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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid after accusations

Manchester United recorded a revenue of around $739 million (converted from 577 million GBP) and in addition to that, they are apparently prepared to do all they can in order to bring back their former star to Old Trafford. It is understood there is an £870m buyout in the contract but that, realistically, Real will want £150m. He has also won two La Liga titles with Real, the club he joined from Manchester United for £80m in 2009. Read More »

Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

Portugal's triumph at Euro 2016 secured them a place in Russian Federation, where they will be making their Confederations Cup debut against CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico in Group A before facing the hosts and New Zealand . One group of European-based fans travelling as the Flying Kiwis line up for more selfies with their new Russian friends. He is well-read, good humoured, and unlike Andrei Arshavin, formerly at Arsenal, or Roman Pavlyuchenko, who played for Spurs, he speaks decent English. Read More »

Misinformation among people forcing J&K youth to pick up arms: Rawat

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General Rawat told reporters here that "necessary actions" were being taken to bring the tense situation in the disputed state under control. "I don't think there should be any cause of worry in any of you", he said. General Rawat said that officers are trained to handle such situations where school children are pelting stones. Harsh measures are never used. He was asked why usage of human shield in dealing with unruly mobs' protesting against security forces can not be made a SOP, while he ... Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under probe, slams it as witch hunt

He wrote in multiple social media posts that he views Mueller - a long-serving former Federal Bureau of Investigation director respected by both parties - as leading a biased probe with the singular aim of dislodging Trump. Yet, the president's tweet contradicts his own comments about how and when he made a decision to fire Comey. In his Tuesday testimony before the Senate , Rosenstein said he would only fire Mueller under "lawful and appropriate orders" to prove Mueller's firing ... Read More »

Trump complains about Germany's finances after Merkel criticism

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Gabriel's remarks came a day after a stern rebuke by Chancellor Angela Merkel , who said European Union member states can no longer fully rely on the USA and so should take their fate into their own hands. "We Europeans must fight for more climate protection, fewer weapons and against religious (fanaticism), otherwise the Middle East and Africa will be further destabilised". Read More »

US Senate passes new Russia sanctions

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted to expand sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program , systematic human rights abuses, violations of arms embargoes, and state support for terrorism. Read More »

Trump tweet denounces Mueller obstruction of justice probe as witch hunt

Russian President Vladimir Putin says former FBI Director James Comey's acknowledgement that he had given memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump to a friend who leaked them to the media is "weird". The White House has denied any collusion , and Mr Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. Read More »

British Agree to EU Demand to Start Brexit With Divorce Talks

Those advocating a "softer Brexit", notably in the world of business, are especially keen not to erect new barriers to trade, possibly at the cost of accepting more rules set by the European Union in Brussels .A source close to Davidson told Reuters she wanted a "shift in thinking" that would put less emphasis on cutting immigration, a key issue in the Brexit referendum a year ago.Diplomats from some of the 27 other European Union member states said they were willing to listen to new ... Read More »

Nothing to hide? Why object to obstruction probe?

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No such conclusion has been reached. Kimmel also joked about Trump "making witch hunts great again" and suggested how people would know if the president really did posses magical powers. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the president's requests, officials said. It goes without saying that discovering any money flows between Trump campaign officials or advisers and Russian government-linked individuals or institutions would be explosive. Read More »

Arab powers issue Qatar-linked "terrorism" list

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He said Qatar, as an independent nation, also had the right to support groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, despite the fact that its neighbors outlawed the Sunni Islamist organization. Its emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held talks on Wednesday with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, following talks with senior UAE officials and Saudi King Salman. Read More »

Mueller's expanding probe ups stakes for Trump

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The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats , National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director. Trump disputed the investigation's credibility. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". Read More »

Passport Seva Kendras to come up in Chengannur, Idukki

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On an average, these offices handle 3,500 appointments per week. Sushma said that after coming to power, the NDA government has opened 16 passport services centres and given priority to the North-Eastern states. Swaraj also inaugurated the online portal of the "Know India Programme" to make the entire process of applying, processing etc., by Indian diasporic youth living in "Girmitiya countries" for various programmes run by the MEA to facilitate a channel for these youths to indulge ... Read More »

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte mulls ignoring constitution to extend martial law

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Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Friday people deserve to know the state of President Rodrigo Duterte's health, which he said is a public concern. Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte answer questions during a press briefing after awarding wounded soldiers, who fight against the insurgents of the Maute group, which has taken over large parts of the Marawi city, during his visit at the military camp hospital in Cagayan De Oro, Philippines June 11, 2017. Read More »

No need for Turkish military base: Saudi Arabia

Egypt has long thought Qatar's support of Islamist groups Muslim Brotherhood was unsafe for their country. Riyadh has denied involvement in the attacks. They also highlighted Saudi Arabia's efforts in combating terrorism overseas including at the Incirlik base in Turkey . "But Qatar and Iran have a pragmatic relationship", Juneau says. Read More »

Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

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The decision reflects Pakistan's continued efforts for facilitating Afghan transit and trade through Pakistan, a statement from the ministry said. The four killed included a top commander from the TTP's Saifullah group. Jalalabad is the regional hub in eastern Afghanistan, close to the border with Pakistan. The border management system to control such attacks has also been set up on a priority basis over a stretch of 100 kilometres near Mohmand and Bajaur agencies. Read More »

President Trump "Considering Terminating" Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller

While speaking to Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour , Ruddy said that he thinks the president is weighing that option. "I don't think the Chairman will invite the President , a man he campaigned for, because the role of the House Judiciary Committee right now is to protect the President at all costs; shielding the President from tough questions", he said. Read More »

Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game

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Scalise had surgery on Wednesday after being shot in the hip, his office said in a statement . Despite the shooting , the congressional baseball game went forward Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington . Five people were injured, including MI native Matt Mika and U.S. Rep Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, who remain in critical condition. Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over ... Read More »

Jay Z Just Tweeted Over 50 Rappers Who Inspire Him

Obama also talked about how he and Jay Z both are "fools for our daughters", and how both are married to "wives that are significantly more popular than we are". "That may change at some point, but I'm pretty sure that's true now". Among them: U2 frontman Bono , who describes Jay Z as "archangel of hip", adding that his "lyrics and music touch every emotion: rage, love, sadness, joy and tragedy..." In addition to Jay, musicians Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, James "Jimmy Jam" Harris ... Read More »

Missing Presumed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire

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Commander of the Metropolitan Police Stuart Cundy said in a statement that a recovery operation, which was briefly suspended for security reasons, had been resumed and family liaison officers were dealing with 52 families. The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. May said after the meeting there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information about the fire investigation. Read More »

Trump reverses on deportation of undocumented children

The Trump administration says it hasn't decided the fate of a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, despite saying a day earlier that the program will continue. In his statement praising Trump, Chmielenski asked the White House to keep their campaign promise and end the DACA program. But deporting the dreamers poses a political risk, as they're viewed sympathetically by many Americans who realize the immigrants were young children when they entered ... Read More »

Thomas' record yet to sink in as he eyes first major title

Fowler, 28, enters Sunday's fourth and perhaps final round two shots behind leader Brian Harman after a 4-under 68 during Saturday's third round. I was happy it stayed benign for us, and I capitalized on it. Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day made the wrong kind of history at the U.S. Open. Torrential rain that doused the 7,818-yard layout at Erin Hills overnight presented the field with a feast of birdie chances, transforming the leaderboard into a sea of red as dusk fell. Read More »

Theresa May lists priorities for Grenfell Tower survivors in leaked fallout plan

The blaze, which consumed the entire 24-storey block of flats, is being looked into by investigators to determine what exactly caused it, and whether or not criminal misconduct contributed to the severity of it. Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot it could be compared to a cremation, which is going to make it hard to identify those who lost their lives. Read More »