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Puerto Rico gov upholds statehood in vote hit by boycott

The US territory of Puerto Rico has voted to ask Congress to make it America's 51st state. Just 23 percent of Puerto Rican voters turned out for Sunday's non-binding referendum , but about 97 percent of them cast their ballot in favor of statehood.

Serbia 1 Wales 1: Mitrovic denies Coleman's men again

Aaron Ramsey's penalty helped Wales to a precious 1-1 draw in Serbia in World Cup qualifying on Sunday as they kept their hopes of a place at the finals in Russian Federation alive. "For me it was the worst night in a Welsh shirt", Allen said. "I think there are mixed emotions because we took the lead and this is such a tough place to play in", he told a news conference.

No Dinner First? Jeremy Corbyn Botches High-Five Attempt

Mr Corbyn outperformed Gordon Brown's 29 per cent in 2010, Ed Miliband's 30.4 per cent in 2015, and even Mr Blair's majority-winning performance of 35.2 per cent in 2005. Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell arrives at Labour HQ in London after the election result. And if, as the indications have shown, and this is correct, that the Conservative party has won the most seats, and probably the most votes, then it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that ...

McCarthy appointed Cape Town City coach

Cape Town have announced Benni McCarthy as their new head coach. "It's a long-term deal", the source said. Club owner John Comitis could not comment on McCarthy's possible appointment yesterday. He is no stranger to South African football lovers though. McCarthy has previously been an assistant at a Belgian top-flight club but this will be his first shot as the head coach.

GST rollout from July 1, don't be misled by delay rumours

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has raised serious doubts over the feasibility of GST roll-out from July 1, saying that the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) was not ready to handle the large volumes of forms that would be received.

Durbin Hoping Sessions Provides More Insight On Trump Controversies

Comey also said he thinks Trump fired him over the Russian Federation investigation. And while Sessions agreed to testify publicly, there are questions about his motivations. 4. What is Sessions' relationship with Trump like, really? Sessions' testimony comes amid a reported riff with Trump. As FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate on Thursday, recounting his version of a series of conversations with President Trump, senators, reporters and pundits focused on the ...

DC, Maryland Suing Trump Over Foreign Pay

The Attorneys General filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland . The lawsuit would be the first related to Trump's business interests brought by government entities . "The actions of the attorneys general represent the kind of partisan grandstanding voters across the country have come to despise", RNC spokeswoman Lindsay Jancek said.

I'll serve as long as you want me, May tells lawmakers

Mrs May answered more than 20 questions in the hour-long meeting, and was warmly received by MPs in the group. As she marched to the door of the Commons committee room, she refused to speak to reporters, one of whom shouted: "Are you nervous Prime Minister?" What generated their minor public-school ritual of banging their desks in appreciation of her? Those inside described conditions as "swelteringly hot" and a "sauna".

British PM Theresa May apologises to her MPs for causing election 'mess'

It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it". "The people of Britain have had a bellyful of promises and politicking", he wrote in The Sun tabloid. May tried to reassert her shattered authority at the weekend by announcing her new cabinet - with no changes among her top team. After the opposition Labour party made hefty election gains by focusing heavily on national issues, May listed areas such as ...

United States sanctions ISIS leaders involved in chemical weapons development

He was ordered in January of a year ago to produce chemical weapons for use in attacks on Iraqi Kurdish fighters. There have been nine chemical incidents since the beginning of the year, IHS says. The United States today slapped financial sanctions on two suspected Islamic State militants accused of manufacturing chemical weapons, the Treasury Department announced.

Another blockade from United States appeals court — Trump Travel Ban

The administration has appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court . (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File). This rule , the 9 Circuit held, clearly prohibits the president from excluding an entire class of immigrants due to their national origin.

Simpson dodges `golden generation´ talk after World Cup triumph

The Everton striker made the difference, though goalkeeper Freddie Woodman saved a second-half penalty from Adalberto Penaranda as the South Americans piled on the pressure in an open and entertaining clash in which both teams hit the woodwork.

Number of Britons granted German citizenship quadruples

In total, 110,400 individuals were naturalized as German citizens in 2016, a year on year increase of 2.9 percent. In June 2016, the United Kingdom made a decision to leave the European Union in a referendum. The second largest national group, Poles, recorded an increase of 11.3 percent to reach 6632 naturalizations. Among nationals of Europe's biggest economies, only Italians - 3,597 of them - surpassed Britons in pursuing German citizenship, according to the latest statistics.

Los puertorriqueños optan por la estadidad en plebiscito sobre estatus

Con una consulta pública, la isla de Puerto Rico consultó a sus connacionales la posibilidad de ser absorbidos como el Estado número 51 de Estados Unidos . Puerto Rico , que desde 1952 es un estado libre asociado de EEUU, no goza de los mismos derechos y deberes de los demás estados estadounidenses, pero está subordinado en una variedad de asuntos a Washington .

Russian Federation fires missiles, targets Islamic State positions in Syria

Russian Federation says that they believe all of the missiles hit their intended target. The video posted on the Russian social network VK (VKontakte) shows the use of missiles by a battleship as well as missile launches from a submarine.

Trump partially denies Comey's testimony, mum on existence of recordings

In his testimony , Mr Comey also said Mr Trump had asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the President, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While Comey said Trump had lied about him, Trump didn't use that exact terminology in return on Friday. "I didn't say that", Trump said emphatically Friday.

Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say

Comey said he took notes of the meetings with the president because he figured Trump would likely lie about the details. Trump either talked to Comey about Flynn (whether it was in a way that made Comey feel he was being directed by the president to drop the FBI investigation is another matter).

Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on each of his past visits but has been roundly criticized for doing so during a time of high tensions between the US and North Korea over its weapons programs. A senior USA official said the State Department was aware Rodman was planning to travel to North Korea, but stressed he is not there in any official capacity.

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Donald Trump warning to Qatar

Despite calling for an ease to the blockade, Tillerson said Qatar needs to do more to address terrorism financing. The U.S.is in a delicate position with Qatar, particularly given the significant American troop presence at several military bases.

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan: lawmaker

May planned meetings Monday with her new cabinet, which she reshuffled modestly over the weekend as she mostly kept out of the public eye. But Ruth Davidson, the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to "reopen" the government's Brexit plans.

Qatar navigates blockade by implementing new Oman route

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum's president and CEO, said Saturday that he wanted to assure customers "of our determined efforts to continue uninterrupted supplies". Qatar Airways on Monday called on the UN's aviation body to declare a Gulf boycott against the carrier "illegal" and a violation of a 1944 convention on worldwide air transport.

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis

The severing of air, sea and land transport links has closed off key import routes for Qatar and its population of around 2.7 million people. Qatar's normally bustling border with Saudi Arabia was deserted on Monday. "One of the big things that we did and you are seeing it now is Qatar and all of the things that are actually going on in a very positive fashion".

McCain: Obama Better than Trump When it Comes to Global Leadership

Though McCain called President Obama's foreign policy "feckless", he now appears reminiscent of a White House run by his one-time opponent, or at least willing to acknowledge that President Trump's is demonstrably worse. McCain told The Guardian . McCain has been a vocal critic of Obama, who he had squared off against during the 2008 presidential election. Last year, he said that Obama deserved an "F grade" for his unwillingness to lead from the front on the global stage.

What now for the USA under 'lying' Trump?

Asked if he had told Comey to drop the investigation, Trump said, " I didn't say that ". Trump told reporters he hadn't pressured Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. Comey's high-profile testimony also has turned part of the spotlight on Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who is expected to be questioned about Russian Federation next week when he appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.

Woman strips naked at Jerusalem's Western Wall, walks into men's section

In a YouTube video of the incident that has subsequently been removed, the woman is filmed from behind slowly walking towards the men's section. "She came in clothed and at some stage took off her clothes". The wall in Jerusalem's Old City is the last remaining section of the second Jewish temple, and is known as one of Judaism's holiest places to worship.

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Pakistan, which has close ties with the kingdom but also business ventures in Qatar , has stayed out of the dispute. PM Nawaz Sharif with Saudi Arabia's King Salman . The United Arab Emirates and Qatar have always been major proponents of open-skies policies, which remove restrictions on flying between states. Iran's Foreign Ministry has urged the Arab nations who have cut ties to Qatar to negotiate an end to the crisis .

Eritrea sides with Gulf nations against Qatar

As a result Qatar's only land border has been closed, airspace with neighbouring countries denied and its citizens told to leave several Gulf countries within two weeks. Etihad, Emirates, Fly Dubai and Gulf Air said Monday, June 5, 2017, they would halt all flights in and out of Doha , the Qatari capital, . PM Nawaz Sharif with Saudi Arabia's King Salman .

UK's May Vows to Deliver Conservatives From 'Mess' Caused by Election Setback

The report found the vast majority of businesses want to retain membership of the single market and customs union to facilitate trade with the EU and countries with trade agreements with the EU. A Tory-DUP pact is also a partnership that brings into mainstream British politics a party which is opposed to societal ideals widely held by the British public - such as rights for the LGBT community and on abortion and environmental values around climate change.

It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

The Czech made 24 errors in losing the first set, but finally edged ahead at 4-2 in the second. Halep, the 2014 runner-up, was down 5-1 in the second set, then was a point from losing while down 6-5 in the tiebreaker but came up with a backhand victor down the line to extend the match.

Fire burning in Bacsinszky at Roland Garros

Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko credited her passion for ballroom dancing for fuelling her breakthrough performance at the French Open. Because of the rain quarterfinal matches in the top half of the tournament lasted for more than five hours.

Latvian man extradited to US in alleged hacking scheme

Sagade's alleged crimes go back to 2010, when together with Marina Maslobojeva, aka "Aminasah", had bought ad space on various online websites, posing as representatives for a fake advertising company named RevolTech, interested in listing ads for the Best Western hotel chain.

Chris Coleman targets four wins as Wales chase World Cup qualification

Presented with the chance to give his country a first half lead from the penalty spot, the Arsenal midfielder looked anything but intimidated. Unfortunately for Chris Coleman's side, history was to repeat itself in another way as Aleksandar Mitrovic once again denied Wales a World Cup Qualifying win.

Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf 'blockade'

The Taliban opened an office in Qatar in 2013, but the Qatari government later shut it down. The Doha-based airline said net profit lifted nearly 22% to 1.97bn Qatari riyals ($541m, £426m) for the year to the end of March compared to 12 months ago, as the state-owned carrier boosted passenger numbers 20% to 30 million.

UAE exempts Qataris married to Emiratis from expulsion order - paper

Qahtani meanwhile told Al Jazeera that Qatar "was facilitating the talks between the Americans, the Taliban, and the government of Afghanistan". Abdalrahman bin Omeir Al Nuaimi, a Qatari accused of financing terror groups including Al Qaeda branches in Iraq , Syria and Yemen, also posted messages on Twitter condemning the Saudi moves against Qatar.

Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties

Qatar's Central Bank said on Monday banking transactions at home and overseas were continuing normally despite the diplomatic crisis which has seen several Gulf countries sever ties with the emirate. Qatar said Monday, June 12, 2017, that it had begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf countries that have cut off sea and land routes to the tiny, energy-rich nation, the latest move by Doha to show it can survive a diplomatic dispute with its neighbors.

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