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Suspension of visas by US hurting families – Cuba

Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was “seriously hampering” family relations and other exchanges.

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.

Muhammad Ali’s cornerman Ferdie Pacheco dies at age 89

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's physician and cornerman, "Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco, died Thursday at his home in Miami, his family announced. He was 89.

Shawn Mendes wins best artist at MTV Europe Music Awards

Canadian teen singer Shawn Mendes on Sunday won best artist and best song at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London, pipping heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.

Donald Trump administration tightens US sanctions against Cuba

The U.S. government on Wednesday, announced new restrictions against Cuba tightening sanctions as part of President Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back his Democratic predecessor’s move toward warmer ties with Havana.

I ought to have died – Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate, said he ought to have died going by his lifestyle.

Venezuela faces more isolation, sanctions after contested vote

The United States condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair Monday, as European countries weighed imposing sanctions, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win.

Zimbabwe’s poisoned VP Emmerson Mnangagwa struggle to succeed Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe has been gripped by an escalating spat between the president's wife and his senior vice-president over a bizarre poisoning incident that has laid bare the pair's ambitions to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

US cuts Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious ‘attacks’

The United States is withdrawing 60 percent of its diplomatic staff and all family members from its embassy in Cuba after 21 diplomats suffered mysterious health attacks in recent months, US officials said.

Buhari asks UN to dialogue with North Korea over nuclear weapons

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a United Nations delegation to urgently negotiate with North Korea over the development of accelerated nuclear weapons by the country.

Trump ‘international shouting magnate’ – Pyongyang

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to totally destroy North Korea has been dismissed by a North Korean organ as an ‘impotent’ threat.

President Buhari’s speech at UNGA

Here is the full speech delivered today by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. It is totally different from the fake version earlier circulated today.

UNGA: Our faith in democracy remains unshaken – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the international community of Nigeria’s firm and unshaken commitment to democracy in the country and the African continent.

Somalis protest at Ethiopia embassy in UK over prisoner transfer

Somalians resident in the United Kingdom on Tuesday held a protest outside the Ethiopian embassy in the country demanding that their country’s sovereignty be respected.

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