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US to open CONCACAF Gold Cup against Panama on July 8

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We open with a challenging game against Panama, and Martinique has the ability to surprise teams with the quality of their players. Honduras, the victor of January's Copa Centroamericana are seeded in Group A and will face Costa Rica, French Guiana and Canada. Read More »

Real Madrid take 22 footballers to Italy for Napoli game

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Knowing that they need to put pressure if they are going to have any chance of going through, Napoli took the initiative in the early stages of the match and were close after seven minutes. Both players were left out of the side that cruised to a 4-1 win against Eibar at the weekend, but return for tonight's match at the Stadio San Paolo as Madrid look to reach the quarter-finals of this competition for a seventh successive season. Read More »

McDonald's to launch ordering app, expand delivery

McDonald's Corp.'s acknowledged on Wednesday that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the United States since 2012 and laid out its plans to get more people back into its restaurants - including by letting them order and pay on their mobile phones by the end of the year. Read More »

Conservative Davidson says 'no popular support' for independence vote

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The Prime Minister issued a rallying call for the union insisting the "case has never been stronger" during an address to delegates at the Scottish Conservative conference in Glasgow today. She also added that arguments for independence are now weaker than before, and any referendum should be postponed until the Brexit process is complete - so people know what they're voting for. Read More »

General says Russian Federation almost bombed United States forces in Syria in ISIS fight

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Russian and Syrian regime forces mistakenly bombed United States-backed fighters in Syria Tuesday near the city of al-Bab, the top us military commander overseeing anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria said Wednesday . Bush. Townsend, who commands US forces in Iraq and Syria, said these groups are "bumping up against each other" around the city, adding "three armies and an enemy force have all converged within the same grid square, so it's very hard and complicated" to know just who is ... Read More »

White House aides told to preserve materials in Russian Federation probe

The US woke up on Thursday to a "triple whammy" of new media reports linking the Trump administration with Russian Federation, throwing the White House on the defensive and sparking fresh calls for a formal investigation. Congress doesn't declare "executive privilege" on behalf of the executive branch. Between Nunes's role on the transition and now his threats to the press? Earlier this year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Michael Flynn, then Trump's national security ... Read More »

Cuomo to visit Israel amid spate of anti-Semitic threats

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Add Rochester to the ever-growing list of US cities to have their Jewish cemeteries vandalized. The State Police Hate Crimes Task Force, in partnership with federal and local authorities, have launched aggressive investigations into reported hate crimes across the state. Read More »

Drone strikes kill 4 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

The Pentagon said the strikes were done in partnership with Yemen's government. The US is working to locate and monitor hundreds of people, or "contacts", found as part of the intelligence retrieved during the raid last month in Yemen targeting an al Qaeda affiliate, several US officials told CNN. Read More »

Trump Blames Generals For Raid That Killed Navy SEAL

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My generals are the most respected that we've had in many decades, I would - I believe. "And they lost Ryan", President Trump said. USA military officials told Owens's father his son was killed in the early minutes of the firefight, which also included female al-Qaida combatants. Read More »

Dutch woman, 99, 'arrested' as part of bucket list

Annie was then locked up in a cell and handcuffed. The second picture is a close up of Annie in handcuffs. Well, for one 99-year-old Dutch woman, being arrested was her top concern. The 99-year-old woman was smiling wide as she was slapped with cuffs, an event she was eager to cross off her bucket list. They drove to Annie's home, picked her up, placed her in a police vehicle and brought her in, HuffPo notes. Read More »

Russia, China Block UN Sanctions On Syria Over Gas Attacks

Haley said that in addition to those confirmed instances, there were credible reports of the weapons having been used "many, many" more times. "In Syria, the use of chemical weapons by the regime and by Daesh (the Islamic State group), including against civilian populations, is intolerable", Ayrault said. Read More »

Iraq Air Force Bombs ISIS in Syria for First Time

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The offensive to regain the western half of Mosul started six days ago, and the assault on the airport and military base, which started early Thursday was closely backed by airstrikes and ground support from US -led coalition forces. Global relations professor Houchang Hassan-Yari of the Royal Military College of Canada told VOA's Persian service the concentration of civilians in western Mosul will make it harder for Iraqi government forces and their coalition allies to retake that part of the ... Read More »

Simone Biles and Mr. T Are Joining Dancing with the Stars

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Meanwhile, it appears that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles' wish of starring on the reality series has been granted, after stating just previous year that she couldn't participate due to her hectic schedule. Rumors have been swirling for weeks about the series' upcoming cast . Girl power: Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui , Dinah Jane , Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke , seen at an event in LA on February 12. Read More »

Israel to deny Human Rights Watch visas over 'bias'

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Noting that it was not a blanket ban on HRW, Israel's Foreign Ministry later backtracked on its decision, saying that it would be willing to reexamine issuing a work visa for Omar Shakir , an American of Iraqi origin named as the NGO's Israel researcher, should the organization file an appeal. Read More »

Macron gains boost from key centrist in French election

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He spoke to an audience of French nationals who run their own businesses, who work in finance and also footballers Steve Mandanda and Yohan Cabaye, who play for the French national team and the English side Crystal Palace. After betting markets were surprised by the Brexit vote and the unexpected victory of Donald Trump, punters are playing Ms Le Pen's odds cautiously, putting them anywhere between 28-43% (the wide gap in price between different markets represents manna for arbitrageurs). Read More »

Michael Flynn unlikely to face charges for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation, sources say

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Congressional Republicans, meanwhile, continue to stonewall any investigation of Russia's influence over the Trump administration. The FBI interview, as well as the DOJ warning to the White House, suggest Trump was keeping on Flynn as his adviser and continuing to give him access to privileged national security information all while knowing something untoward had happened. Read More »

Thousands of Vauxhall workers hold breath as Theresa May enters takeover talks

Initial talks between the German government and carmakers PSA and General Motors have led to some encouraging signals that jobs at Opel factories will be preserved, but no guarantees have been made yet, a top official said on Monday. On Friday, Business Secretary Greg Clark said he had held "constructive" talks in France with the PSA Group board and French industry minister Christophe Sirugue. Read More »

President greets Gambia on its Independence Day

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The first took place in Senegal last month for security reasons after Barrow fled to the neighboring country despite being declared the victor in Gambia's December 1 election. The coalition party which backed his candidacy was formed, Barrow said, "to ensure that we'll be one Gambia, one nation, one people". Senegal's President Macky Sall was among the honorary guests gathering Saturday in Independence Stadium, protected by troops from the West African bloc, ECOWAS. Read More »

Kelly Says New Immigration Order Will Vet in More Reliable Way

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Kelly said this next time he will be able to "make sure that there's no one caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports". When asked if the rule will apply to green card holders, Kelly said "it's a good assumption". The replacement order could be issued as early as tomorrow, the Journal reported, citing a USA government official. Raids in early February, in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) rounded up more than 680 people in almost a dozen states, ... Read More »

President Trump Defends Retired Gen. Michael Flynn

Pence, Jan. 15: I talked to General Flynn about that conversation and actually it was initiated when on Christmas Day he had sent a text to the Russian ambassador to express not only Christmas wishes but sympathy for the loss of life in the airplane crash that took place. Read More »