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US opens London embassy after Donald Trump snubs inauguration

The new US embassy in London opened with little fanfare on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump refused to attend the inauguration because of its price tag and less-than-central location.

Fear of protests forces Donald Trump to cancel London’s visit

President Donald Trump’s cancellation of his visit to London has been attributed to the threat of mass protests against the United States President.

US, North Korea closer to war than ever – ex-military chief

The United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea, a former top US military officer warned Sunday, saying he saw little prospect of a diplomatic solution.

US President Donald Trump gets dog statue in China

A mall in northern China has installed a larger-than-life canine statue with more than a passing resemblance to US President Donald Trump to welcome the coming Year of the Dog.

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.

Donald Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.

International warnings as Trump delays Jerusalem decision

International leaders warned US President Donald Trump Tuesday that he risked outraging Muslims and jeopardising Middle East peace efforts if he recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and moved the US embassy there.

Donald Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes.

Ex-UK foreign secretary Jack Straw hints he was sacked for wanting Hamas talks

Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has hinted that his removal may have been down to a willingness to talk to Hamas.

US calls for return to civilian government in Zimbabwe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for a return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe, saying the country has a chance to put itself on a "new path" amid signs longtime authoritarian President Robert Mugabe will be forced from power in a bloodless coup.

Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea – US

The United States said on Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Former US president Barack Obama answered a jury summons Wednesday, but was dismissed soon after arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans.

Donald Trump doesn’t know what it means to be president – George Bush

Ex-President George W Bush has criticised Donald Trump, saying “this guy doesn’t know what it means to be President”.

US has lost trust in South Sudan – US envoy Nikki Haley tells Salva...

The United States has lost trust in South Sudan’s government for fueling the country’s civil war and must bring peace or risk losing support from Washington.

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Planned recall of Kwara Assemblyman will not succeed – APC

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Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Governor Ajimobi

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.