburg July 2. And I think that this is a ideal solution. "There is plenty of belief in this squad". Smeltz said the lack of goals in the two warm-up friendlies was not a concern. Read More »

Doctors Say North Korea Left Otto Warmbier With Severe Brain Damage

Otto Warmbier , a United States university student held captive in North Korea for 17 months, has been released , but a former U.S. official says he is in a coma and in urgent need of medical care. Otto Warmbier at a news conference in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. Three other Americans remain incarcerated in North Korea, and there are huge efforts by the administration to have them released. Read More »

London fire: Death toll soars to 30

It is unsafe for firefighters to go into parts of the 24-story tower, so the fire department is working with structural engineers to shore up the building so they can complete a "finger-tip search" of the entire structure, Cotton said. Families were also concerned about two young Italian architects who were missing. The focus of criticism centres on the cladding fitted to external walls on the 1970s concrete block as part of a £8.7 million refit ($11 million, 9.9 million euros) completed a ... Read More »

Five takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony to senators

A photograph has since surfaced which appears to show Sessions and Kislyak together at the Mayflower speech. "If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador in that reception, I do not remember it". "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it". In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working ... Read More »

May orders inquiry into London fire

Email your local council today asking whether all tower blocks are fitted with fire safe doors. Special arrangements were made to allow MPs to debate the tragedy despite Parliament being suspended. Labour is calling for measures recommended after another fatal fire in 2009 to be implemented immediately. "And it became clear to me this morning that that was necessary because when I visited the scene and I spoke to the emergency services they told me that this fire, the way this fire ... Read More »

Cosby's fate in hands of jury

It was read to them by the judge. Jurors began their second day of deliberations Tuesday in Bill Cosby's trial for aggravated indecent assault - a case closely watched by the public as well as the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game Has Been Bipartisan DC Fixture

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. A huge ovation swept the park when Special Agent David Bailey , one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch . Read More »

Desired Palestinian State under Three Powers

For Israelis, this is an occasion to be proud of their country's military prowess. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded that the Palestinians, who view prisoners as national heroes, stop paying stipends to them and their families, and USA lawmakers have warned that Palestinian funding could be cut off unless Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas halts the practice. Read More »

Why Trump can not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller

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Ruddy added, "I think it's pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television ". Investigators will also look for any statements the president may have made publicly and privately to people outside the government about his reasons for firing Comey and his concerns about the Russian Federation probe and other related investigations, people familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi

The Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation has said an investigation is underway to ascertain whether Al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike conducted late last month. ISIL is an acronym for the so-called IS group, also known as ISIS and Daesh. His group has earned global notoriety for the most awful crimes, including beheadings. Read More »

Simon Cowell planning charity song for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

London Fire Brigade crews managed to save 65 people from the burning building after "deathtrap" cladding "went up like matchsticks" . "At its height, pretty much the entire building appeared to be ablaze, with huge flames of several hundred feet running up the side of the tower", Alex Ritson reports from London for NPR. Read More »

Russia says they might have killed Baghdadi in an air strike

There have been a number of previous reports of Baghdadi's death. What's driving the ISIL attacks? The air strike was launched after the Russian forces in Syria received intelligence that a meeting of Islamic State leaders was being planned, the ministry said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh set 265 as target for India

Having ended Bangladesh's campaigns at the most recent World Cup and World Twenty20, India made it a hat-trick of triumphs in emphatic fashion in front of 24,340 fans - a one-day global record at Edgbaston - to set up a mouthwatering final showdown with fierce rivals Pakistan on Sunday. Read More »

US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia

John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., also played a role in the negotiations advocating that various legislative ventures be included in the final product. The Senate bill also would cement in law a series of executive orders signed by Obama and aimed at punishing Russian Federation for aggressive behavior, including its 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for separatist rebels in Ukraine's east. Read More »

Jeff Sessions' explanation for firing Comey just doesn't make se

The interviews suggest Mueller sees the attempted obstruction of justice question as more than just a "he said, he said" dispute between the president and the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, an official said. Sessions rejected the assertion he'd misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. Read More »

Warren Gatland names Alun Wyn Jones as Lions captain for Crusaders match

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Loose forward Ross Moriarty has a back strain but was recovering well. But Gatland insists there is no shame in suffering defeat in the tour matches, which he says provide the ideal preparation for the three New Zealand Tests. The Blues were more settled when West took over in the second half. Farrell appreciated the difficulty of the task at Christchurch's AMI Stadium. Read More »

India Beat Bangladesh By Nine Wickets In ICC Champions Trophy

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They survived a rain-abandoned game against Australia that they were a whisker away from losing but bounced back to beat New Zealand in a tricky virtual quarter-final. Jadeja and Jadhav took one wicket each. We need to learn. On the other hand, Pakistan became the first team to reached into the ICC Champions Trophy final after thrashing hosts England by eight wickets in the first semi-final at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on June 14. Read More »

Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali (23) who died in the Grenfell Tower fire . Grenfell Tower's residents were operating under "stay put" guidance in case of a fire under the assumption that modern fire doors would protect them in their apartments until the fire department could safely get them out. Read More »

Nearly 200 congressional Democrats to sue Trump over foreign payments

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The lawsuit cites Trump's leases, properties and other business "entanglements" around the world as the reason for the suit, saying those posed a conflict of interest under a clause of the Constitution. That means he stands to benefit financially from the Trump Organization's profits, including from foreign governments. The Justice Department has argued the plaintiffs in the CREW suit lack standing because they can't allege a specific harm caused by hotel revenue from foreign governments. Read More »

Still no proof of collusion with Russians, says Donald Trump

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The Post reported also on Wednesday that investigators are also looking for evidence of financial crimes among Trump associates. U.S. President Donald Trump says that an investigation touching on whether he tried to obstruct justice stems from what he asserts is a " phony story" about possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Pence hires outside legal counsel

Cullen was also a part of George W. Bush's legal team during the Florida recount in 2000. Pence was among the advisers Trump consulted before firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, a decision that is now being looked at by Mueller , and was also involved in the controversy surrounding former national security adviser Michael Flynn, meaning that while he is not accused of wrongdoing, he could become an important witness. Read More »

European Union growing 'impatient' with Britain, says Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt

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Ms Teggart added: "We are today calling on the next UK Government to commit, particularly in the absence of functioning devolution, to prioritise bringing Northern Ireland's abortion laws in line with worldwide human rights standards". After Mrs May addressed the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs on Monday, some of those present suggested the PM would consult more with business on her approach to the talks. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: How women threw babies down from 24th floor

According to the BBC , the cladding had a plastic core, and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia which had also suffered fires that spread. After visiting the site of the devastating fire in a 24-storey tower building in London , May said on Thursday that she wanted to make sure the awful tragedy is properly investigated . Read More »