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US, China Pressure North Korea To Abandon Nuclear Missile Programme

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The united states and china piled pressure on north Korea Sunday to abandon its nuclear missile programme after the un security council approved tough sanctions which could cost Pyongyang $1 billion a year. One day after council members voted unanimously for a partial ban on exports aimed at slashing Pyongyang’s foreign...

Massive Fire Rips Through Dubai Skyscraper For 2nd Time In Less Than 3 Years

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A blaze tore through Dubai's Torch Tower for the second time in two years as fire-fighters frantically worked to save the 84-story building. The Dubai Civil Defense said the fire burned for at least two hours early Friday before firefighters started cooling the building. There were no immediate reports of injuries,  ...

Gambia Revokes Former President Yahya Jammeh’s Diplomatic Passport

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The Gambia’s government has revoked diplomatic passports of Yahya Jammeh and his family members. Reports indicate that 207 people have had their diplomatic passports revoked with immediate effect, including Jammeh’s wife, children and other relatives. This latest development comes almost a week after reports about the presence of Gambia’s former first...

US Sanctions Are 'Trade War' On Russia, Says PM Medvedev

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Russian Prime Minister,  Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish...

Key Kenyan Electoral Employee Chris Musando Found Dead

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A key Kenyan electoral commission employee has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Musando, an ICT manger with the IEBC, had gone missing on Friday. Kenyan newspaper The Star reports that Mr Musando's body was found with one arm missing. Tension is high in Kenya as the presidential election is...

Saudi Arabia Says That Calls For Internationalization Of Holy Sites 'A Declaration Of War'

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call. "Qatar's demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive...

Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Diplomatic Staff

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MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress. Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds...

ECOWAS Leaders Call For West Africa's Birth Rate To Be Halved

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Politicians in the Economic Community of West African States have called for measures to reduce birth rate in the region in order to bring the explosion in population under control. According to UN estimates. “We are in a situation of uncontrolled demography and we cannot hope for development with such...

UN Calls For Increased Empowerment Of Women

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The United Nations is calling for increased investments in the empowerment of women, as it remains critical to resolving global crisis and entrenching national and global security. The united nations deputy secretary general, Amina Mohammed who led the united nations delegation to Nigeria made this know said n when she met with...

Brazil Freezes Assets Of Convicted Former President Lula Da Silva

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Brazil's central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva due to his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge who heard his case said Wednesday. The assets in question amount to more than 600,000 Brazilian reals ($190,000), according to the office of Sergio...

US Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

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John McCain, a US senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. McCain has a malignant brain tumour known as a glioblastoma. The tumour was removed from McCain along with a blood clot during a surgery at the Mayo Clinic. “The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment...

McCain Recovers From Surgery As Vote On Health Care Bill Remains On Hold

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A vote on the Senate health care bill is on hold while Republican Senator John McCain recovers from surgery. His vote is needed to get the bill through -- and even that might not be enough. Meanwhile, the 80-year-old politician had well wishes from his colleagues. "Our friend from Arizona is a pretty...

EU/Nigeria Seek Bilateral Relations

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The European union is seeking ways of consolidating and creating new partnerships with the African union, as both continents need each other for economic prosperity The German envoy Bernhard Schlagheck said this at an interactive session with Nigerian top managers  on how the European union and Africa can develop stronger collaborations. Schlagheck  said  that Nigeria remains a key...

EU and Britain Kickstart First Big Divorce Session

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The British and EU Brexit negotiators met on Monday, pledging to “get down to work” in a first full round of talks on Britain’s divorce terms from the European Union. “We made a good start last month but we are now getting into the substance of the matter,” British Brexit Secretary...

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With Pyongyang

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South Korea’s new government is making overtures to the North, proposing military talks at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates the two rivals. In an attempt to defuse rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s Defence Ministry has proposed talks between representatives of the two countries’ militaries on July 21...

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate And Political Prisoner, Dies At 61 In Chinese Custody

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Peace prize winner and democracy activist dies of liver cancer, after spending almost a quarter of his life behind bars in China.

Trump Visits France Amid Chaos At Home

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Escaping domestic chaos over the ongoing Russia links scandal, US President Donald Trump landed in Paris on Thursday for talks with President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. The trip comes just days after Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., released an email chain which shows he was keen to accept allegedly damaging...

Trump Russia Claims: Mood In The White House Is 'Fantastic'

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President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is "fantastic" despite intense scrutiny of his campaign's alleged dealings with Russia. He told Reuters the administration was "functioning beautifully". The president also defended his son, who it has emerged met a Russian lawyer during the election campaign. US media describe the White...

Email 'linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting' - New York Times

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Donald Trump Jr was told that material on Hillary Clinton offered by a Russian lawyer was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's election campaign, the New York Times has said. Publicist Rob Goldstone, who arranged the June 2016 meeting with the lawyer, stated this in an email,...

Donald Trump Jr Met Russian Lawyer Who Promised Clinton Information

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US President Donald Trump's son has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer last year who he says had promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. But Donald Trump Jr said that Natalia Veselnitskaya had given no "meaningful" material on the presidential candidate. Also at the meeting, first reported in the New York Times, were...