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Worldwide 1.7m World Cup Tickets Sold
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World Cup ticket sales are down in Europe compared to the 2014 tournament in Brazil , new figures suggest. "1,698,049 tickets have been allocated to fans worldwide since sales started in September 2017, with the overall global demand accounting for 53%", FIFA's press release said.

Worldwide Leonard wants to leave Spurs, could be eyeing Lakers, Clippers
Author: 0 Leonard wants to leave Spurs, could be eyeing Lakers, Clippers

The Kawhi Leonard saga has taken another interesting twist. But as he also notes, the fact that teams are even gearing up to make their pitches for Leonard this summer is a "dramatic shift that none of us could have foreseen coming". Despite not having great communication between the Spurs and Leonard's camp this season, Windhorst said that he still believes Kawhi's future remains in a silver and black uniform.

Worldwide Villanova Beats Michigan 79-62, Wins Title Behind DiVincenzo 31pts
Author: 0 Villanova Beats Michigan 79-62, Wins Title Behind DiVincenzo 31pts

The Wildcats' recipe for success: Don't be shy about shooting the basketball, especially from deep. For coach Jay Wright , that's a finger for every national championship ring. Three months ago, the Wolverines were unranked in the AP poll. This year's game also likely suffered due to its one-sided nature, with Villanova dominating MI with a 79-62 victory.

Worldwide Trump says Rasmussen poll results show he's doing better than 'Cheatin Obama'
Author: 0 Trump says Rasmussen poll results show he's doing better than 'Cheatin Obama'

Mr Trump tweeted to reward his victory, announcing: "Thanks to Rasmussen for the fair polling . Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin' Obama at the same time in his Administration", the president tweeted. According to Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight polling aggregation , Trump's average approval rating sits at just 40.6 percent, while his disapproval rating sits at 53.5 percent.

Worldwide Man on Sydney Harbour Bridge causes traffic chaos
Author: 0 Man on Sydney Harbour Bridge causes traffic chaos

Police negotiators remained on the road trying to talk down the man, who climbed the bridge just after 4.30am on Wednesday. The man's motivations for climbing the bridge are unclear. By 6.25am all north-bound lanes were closed, and city-bound lanes were reduced, a Traffic Management Centre spokeswoman said. NSW Police have advised that drivers "please observe & obey all traffic signs / directions & monitor http://www.livetraffic.com for updates".

Worldwide United Kingdom lab says can not determine spy nerve agent was Russian-made
Author: 0 United Kingdom lab says can not determine spy nerve agent was Russian-made

British military scientists reportedly have not verified that the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was made in Russian Federation - but said it was "only in the capabilities of a state actor". The executive also said the nerve agent required "extremely sophisticated methods to create, something only in the capabilities of a state actor". Following his remarks, a British Government spokesperson said Porton Down's identification of Novichok was "only one part of the ...

Worldwide Fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe raises $500000 for legal costs
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I made the decision to run for office because I was trying to help people. "Now that I can speak on my own behalf, I want people to know that the whole story that everything is based on is just false and utterly absurd". Jill McCabe wrote that she chose to run for state Senate in Virginia, because from her work as a pediatrician "in a hospital emergency room in Virginia, I saw the impact of how government decisions hurt my patients, especially when the state decided not to accept the ...

Worldwide Trump 'Thinking Very Seriously' about Pulling out US Troops from Syria
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We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival. From the start of Trump's campaign for the White House, he called for an "America First" foreign policy based on avoiding costly conflicts and nation-building exercises.

Author: 0 President Trump says he wants to pull troops out of Syria

We've had a tremendous military success against ISIS as you know. "But sometimes it's time to come back home, and we're thinking about that very seriously". "We've nearly completed that task", Trump said. McGurk acknowledged a review was underway to ensure USA taxpayer dollars were well spent, when asked about media reports that Trump had ordered the State Department to freeze more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria.

Author: 0 "Home " World " Perspective: "Wildcats in Rome cheer Villanova victory

To win it for the second time in three years, 'Nova, who is the top-ranked team in adjusted offensive efficiency on KenPom.com, will have to find a way to score the ball on MI, the third-ranked team in defensive efficiency. It's only a matter of time before DiVincenzo and Villanova send out a well-crafted statement to apologize and emphasize that he was a high school student when he sent his offensive tweets into the world.

Worldwide MI woman suspected of taking kids in Marshall County
Author: 0 MI woman suspected of taking kids in Marshall County

Police continue to investigate what occurred during the shooting and at the time of the crash. A Florida woman does not know she was 37 weeks pregnant until she experienced excruciating stomach pains that turned out to be actual labor contractions.

Worldwide NY leads multistate lawsuit against Trump administration over census citizenship question
Author: 0 NY leads multistate lawsuit against Trump administration over census citizenship question

That lawsuit adds to a suit by California's attorney general last week, both looking to block the question about whether the respondent is a USA citizen being added to the questionnaire. The NAACP says the plans for the census will lead to a massive undercounting of blacks. The suit argues that including the citizenship question was an arbitrary and capricious decision of the federal government.

Worldwide Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges, provoking independence concerns
Author: 0 Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges, provoking independence concerns

In December, Sessions wrote judges that performance measures would aid in "the efficient and timely completion of cases and motions" while maintaining fairness. Also, Laura Lynch, principal advisor of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, explained to CNN that "creating an environment where the courts care more about the speed than the accuracy, and where judges are evaluated and even rewarded based on quantity rather than quality is unacceptable and a violation of due process".

Worldwide Hacked Coincheck exchange to be taken over by Monex
Author: 0 Hacked Coincheck exchange to be taken over by Monex

According to Nikkei , the cost of implementing these changes may have led Coincheck to look for outside support. The takeover news might be behind today's positive tone in the cryptocurrency market, with Bitcoin recovering losses made in recent days, and altcoins following suit during Asia trading today.

Worldwide Active shooter reporter at YouTube HQ in Calfornia
Author: 0 Active shooter reporter at YouTube HQ in Calfornia

News footage captured the incident near San Bruno, California. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it's also responding to the shooting at YouTube's suburban campus. She told Fox News: "I was in my backyard and I just heard a series of gunshots". Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Several roadways near the building were closed to traffic.

Worldwide Sapporo among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics
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Erzurum previously hosted the World University Games in 2011, and has some of the best winter sport facilities in the country. In 2013, Istanbul lost to Tokyo in the vote for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Games and Sapporo staged the 1972 event, while Cortina organized the 1956 Winter Olympics. Interested candidates must then submit a formal bid proposal by January and a host city will be selected by the IOC Session in September 2019.

Worldwide Israel cancels United Nations deal on African migrants
Author: 0 Israel cancels United Nations deal on African migrants

But soon after the announcement, officials at the German Interior Ministry and Italian Foreign Ministry said they were unaware of any plans to resettle African migrants in their countries. Another protester, Veronika Cohen, said, "Yesterday, we were in tears of joy and this morning just in tears". The cancelled deal comes two days after the deadline imposed by the Israeli government in January, giving some 38,000 undocumented African migrants the choice between indefinite imprisonment ...

Worldwide Waterslide designer detained over decapitation of 10-year-old boy
Author: 0 Waterslide designer detained over decapitation of 10-year-old boy

Caleb Schwab was killed and two women seriously injured on August 7, 2016, while riding the 17-story high Verruckt - German for insane -water slide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. "The accusation that we withheld information or altered evidence is completely false". The indictment said, "not a single engineer was directly involved in Verruckt's dynamic engineering or slide path design".

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