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Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

Argentina were made to do without their star man for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia , and the top-ranked nation in world football were humbled 2-0. Let us know in the comments section below. He did award a controversial penalty to Argentina , however, after adjudging Angel di Maria to have been pushed in the area, and Messi duly scored the spot kick. Read More

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Eurozone chief urged to quit for 'liquor and women' quip

Eurozone chief urged to quit for 'liquor and women' quip

Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said Mr Dijssebloem's remarks were "absolutely unacceptable" and that he was "not fit to remain head of the Eurogroup". Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a Dutchman, has stood by his remarks and refused to apologise. But the words stung in Mediterranean countries Portugal , Greece and Cyprus that have all received eurozone bailouts in recent years - as has Ireland in northern Europe - while Spain's banks have also received support. Read More

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Wenger clarifies Sanchez's latest comments on future

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is not anxious about the speculation linking Alexis Sanchez with Chelsea , joking that there is only one team in London. "I was happy as long as I was playing football". "Yes I understand that [other interpretations], I have not a lot to add". He also went on to say that he was keen to play on a winning football team, which might have been a hint as to his ambitions and perhaps a lack thereof, of Arsenal's . Read More

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Top Democrat on House intel committee views surveillance info at White House

Top Democrat on House intel committee views surveillance info at White House

Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, during the committee'. On Thursday, the White House invited Schiff to see the material. Nunes says he answers to voters, and the issue he briefed Trump on had nothing to do with Russian Federation. "So, first, I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition", Nunes said. Read More

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Two men still remain in police custody over the Westminster terror attack

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, who leads the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, said they were very appreciative of their co-operation and support. More details about attacker Khalid Masood's travels, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Britain, emerged Saturday amid a massive British police effort to discover how a homegrown ex-con with a violent streak became radicalized and why he launched a deadly attack Wednesday on Westminster Bridge. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation has information suggesting Trump associates and Russians may have coordinated

Federal Bureau of Investigation has information suggesting Trump associates and Russians may have coordinated

White House officials responded to Comey's announcement of the investigation with dismissal, saying there was nothing to investigate because the campaign did not communicate with Russian Federation. Obama denied this through a spokesperson; numerous government officials have also said there's no evidence to support this claim. This approach will contrast sharply with the Trump campaign's approach; recall the candidate's supporters continually shouting "lock her up" in response to Hillary ... Read More

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Top intel Democrat views material at White House

Top intel Democrat views material at White House

His public declarations came days after Trump officials privately suggested to reporters that they focus on that same topic, a signal that the California congressman and the White House may have been working in tandem. "That's why you have the leaking", Farkas said in the March 2 interview on MSNBC. His comments read as a pointed rebuke of his committee's chairman, Rep. Read More

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Jewish Israeli Suspected in JCC Bomb Threats

Earlier this month, the F.B.I. arrested disgraced journalist Juan Thompson after it was revealed he had made several hoax bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the US and then attempted to frame an ex-girlfriend for the crime. It seems the suspect was born outside of the country, as The Jerusalem Post article notes he "made aliya" - a term used to describe someone who moved to Israel. Read More

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Putin: Criticism of Russia protest arrests is 'interference'

Putin: Criticism of Russia protest arrests is 'interference'

Navalny was originally sentenced on March 27, one day after he was arrested near the site of an unsanctioned anticorruption demonstration in central Moscow. Navalny appeared in court after having been detained during the high-profile anti-corruption protests . Grin's letter to Roskomnadzor cites Russian laws prohibiting the distribution of information meant to incite mass protests , and those banning events on Red Square without the approval of the President. Read More

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Barcelona defends Messi over 'unfair' suspension

Barcelona defends Messi over 'unfair' suspension

But while Brazil celebrated, Argentina and Messi were left digesting another stumble in their progress towards Russian Federation as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat in La Paz. "I remember, when I was younger, I loved to watch the Brazil games with Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Robinho - they were my idols", Neymar said. "The second thing that baffles me is that players cover their mouths to say good morning and when they swear at the linesmen.they do not cover their mouths". Read More

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Oil rises 2 percent as supplies seen tightening

Although a number of respected analysts had stressed that unusually high inventories - the cause for most of the consternation among investors - was at least partly due to the seasonal lull in refinery activity and that a tightening would soon occur, prices have remain range bound and in the case of US crude dipped below the $50 mark. Read More

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Stephenson trying to make most of 2nd chance with Pacers

Stephenson trying to make most of 2nd chance with Pacers

IN is currently only half a game ahead of the Chicago Bulls for the eighth and final playoff spot, and they are now embarking on one of the tougher remaining schedules in the East without two of their key reserves. "I thought JV did an excellent job again", Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. "We understood that and that was on my mind coming out for the second half and trying to push it out there and get us going". Read More

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Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State's second-in-command killed in airstrike

Al-Jumaili was dubbed the IS minister of war. The report said an Iraqi Air Force strike in far western Iraq had killed Ayad al-Jumaili and several other regional IS commanders. Although the loss of Mosul would effectively end Islamic State's territorial rule in Iraq, U.S. and Iraqi officials are preparing for the group to go underground and fight an insurgency like the one that followed the U.S. Read More

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Mark McCall urges Saracens to adapt against Glasgow in Champions Cup

I wouldn't say [I watch] one particular player, but it is just watching loads of teams and seeing the way they play the game. "Ali has improved hugely in that area and he brings other strengths which we will be looking to see". It takes longer to get the body going, and that is part of professional rugby. For Sunday's game, it is about what Vunipola and his colleagues do on the pitch against a side that have been risky on the road this season. Read More

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South Africa's Zuma is asked to miss activist's funeral

South Africa's Zuma is asked to miss activist's funeral

He was one of eight African National Congress (ANC) activists convicted at a trial in 1964 and spent 26 years in prison, the majority of them alongside Mandela. After his retirement from politics in 1999, Kathrada kept a low profile, but in recent years had chosen to speak out. Former South African President Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada hold the Olympic Flame at the entrance to the maximum security prison on Robben Island during the Cape Town leg of the Olympic Torch Relay on June ... Read More

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North Korean suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing head home

Kim Jong-nam was killed with the lethal nerve agent VX on Feb 13 in a Kuala Lumpur airport, triggering a diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea, which expelled each other's ambassadors and barred their citizens from leaving. They say Kim Jong Un had issued a "standing order" for his assassination to consolidate his own power following their father's death in 2011. The men in the images reportedly matched the photographs released by the Malaysian police in the past. Read More

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South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four

And legendary coach Roy Williams of North Carolina , who is no stranger to the Final Four , recounts his team's heartbreaking loss to Villanova in the 2016 championship game and how they plan to cut the net this year. The best player for the Gamecocks all regular season, Thornwell has taken it to another level during the NCAA Tournament . This was the first time this season that UConn was losing in the fourth quarter. Read More

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Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

The group also recommended that Japan consider stepping up its capacity to intercept incoming missiles by introducing new technology such as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense - known as THAAD - or Aegis Ashore defense systems. While the constitution does not preclude the right to attack a foreign state if Japan is under imminent threat, successive administrations since the 1950s have avoided doing so partly in a bid to prevent reviving memories of its past aggression in the region. Read More

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Myanmar by-elections take pulse of Suu Kyi's popularity

Of the 19 vacant parliamentary seats, nine are with the House of Representatives (Lower House), three with the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and seven with the state parliaments. But she also reiterated her top priority of ending the ethnic conflicts that have kept Myanmar in a state of near-perpetual civil war. The by-elections offer a chance to weigh in Suu Kyi administration's popularity in Myanmar as countrywide public polls are not available. Read More

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Schiff Faults White House for Withholding Documents From House Committee

Schiff Faults White House for Withholding Documents From House Committee

Her response comes after the claim was resurfaced in conservative media at the end of March with a new spin, that Farkas somehow admitted "that her former colleagues tried to secretly gather intelligence on President Trump's team". This week, the White House latched onto a month-old television interview from an Obama administration official who said she encouraged congressional aides to gather as much information on Russian Federation as possible before the inauguration. Read More

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Teen with dual US-Israeli citizenship arrested for global JCC threats

Jordan Shenker, head of the Kaplen Jewish Community Center which was affected by the threats, said he is confident that the threats will be over and that he can breathe again. The Israel Police stressed that the arrested suspect was responsible for most of the bomb threats but not all of them. Ynet has reported that the attorney said the teenager has a brain tumor since the age of 14 that affects his behavior. Read More

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Hamas to allow UN, Red Cross workers to leave Gaza

Hamas to allow UN, Red Cross workers to leave Gaza

The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) issued a statement voicing serious concerns regarding a decision made by the Ministry of Interior and National Security, run by the Hamas movement in Gaza, placing strict conditions that severely limit the freedom of movement of Palestinians wishing to travel through Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing. Read More

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Thank Gadkari for 'MLA shopping': Digvijaya to Parrikar

Thank Gadkari for 'MLA shopping': Digvijaya to Parrikar

Mr. Singh found support from CPI (M) MP Tapan Kumar Sen, who said , "It appears that a vetoing operation is under process so that during the left-out period of the session, the matter could be dodged out". "The Congress (leaders) coming down (to Goa) for the floor test was possibly all a hype because it was being demanded that Digvijaya should be kept down as the general secretary". Read More

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Early reports of damage in wake of Australia's Cyclone Debbie

Early reports of damage in wake of Australia's Cyclone Debbie

However, the weather was still too bad to assess damage fully or mount an emergency response. Pictures posted on social media showed a light plane flipped upside down, yachts washed ashore, power poles down and trees fallen on houses. "I'm so glad we got evacuated out of the place we were staying at, I think we'd be pooping watermelons right now to be honest", he said. Cyclone Debbie makes landfall in Australia . Read More

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Trump to host Xi at his Florida residence next week

Trump commented about the upcoming meeting at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in a series of posts on Twitter on Thursday. Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu'an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. According to Zheng, Xi will hold talks with Trump, during which they will exchange in-depth views on China-U.S. ties and major global and regional affairs of common concern with a view to enhancing mutual understanding and expanding bilateral cooperation. Read More

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S&P: Sanctuary cities won't see ratings dip with Trump order

New Orleans' policy resulted from federal lawsuits and a consent decree that directs New Orleans police to, among other things, refrain from asking about an individual's immigration status. "We can't allow ourselves to be divided and sorted out". The administration has followed up on Trump's directive, with the Department of Homeland Security recently releasing a list of jurisdictions it said didn't comply with the agency's requests to detain undocumented immigrants in local custody ... Read More

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Trump to meet Xi next week

In a tweet on Thursday evening, Trump said the highly anticipated meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest economies, which is also expected to cover differences over North Korea and China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea, "will be a very hard one". Read More

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Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

The program was crafted in 2013 and has sharply divided Republicans since then in the Legislature, who have repeatedly derided the federal health care law. The ACA attempted to extend health insurance to the amble-bodied working poor making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill would make an estimated 150,000 Kansans who are now uninsured eligible for health coverage under Medicaid, with the federal government paying 90-95 percent of the cost. Read More

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Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon formally requests referendum

The results of the June Brexit referendum called the country's future into question because most voters in England and Wales opted to leave the European Union but most voters in Scotland and Northern Ireland wanted to stay. "I hope that will be by constructive discussion between our governments". Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said: "At the very moment we should be uniting as a country to get the good deal out of Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon is trying to divide us again". Read More

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