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World powers meet to pressure Syria on chemical attacks

Diplomats from 29 countries including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Paris on Tuesday pushing for sanctions and criminal charges against the perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria.

Emmanuel Macron shares African outrage on Donald Trump’s vulgar language

French President Emmanuel Macron says he shares the outrage over President Donald Trump's disparaging comment about Africa, arguing that such language hurts efforts to bring peace and development to the continent.

Brexit special trade agreement possible – EmmanuelMacron

French President Emmanuel Macron said a special post-Brexit trade agreement between Britain and the EU was certainly possible but would not involve full access to the single market, in a BBC interview to be screened Sunday.

UK to pay millions to France to keep border agreement

Britain will pay tens of millions of pounds (dollars) toward border security in France and support French military missions as part of moves to bind the countries closer together after Brexit.

French minister dismisses concerns over Emmanuel Macron’s fake news law plan

Judges, not the government, will be in charge of enforcing French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed new legislation to fight fake news on the Internet, a minister said on Tuesday, dismissing concerns over state control of information.

Emmanuel Macron appeals to China for partnership in climate, Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron appealed to Chinese leaders Monday to form a partnership on climate change and African development during a visit in which he also is expected to press Beijing for better market access.

Emmanuel Macron seeks to woo China’s Xi Jinping with ‘horse diplomacy’

French President Emmanuel Macron went out of his way to win the heart of the Chinese leader on the first day of his state visit on Monday, offering him a horse of the elite French Republican Guard.

France marks three years since Charlie Hebdo attack

French President Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath in front of the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Sunday to mark three years since the massacre of its staff in an Islamist attack

Google moved €16bn to Bermuda to avoid tax – report

Google moved 15.9 billion euros ($19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory filings in the Netherlands.

Lebanese premier Saad Hariri ‘pressured to resign’ by the Saudis – report

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by the New York Times.

Germany’s Merkel and France’s Macron call for ‘peaceful settlement’ in eastern Ukraine

The leaders of Germany and France called on Saturday for all sides in the Ukraine conflict to "face their responsibilities" after a rise in ceasefire violations in the east of the country.

Palestinians won’t accept US peace plan – Mahmud Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Friday that his people would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States following Washington’s decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

African refugees reach France in resettlement initiative

The first group of African refugees benefiting from a new initiative bringing those deemed to be especially vulnerable directly to Europe arrived in France on Monday.

US, Saudi, UAE pledge $190m to fight insurgency in Sahel region

The U.S, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged 190 million dollars to five countries in Africa’s Sahel region to strengthen regional security forces in the fight against terrorism.

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CHAN: Libya and Super Eagles reach quarter-finals

Libya scored three minutes into stoppage time to edge Rwanda 1-0 Tuesday and snatch an African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals place behind Group C winners Nigeria.

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal spree despite revenue rise

Arsene Wenger insisted Tuesday there was no chance he would jeopardise Arsenal's financial stability with lavish spending on new players during the rest of the January transfer window.

Kaduna requires 45,000 qualified primary school teachers – official

No fewer than 45, 000 qualified teachers are required in Kaduna State to adequately provide quality teaching in public primary schools across the state.

We didn’t arrest, detain Oby Ezekwesili – Police

The FCT Police Command has denied arresting and detaining the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, and some of its members.

Federal govt warns workers against lock-out, picketing

The Federal Government has warned workers against locking out of duly appointed officers and picketing as a resolve to industrial disputes in the country.

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Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to European shores.

UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis

A military official in the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday its forces had instructions not to escalate an ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

SERAP seeks justice, reparation for victims of herdsmen attacks

The National Assembly yesterday condemned the killings in Benue and other parts of the country, and called on the Federal Government to take decisive action against those behind the killings.

Anambra govt seeks quicker resolution of border dispute with Kogi

The Anambra Government has appealed to the National Boundary Commission to quicken the demarcation exercise of the boundary between the state and Kogi.

Ex-President Obasanjo rejects Buhari’s re-election bid

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against participating in the 2019 election.