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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
A rare lightning storm crackles in Santa Cruz, California, on Sunday morning. Shmuel Thaler-AP

Massive wildfire spawns fire tornadoes in Northern California

A massive wildfire in Northern California spawned rotating columns of flames Saturday, prompting forecasters to issue a rare fire-related tornado warning.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Carabinieri officers near Codogno, the centre of the outbreak in Italy. Antonio Calanni-AP

Coronavirus: Five dead, over 200 infected in Italy

Italy on Monday reported five deaths and more than 200 coronavirus cases, amid growing anxiety about the spread of the virus in the heart of Europe.

Italy ready to invest in Nigeria’s agric sector

Mr Alessandro Gerbino, Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Agency (ITA), said the Italian government was ready to invest in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

Bodies of seven migrants on capsized boat found off Italy

Rescue authorities found the bodies of seven migrants, including five women, after their boat capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa, coastguard officials said Sunday.
Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.

Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.
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Italy arrests leaders of Juventus hardline ultra fans

Italian police on Monday arrested 12 leading Juventus hardline fans as part of a major investigation into violence and extortion linked to match ticket sales.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.

Italy wants special EU status for poor south

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.

Italy pledges more closer ties with Nigeria

The Consul-General of Italy in Lagos, Dr Maurizio Busanelli, has restated his home government’s commitment to strengthening ties with Nigeria in the years ahead.

Italian police seize 1,665 cars from Romanian crime gang

Italian Carabinieri police on Thursday said they seized more 1,665 cars used by a Romanian criminal network to rob people in the streets of northern Italy and Spain.
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 21, 2012 in Johannesburg shows Rwanda’s former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa walking into the court.French judges will hear the former Rwandan army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, living in exile in South Africa, who accused the incumbent Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame to be involved in the attack against the late president Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, that marked the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, reported AFP on October 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country’s genocide, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference at the Energy Interconnections Summit at the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon on July 27, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

Six people arrested over ‘loose’ plan to attack Macron

Six people have been arrested as part of a preliminary investigation into a suspected plan to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the probe said on Tuesday.

Police arrests top football TV presenter for robbery

One of Belgium’s top football TV presenters, Stephane Pauwels has been arrested as part of a police probe into a series of armed robberies.

United States, China escalate trade war

The United States escalated its trade war against China, slapping steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Thursday.
Usain Bolt on arrival in Australia on Saturday for trial run on football career

Usain Bolt lands in Australia for A-League trial

Usain Bolt says he’s deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he’s capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Donald Trump threatens $505 billion tariff on Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump said in an interview released Friday he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the United States with tariffs if necessary.
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Donald Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States.

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The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano to conduct coronavirus tests at border towns

The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the state is making arrangements to carry out COVID-19 tests at border towns.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos manages 4,873 home-based coronavirus patients

The Lagos State Government says it has successfully managed a total of 4,873 home-based coronavirus patients, through its EKOTELEMED service.
Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders in the Oval Office on 20 January. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

South Korean president congratulates Joe Biden, says ‘America is back’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who brokered the talks process between Donald Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, on Thursday congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as US president, tweeting: “America is back.”
Furthermore, as part of efforts to strengthen the excellent bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and on the invitation of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, the Vice President and Federal Councillor of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, is expected to visit The Gambia on Friday, 12 February, 2021, the statement said.

Gambia signs agreement to protect rights of citizens in Switzerland

The Gambian government announced in Banjul on Wednesday that it signed a Cooperation Agreement on Tuesday, 12 January, 2021, on migration matters with the government of Switzerland in Berne.
A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday, rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected.

Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

Under current rules, Japanese people who acquire another passport are asked to relinquish their Japanese citizenship, but in 2018 eight plaintiffs started legal proceedings, arguing the rule was unconstitutional.