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G20 Summit: Trump, Xi Agree To Restart US-China Trade Talks

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The United States and China have agreed to resume trade negotiations, easing a protracted row that has fuelled a global economic slowdown.

France Records All-Time Highest Temperature Of 44.3C

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France on Friday recorded its hottest ever temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius, as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave already blamed for several deaths.

Govt. Backed Candidate Wins Mauritania Presidential Election

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Mauritania's government-backed candidate, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, won the presidential election on Sunday, cementing the power of a ruling party that has positioned itself as an ally of the west against Islamist militants.

Boeing 737 Max 8 Update: Ethiopian Airline Assures Passengers Of Safety

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Following the March 10, 2019, Ethiopian airline Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that crashed near the town of Bishoftu six minutes after takeoff, the management of the company has vowed not to risk human life and reputation of Africa vision in the aviation sector henceforth.

Erdogan's Party Suffers Blow After Istanbul Re-Run Poll Defeat

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Turkey's ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

U.S. Moves To Impose More Sanctions On Iran

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. Drone this week by the Islamic Republic.

Ethiopia Army Chief Shot Dead In 'Coup Bid' Attacks

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The Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.

U.N. Rights Chief Calls On Venezuela To Release Jailed Dissidents

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United Nations, UN, High Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the country faces a "serious" humanitarian situation.

Iran Vows Firm Response If U.S. Strikes

1 month ago /

Iran will respond firmly to any us threat against it, a spokesman of the country's foreign ministry has said after President Donald Trump warned it of "obliteration" if a full-scale conflict would ensue.

China, North Korea To Strengthen Ties

2 months ago /

North Korean state-run television on Saturday aired its full video coverage of China's President Xi Jinping's two-day visit to Pyongyang.

Mauritania Holds First Elections In 59 Years

2 months ago /

For the first time in 59 years of independence, Mauritanians went to the polls Saturday for a successor to a democratically-elected president.

Osinbajo Visits US, To Meet Pence, Council On Foreign Relations

2 months ago /

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will be visiting the United States, US, where he will be meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pence, and other key groups and interests in the country.

Trump Warns Iran Of ‘Obliteration’ In Event Of War

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US President, Donald Trump, has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face "obliteration" if conflict broke out.

Tanzania Court To Rule On Scrapping Of Death Penalty

2 months ago /

The high court in Tanzania's biggest city Dar Es Salaam has postponed its ruling on whether the death penalty should be scrapped.

South Africa Youth Joblessness Hits 50%

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In his first state of the nation address since the ANC won May's general election in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the youth unemployment rate of 50% as a national crisis.

U.S. Suspends Issuance Of Visas For Domestic Employees For Malawian Officials

2 months ago /

The U.S. government said it has suspended issuing visas for domestic employees of Malawian officials.

Nigeria Aks Ghana To Protect Nigerians In Ghana

2 months ago /

The Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri – Erewa, has called on the Ghanaian government to protect Nigerians resident in Ghana.

Buhari Stresses Importance Of Peace In Benin Republic

2 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the importance of peace in the neighbouring Benin Republic.

Former Interpol Chief Admits Taking Bribes

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China says the former Interpol Chief, Meng Hongwei has admitted his guilt after going on trial for taking more than two million dollars in bribes. 

Chinese President Jinping Visits N/Korea

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China's President, Xi Jinping is in North Korea for a meeting with Kim Jong-Un, in the first Chinese state visit to the north since 2005.