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Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

PDP takes campaign to America without Atiku Abubakar

Without Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will next week in Washington, DC, advertise its programmes and share insights on the future of US-Nigeria relations.
Nano satellites

In space, the US sees a rival in China

During the Cold War, US eyes were riveted on the Soviet Union’s rockets and satellites. But in recent years, it has been China’s space programs that have most worried US strategists.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump: North Korea missile work ‘normal’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by US researchers but insisted all was fine.

Researchers: North Korea hiding missile bases

North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released on Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump’s signature on foreign policy initiative.
Meng Hongwei

Interpol’s Meng Hongwei accused of bribery

The former Chinese head of Interpol, who went missing last month, was accused of accepting bribes on Monday, becoming the latest top official to fall in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption dragnet.
Meng Hongwei

Interpol chief Meng resigns, China says he’s under probe

The Chinese head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, hitherto declared missing, has resigned as Beijing announced Monday he was under investigation for allegedly breaking domestic law.

Donald Trump trade clash dooms prospects of G7 consensus

Summits of the Group of Seven powers are often marred by anti-globalist demonstrations in the streets of the host city.

Official: Singapore likely venue for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting

Singapore is the most likely venue for a summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said, after Pyongyang cleared a major obstacle to the meeting with the release of three American prisoners.

Donald Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea, thanks Kim Jong-un

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed three former U.S. prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong Un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two.

North Korea watchers greet Kim Jong Un’s move with skepticism

Pyongyang’s announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un’s true intentions — and the extent to which US President Donald Trump deserves credit.

China’s global Silk Road revival hits obstacles

From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China's push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping's presidency.

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This handout photo released by SpaceX on February 21, 2019 shows a Falcon 9 launching the Nusantara Satu satellite to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. – A SpaceX rocket took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on the night of February 21 carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. The start of the flight went smoothly, with the first stage entry burn completed uneventfully less than three minutes after lift-off. The Moon landing is scheduled for seven weeks’ time, on April 11. (Photo by HO / SPACEX / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / SPACEX”

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station.

Cote d’Ivoire thrash D’Tigers to end perfect FIBA World Cup qualifiers record

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire ended Nigeria’s perfect record in the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Abidjan with a 72-46 points win.

Zinedine Zidane not affected by Chelsea ban

Chelsea’s top managerial target Zinedine Zidane has reportedly not been put off replacing Maurizio Sarri, despite the Premier League club being hit by a transfer ban.
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FIFA strips Peru of U-17 World Cup hosting rights

Peru will no longer host the Under-17 World Cup in October after being stripped of the tournament by FIFA on Friday over concerns about the infrastructure.

Troops respond swiftly as Boko Haram hit Maiduguri on election day

Nigerian troops under Operation Lafiya Dole responded swiftly in the early hours of Saturday when Boko Haram Terrorists hit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.