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UK’s Boris Johnson likens Vladimir Putin’s World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.

White House hunts leaker after Donald Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin

The White House fumed Wednesday about an embarrassing leak of Donald Trump's shock decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his re-election, with one official describing the disclosure as illegal.

Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Libyan funds case

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy faced a second day of questioning on Wednesday by investigators who are questioning him about allegations that late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, funded his 2007 election campaign.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Facebook security chief changes role to focus on election fraud

Facebook's chief of security said late Monday his role has shifted to focusing on emerging risks and election security at the global social network, which is under fire for letting its platform be used to spread bogus news and manipulate voters.

Inspectors analyse toxin used on Russian spy in England

Inspectors from the world’s chemical weapons watchdog on Monday began examining the poison used to strike down a former Russian double agent in England, in an attack that London blames on Moscow.

Fraud: Britain okays return of $500m to Angola

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Monday 500 million dollars frozen in the UK as part of an ongoing investigation into a potential fraud against Angola’s central bank can be returned to the southern African country.

Disgraced former Catholic Cardinal Keith O’Brien passes on at 80

A disgraced former head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland who stepped down in 2013 after a sex scandal has died aged 80, the Church said on Monday.

What the world is saying about Vladimir Putin’s re-election

China was the first world power to react on Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s re-election vowing to push ties to a “higher level”, but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned Moscow would remain “difficult”.

Andrea Dovizioso wins first round of Qatar MotoGP

Italian Andrea Dovizioso won his first Qatar Grand Prix, the opening round of MotoGP 2018, which was hosted by Doha over the last three days at Losail International circuit.

EU supports UK as Russia hits back in spy poisoning row

The European Union offered "unqualified solidarity" with Britain on Monday over a nerve agent attack blamed on Russia, as international weapons experts visited to take a sample of the chemical for testing.

President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe to hold election in July

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says the country will hold its first presidential and parliamentary elections in July after the long ruler of former president Robert Mugabe.

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Britain is to target wealth linked to the Kremlin in response to the poisoning of a former spy, foreign minister Boris Johnson said Sunday ahead of a visit by international chemical weapons experts.

Recep Erdogan: Afrin city centre under ‘total’ control

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken "total" control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.


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West Ham give lifetime bans to pitch invaders

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Zambia’s parliament suspended a cabinet minister on Tuesday from its proceedings for one month for slapping a fellow lawmaker within parliament grounds.

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced

Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas.

Development bank signs MOU with NIRSAL on agric value chain financing

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Federal government to deploy NAFDAC, NDLEA at airports, seaports

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