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Ronaldo wants to leave Spain?

His Real contract has a 1bn euro (£874.88m) release clause. Ronaldo's future with Champions League and La Liga victor is in doubt with the attacker said to be unhappy that he is facing proceedings over a claim that he owes £13million in Spanish taxes. Read More »

Details on the dangers of Rep. Steve Scalise's injuries

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At Friday's hospital news conference, Scalise's chief of staff Brett Horton read a statement from Jennifer Scalise , the congressman's wife. Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot this week but has improved, his surgeon said Friday as he expressed optimism about the legislator's prospects for recovery. Read More »

Darren Soto cautiously eyeing Puerto Rico statehood effort

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No matter the results, however, Congress stood firm on island's political status and it remained a US territory. Congress laid out a process through a provision in a 2014 law that said that if Puerto Rico wanted the federal government to pay attention to another status referendum , it had to follow certain rules. Read More »

Congressional Shooter Has a 'History of Violence' Including Beating His Wife

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Sanders responded to this news by saying he was "sickened by this despicable act". Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on the shooting and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co". Police officials would not comment on any motive for the shooting or whether Hodgkinson was targeting Republicans. Read More »

Gianforte pleads guilty to assault in incident with reporter

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Gianforte reportedly paid Jacobs $4,464.97 in restitution and the judge ordered him to pay $300 in fines and $85 in court fees. Gianforte, 56, was charged with attacking The Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs after the journalist asked a question about the GOP's controversial health care bill. Read More »

Pakistan accused of 'fixing' to reach final

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Pakistan have already "closed the chapter" on their trouncing by India in the group stages of the Champions Trophy and intend to prove the point in the final, according to coach Mickey Arthur. So, it is a good sign for us, guys can replace other guys", he said. " History can change , and I hope we can (change it)", he told reporters at the Oval after his team's training session. Read More »

British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

An expert in surveying has said that the "catastrophic" disaster of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which dozens of people are feared dead is something he fears could happen in Ireland. May is expected to meet victims of the blaze who are being treated in hospital, but faces more criticism for choosing a "controlled environment". Three are in critical condition. Read More »

Did cheap cladding turn London block of flats into a towering inferno?

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to speculation that the number of tower dead could exceed 100 by saying: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't". This isn't the first time Hardy has launched a fundraising campaign in the wake of a tragedy, with the 39-year-old raising thousands of pounds for the victims of last month's terrorist attack in Manchester through a separate JustGiving page . Read More »

Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

In an emailed statement, the USA military said only: "We are aware of an incident in eastern Afghanistan ". Such insider attacks have happened before in Afghanistan. The so-called "green-on-blue" attack is the latest in a line of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on worldwide forces they are working with. Read More »

Tillerson Allows for Russia-Ukraine Peace Deal Outside of Minsk Accords

Palestinian officials told Tillerson "they have to support widows and orphans". The comments by Mr. Tillerson, in testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to mark a departure from longstanding USA policy and represents a potential break from other world powers, including Germany and France, who have supported the cease-fire and peace accords reached in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014 and 2015. Read More »

Dems bridle as some blame shooting on the left

The shooter - identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , an apparent supporter of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders angry over President Donald Trump's election - later died of his injuries in a shootout with police. Investigators say they still do not know if the shooter James T. Hodgkinson had an attack plan. Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-inspection business out of his house in southern IL. Read More »

Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confederations Cup

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Control matches before the start of the Confederations Cup for New Zealand were not easy, and the meeting against Northern Ireland and Belarus ended in defeat with the same score 1: 0. "He takes this tournament very seriously and is focussed". "Some players are getting a rest from me, because I think three tournaments in three years is borderline", said Loew, referring to Euro 2016, the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup. Read More »

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift

The organization's general manager, Yasser Abuhilalah, confirmed the account's suspension. "Other secondary accounts remain active". The media company's English account was not affected. Among its top investors is Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a member of the kingdom's royal family. Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar, which is the target of a diplomatic and economic boycott by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, in a stand-off that is ... Read More »

President Trump to re-institute travel restrictions to Cuba

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Declaring Obama's pact with Castro a "completely one-sided deal", Trump said he was canceling it. Despite the years of hostility, Cubans generally love America. Trump is also calling for the legalization of all political parties, and free and internationally supervised elections. "Among other things, this general license authorizes, subject to conditions, persons subject to US jurisdiction to engage in certain educational exchanges in Cuba either individually or under the auspices of an ... Read More »

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn from public duties this week because he is exhausted and needs to "rejuvenate", his spokesman said Thursday as government forces battled Islamist militants in the biggest crisis of his rule. Malacañang should be forthright in informing the public about this. Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines' strongman leader, has taken a week off while swaths of his country continue to face the horrors of an Islamic State group (ISIS) siege. Read More »

United Kingdom nears deal with N. Irish 'queenmakers'

Theresa May is "confident" of getting the Queen's Speech through the House of Commons whether or not a deal is reached with the Democratic Unionist Party by the time of the State Opening of Parliament on June 21. But the prospect of a deal has caused consternation in Dublin, with Ireland's outgoing premier Enda Kenny warning that such an alliance could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace. Read More »

Will the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive the Saudi-Qatar Crisis?

Bahrain, the Maldives, and Egypt recently broke off ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, an accusation that the Qatari government denies. Akbar Al Baker criticised Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for closing their airspace to Qatari flights a week ago. Meanwhile, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency has said two Iranian Navy vessels will stop off in Oman soon as part of an anti-piracy patrol. Read More »

EU, Britain to kick off Brexit talks on June 19

The decision to go ahead with the talks comes despite a snap election called by Prime Minister Theresa May having backfired, leaving her with a minority government. The government should reserve all its energy for Brexit. "Look at what the Tories ( Conservatives ) have managed to do to the United Kingdom in the space of just one year, firstly calling a divisive and reckless European Union referendum. Read More »

Members Of Congress Play Baseball Game A Day After Shooting

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Lawmakers pushed House leaders on Wednesday to allow the game to go forward, and said the fierce but friendly competition between the teams will continue. Griner, who fired the shot that felled Hodgkinson , remains hospitalized with a bullet wound to her lower leg. Lobbyist Matt Mike, who took two shots to the chest and arm in yesterday's shooting, also remains in critical condition at George Washington University medical center, according to his family . Read More »

Trump Can't Just Fire The Special Counsel Probing Russian Interference

Rosenstein "may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies", reads the regulation , which directs the deputy attorney general to put in writing the "specific reason" for the firing. Read More »