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Perez mum on rumors Ronaldo wants to leave Madrid


Cristiano Ronaldo came into Real Madrid just as he was about hitting the peak of his powers. "Normally we don't comment on rumours , but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy". Read More »

Retailers quaking as Amazon embraces bricks and mortar

The grocery store business has been rapidly changing, but today that change just might have gone into overdrive. NPR's Alina Selyukh reports . It has four "365 by Whole Foods Market" stores that are cheaper to build and operate than a traditional location and offer lower-priced items aimed at younger shoppers. Read More »

Larson, Truex take top 2 spots in Michigan qualifying


Another race, another first-time victor. The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has developed an abundance of storylines and poignant topics, but none seem to have taken the spotlight as much as the success of the next generation of Cup drivers. Read More »

Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref

Ruth Davidson, whose Scottish Conservatives ejected both Mr Salmond from Gordon and Mr Robertson from Moray, said her party had enjoyed an "historic night". "We have always said that we would work in alliance with others to promote progressive policies to build a fairer country", Sturgeon said. Despite his defeat, Mr Salmond insisted that people have "not seen the last of my bonnets and me". Read More »

What the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means for Your Grocery Bill


Amazon .com will acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries. According to the senior food retailing analyst at CFRA, Joe Agnese, "Once Amazon is a player in the industry, anything can go", and "The big threat is what else they can do". Read More »

NHL Notes: Penguins remain upbeat despite going winless in Nashville


The NHL has not had a sweep in the Cup final since 1998, and this series will mark the ninth time in the last 10 years the league's ultimate showdown will go at least six games. "It's simple. We've got to go home and win a game", Crosby said. Rinne had come under plenty of scrutiny after sub-par performances in Games 1 and 2, when the veteran netminder allowed eight goals on 36 shots. Read More »

ICC announces Team of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has expressed hope that the proposed World XI tour to the country will go ahead after his side crushed their arch-rivals India to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy . "You can't really sit and pinpoint these things in white-ball cricket, especially on wickets like these, where people are slogging across the line and getting away with it". Read More »

Pilots, Congress weigh on Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control


His bill to privatize air traffic control died previous year. " Our air traffic control is stuck, painfully, in the past ", Trump said, decrying the "ancient, broken, antiquated, disgusting system that doesn't work". Trump's proposal is just that - a proposal. He also said major airlines already have the next generation technology that Trump says the FAA has yet to bring into service. Read More »

Oil slips as data points to fast-growing supply

China also said crude oil production fell 3.7% in May from a year earlier to 16.26 million metric tons, or 3.83 million barrels per day (bpd), the lowest daily level on record. Elsewhere, Brent oil for August delivery on the ICE Futures Exchange in London shed 25 cents to $46.75 a barrel after dropping to $46.70, a level not seen since May 5. Read More »

Top Three Miss Cut At US Open As Four Others Share Lead

Open. Paul Casey has a share of the lead heading into the third round. Around 70 minutes earlier, compatriot Patrick Reed had faced a similar length putt to Thomas on the 18th to shoot eight under but missed his birdie attempt and had to settle for a 65. Read More »

Trump Signs Order to Ease Federal Restrictions on Apprenticeships

A senior Administration official noted during the briefing that the government is channeling billions of dollars into job training programs - in fiscal year 2017 spending on these programs totaled $16.7 billion before Pell grants - that he says have not effectively helped the American worker. Read More »

USA opts out of G7 pledge stating Paris climate accord is 'irreversible'

Environment ministers and officials met in a luxury hotel, sitting around a table covered in lush grass, to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. Pruitt made a habit in recent months of saying there is a USA trend toward lower emissions from a peak in 2007, thanks to the glut of fracked natural gas pushing out coal as a source of electric power. Read More »

UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises


A sign at Ladbroke Grove station said "owing to the safety of the Tower" the lines had been partly suspended. "After Grenfell and the election result, there is a definite change in the air". "Whilst I sincerely hope that our work over the coming days means that we (will be) able to say that less people are confirmed as having died, I also have to consider the sad reality that this may rise", Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Read More »

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 with 240 orders, commitments

It would enter into service in roughly the 2020 time frame'. But Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told Bloomberg TV Monday that the plane is "potentially twin-aisle", but the company is still looking at "all options". The Gurgaon-based no-frills airline had earlier this year announced that it will purchase up to 205 new aircraft (including 55 from the 2014 order) from Boeing with the order valued at Dollars 22 billion. Read More »

One dead after van plows into crowd leaving London mosque


Amid the angry screaming, people are heard trying to calm the crowd, one man saying: "Don't worry, officers are here". Opposite him, sat on a floor, another injured man is given water by three people tending to him. Mr Corbyn, who lives close to the scene, said he became aware of the incident very quickly as police responded early on Monday. A 48-year-old man, who was tackled and set upon by courageous bystanders, was arrested by police at around 12.21am this morning. Read More »

Four Tied For Lead at US Open

Erin Hills showed its teeth after a first round where it looked like anything but the intimidating US Open course many expected . Two months later, he tweeted that gay football player Michael Sam was "leading the handbag throw" at the NFL combine. Read More »

Airbus gets 100-plane deal at Paris Air Show

According to the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut's aeroparts producers-suppliers booked orders for more than $415 million in goods and services from the previous Paris and Farnborough, England, air shows. Read More »

UK government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside Downing Street in central London on Saturday to rally against the alliance of Theresa May's government with Northern Ireland's hardline DUP . Certainly one of the requests will be for more money for Northern Ireland in helping with infrastructure, and money for schools and hospitals. But then May called a needless election to get a bigger majority in parliament - to "strengthen her hand" in the negotiations with the European Union that ... Read More »

Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

The Evening Standard newspaper said the van appeared to have been rented in Wales, although there was no immediate confirmation of this from the authorities. On May 22, a suicide attack killed 22 people and injured almost 60 after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. London police - already stretched by a series of tragedies including a June 14 high-rise apartment fire in which 79 people are presumed dead and a June 3 terror attack near London Bridge that killed seven people - said ... Read More »

President Macron's party wins parliamentary poll majority

The gap between French and German bond yields - an important gauge of risk appetite - had widened sharply heading into those elections but has since tightened as Macron's election as president and growing expectations that his new party would perform well in the parliamentary elections lifted investor sentiment. Read More »

One dies as van hits worshippers in London mosque

People were badly injured". The suspect was yanked from the cab of his van by a furious crowd as he sought to reverse and escape after injuring 10 people in what police said was a deliberate attack on Muslims that was being treated as terrorism . Read More »

Amir jolts India's top order


Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the final yesterday to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. "It's the final so it looks magnified to everyone, but we have won before, we have lost before, and we have always learnt things from all those games". Read More »

Britain starts formal talks to leave EU on Monday

A top German business lobby is urging negotiators for Britain and the European Union to quickly come to an agreement over how Britain's departure from the EU will affect cross-border trade - and avoid a "hard Brexit ". Opponents of Brexit fear that ditching a 60-year strategy of trying to hedge European integration with a special relationship with Washington or a brittle Commonwealth of former colonies would undermine what remains of Britain's global influence. Read More »

Macron wins majority to push through reforms

Macron aims to have the new rules in force by September, when Germany's national election should establish the foundation for broader European reforms. Another change in the country's political landscape is the resulting step-down of Jean-Christophe Cambadelis as party chief of the outgoing ruling Socialist Party, which lost its lead with 32 seats seemingly in a punishment vote due to poor achievements.h "Tonight, the collapse of the Socialist Party is undeniable, the president of the ... Read More »

79 dead, missing in wake of London high-rise fire


Emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in North Kensington , where they were called to reports of a fire in the early hours of Wednesday. "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies". So far, at least 30 people have been reported dead and about 70 people were missing. Read More »

Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one

Davis said he was looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides. According to British media, the negotiations would focus on exit terms before deciding the future relations. "Many people are afraid that what is presented as a very generous offer will not be seen as very generous, which could really contribute to a negative atmosphere", a European source said. Read More »

Cuba: Trump To Curtail US Travel Spending

Trump and others who back the changes want to pressure the Castro regime to allow the island's private sector to grow and to stop beating and imprisoning political opponents, which dissident groups say increased after Obama's diplomatic thaw. Read More »

Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are 'very positive'

After the 2017 election meltdown saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament , Theresa May was forced to seek the help of a smaller party to keep them in Government. The Times newspaper said finance minister Philip Hammond would push May not to leave the customs union - an arrangement that guarantees tariff-free trade within the bloc but prohibits members from striking trade deals with third parties. Read More »

Uber to adopt all recommendations from AG after probe


The focus on Uber's working practises arose after ex-Uber employee Susan Fowler accused the company of having a culture of sexual harassment , gender bias and prejudicial behaviour in a February 2017 blog post. Uber has sincefaced other problems, including an intellectual property dispute over self-driving auto technology with Waymo, the self-driving vehicle business that operates under Google's parent company. Read More »

Top 3 on the wrong side of history at 117th US Open

But the world's top three missed the cut - the first time that has happened at a major since the rankings began in 1986. The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year. Holmes (and more), it's hard to say exactly how the U.S. Open will shake out. "To me, what makes a great golf course is you can shoot 66 and you can shoot 78 just as easily". Read More »

Ocado Shares Top European Benchmark on Amazon Deal Speculation


Where Amazon could go with its technology is raising plenty of eyebrows. The existential risk for Silicon Valley start-ups is that other tech giants will follow Amazon and use their high valuations to buy real economy assets at rock-bottom valuations, and then use their existing technologies to make disruptively big profits. Read More »