• Spain court calls Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case
Spain court calls Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

Ronaldo , Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers. He would cost a lot more than the £80 million Manchester United got for him in 2009, but the team has the financial muscles to pull it of...

Read more

  • Virat Kohli should be behind the bars, says KRK
Virat Kohli should be behind the bars, says KRK

England played fearlessly and won all their league matches and then had to face a rejuvenated Pakistani side. With this win, Pakistan completed quite the turnaround having lost to India by a huge margin in their first match of the tournament.

Read more

  • Hawaii enacts laws aimed at upholding Paris accord
Hawaii enacts laws aimed at upholding Paris accord

Many world leaders and USA politicians urged him to stay. Former Unites States president Barack Obama praised U.S. states and cities for maintaining measures against climate change in a fresh jab at his successor's decision to quit the Paris accord.

Read more

  • Trump signs Qatar weapons deal despite terrorism claims
Trump signs Qatar weapons deal despite terrorism claims

President Donald Trump had seemed to back the move, saying that Qatar had to do more tostop funding of terrorism. Details of the Wednesday deal have not been disclosed but Bloomberg reported that it could include 236 jets. "We encourage all our partners in the region to work towards common solutions that enable regional security", Lieutenan...

Read more

  • US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria
US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

The Syrian aircraft had dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Forces south of Tabqah, which the group seized from IS in May, according to the coalition statement that said the mission closely followed a "pro-Syrian regime forces" advance on the town of Ja'Din.

Read more

  • Iran launches missiles at Daesh targets in Syria following Tehran attacks
Iran launches missiles at Daesh targets in Syria following Tehran attacks

Two top Revolutionary Guard commanders said that the strikes were meant to send a message to the perpetrators of militant attacks in Tehran last week - claimed by Islamic State - that killed 18 people, as well as their supporters. "We have entered a new phase of fighting terrorists in the region", added Boroujerdi, chairman of the parliamen...

Read more

  • Russian jet flies within feet of US plane over Baltic Sea
Russian jet flies within feet of US plane over Baltic Sea

This time it was an armed Iranian-made drone that was shot down by the US military in Syria. In a statement, the Australian Department of Defence - part of the worldwide coalition fighting ISIS in the country - said: "As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased.

Read more

  • Pakistan wins Champions Trophy: Who said what on Twitter
Pakistan wins Champions Trophy: Who said what on Twitter

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was all praise for his team for staging a dramatic comeback after the loss to India in the league stage. Director of England cricket Strauss told Sky Sports News HQ: "We'd earmarked it as an opportunity for us but I think it's worth saying this is the halfway point for us and the big focus is the 2019 World Cu...

Read more

  • Architect of Germany's reunification ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies
Architect of Germany's reunification ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

He entrenched Germany in a wider Europe, in the hope of achieving a unity and peace that the continent had never known before. When he finally got home, in early June , he found Ludwigshafen three-quarters destroyed but the Kohl family home still standing.

Read more

  • US 'strongly condemns' attack near London mosque
US 'strongly condemns' attack near London mosque

A driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police said they were investigating as a terrorist incident. His family said he had been " troubled for a long time " but denied he was racist. People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London , where a vehicle stru...

Read more

  • President Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority
President Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority

Her resignation comes as Macron carries out a minor reshuffle of his government following parliamentary elections on Sunday which handed him and his allies MoDem a commanding majority . The Macron steamroller effect could be blunted with the entrance into parliament of some prickly opponents. But despite the zest for political renewal, the vot...

Read more

  • Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after USA downing of Syrian jet
Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after USA downing of Syrian jet

The bomb landed a few hundred yards away and did not explode but the action was deemed a threat and the drone was shot down . The United States, however, intends to continue their operations as usual in their fight against ISIS targets.

Read more

  • Dershowitz: Trump Is Right About Russia Investigation
Dershowitz: Trump Is Right About Russia Investigation

POTUS's legal team made clear to news reporters that the president is not under investigation for obstruction of justice. He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post .

Read more

  • Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'
Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'

Otto Warmbier was 22. They said they wanted to cut off a source of foreign currency to Kim Jong Un's government and prevent it from detaining more US citizens. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said the office accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital.

Read more

  • Hamilton County coroner investigating Otto Warmbier's death
Hamilton County coroner investigating Otto Warmbier's death

The funeral for Warmbier will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Wyoming High School, where he was an athlete and salutatorian of his 2013 class. Trump's stern language was echoed by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who said in an interview ahead of a White House visit next week that North Korea bears responsibility for the student's death...

Read more

  • USA working to restore 'deconfliction' line with Russian Federation over Syria
USA working to restore 'deconfliction' line with Russian Federation over Syria

Last week, another Iranian-made drone flown by pro-regime forces was shot down after it dropped munitions close to US and partner forces. A Russian jet came within five feet of a US reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea Tuesday after the military announced earlier that day it had shot down an aircraft belonging to the Moscow-backed Syrian go...

Read more

  • US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria
US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

While government troops may be far from in control of that area and are unlikely to go after the city of Raqqa, Syria expert Sam Heller of the Century Foundation said the forces "have done enough to insert themselves that they're now a fact on the ground".

Read more

  • South Korea to produce missile interceptor to fight North Korea
South Korea to produce missile interceptor to fight North Korea

He said on his recent trip to Washington that if North Korea halts its nuclear and missile activities then Seoul could consult with the USA about scaling down US strategic assets on the Korean peninsula and the allies' annual joint exercises.

Read more

  • Public funeral planned for United States student freed from North Korea
Public funeral planned for United States student freed from North Korea

In a White House meeting with visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Trump criticised the way Warmbier's case was handled in the year since his arrest, appearing to assail both North Korea and his predecessor, President Barack Obama. He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor. "As soon as they found out that Otto was...

Read more

  • Syria conflict: Here's how mutual enemies are closing in on Islamic State
Syria conflict: Here's how mutual enemies are closing in on Islamic State

Responding to a lawmaker's question about the US administration's Iran policy, Tillerson said, "The US policy toward Iran is.to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government".

Read more