Demare takes Tour stage amid crashes Demare takes Tour stage amid crashes
- July 05, 2017

Cavendish rode in with a teammate after treatment, gingerly holding his right arm close to his body, with his right hand in a bandage. Demare, the 2016 Milan-Sanremo victor, took over the lead of the green jersey points classification after Marcel Kittel was caught up in the first crash that split the peloton before the final kilometre. (more...)
Michael Keane Completes Everton Transfer for Potential Club Record Fee Michael Keane Completes Everton Transfer for Potential Club Record Fee
- July 04, 2017

He played in my position when he was a world-class player for a great Barcelona side and a great Dutch side and the style of football he likes to play will suit me, I believe. Keane has been impressive during his time in the top flight, too. Michael Keane made his full England debut in a friendly against Germany in March. (more...)
Louisiana Will Not Turn Over Voter Info to Trump Administration Louisiana Will Not Turn Over Voter Info to Trump Administration
- July 04, 2017

The request included asking for the last four digits of voters' Social Security numbers. In a statement , the Congressional Black Caucus said, "We have little doubt that if complied with, these letters - issued unilaterally without any vote or public discussion - would lead to an unprecedented, nationwide voter suppression effort ". (more...)
Ministers braced for possible Donald Trump visit to the UK Ministers braced for possible Donald Trump visit to the UK
- July 04, 2017

After the latest rumours of a presidential visit, the Stop Trump campaigner and Guardian columnist Owen Jones placed his Twitter followers on high alert, tweeting on Sunday night: " Donald Trump is planning to sneak into Britain to avoid protests". (more...)
Congress alone is to blame for the opposition mess - Nitish Kumar Congress alone is to blame for the opposition mess - Nitish Kumar
- July 04, 2017

Nitish Kumar also downplayed his earlier comments holding the Congress responsible for the "current mess" in the opposition ranks. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday declared that he was not in the race to become the Prime Minister in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and that the state's ruling Grand Alliance was very much intact. (more...)
Navy destroyer sails near disputed island claimed by China Navy destroyer sails near disputed island claimed by China
- July 03, 2017

Trump has sought China's help in reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes and tension between Washington and Beijing over military installations in the South China Sea could complicate those efforts. China has recently built up its facilities on Triton Island, including a new helicopter landing site, according to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative , part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. (more...)
New Jersey government shuts down in budget standoff New Jersey government shuts down in budget standoff
- July 03, 2017

State parks, recreation areas, forests, camping areas, historic sites and state-run beaches are closed just in time for the long Independence Day holiday weekend. This is Christie's first government shutdown in his two terms, and the first since 2006 under Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. Speaking to the New Jersey 101.5 radio station Monday, Christie said that he was looking forward to spending July 4 at the beach and that he expected "the whole family" would show up. (more...)
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will take place immediately after Infinity War
- July 02, 2017

It's hard to get to the real meat and potatoes of what makes [a character] tick. Vulture is a classic Spidey villain created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko dating back to 1963's "Amazing Spider-Man" #2. Putting on the Spider-Man suit for the first time is a life-changing moment - and it is - but Tom says that the magic feeling doesn't go away. We finally have an answer regarding Sony's new Venom movie , and whether or not Spider-Man will appear alongside Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock. (more...)
Simone Veil, 'the best of France,' dies Simone Veil, 'the best of France,' dies
- July 01, 2017

Born Simon Jacob in Nice in 1927, Veil was 17 years old when she was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. She and her sister survived but they did not know what had happened to their father and brother until 1978 when a book revealed they had been transported to Lithuania and then Estonia. (more...)
Serena asks McEnroe for respect after comparison Serena asks McEnroe for respect after comparison
- July 01, 2017

But Ms Williams nine-month hiatus hasn't shielded her from the incessant debate over where she would rank on a hypothetical list of "greatest athletes of our time". "It sort of took me aback". When she saw the results, Williams revealed, "I did a double take and my heart dropped". Williams said she intends to return to the pro tennis circuit in January next year. (more...)
French Far-right's Le Pen Faces Funding Scandal Probe French Far-right's Le Pen Faces Funding Scandal Probe
- July 01, 2017

Prosecutors in France have placed the far-right leader Marine Le Pen under formal investigation as part of a probe into the alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants. Investigators suspect that the party took money reserved for the salaries of European parliamentary assistants and used it to fund staff working for the National Front. (more...)
A Trump-Putin Meeting Is Happening Next Week A Trump-Putin Meeting Is Happening Next Week
- June 30, 2017

Trump raised Russian hackles this week when the White House said it appeared the Syrian military was preparing to conduct a chemical weapons attack and warned that Assad and his forces would "pay a heavy price" if it did so. The G20 summit in Hamburg is a logical venue and reason for both world leaders to talk. Russian Federation has sought to put itself on an equal footing with the USA since the collapse of the Soviet Union, extending its territory where it can, countering US military ... (more...)
What Happens if the Media Defies White House Camera Ban? What Happens if the Media Defies White House Camera Ban?
- June 30, 2017

After several such outbursts by Acosta, another reporter asked Spicer about the White House's decision. "Yeah, some days we'll have them on, some days we'll have them off", the spokesman said . "Can we address the cameras issue?" Spicer, calling on Trey Yingst of One America News Network, was instead forced to finally answer. Not only has this begun to upset the press corp, but it has also reportedly caused some alarm among a few Trump surrogates according to an article by The ... (more...)
Iraqi soldiers fight last pockets of Daesh in Mosul's Old City Iraqi soldiers fight last pockets of Daesh in Mosul's Old City
- June 29, 2017

Mosul, 400 km north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. Front lines were quiet in the Old City Tuesday as Iraqi special forces scouted the terrain. A destroyed al-Hadba minaret at Grand al-Nuri Mosque (L) is seen in Mosul, Iraq June 27, 2017. (more...)
Trump calls Ireland's Varadkar to congratulate him Trump calls Ireland's Varadkar to congratulate him
- June 28, 2017

Mr Trump said: "We have so many people from Ireland in this country". The ban has been reinstated until autumn. The 38-year-old Varadkar, who was born in Dublin to an Indian immigrant father and an Irish mother, is seen as progressive on social issues such as gender equality and abortion rights. (more...)
Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice
- June 27, 2017

Recent reports have said Trump also requested help from Coats and Rogers to pressure Comey to end the investigation into Flynn's activities. Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, immediately condemned the Post report. (more...)
Pride group talking to police about parade ban Pride group talking to police about parade ban
- June 26, 2017

The parade was stopped just minutes after getting underway in downtown Minneapolis. People who had planned to attended had voiced concerns about the police presence after a local police officer was acquitted after the shooting of an African American. (more...)
Kidambi Srikanth creates history by reaching final of Australian Open
- June 26, 2017

Srikanth won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career's fourth Super Series title. This was the third straight Super Series final win for Srikanth who had only last week secured the Indonesian Open. Srikanth Kadambi won the Australian Open Series and created a history. Srikanth utilised his attacking strokeplay against Chen, who was mostly forced to defend. (more...)
North Korea tests rocket engine linked to nuclear missile programme
- June 24, 2017

This photo carried by North Korea's state news agency on March 19, 2017, shows the North's ground test of a new high-thrust rocket engine. One of the tests, which took place at the Sohae satellite launch facility, was hailed as a "great leap forward" by North Korea state media. (more...)
So far, Trump effect has led only to GOP victories
- June 23, 2017

The two Republican victories last night come as the latest set of close but no cigar losses for Democrats in special elections this year. "This is the beginning of something much bigger than us", Ossoff said in his concession speech. Ossoff ended up losing to Republican Karen Handel by a four-point margin - 51.9 to 48.1 percent. Indeed, when Trump's White House tapped four Republican congressman for prominent posts in the GOP administration, the immediate assumption was ... (more...)
Diverse crowd at vigil for slain Muslim teen
- June 22, 2017

Torres exited his auto and chased the group with a baseball bat . Darwin Martinez Torres , a 22-year-old from El Salvador thought to be in the USA illegally, was jailed without bail on a murder charge after the girl's body was pulled from a pond near his apartment. (more...)
Won't support BJP's Presidential candidate if it is for votebank: Uddhav Thackeray
- June 22, 2017

The BJP on Monday named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate. Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said India can not stop playing Pakistan at global cricket tournaments, but made it clear that the two countries will not play each other in either India or Pakistan, reported Financial Express . (more...)
ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups
- June 21, 2017

Hopefully, this win, everyone will remember not [just] today or tomorrow, but for a very long time.When we arrived here, we were ranked 8th, and now, we are the champions. "I wasn't feeling well yesterday, I was thinking I wouldn't be able to play, but the physio said I would be fine in the morning". Waqar said the victory will help serve the cause of cricket at home where worldwide cricket is not being played for many years. (more...)
Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map
- June 21, 2017

The court is now considering this case, Gill v. Whitford , on appeal. The high court case could affect pending legal disputes over Republican-drawn maps in North Carolina and Pennsylvania and a Democratic-drawn map in Maryland. It said the constitution has been violated if the new districts are "intended to to place a severe impediment on the effectiveness of the votes of individual citizens on the basis of their political affiliation", "has that effect" and "cannot be justified on other, ... (more...)
3300 dead since central Congo conflict began 3300 dead since central Congo conflict began
- June 21, 2017

Congo's human rights minister dismissed that statement. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told the U.N. Human Rights Council Tuesday hundreds of villagers had been "shot dead, hacked or burned to death, and mutilated" over the past two months. "At least two pregnant women were sliced open and their fetuses mutilated". The army's spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment. Two UN experts investigating the violence, American Michael Sharp and Zeida Catalan from Sweden , were killed in ... (more...)
Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one
- June 21, 2017

May has clung on to power since the election but has so far failed to strike an agreement with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party that would allow her to govern. He said he views the talks with "informed optimism". Britain and the European Union are already at odds over the order of the talks, with London insisting future trade ties should be discussed at the same time as the divorce despite opposition from Brussels . (more...)
Qatar Will Not Negotiate Unless Blockade Is Lifted First
- June 21, 2017

Qatar's financial hub is looking beyond the Middle East and North Africa as the Saudi-led campaign to isolate the gas-rich Arab state threatens to dent regional business. "We are starting to see risky spillovers already both in the broader region but also in Africa and in Asia, there are worrying signals", she said in Luxembourg. (more...)
US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria
- June 21, 2017

The incident happened a day after the United States military brought down a Syrian military jet near Raqqa for bombing near US-allied forces on the ground, the first time Washington had carried out such an action in the multi-pronged civil war. (more...)
South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace
- June 20, 2017

It found an average of 20 people were driven out from their homes every minute a year ago, the refugee agency said. United Nations high Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi said that the data on internally displaced persons testify to the discouraging failure of global diplomacy. (more...)
Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says
- June 19, 2017

From early in the first round it was clear that Braidwood had the upper hand and Hague was rocked and sent to the canvas several times before he was finally knocked out cold in the second round. Ricky Hatton is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2012. Hague, who is from Edmonton, was known as "The Thrashing Machine", according to his UFC profile, which lists him as a former fighter. (more...)
DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
- June 16, 2017

The charges come nearly a month after Erdogan's guards made global headlines when cell phones and video cameras caught the men kicking, choking, and shoving protesters on Washington's Sheridan Circle. They were among 18 charged over the May 16 incident. They are among the most likely to face actual consequences. Sources tell The New York Times that the guards will face several felony and misdemeanor counts. (more...)
Manchester bomber's brother released without charge
- June 15, 2017

Police said they believed the vehicle was a significant piece of evidence in the investigation into the May 22 attack when Salman Abedi walked into the foyer of Manchester Arena and detonated an improvised explosive device as fans left an Ariana Grande concert, reports Efe. (more...)
Iranian General Says Daesh Militants Staging Attacks Under US, Saudi Guidance Iranian General Says Daesh Militants Staging Attacks Under US, Saudi Guidance
- June 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism networks in the region. The assailants attacked the parliament buildins in the morning. He made the remarks in the 15th Annual International Retreat of Mediators and Peace Process Actors in Oslo Forum, Norway , Iranian News Agency reported. (more...)
SDF launch major offensive to capture ISIL-held Raqqa
- June 13, 2017

Former U.S. defense secretary Ashton Carter had urged that IS be attacked simultaneously in Raqa and Mosul, Iraq, the group's other key stronghold. The US-led coalition said on Tuesday the fight for Raqqa would be "long and difficult" but would deliver a " decisive blow to the idea of Daesh as a physical caliphate". (more...)
Clinging on to Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers
- June 12, 2017

The Conservatives won 318 House of Commons seats in Thursday's election, eight short of an outright majority. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the offensive in an interview with the Daily Mirror on Saturday, vowing to oust Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservatives "within a matter of days". (more...)