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This video grab from footage taken and released on November 14, 2018 by French television channel TF1 shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a televised interview with the channel aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, off the coast of Toulon, southern France. (Photo by Handout / TF1 / AFP) /

France says things ‘happened we don’t know about’ in China coronavirus handling

France’s President Emmanuel Macron said there were grey areas in China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and that things “happened that we don’t know about”, speaking in an interview with the Financial Times published Thursday.
China’s National Health Commission, on Tuesday, says no fewer than 12,552 have recovered in Chinese mainland out of 72,528 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Coronavirus infections drop as China reverts diagnostic guidelines

The number of new confirmed Covid-19 infections in China dropped significantly on Thursday as health authorities reverted a decision to count clinically diagnosed patients as confirmed cases.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had spoken to Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, but did not elaborate on how the protections would be achieve [Anadolu]

Mike Pompeo: Europe not ‘helpful’ as could be over Qasem Soleimani killing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Washington’s European allies had not been “as helpful” as he hoped over the US killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Simon Cheng demonstrates one of the stress positions Chinese security officers forced him to stand in for hours each day. OLIVER MARCENY

Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police torture him

A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests, the BBC and Wall Street Journal reported.
The Stena Impero, which had been held off Bandar Abbas for more than two months, started moving out of the Iranian port Friday and reached the coast off Dubai early Saturday.

British-flagged tanker reaches Dubai port after departing Iran

The British-flagged oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July has docked in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates early Saturday, according to ship-tracking websites and pool reporters.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Britain not blaming Iran for Saudi drone attacks

Britain said it is not jumping to conclusions yet like America, that Iran was responsible for the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
Dominic Raab

Britain rules out tanker swap with Iran

British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on Monday ruled out exchanging a detained Iranian oil tanker for a British vessel seized by Tehran, saying the two actions have different legal status.
“We heard that they intend to send a European fleet to the Persian Gulf, which naturally carries a hostile message, is provocative and will increase tensions,” government spokesman Ali Rabiel said Sunday, according to state media.

Iran: European proposal to escort tankers ‘hostile,’ ‘provocative’

“Hostile” and “provocative” is how Iran labeled a proposal to form a European coalition to escort tankers through the Persian Gulf.
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.
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Iran: Britain’s Hezbollah ban ‘irresponsible’

Iran condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement on Saturday, describing it as “wrong and irresponsible.”
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Minister: Britain to build new relations with partners after brexit

Britain is determined to promote free trade and create new relations with its partners after Brexit, British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said on Friday.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Jeremy Hunt: Donald Trump has ‘black and white’ world view

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday criticised Donald Trump’s view of the world after the US president’s announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a meeting of the cabinet at 10 Downing Street in London, on October 29, 2018, ahead of the presentation of the government's annual budget to Parliament. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain seeks to soothe Brexit tensions with France

Britain's foreign minister will seek to ease tensions with France caused by Brexit on Thursday with a speech that will pay tribute to the "bonds of friendship and commerce" between the countries, his office said.
Boris Johnson at the gates of Downing Street. Dan Kitwood-Getty Images

Boris Johnson resigns as UK foreign secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned as British foreign secretary, becoming the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the government.

UK top envoy Boris Johnson urges Donald Trump not to end Iran deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time.

OPCW confirms UK findings pointing poisoning of former spy to Russia

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report has confirmed the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury, and severely injured three people.

Britain shares Intel with allies over Russian spy poisoning

Britain shared “unprecedented levels” of intelligence about a spy poisoning it blamed on Moscow, which has led at least 25 countries to expel Russian diplomats, a senior UK government official said Tuesday.

UK’s Boris Johnson likens Vladimir Putin’s World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.

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Police arrest 10 suspects, recover arms, ammunition in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State on Tuesday says it arrested 10 suspects in July for various criminal offences within the state.
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Henry Onyekuru rejoins Monaco after loan stint at Galatasaray

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Petroleum dealers in Anambra threaten shutdown over multiple taxes, gives ultimatum

Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

During the unveiling of the Reviewed Broadcasting code, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said the amendments were necessitated by a presidential directive in the wake of the 2019 general elections.

Why Edo schools haven’t reopened – official

The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.