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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May seeks Brexit delay to June 30 with option of two-year extension

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will write to the EU on Tuesday to ask for a Brexit extension until the end of June and with a possible two-year delay, the BBC’s political editor said.
FILE PHOTO - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina-File Photo

The medical woes of Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who withdrew Monday from a bid to win a fifth term in office, has had persistent health woes leading to several periods in hospital over more than a decade.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

As Merkel readies to bow out, ‘Angela I’ hits the stage

As Chancellor Angela Merkel readies to slowly leave the political stage and her party consigns her immigration policy to history, a German theatre is putting on a play that already suggests the end of an era: “Angela I.”
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Fashion world mourns death of ‘Kaiser’ Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century.
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Germany emerges country with world’s largest current account surplus in 2018

Germany’s current account surplus shrank but remained by far the world’s largest in 2018 due to strong exports, according to data from the Ifo Institute on Tuesday that is likely to renew criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fiscal policies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL-AFP

Angela Merkel: US pullout from Syria risks boosting Russia, Iran influence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday that Washington’s plan to swiftly pull its soldiers out of Syria risks allowing Russia and Iran to boost their role in the region.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

EU agrees to work with British premier on Brexit demands

The European Union, yesterday, promised to work with Theresa May on, “whether a way through can be found” to avoid the disruption of a no-deal Brexit after the British prime minister demanded changes to the divorce deal to get it through parliament.
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London stocks jump on weak pound, strong BP profits

London’s stock market rallied Tuesday to a new two-month peak, supercharged by a Brexit-hit pound and energy giant BP’s surging annual profits, dealers said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel urges China to take responsibility for peaceful world order

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged China to take more responsibility in the world as its global aspirations grow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

Germany’s Angela Merkel signals support for 2038 coal exit deadline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that her country would withdraw from coal-fired power production by 2038.
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European nations recognise Guaido as Venezuelan leader

Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader.
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Deutsche Telekom offers 5G security plan to certify Huawei network gear

Deutsche Telekom proposed a series of measures on Wednesday to ensure that future 5G mobile networks are safe, as debate neared a climax on whether to bar Chinese vendors from Germany on national security grounds.

Europe stands against Theresa May’s bid to rewrite Brexit

European leaders moved on Wednesday to head off British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to rewrite the Brexit divorce deal, warning they will not budge.
There is high security in and around the Swiss ski resort of Davos as many of the world's political and corporate leaders gather this week. AFP

WEF: China, Europe take centre stage on Davos day two

China and Europe take centre stage in front of the world’s business elite at Davos on Wednesday, a day after Brazil’s hard-right President Jair Bolsonaro promised reform and tried to win over sceptics about his environmental platform.

German minister disappointed by Theresa May’s Brexit plan

German Justice Minister Katarina Barley on Tuesday said she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and called on Britain to hold a second referendum.

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle EU crisis

France and Germany will on Tuesday sign a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far right and a flurry of alarmist fake news reports.
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World Economic Forum starts amid economic, political worries

At least 3,000 politicians and managers kicked-off their annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos on Tuesday, to discuss solutions to global challenges, in spite of the absence of some of the world key leaders.
People lay flowers at the grave of Communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg at the Monument for the Socialists at Berlin’s Friedrichsfelde Central Cemetery on January 13, 2019, to mark the hundredth anniversary of her death. Thousands from across the world gathered in Berlin to mark the 100th anniversary of the murder of revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Gloomy German left remembers murdered Rosa Luxemburg

Deep in a period of historic weakness, Germany’s sharply divided left-wing parties commemorate Sunday the larger-than-life revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg on the 100th anniversary of her murder.

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Lagos government sets up five-man panel to investigate building collapse

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Governor Al-Makura inaugurates transition committee

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Governor Ganduje distributes safe delivery kits to expectant mothers in Kano

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Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Federal government to sell stakes in JVs to improve finances – minister

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