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Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Sochi

The Socceroos face Chile and Cameroon within six days after the clash with Germany , and it is important for them to get a positive result against the Germans to better their chances of going deep in the tournament. Defender Trent Sainsbury wasted a golden chance when he headed Aaron Mooy's free-kick wide with the goal at his mercy. It was not to last. The Australians' enthusiasm was short-lived as Massimo Luongo brought down Germany's Leon Goretzka in the box, and ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier's death reminder of North Korea's barbaric regime: Nikki Haley

Otto Warmbier , a US citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. University of Virginia President Teresa A. Warmbier died Monday afternoon in his hometown of Cincinnati , Ohio, days after being released by North Korea in a comatose state. "It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost - future time that won't be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds". Read More »

Pakistan sink India to lift maiden Champions Trophy

Revelation and redemption helped Pakistan turn world cricket's order upside down as Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide century and Mohammad Amir's brilliant new-ball spell underpinned a landslide 180-run win over India in the Champions Trophy final. Read More »

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Otto Warmbier , 22, returned to the USA last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. He was given a sleeping pill and had been in a coma ever since, the newspaper said. student released by the reclusive country in a coma last week. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2.20pm", Fred and Cindy Warmbier wrote in a statement on Monday. Read More »

Amazon shares hit intraday high in wake of Whole Foods deal

But the grocery chain has suffered the past seven quarters with slowing sales, and its stock price has languished. As his company Amazon has been expanding its reach in goods, services, entertainment and groceries - Bezos might take over as the richest person in near future. Read More »

Rain Chances Stay in the Forecast this Week; Increasing Mid-Week

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Monday night should bring clear skies with a low around 62 degrees. That means a few showers and thunderstorms will be possible. While just shy of Wind Advisory criteria, these wind speeds may still be sufficient to cause some tree and limb damage, considering most trees are now fully leafed out after the spring season. Read More »

Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul

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As head of the White House Department of Innovation, Kushner oversees a somewhat calmer group of tech geeks, many of whom have temporarily left the private sector to join the government's U.S. Intel unveiled plans at the Oval Office in February to invest more than $7 billion in an Arizona factory, a move Trump portrayed as a win for US workers. Read More »

Presumed Death Toll Nearly Doubles After London Fire

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Police say at least 58 people are either confirmed or presumed dead, with the figure likely to rise in coming days. 16 bodies have been recovered from the Tower and taken to a mortuary. They made images public to give people an idea of the scale of the challenge they are facing as they now try to identify victims. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the London high-rise fire. Read More »

Donald Trump Attorney Says President Not Under Investigation

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You have to wonder just what "anonymous sources" the Washington Post relied on to publish this bit of fake news. "No one has notified us that he is under investigation", Sekulow said . This week we could finally learn if there are recordings of the President's private conversations with Comey at the White House. Describing a phone conversation he had with Trump after the SC primary in February 2016, Gingrich said the presidential candidate said he was indeed under budget. Read More »

Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision

At least a dozen states, including Hawaii, have signed pledges to continue reducing fossil-fuel emissions despite Trump's decision. And rural communities in the US will be left behind, again. "This current decision will not stand". According to government spokesman, Christophe Castaner, President Emmanuel Macron and Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot aim to ensure that France goes beyond its 2015 Paris climate Agreement. Read More »

US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria

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Despite that shift, however, administration officials have not made clear the full objectives of USA policy or its limits. "That's why there's no threat of direct confrontation between Russian Federation and American aircraft". Countering Iran and Russian Federation requires tactical defense by US -backed forces, like that recently ordered by commanders on the ground. The pilot manning the aircraft flying was hit, according to the Syrian army, but his condition is unknown. Read More »

Indian Government Party Appoints its Presidential Candidate

Kovind served as a member of the Board of Management of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University, Lucknow and served as Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. "So far as the National Democratic Alliance nominee is concerned, the Congress has nothing to say on the merits or demerits. We will discuss later and decide". Read More »

Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

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Gerard Collomb, France's interior minister, explained to reporters that the suspects auto contained weapons and explosives. The small white auto caught on fire after the collision and the driver may be dead, France's interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters Monday afternoon. Read More »

White House declines to say directly that Trump has confidence in Rosenstein

Donald Trump has now hired Christian right lawyer Jay Sekulow , whose track record of lying is nearly as bad as his own, and is sending him out to defend him in the media. Comey was among those critics who cited Lynch's June 2016 tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton as a sign the Justice Department was not capable of an independent investigation into Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Queen's Speech axed to make way for complex Brexit talks

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This year's speech was delayed in the aftermath of the general election result which saw the Conservatives lose their parliamentary majority, forcing them to enter talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to help prop up a minority government. Read More »

Spotify 'Sponsored Songs' lets labels pay for plays

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Perhaps this Sponsored Song feature will motivate the free users to cough up dough. And these Sponsored Songs will be instantly playable and saveable instead of requiring an initial ad click first. If these people don't want to pay, Spotify has to find more ways to monetize them without annoying them so much that they ditch the streaming app. Beyond more traditional banner ads that point internally to new albums or externally to any business' site, a year ago Spotify began letting ... Read More »

Final Fantasy XV's Episode Prompto DLC Gets a Trailer

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Square Enix have kept up their end of the bargain on the game by consistently supporting the game with great post launch updates and content, including paid DLC. Square Enix have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming Final Fantasy XV DLC, Episode Prompto which arrives on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 on the 27th June. Read More »

Otto Warmbier, US student freed from North Korea, has died

Fred Warmbier told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on this past Wednesday that Otto was "terrorized and brutalized" during his 17-month detention and has been in a coma for more than a year . Warmbier was convicted of subversion in North Korea after he tearfully confessed he tried to steal a propaganda banner. He died six days later surrounded by relatives in his home town of Cincinnati , Ohio. Read More »

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal

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These early forays into groceries provide clues for what consumers could expect from a combined Amazon and Whole Foods , a deal expected to close later this year. "They really want to be communicated with the way they want to be communicated with", Hauptman said. " Amazon didn't just buy a grocery retailer". Read More »

NASA Class of 2017: 12 Astronaut Candidates Named

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Chari now works with the US Air Force , as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1999, Chari had graduated from the US Air Force Academy with a Bachelor's degree in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science . "We here at NASA are excited to welcome them to the team and look forward to working with them to inspire the next generation of explorers". Further, Pence said NASA would continue to have the resources it needs to "make history" - even though the President's budget request cuts ... Read More »

Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

The ATC is an initiative of the Office of American Innovation , which was created by an executive order in March and is led by Trump senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner . As Salon's Heather Digby Parton points out , Sekulow's wife, brother, sons and sister-in-law "dominate the boards of both organizations" in an arrangement not dissimilar from how Trump ran his business and, to a lesser extent, the White House. Read More »

Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice

He prefers to work behind the scenes. But eventually the room quieted and he could finally be heard. "We have challenged ourselves to pursue change that will provide utility to Americans far beyond our tenure here". Kushner has also come under scrutiny for his contacts with Russians during the transition as part of the widening probes into whether Trump's team coordinated with Moscow during the election. Read More »

Special Counsel Reportedly Investigates Trump, Son-in-Law

Trump fired Comey last month, saying "this Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he made the decision to oust the nation's top law enforcement official while Comey was leading the FBI's probe into Russia's meddling. The White House has said the latter session was a diplomatic encounter that occurred before Trump's inauguration in January. It was the most complex white collar crime investigation in FBI history and led to the convictions of the firm's top management. Read More »