Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin

    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader. In one of the only times of his presidency he's admitted to a mistake, Trump said that when he returned Monday from the summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, he "realized there is some need for clarification" about his remarks on Russian interference in the 2016 US election. "In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn't,' " the President said Tuesday. "The sentence should have been: 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia,' " he said.

  • Al Jazeera

    Why Africa's best was not good enough at World Cup 2018

    Russia 2018 was the worst World Cup for Africa in 36 years as no side from the continent progressing through to the knockout stage for the first time since 1982. Since Algeria and Cameroon exited the group stage in 1982, at least one country from the continent always made it to the knockout stage. Until 2018. The quintet of Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria and Senegal landed in Russia with the mission to emulate, or surpass, the three African teams that have reached the quarter-finals - Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010). For Egypt, it was their first appearance in the World Cup for 28 years. Morocco were part of it after a 20-year gap while Tunisia last qualified in 2006. Nigeria

  • BBC News

    US boss gives car to 20-mile walk worker

    A US company owner gave an employee a new car after he went the extra mile - 20 miles (32km) in fact, walking all night to make his first day at work. After his own car broke down, Walter Carr made the long commute by foot through the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to his new job in removals. A police officer spoke to Mr Carr en route and, impressed by his grit, took him to get some breakfast. Praise for Mr Carr has flooded social media since his story was shared. Jenny Lamey, a customer of the moving firm, wrote on Facebook that she and her husband had awoken early last Friday to prepare for movers who were due to arrive at around 08:00. At 06:30, their doorbell rang, and Ms Lamey met Mr Carr,

  • BBC News

    Princess Eugenie invites public to wedding

    Princess Eugenie has invited 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for her wedding later this year. The 27-year-old, who is the Queen's granddaughter, will marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in October. The royal wedding will take place at St George's Chapel - where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in May. Like Prince Harry and Meghan, Princess Eugenie and her new husband will also ride through Windsor in a carriage. The princess, who is ninth in line to the throne, became engaged to Mr Brooksbank in January after the couple dated for seven years. Mr Brooksbank is a former manager of Mayfair club Mahiki and the couple met while skiing. The Royal

  • 11-year-old girl in India raped by 17 men since January, police say

    New Delhi (CNN)An 11-year-old girl from the Indian city of Chennai was raped by 17 different men who worked in the building she lived in, local authorities said on Tuesday. The incidents took place from mid-January, according to S. Rajendran, the deputy commissioner of police for Chennai's Kilpauk district. The 17 men -- who worked in the building as security and facilities personnel -- are under arrest, according to Rajendran. This latest case follows a string of others that have rattled India in recent months.

  • CNN Travel

    World's best airline for 2018 revealed

    "We're very ecstatic," Yeoh Phee Teik, Singapore's senior vice president of customer experience, told CNN, shortly after senior staff and crew took to the stage at a glitzy ceremony in London on Tuesday. The top prize in what is seen as the aviation industry's equivalent of the Oscars, was one of four awards taken home by Singapore. It also claimed best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat. Qatar, which held the crown in 2015, 2012 and 2011 -- as well as 2017 -- didn't leave empty handed, with the airline's Group CEO Akbar Al Baker taking to the stage to pick up award after award. The Doha-based carrier took home prizes for best business class, best airline in the Middle

  • Egypt Independent

    ‘Chinese eggs’ rumors hit Egypt’s Parliament

    Fears of dangerous “Chinese eggs” currently spreading across Egyptian markets have reached the House of Representatives, spurring presumptive action. MP Faika Fahim submitted an Early Day Motion (EDM) on the issue, stating that these rumored Chinese eggs, AKA ‘chemical eggs’ could cause health problems for the liver and digestive system. Fahim’s EDM to the Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, and Ministers of Trade, Industry and Supply said that that these Chinese eggs are claimed to be composed of sodium, starch, brown algae, gypsum, gum and gelatin instead of natural Egg materials. Fahim added that some Chinese companies and factories do not comply with public health conditions, feed poultry with