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I never committed tax fraud in Spain - Ronaldo

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The Argentinian player and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to evade taxes on 4.16 million euros ($4.7 million) of Messi's earned income from his image rights in 2007-2009. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions Didn't Exactly Give James Comey A Performance Review

Following the heated exchange with Wyden, Sessions repeatedly said he was not aware of any undisclosed meetings between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government. But the attorney general's pushed back hard when asked what those problematic matters could be, retorting: "There are none". The day after the termination, Trump told Kremlin visitors to the Oval Office: "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Lire la suite »

Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

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Former fire marshal Robert Rowe told CNN the fire appears to have been "moving very quickly". While the cause and exact location of the fire's beginning are now unknown, some media reports have claimed the fire began around the third or fourth floor, before spreading all the way up the side of the building. Lire la suite »

'Major incident' declared in London as fire engulfs residential tower block

Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly says on the London Fire Brigade's Facebook page that it's a large and very serious fire. Residents in London have had to stand helplessly watching a 24-storey apartment building in London go up in flames. Reports suggest people are still trapped in the 27-storey Grenfell Tower. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Lire la suite »

UK earnings after inflation shrink at fastest pace since 2014

Average pay excluding bonuses grew by 1.7 per cent although after inflation this means earnings in the three-month period fell by 0.6 per cent year-on-year. "As yet it seems there is little evidence of this type of "wage-price spiral", which should give the Bank enough latitude to look through higher inflation and hold rates at 0.25% for now". Lire la suite »

Daugaard signs nonmeandered waters compromise into law

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Susan Wismer, D-Britton, wrote on Twitter. The Senate followed 10 minutes later, voting 26-2 in favor. David Anderson, R-Hudson. Hugh Bartels, R-Watertown. Daugaard, a former senator, said Monday he's never known a study panel to work faster. Gov. Dennis Daugaard made a promise Monday, as he opened the Legislature's special session regarding nonmeandered waters that lay atop private land. Lire la suite »

Trump allows Pentagon to set Afghan troop levels

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Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) questioned whether the USA is throwing good money after bad in Afghanistan, because the Pentagon doesn't appear to have a strategy. Mattis said he expects to offer an updated plan to the committee next month. The 3,000 to 5,000 additional forces being discussed at the Pentagon, some of which could be sent by US allies, would be largely comprised of air crews and trainers to support Afghan forces. Lire la suite »

UK Conservatives Lose Majority After Stunning Loss for Theresa May

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May, who had campaigned against Brexit past year but took over the Conservative party after David Cameron lost last June's Brexit referendum, delivered her terms for withdrawal in March. Responding to the furor over the dementia tax, she insisted nothing had changed, prompting accusations of a mid-campaign U-turn. "She's a zombie prime minister". Lire la suite »

US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city

The militants have defied a US-backed military onslaught, which has seen relentless bombing of the residential areas of Marawi where they are holed up. There were tearful scenes in Marawi on Tuesday morning after five Muslim policemen and five Christian construction workers sprinted about two kilometres (1.2 miles) from the militant-controlled areas to safety. Lire la suite »

Drone strike kills Haqqani network commander in Hangu

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Wang will work to discuss the possibility of organizing a meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.S and China , according to the statement. "Peace with Pakistan was our demand and this must be solved between government and government", an Afghan media outlet quoted the Afghan present as saying. Lire la suite »

Sessions testifies before Senate panel on Russia, Comey firing

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Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president. During his testimony last week, Comey said he had notes of meetings with Trump in which the president asked him for a pledge of personal loyalty and to drop the Russian Federation investigation as it pertained to former national security adviser Flynn. Lire la suite »

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the United States isolated

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The U.S. said it would not sign up to a pledge by Italy , Canada, Japan , France , Britain and Germany which called the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change "irreversible" and key for the "security and prosperity of our planet". If the US follows through with its pledge to formally withdraw from the pact, which can not happen formally until November 4, 2020, the country would join just two others-Syria and Nicaragua-as non-parties to the agreement. Lire la suite »

Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'

Reading from the coroner's report, Scicchitano said the manner of Piazza's death was accidental and due to a fall, while the cause was "multiple traumatic injuries". "But that doesn't mean there's any intent involved in any of this". Only one witness, a detective, testified during about 10 hours of a preliminary hearing that will decide whether there's enough evidence to send the case against members of Beta Theta Pi and the fraternity itself to county court for trial in the pledge's death. Lire la suite »

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment. A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties, whose power-sharing administration in Belfast collapsed earlier this year. Lire la suite »

France and Britain announce anti-terror action plan

Mrs May's authority has been severely diminished after a disastrous general election which saw her lose her House of Commons majority. The two big screens at the stadium projected the cross of St. France is willing to provide financial incentives for the objective of making it easier for scientists to relocate; they will still be able to conduct research in English that will later be translated to French by academic partners. Lire la suite »

Derek Pringle column - Hit-and-hope De Villiers is feeling the pressure

Instead of continuing Morkel's targeting of Malik and Babar Azam's ribcages, with a leg gully and two men on the hook to take advantage of any mistakes, De Villiers got Morkel to shift his line to off-stump and just outside. Not India , who improved to 4-0 against the South Africans in Champions Trophy history, and knocked them out for a third time . The onus was on du Plessis to then bat through the innings. Lire la suite »

Downing Street talks fail to finalise DUP-Tory deal

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However, her governing style is set to change to become more consensus-based and it looks as if the "no deal is better than a bad deal" mantra will be retired. As he arrived at the Dail in Dublin ahead of Enda Kenny's formal resignation as taoiseach, Mr Adams said incoming Irish premier Leo Varadkar needed to put his efforts into restoring powersharing north of the border. Lire la suite »

GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts

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The latest 130 cars will be equipped with a suite of cameras, sensors and other hardware that's been updated from the systems used on 50 self-driving Bolts already being tested in San Francisco , metro Detroit and Scottsdale, Arizona. When General Motors announced that it would start testing self-driving Bolt EVs in and around Detroit , it also said it would be building them up the street (give or take a few miles). Lire la suite »

Theresa May will form a minority United Kingdom government

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The Prime Minister made a joke at her own expense, responding to the Speaker's re-election by saying: "At least someone got a landslide". While talks were ongoing, former Conservative Prime Minister John Major told BBC Radio 4's World at One that he was "wary" and "dubious" about the proposed Tory-DUP deal. Lire la suite »

Man held over Manchester attack released without charge

A MAN has been arrested as police continue to investigate the Manchester Arena attack. Police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing have seized a auto which is believed to be "significant" to the case. Isaac Forjani said it was "not easy" being connected to "22 lost, innocent lives". Authorities said the cordon was a "precaution" and that people would temporarily be relocated. Lire la suite »