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Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said Sunday, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city.

Afghan forces secure Kunduz after Taliban attack

Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said Sunday, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city.
Joe Walsh, 57, served one term as a Republican representative from Illinois between 2011 and 2013 before losing his bid for re-election. Carolyn Kaster-AP

Former congressman Joe Walsh to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 GOP primary

Former Republican Congressman, Joe Walsh, once a backer of President Donald Trump, said he would mount a Republican primary challenge to the president because “we can’t take four more years of Donald Trump”.
Mavin record’s signee, Rema, made Barack Obama’s 2019 Sure Playlist with his song, ‘Iron Man’.

Nigerian musician makes Barack Obama’s summer playlist

Other international stars on the playlist include Drake, who occupies No 1, Jay Z, Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Frank Sinatra, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, and Robin Thicke amongst others.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Tuesday that would require presidential candidates to release several years of tax returns to be on the primary ballot in the state. Rich Pedroncelli-AP

California to sue Donald Trump over new migrant children detention policy

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will join other states in filing a new lawsuit as early as next week to block the Trump administration’s efforts to indefinitely detain immigrant minors and families with children.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren get personal with young, black Christians

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Adewale Adeyemo giving a speech titled “The G-7 and the Global Economy” at a Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) event on May 19, 2016.

Obama Foundation hires Nigerian-American as president

Mr Adeyemo, whose parents migrated from Nigeria to the U.S in search of a better life, served the U.S government in 2015, under President Barack Obama, as the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council.

Barack Obama reacts to Ohio, Texas shootings

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned language that feeds hatred and normalises racism.
A second woman has accused former US Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, just as the Democrat heavyweight is considering launching a campaign for the 2020 presidency.

Joe Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate

Expect bare-knuckle political sparring when 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden battles his Democratic rivals this week, with challengers criticizing him on racial issues and low-polling candidates seeking last-gasp breakouts for their sagging campaigns.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain calls for European naval mission to stop Iran ‘piracy’

Britain called for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway, Reuters reports.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Nuclear deal: Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday, Reuters reports.
US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence.

Donald Trump cancelled Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama – leaked memo

U.S. President Donald Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, British media on Sunday quoted a leaked memo as saying.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump imposes fresh sanctions on Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions on Iran, amid increased tensions between the long-time foes.
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.
Donald Trump holds a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, at the White House, on 20 March 2018. Evan Vucci-AP

US Senate blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The US Senate – in a rare bipartisan move – has voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, strongly wanted by President Donald Trump in recent months, for a total value of eight billion dollars.
Anthony Joshua posed for an inspirational photo with former president Barack Obama last Friday.

Anthony Joshua meets Barack Obama

Anthony Joshua posed for an inspirational photo with former president Barack Obama last Friday.
President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Donald Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 -- with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers.
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Donald Trump revives Monroe Doctrine as warning to China and Russia

In November 2013, former US Secretary of State John Kerry created a social media frenzy with a speech delivered at the Organization of American States (OAS), the world's oldest regional forum.
Obama Presidential Center

Court hearing commences on fate of Obama Presidential Centre

A federal judge will hear final arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit that could determine the fate of the Obama Presidential Centre in Chicago.

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The new minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, has charged staff of the ministry to work harder and smart to realize the Next Level agenda of the federal government.

2020 Budget: Federal government maintains benchmark in spite increase in oil price

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clem Agba, has said that the Federal government would maintain its benchmark of 60 dollars per barrel in spite of the sudden increase in the price of crude oil.
A statement signed by Professor Douglas Ewharute, Engr Justin Akpobaro and made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a worthy son of Delta state Chief Bernard Okumagba as Managing Director of the commission, adding it commended the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo –Agege for his role in the appointment of Chief Okumagba.

NDYM hails Bernard Okumagba’s appointment as NDDC chief

The Niger Delta Youth Movement, Delta State Chapter, has given its nod to the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba from Warri South as Managing Director, NDDC, describing it as a reward and responsibility to oil producing areas to be at the core of development of the Niger Delta.
Jurgen Klopp has denied his Liverpool future will be determined by the English weather, saying his agent was just making a joke.

Jurgen Klopp: Manchester City are the best team in the world

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are not the best team in Europe despite their Champions League success last season, as he believes rivals Manchester City are the best team on the planet.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government plans foreign exchange programme for technical science teachers

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is in talks with foreign governments to organise exchange programmes for experts to train teachers on technical subjects.

NLC, TUC call for immediate lifting of 56-year US economic embargo on Cuba

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Sosa, and other civil society and women groups on Monday demanded the immediate lifting of the 56-year old American economic embargo, placed on the Republic of Cuba.