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Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn up a raft of measures to tighten controls on the influx of migrants, according to a document submitted to her coalition partners Saturday as she battles for political survival.

Driver using Facebook before deadly crash which claimed nine lives

The driver of a minibus involved in a collision in Hungary that claimed the lives of nine Romanians may have been using Facebook moments before the crash, Romanian media said Wednesday.

NWF: Governor Dickson Wrestling Classics to serve as rehearsal for world championships

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has announced that the Third Governor Dickson National Wrestling Classics, which will take place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, from June 24 to 30, 2018, will serve as trials for forthcoming international events.

EU unveils bigger post-Brexit budget

The EU unveiled plans Wednesday for a bigger 1.279-trillion euro budget for the seven years after Brexit, featuring a controversial move to cut funding for countries that fail to respect the rule of law.

Hungarians protest premier for second week

An estimated 100,000 took to the streets in Hungary to protest the media policies and campaign against non-governmental organisations by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to organisers.

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye eyes more gold medal in world wrestling championship

A gold medalist at the just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has said that her next target is to win gold medal at the upcoming World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary in October.

Hungary’s Orban seeks third term in keenly-watched poll

Hungarians are voting Sunday in an election that is being keenly observed across Europe, and which will determine whether firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins an expected third consecutive term.

Dublin to host Euro 2020 qualifiers draw

Dublin will host the draw for qualifying groups for the 2020 European football championships on December 2, 2018, UEFA announced Thursday.

Wales bid to stage Euro 2020 matches

The Football Association of Wales has been invited to bid again to stage matches at the 2020 European Championships.

Atletico Madrid’s new stadium to host 2019 Champions League final

Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the 2019 Champions League final.

Paris, Los Angeles to host 2024 & 2028 Olympics

Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee.

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A woman is removed from the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia. Michael Zemanek-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Pussy Riot protesters charged over World Cup pitch invasion

Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.

Plateau community holds town hall meeting on electoral violence

Nasarawa Gom community in Jos North Local Government area of Plateau on Monday held a town hall meeting to fashion out ways of curbing electoral violence in the area.

Indian woman gang-raped, burned to death

Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said.

Ex-Governor Lamido: Nigeria is under siege, we no longer sleep with our eyes closed

Former Governor of Jigawa state and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, took a swipe at the security situation in the country and declared that Nigeria is under siege.
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Barack Obama dances with his grandmother on Kenya trip

Ex-US President Barack Obama visited his father’s ancestral village in Kenya’s South-western Siaya County on Monday and danced to some traditional music with his grandmother in his first visit to the country since leaving office.