Trump adviser Kushner says he’s ‘ready to work’ with Abbas: newspaper

Trump adviser Kushner says he’s ‘ready to work’ with Abbas: newspaper

FILE PHOTO: Senior advisor and son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, boards Air Force One as he accompanies the president to Nashville, Tennessee from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo June 23, 2018 By Stephen Farrell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, said that he is “ready to work with President Abbas,” a Palestinian newspaper reported on Sunday. Kushner, who…

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Golf: Squirrelly start for McIlroy prompts laughs at Travelers

Golf: Squirrelly start for McIlroy prompts laughs at Travelers

Jun 23, 2018; Cromwell, CT, USA; Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the 18th tee during the third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports June 23, 2018 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy hit a squirrelly first shot at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday — but that was hardly surprising after the distraction he faced on the tee. McIlroy had taken a couple of waggles with…

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Divided EU leaders convene for emergency talks on migration

Divided EU leaders convene for emergency talks on migration

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she attends a press conference after the board meeting of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, Germany, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke June 23, 2018 By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Sunday in an attempt to bridge their deep divisions over migration, an issue that has been splitting them for years and now poses a fresh threat to German…

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FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

Soccer Football – World Cup – Group E – Serbia vs Switzerland – Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia – June 22, 2018 Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes June 23, 2018 MOSCOW (Reuters) – FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday’s win over Serbia at the World Cup. Both players, who are ethnic Albanians and of Kosovar heritage, celebrated…

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In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp

Dennis Hof, a legal brothel owner and recent winner of the Republican primary election for Nevada State Assembly District 36, gets a kiss from Misty Matrix, his girlfriend and a legal prostitute, at his Moonlite BunnyRanch legal brothel in Mound House, Nevada, U.S. June 16, 2018. Picture taken June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Marcus June 23, 2018 By Tim Reid PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) – He styles himself as America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs…

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Syria pounds rebel areas in south, thousands flee to border zone

Syria pounds rebel areas in south, thousands flee to border zone

FILE PHOTO: Men inspect a damaged house in Busra al-Harir town, near Deraa, Syria March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir/File Photo June 23, 2018 By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army and allied forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest as thousands of civilians fled to safer opposition held areas along the border with Jordan and Israel, aid workers and rebels said. They said hundreds of families with their personal belongings had arrived in…

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Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

Bakers of Altufyevo prepare a life-size chocolate sculpture of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi to top a cake for the celebration of his upcoming birthday in Moscow, a host city for the World Cup, Russia June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva June 23, 2018 MOSCOW (Reuters) – When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up – a life-size chocolate…

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Iraqi PM Abadi and cleric Sadr announce political alliance

Iraqi PM Abadi and cleric Sadr announce political alliance

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Iraq May 20, 2018. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS June 23, 2018 By Ahmed Saeed and Ahmed Aboulenein NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to forming a new government after an election marred by low…

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Canadian Olympic session endorses Calgary bid for 2026 Games

Canadian Olympic session endorses Calgary bid for 2026 Games

FILE PHOTO: Calgary is pictured at dusk in Alberta, Canada July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Todd Korol June 23, 2018 (Reuters) – Calgary’s proposed bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has won the support of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), officials said on Saturday. A COC Session voted unanimously to approve Calgary’s candidature, the Olympic Committee said in a statement. “This represents a very important and positive next step toward Calgary’s candidature for 2026,”…

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France favors financial sanctions for EU states refusing asylum migrants

France favors financial sanctions for EU states refusing asylum migrants

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (not pictured) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 23, 2018. Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters June 23, 2018 PARIS (Reuters) – France favors financial sanctions for European Union countries that refuse migrants with proven asylum status, President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, deepening the divide between union members over the migrant crisis. EU leaders will hold an emergency meeting…

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