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French rocker Johnny Hallyday to be buried on Caribbean island

The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire's paradise where the singer had a holiday home.

United Nations solicits $1 billion for Nigeria, others

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a one billion dollars donor contributions to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund life-saving works in Nigeria and other countries.

European Union blacklists 17 tax havens

European Union ministers adopted on Tuesday a blacklist of 17 non-EU tax havens including Panama, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates after a year of tough negotiations.

Richard Branson rejects ‘disgusting’ ‘sex assault’ accusation

Sir Richard Branson has said he has "no recollection" of an alleged "sexual assault" incident at his Caribbean home.

Honduras blames Guatemala for ‘trash islands’

Guatemala is being blamed by Honduras for creating an "environmental disaster" after shocking images revealed a blanket of plastic rubbish engulfing the sea around a Caribbean island.

Cuba and North Korea reject ‘arbitrary’ US demands

Cuba's foreign minister and his North Korean counterpart rejected the United States' "unilateral and arbitrary" demands on Wednesday while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the ministry said.

Panama’s president visits China following break with Taiwan

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was making his first state visit to Beijing on Friday after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago.

Talk of mega bribes and throat-slashing gestures at FIFA trial

A trial exposing rampant corruption in the business of world football ended a day of testimony Wednesday with a defendant accused of making throat-slashing gestures to intimidate a key witness.

Venezuela, in ‘selective default’, signs debt deal with Russia

Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with major creditor Russia on Wednesday, as ratings agencies declared Caracas in partial default.

UN says 2017 among 3 hottest on record

UN says year 2017 is among the three hottest years on record in a new sign of man-made climate change that is aggravating “extraordinary weather” such as hurricanes, droughts and floods.

Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricane

It's been a month since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and Samuel de Jesus still can't drive out of his isolated, blacked-out town.

United Nations elects Nigeria, 14 others to Human Rights Council

The other newly elected countries to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine.

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Schools were closed Monday as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life.

Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal’s Azores islands.

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Nobel Peace Prize winners sound nuclear warning on North Korea tensions

The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Sunday warned mankind's destruction is just one "impulsive tantrum away" as the United States and North Korea exchange warlike threats over the nation's nuclear tests.

Capital market operators seek single license from CBN, SEC

The capital market operators on Sunday called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to grant them single dealing license to access discount window.

Nigerian capital market issuances hit N1.55trn in September – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday said that the total value of issuances in the Nigerian capital market amounted to N1.55 trillion in September.

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Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

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Man gets N50,000 bail for allegedly stealing N8000 shirts

A 22-year-old man, Jamiu Habeeb, who allegedly stole 10 shirts worth N8000 from a trader, Mohammed Isah, was on Friday in Lagos granted a N50,000 bail.

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