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Texas judge rules Obamacare illegal

A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that excited President Donald Trump, but which opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.

France tells Donald Trump to stop meddling in its affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian asks Donald Trump to stop meddling in French affairs after the US President criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris
Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, demonstrate in Paris, France, December 1, 2018. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe

300 detained as Paris braces for ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris police detained nearly 300 people Saturday ahead of fresh anti-government “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a third weekend in a row.

David Oyedepo and the perils of satire

That withering creative madness was the tipping point. Over 500,000 people have now viewed the body double video and perhaps the 500,001thviewer was Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of one of the largest Christian evangelical denominations in Nigeria.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Hassan Rouhani: US will not stop Iran oil export

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday said the United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil.
US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 29, 2018, as he travels to attend the G20 summit. - US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Donald Trump writes to Imran Khan, seeks Pakistan’s help in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said on Monday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad’s support in securing a “negotiated settlement” to the war in Afghanistan.
George H.W. Bush

Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton extol George H.W. Bush’s leadership

U.S. President Donald Trump and wife, Melania have mourned the death of former president George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday night at the age of 94.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US life expectancy drops again as drug overdose deaths climb

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.
Black Friday

US shoppers shun the malls for online on Black Friday

More Americans opted to stay at home and use their smartphones to make online purchases rather than visiting the sprawling malls as the Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday kicked off the U.S. holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump discussed a range of issues while press were in the room including current relations with Saudi Arabia, and the use of the U.S. military in protecting the borders of the United States. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump ‘apologisses’ as oil prices crash ’causes’ traffic jams

U.S. President Donald Trump has ‘apologised’ to Americans for allegedly causing traffic jams in the country following the crash in the global oil prices.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

US Senate tasks Donald Trump over Jamal Khashoggi murder

United States President Donald Trump has been asked to ascertain whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 14, 2018 Philippines' Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on July 15. - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and former world welterweight champion Adrien Broner will announce details November 19, 2018 in New York about their upcoming bout, expected in January at Las Vegas. Pacquaio owns the World Boxing Association's regular welterweight crown, a step below US unbeaten WBA 'super champion' Keith Thurman, after stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in July at Kuala Lumpur -- his first knockout win since 2009. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch after January bout

Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 super fight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ: Amnesty undermining war against insurgency, criminality in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has accused Amnesty International (AI) of allegedly undermining the war against insurgency and criminality in Nigeria, saying the human rights organisation is not interested in lasting peace in the country.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

US blacklists South African for North Korea oil deals

The US Treasury placed a Russian-born South African man on its sanctions blacklist on Monday for allegedly helping North Korea avoid an international embargo on its energy purchases.
Benjamin Griveaux

Donald Trump lacks ‘common decency’ – Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman

A French government spokesman on Wednesday accused US President Donald Trump of a lack of “common decency” for attacking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Twitter on the third anniversary of a jihadist massacre in Paris.

Nasir El-Rufai: Muhammadu Buhari aware of my decision to pick a fellow Muslim as...

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of his decision to pick a fellow Muslim, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has announced the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Hadiza Abubakar-Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2019 elections.

2019: Nasir El-Rufai explains choice of running mate

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has for the first time explained how he chose Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election.

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Villarreal coach Luis Garcia heaps praises on Samuel Chukwueze

New coach of Villarreal, Luis Garcia, has heaped praises on rave of the moment Samuel Chukwueze after his goal in Friday’s Europa League 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow.

Osita Okechukwu: Ibrahim Babangida has vindicated Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters

Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.
Gary Neville has praised the job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham given the difficulties he has had to put up with this season and says the club must do everything they can to keep him.

Mauricio Pochettino: I want to kill racism

Mauricio Pochettino has branded racism "the worst thing in the world" ahead of Tottenham's midweek Carabao Cup visit to Arsenal.
Zalmay Khalilzad held three days of talks with the Taliban in Qatar in November [US embassy via Reuters]

Taliban to meet US officials in UAE – spokesperson

The Taliban have said they are holding a meeting on Monday with US officials, in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.
Leon Balogun has described Brighton and Hove Albion's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League outing as early Christmas gifts for the visitors.

Leon Balogun: Brighton gave Chelsea ‘two early Christmas presents’

Leon Balogun has described Brighton and Hove Albion's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League outing as early Christmas gifts for the visitors.