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European Union to remove eight countries from tax haven blacklist

The European Union is to remove eight countries, including Panama, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea, from its 17 country blacklist of international tax havens, an EU memo has said on Tuesday.

Namibia slams ‘unjust’ listing on EU tax haven blacklist

Namibia has criticised its listing on a new European Union blacklist of tax havens as unjust and biased, blaming the status on missing a deadline to comply.

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.

US looking for west coast anti-missile sites amid fears over North Korea

US defence officials are looking for sites on the country’s west coast to deploy new anti-missile systems, two congressmen have claimed.

FIFA bans three ex football officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former football officials from Guam, Nicaragua, and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.

US-South Korea launch major war drills as North Korea looks on

The US and South Korea launched military manoeuvres involving three American aircraft carrier strike groups on Saturday in a massive show of force that drew the anger of rival North Korea.

North Korea denounces American ‘nuclear strike drill’

North Korea has accused the US of conducting a surprise "nuclear bomb dropping drill" on major targets in the communist country a day after two American B-1B warplanes flew over South Korean airspace.

US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea

US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North.

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen lands in Hawaii despite Chinese objection

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu en route to the island's diplomatic allies among Pacific nations, despite strong objections to the visit from China.

Tell Taiwan president not to transit through our territories – China tells US

China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit through its territories on her way to and from Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Pacific.

US bombers overfly Korean peninsula in show of force

The US has flown two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang, staging the first night-time joint aviation exercises with Japan and South Korea.

Trump issues more threats against North Korea

United States President, President Donald Trump, has responded to insults from North Korea’s foreign minister with more threats.

US warplanes fly off North Korea coast in new show of force

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions.

North Korea will be ‘destroyed’ – US envoy

The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behavior" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack.

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JAMB directs all institutions to end 2017 admissions by January 25

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