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Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

In Spain , sentences of under two-years are often suspended if the convicted person has no previous criminal record. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities €3.3-million, a Madrid prosecutor said. The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United . Public prosecutors believe that the 54-year-old failed to declare earnings worth more than €7 million during the years 2011 and 2012, on which he should have paid €3.3 million in taxes. Read More

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US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward

But beyond the personalities, there are signs that the U.S. -India partnership - which grew closer under the Obama administration on issues such as climate change - could be headed for rougher waters. Just weeks ago, Trump accused India of seeking to profit from the Paris climate accord, as he announced his decision to withdraw the US from the global agreement. Read More

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Bombings at market in Pakistan kill 15

A Pakistani government official says twin bombings, minutes apart, have hit a crowded market in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing at least 15 people and wounding 70. The blast was so powerful it shattered windows in nearby buildings. Anwarul Haq Kakar, a spokesman for the provincial government, blamed neighboring India for the blast but offered no evidence to back up the allegation. Read More

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Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

Northern Ireland-born Simpson worked at multiple restaurants in London, Ireland and Australia and appeared in Australian television's " My Restaurant Rules ", " Live This ", and " Ready Steady Cook ". Funny, thoughtful, larger-than-life and a damn good chef. Celebrity chef Darren Simpson at a charity event in 2007. Over his career he shared the kitchen with and trained in in some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, including London's acclaimed River Café, Paul Rankin's ... Read More

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Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker asks ICAO to step in

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar as "inhumane and against Islamic values", urging Saudi Arabia to take a leading role in resolving the ongoing crisis among Persian Gulf Arab nations. We must absolutely overcome it. Airlines and aircraft not registered in Egypt or Qatar will be allowed to fly between the two countries, officials in Cairo said. Read More

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What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

That includes 24 seats Republicans won in November that Hillary Clinton also won. Of the 15 congressional districts with the highest levels of education, 13 are held by Democrats - Georgia's 6th District is one of the exceptions. "Hey Media, instead of saying Democrats LOST say Republicans WON!" In Montana, Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist by just 6 points. Read More

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Imam praised for saving life of suspect in London mosque attack

Imam praised for saving life of suspect in London mosque attack

Investigators were in Cardiff, searching his home. In a telephone interview with ITV News , his mother described him as a "complex" person but said "that's all I can say". Neighbours said they were "shocked" when they saw pictures of him being arrested. He is being held at a south London police station after being apprehended at the scene by witnesses who claimed to have heard a man shout " I'm going to kill all Muslims " during the attack . Read More

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US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

Thursday, the House and Senate Intelligence committees held hearings about the USA election system's flaws and addressing the fear of more hacks in the future. U.S. President Donald Trump is questioning why his predecessor, former President Barack Obama , and his administration didn't block Russian Federation from meddling in last year's presidential election. Read More

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Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

The present reality remains bleak for Democrats nationwide: they're 0-4 this year in special elections, despite one of the most unpopular Republican administrations in history. DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan attempted to do just that with his recent memo that spun Jon Ossoff's disappointing loss as a demonstration of how much ground Democrats are gaining in traditionally conservative districts. Read More

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Reaction to Trump's Cuba shift

Former president Barack Obama implemented his Cuba normalization measures through executive actions that bypassed Congress, giving Trump the power to undo much of it with the stroke of a pen. -Cuba commercial flights - though his more restrictive policy seems certain to dampen new economic ties. Trump is planning to outline changes during a visit to Miami on Friday, where he'll appear at the Manuel Artime Theater. Read More

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DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

The government is trying to act as an honest broker in re-establishing the collapsed power-sharing executive at Stormont. Northern Ireland politics has been in crisis since Sinn Fein pulled out of government in January, prompting an election in March and a series of missed deadlines to restore the compulsory coalition between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists. Read More

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Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Close the TV station Al Jazeera. Those demands top a list that also includes broader conditions such as reparations payments and closer alignment with the Sunni Arab countries in the Persian Gulf. Qatar is yet to comment on the demands, although officials have previously said that they will not negotiate until the blockade is lifted. The demands were also likely to elicit Qatari objections that its neighbors are trying to dictate its sovereign affairs by imposing such far-reaching requirements. Read More

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NDA gets boost as Sena backs Kovind

NDA gets boost as Sena backs Kovind

JDU MLA Ratnesh Sada said "The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators ". Like the first Dalit president K R Narayanan, NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind has risen from a modest background but the two dalit leaders took different paths to reach the zenith of their public life. Read More

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U.S. shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria

Sharif said on Monday, however, that the missiles were not only aimed at sending a message to IS, but also to Riyadh and Washington. The national TV showed footages of missile attacks launched from western Iran . The United States has said its recent actions against Syrian government forces and allied militia have been self-defensive in nature, aimed at stopping attacks on US -led coalition forces or their local allies. Read More

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Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Tests on the building's material as part of the police investigation were "small scale", the officer said, but added: "All I can say at the moment is they (tiles and insulation) don't pass any safety tests". The Met said officials had established that the blaze started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer. "In addition, we will visit all premises identified to check the fire safety of the building and make sure that in the event of a fire, firefighting facilities are all in place". Read More

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Qatar says received 'verbal message' from Iran's Rouhani

The move comes amid tensions between Doha and its Arab neighbors. They have accused Qatar of backing terror groups, charges denied by Qatar, which says the allegations are politically motivated. Gargash, who was in Paris as part of efforts to lobby European countries to put pressure on Doha, went on to say that the priority concern was dealing with Doha's alleged links to al-Qaeda-affiliated groups across the region as well as its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood movement and the Palestinian ... Read More

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Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets In Syria

This may indicate that Washington is bidding to establish de-facto no-fly zones in these areas. Rumours of Binali's death had circulated after the strike, but there was no official confirmation until the statement . A U.S. military official told AFP the drone was "on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them" and was shot down in self-defence. The Syrian Army recently made advances into the western countryside of Raqqa . Read More

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Syria troops position themselves at heart of war on IS

Trump administration officials, anticipating the defeat of the Islamic State in its de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa , are planning for what they see as the next stage of the war, a complex fight that will bring them into direct conflict with Syrian government and Iranian forces contesting control of a vast desert stretch in the eastern part of the country. Read More

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5 killed, 14 injured in Quetta blast

5 killed, 14 injured in Quetta blast

Islamic State Khorasan Province, the Middle Eastern group's affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been known to work with the myriad of Pakistani militant groups in previous attacks, including with JuA. The explosion occurred in front of the office of the police chief in Quetta city, which is capital of the mineral rich southern Balochistan province rife with the separatist and Islamist insurgencies. Read More

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Paris police: Champs-Elysees attacker killed, firearms and explosives found in vehicle

However, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the attempted attack on security forces on the Champs-Elysees showed the threat is still very high in the country and justifies the state of emergency . Earlier this month a man wielding a hammer attacked police officers on patrol outside Notre Dame cathedral, injuring one before being shot and seriously injured himself. Read More

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UP gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results

UP gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results

ASG Sanjay Jain , appearing for CBSE submitted, "Within the limit of our verification scheme we will look into the students' grievances". The students of the Classes 10 and 12 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board , Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) were honoured for their meritorious performance. Read More

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North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

The North Koreans compared this Trump " wag the dog " scenario to former President Bill Clinton using military strikes on Iraq to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, claiming that Trump would use the same tactic to avoid a "tough situation" in the USA that could lead to his impeachment. Read More

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Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years

Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years

Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said the move showed that Israel was trying to stop the Trump Administration's efforts to renew peace talks and said it is a "serious escalation" of settlement building. "They are a unsafe actor who has no care for the Palestinians, no care for the Israelis, and they are determined to destroy everything in their path", Haley said. Read More

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DUP 'broke off Tory talks affer £2bn demand for Northern Ireland'

DUP 'broke off Tory talks affer £2bn demand for Northern Ireland'

The Queen invited Trump to Britain, but a date has never been set and United Kingdom media has speculated that the trip may be scrapped due to a lack of public support. Buckingham Palace said that Philip, 96, was admitted a hospital as a precaution for treatment of an infection. It yet again showcases the chaos in Downing Street and Conservative HQ, Theresa May's deep incompetence, and the party's inability to govern. Read More

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Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority

Ask House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi if she'll survive in her post as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives despite renewed criticism this week, and the San Francisco representative won't blink. In an interview broadcast on Fox News Channel 's "Fox &Friends" Friday, Trump repeated that he never made tapes, but added that when Comey "found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his ... Read More

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Indian Presidential Election Seems to Be Decided

Indian Presidential Election Seems to Be Decided

On Wednesday, Edappadi Palanisamy camp said that they chose to extend support to Kovind's candidature after Prime Minister Modi spoke to Chief Minister Palanisamy. "A Z+ and NSG security cover has been given to Ram Nath Kovind", a home ministry spokesperson said. Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's name for #PresidentialElection . Read More

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Meira's candidature an opposition ploy to divide Dalits: UP CM

Various other opposition parties, which were nearly sidelined by the NDA-led BJP Government as it announced Ram Nath Kovind as their presidential candidate. While Derek O' Brien represented the Trinamool, the SP sent Ramgopal Yadav and the BSP Satish Chandra Misra. "I don t think there could have been a better candidate for this post", he said, calling her a "crusader for social justice". Read More

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Qatar blockade states list 13 demands, including shutting down Al Jazeera

Qatar blockade states list 13 demands, including shutting down Al Jazeera

A 13-point list of demands delivered to Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other countries pressuring the Gulf state called for Doha-based Al-Jazeera and all its affiliates to be shut down. Al-Otaiba said "there is no military element to this whatsoever". The UAE has said sanctions could last for years. This blockade initially inconvenienced Qatar quick a bit, closing its only land border and cutting its airline off from several neighbors, but a shift to buying food and water from Iran and ... Read More

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