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Di Maria, 29, played for Madrid between 2010 and 2014, when he joined Manchester United. According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.
  • US, Russia Agree To Keep Iran Away From Jordan

    US, Russia Agree To Keep Iran Away From Jordan

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    The U.S. military has established a roughly 50-kilometer " deconfliction " ring around Tanf, warning the pro-Assad Iranian-backed forces through a Russian deconfliction channel that movement within the zone could be considered hostile. Chris Murphy of CT warned Tuesday that the United States could be edging toward a military conflict with Iran and Russian Federation in Syria. "That would be another mistake on the scope of the Iraq War".
  • Palestinians shot dead for Israeli police stabbing were not IS, says Hamas

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    Maqdisi is an Arabic term for a Palestinian Jerusalemite. A statement issued by its Amaq news agency said: "Let the Jews expect the demise of their entity at the hands of the Caliphate soldiers". He said it was a move to "confuse the media and distort the reputation of the Palestinian resistance". So I want to turn your attention to on another aspect of this story: the reactions of the terrorist organizations, who clamored over each other to take responsibility for the terror attack .
  • Saudi Arabia Shakes Up Its Line of Succession

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    He was propelled into the domestic and worldwide limelight when his father Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became Saudi Arabia's seventh king in 2015 and he was named deputy crown prince - behind his cousin whom he has now replaced - and defence minister.
  • USA 'mystified' over Gulf states' approach to Qatar blockade

    USA 'mystified' over Gulf states' approach to Qatar blockade

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    US President Donald Trump has previously expressed support for the boycott on the grounds that Qatar supports terrorism. Mr. Tillerson also noted the blockade was impeding US military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as the ongoing mission in Afghanistan, based out of the massive Al Udeid airbase in Qatar .
  • Justices give gov't time to address second travel ban ruling

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    The 4th Circuit found the policy unconstitutional on that basis. It ruled based on immigration law, not the Constitution. "I think we can all attest that these are very risky times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States and committing acts of bloodshed and violence", Spicer told a briefing.
  • Two more French government officials resign amid a possible investigation

    Two more French government officials resign amid a possible investigation

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    France's president Emmanuel Macron appears to have ditched his centrist allies after two more high-profile government ministers resigned after a month in office. French President Emmanuel Macron put a group of relative unknowns, some from outside politics, into ministerial roles on Wednesday to replace those that left under a cloud just weeks into his tenure.
  • UK PM, DUP talks 'not going as expected'

    UK PM, DUP talks 'not going as expected'

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    Some speculate that Sinn Fein would prefer to wait to see whether May will face a leadership challenge or if new British elections will be called, rather than to come to any power-sharing agreement with the DUP now, given that it perceives the party to have the upper hand.
  • DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

    DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

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    Leo Varadkar , who took office as Ireland's Taoiseach last week , came to London today for talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May about Northern Ireland . In any case, all parties today want to avoid a "hard" Brexit that reimposes a strong border and endangers trade links, which would likely cause both economic hardship and political agitation.
  • 2 more government ministers resign

    2 more government ministers resign

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    Another key MoDem figure, Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard , announced on Tuesday she was resigning because she could not remain in the cabinet with a potential investigation hanging over the party. Mr Bayrou and Ms De Sarnez told the French press on Wednesday that they are leaving the government to allow Mr Macron to push his goal of cleaning up politics.
  • In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

    In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

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    Trump tweeted Tuesday that while he appreciates China's efforts, "it has not worked out". He then congratulated Karen Handel , who won the Georgia special election, and Ralph Norman, who won the SC special election. Earlier Wednesday, Trump visited a local community college, where he toured agriculture technology innovations and reveled in Karen Handel's victory in a special election in a House district in suburban Atlanta .
  • Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

    Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

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    Meanwhile, there have been conflicting reports about whether a water-dropping plane involved in the operation to tackle devastating fires had crashed. Commander Vitor Vaz Pinto told reporters said the Gois wildfire was "very fast and very explosive" and had forced the evacuation of 11 hill villages.