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[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 orders freeze on all Venezuelan government assets

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington’s latest move against President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during the closing ceremony of the the Sao Paulo Forum at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on July 28, 2019. – Sao Paulo Forum is a conference of leftist political parties and other organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country’s political crisis.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuelan opposition to continue talks with government

Venezuela’s opposition said on Sunday it will return to Barbados to continue talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro as part of efforts to resolve the South American nation’s political crisis.
European Union flags are seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 14, 2018. REUTERS-Francois Lenoir-File Photo

EU removes Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda from tax haven blacklist

The European Union on Friday removed the islands of Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda from its tax haven blacklist, just two months after they were placed on the list for failing to cooperate with the bloc’s efforts to crack down on tax avoidance.

Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world’s biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.
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Frenchman sets sail across Atlantic in a barrel

A 71-year-old Frenchman set sail across the Atlantic on Wednesday in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, hoping to reach the Caribbean within three months thanks to ocean currents alone.
Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva win big at 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards

The 2018 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which took place in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Kate Henshaw, Dakore Akande, others nominated for 2018 AMAA

The Africa Movie Academy Awards has released the nomination list for 2018.

Rooney visits DC United for talks about MLS transfer

English football star Wayne Rooney has arrived in Washington for talks with DC United about the Everton striker joining the Major League Soccer side this season.

Ex-Ministser Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed into Commonwealth high-level group

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into a High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Commonwealth of Learning trains teachers as online educators in Africa, Caribbean

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has commenced three online courses for teachers in Africa and the Caribbean, Mr Obinna Okwelume, COL’s Communications Officer has said.

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

The EU has removed eight countries, including Panama, from its new tax haven blacklist, after they pledged to address its concerns, in a move swiftly condemned by activists.

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.

Rihanna’s cousin shot dead in Barbados

Rihanna's cousin has died after being shot in Barbados on Boxing Day.

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.

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