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Ireland qualify for U17 Euros quarter-final despite heavy loss to Germany

Ireland qualify for U17 Euros quarter-final despite heavy loss to Germany

Colin O'Brien's side were always going into Wednesday's third group match as the underdogs against a strong Germany side, and with a win and a defeat under their belts in their first two matches, they knew that they would nearly certainly be needing Bosnia & Herzegovina to do them a favour against Serbia in the other match.



Russia-backed Syria de-escalation zones quaked by fighting

The de-escalation zones' deal went into effect in Syria at midnight Saturday. There were no immediate reports of casualties. But Lavrentiev seemed to sketch out a broader geographical no-fly zone for USA and coalition military planes. Russian Federation said soon after the deal was signed that it would do everything it could to ensure a prohibition of flights over those areas. Some representatives of the Syrian armed opposition walked out of the meeting, according to media reports.



Man creates ruckus at Kapil Mishra's hunger strike, AAP denies link

Police officials and his aides caught hold of him. "Nobody sent me. Mishra is harming the party", Bhardwaj said as he was led away. "I am sitting on a Satyagraha till I get clarification on details of worldwide travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders.



James Comey and the definition of a 'constitutional crisis'

As Politico reported , several people "familiar with the events said Trump had talked about the firing for over a week, and the letters were written to give him rationale to fire Comey". Destroying them would be a crime. The White House denies everything about this, of course, though I imagine they'll scramble to reverse course when Trump fires off a 3 am tweet saying that he fired Comey because he was a double-crossing backstabber or something.



Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action

Former president Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic), Martín Torrijos (Panama), and Ernesto Samper (Colombia) along with former head of the Spanish government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, are attempting to relaunch talks between the government and the opposition, after the latter the withdrew from the talks in October, accusing the Government of breaking the agreements reached.



Comey firing: Trump team refutes explosive media claims

So did Mr Comey act correctly? Mr Garcia is a former NY prosecutor and Ms Fisher was an assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division. "He said 'you are not under investigation'". But about 11 people in all are being considered, U.S. media report. "There was no evidence whatsoever, at the time , of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians", said Clapper.