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Manchester United confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic

Manchester United confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic The third bid was understood to be close to £40m. Ignore the implausible claims from United that they decided not to sign Griezmann and target other strikers instead, as this transfer deal was all but done until Atletico failed to get their transfer embargo lifted and Griezmann felt obliged to stay. [Full Article...]

RT America: Russia's ambassador Kislyak concludes United States assignment

RT America: Russia's ambassador Kislyak concludes United States assignment And in another tweet, Trump attacked the Times for reports that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose death in a Russian airstrike had been speculated last month, is still alive, according to Pentagon officials. Trump , also, said Comey lied to Congress, something the President claimed he'd explain later. Unlike Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who plays a vital role in insulating ... [Full Article...]

Qatar amends law to boost fight against terrorism

Qatar amends law to boost fight against terrorism A CNN report last month said United States intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led to the Gulf dispute. The four states and Qatar are all US allies. The order follows an agreement signed between the United States and the Gulf nation during US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Doha, which seeks to combat terror financing. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr., Manafort Reach Agreement to Avoid Public Hearing

Trump Jr., Manafort Reach Agreement to Avoid Public Hearing The White House made no comment when asked for clarification about the president's tweet . However, Kislyak, in briefing his superiors on the meetings, said he and Sessions discussed campaign-related matters including policy issues important to Moscow, the Post said. [Full Article...]

US Congress agrees to beef up Russian Federation sanctions as European Union voices concern

US Congress agrees to beef up Russian Federation sanctions as European Union voices concern The bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. Some expressed concerns it would mean Congress would have to vote on approving or blocking licenses for US businesses, an authority many want to remain with the Treasury Department. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russian Federation sanctions bill

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russian Federation sanctions bill The measure, which also allows new sanctions against Iran and North Korea , is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday . Last month, the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing sanctions that target Iran's ballistic missile program and expand USA sanctions on Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Tradition in Congress Allows Sen. McCain's Medical Leave to Go Unchallenged

Tradition in Congress Allows Sen. McCain's Medical Leave to Go Unchallenged Appearing on WOWO-AM in Fort Wayne, Indiana , former Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey should appoint her to fill McCain's seat. He and his family are weighing his treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy. Because of Flake's longtime criticism of President Trump and possible resistance to voting for Obamacare repeal, the president has considered backing Ward ... [Full Article...]

Mafia Capitale: sentenza in arrivo, chiesti 5 secoli di carcere

Mafia Capitale: sentenza in arrivo, chiesti 5 secoli di carcere Oltre 500 gli anni di condanna, ricorda Repubblica, erano stati richiesti dalla pubblica accusa nei confronti dei 46 imputati 22 dei quali accusati di associazione a delinquere di stampo mafioso .Le condanne: 20 anni a Carminati , 19 a BuzziA conclusione del processo a Mafia Capitale , la decima Corte del tribunale di Roma ha accolto in parte le richieste della Procura, riconoscendo l'ex ... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions bill

Lawmakers reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions bill In a rare show of defiance, Republicans in Congress are coming close to preventing Donald Trump from being able to roll back sanctions against Russian Federation. Democrats and anti-Trump conservatives have been skeptical of this stance. Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the minority leader, said he expected this "strong" bill to reach the president's desk promptly "on a broad bipartisan basis". [Full Article...]

United States will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

United States will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon When asked if the withholding of $350 million coalition support funds was part of Donald Trump administration's new policy towards Pakistan , he said "No". "In our discussions with Pakistani officials, we continue to stress that it is in the interest of Pakistan to eliminate all safe havens and reduce the operational capacity of all militant organisations that pose a threat to the USA and Pak... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sanctions deal reached without changes Trump sought

Russian Federation sanctions deal reached without changes Trump sought Politico cites congressional sources who said the package, which punishes Russian Federation for its meddling in last year's USA presidential election, is missing a key inclusion the White House requested. Congressional aides said there may be resistance among Senate Republicans to adding the North Korea penalties, but it remained unclear whether those concerns would further stall the legislat... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump expresses regret over appointing Jeff Sessions Attorney General

Donald Trump expresses regret over appointing Jeff Sessions Attorney General Sessions, one of Trump's earliest major backers during the campaign, said he is "totally confident that we can continue to run this office in an effective way". How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? When Sessions recused himself on March 2, it fell to Rosenstein to oversee any matters involving the 2016 presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Matt Corral, No. 87 prospect in 2018 class, commits to Florida

Matt Corral, No. 87 prospect in 2018 class, commits to Florida In addition to Rivals, Scout also gives Corral a 5-star rating. According to SECCountry.com, he wrapped up a three-day visit to Florida on Saturday. The Gators just added another impressive piece to their 2018 recruiting class. He attends high school at Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, CA. The 6-2, 196-pounder held offers from Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and UCLA among others. [Full Article...]

Israel to demolish family home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel to demolish family home of alleged Palestinian attacker Medics evacuate an Israeli woman who was injured during a knife attack in the Jewish settlement of Neve Tsuf at the West Bank, at a hospital in Jerusalem July 21, 2017. "The occupation caused this attack after pressing on Al-Aqsa mosque". On a visit to Halamish earlier Saturday, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the IDF to expedite the demolition of Abd Al-Jalil's home, locking down t... [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

Central Intelligence Agency did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia' Trump has given these moderate rebels a binary choice: join the jihadists or accept Assad. Thomas alluded to this and other incidents between pro-government and US -backed forces, calling them "close calls" that could ultimately lead to Russian Federation questioning the U.S.'s presence in Syria once ISIS is defeated. [Full Article...]

Grassley calls on 'leaker' to release Sessions-Russia conversation

Grassley calls on 'leaker' to release Sessions-Russia conversation The committee initially called for Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to appear publicly Wednesday. In his Saturday tweets, Trump also launched into criticism of the Russian Federation probe, asking why Sessions and Mueller weren't looking into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information in emails while secretary of state and accusing her of having ties to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

American Idol victor Scotty McCreery brings gun to airport

American Idol victor Scotty McCreery brings gun to airport McCreery was cited for the gun but does have a hide and carry permit. "McCreery ends his statement by thanking security personnel - "great to know our airport security force is on the job", he says - and by saying the he "[has] learned a lesson that I won't forget". [Full Article...]

Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods

Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods Residents of Christchurch and Dunedin have begun to return to their homes today following two days of severe storms that caused widespread flooding. . New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English took to Twitter to address the nation on Saturday: 'My thoughts are with those affected by the weather events in the South Island. [Full Article...]

Watch Team Trump deny any collusion with the Russians

The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election (all times local): 9:10 a.m. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that USA spy agency intercepts showed that Kislyak told Moscow officials that he had discussed campaign related-issues with Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the 2016 race for president. [Full Article...]

Key figure in US, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak goes home

Key figure in US, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak goes home Nevertheless, the revelation of the contact with Kislyak led Sessions to recuse himself from the ongoing probe involving President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election, clearing the path for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller to take over. [Full Article...]


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