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Concacaf keeps hexagonal in new World Cup qualifying format

New-look North American qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 will retain a six-team hexagonal round-robin showdown in the final round while revamping the path for others, CONCACAF said Wednesday.

US slaps anti-subsidy duties on fabricated structural steel from China, Mexico

The U.S. has introduced preliminary anti-subsidy duties on fabricated structural steel from China and Mexico.
Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give his side a 1-0 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday.

Mexico beat USA to capture Gold Cup title

Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give his side a 1-0 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Donald Trump set to deport ‘millions of illegal aliens’ next week

In a late-night tweet Monday, Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin the removal process next week. He told his Twitter followers, “They will be removed as fast as they come in.”
[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 cuts aid to central America over migrants

The Trump administration has announced plans to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
A six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday.

Indian migrant girl dies in Arizona desert

A six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday.
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US drops tariff threat after immigration deal with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have reached an 11th-hour deal to crack down on migration from Central America with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighbouring country.
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Donald Trump adamant on Mexican tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump is adamant about imposing new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States.U.S. President Donald Trump is adamant about imposing new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States.
US President Trump visits the country's border with border patrol agents in Mission, Texas [Leah Mills-Reuters]

US: Young migrants seeking legal status sue Donald Trump administration

Young migrants in New Jersey who are seeking legal status in the United States after allegedly suffering abuse or neglect in their home countries sued the Trump administration on Monday, saying it is unfairly denying their claims.

Donald Trump sacks homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen

US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

US halts humanitarian aid to neighbouring countries

The United States (U.S.), is halting humanitarian funding to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the State Department has confirmed.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Governors’ Ball at the White House in Washington, DC on February 24, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN - AFP)

Donald Trump threatens to shut Mexico border, again

President Donald Trump on Thursday again threatened to seal the US-Mexican border, claiming in a tweet that America’s southern neighbour is allowing illegal immigrants to cross unhindered.

More than 30 killed in Guatemala after truck ploughs into a crowd

At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in western Guatemala after they were hit by an articulated truck, local authorities and President Jimmy Morales said.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US trade deficits hit embarrassing high despite Donald Trump’s trade wars

President Donald Trump’s global trade offensive has posted a resounding failure with government data showing America’s trade deficit in 2018 hitting the highest level in a decade.
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Experts: Eating Avocado pears can lower cholesterol

Experts have continued to encourage people on the health benefits of the Avocado pear, stressing that it could help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, among others.
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Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala

Sweden said Sunday it had recalled its ambassador to Guatemala for consultations, citing the “political situation in the country and bilateral relations” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Pope winds up World Youth Day events in Panama with giant mass

Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Sunday, winding up a five-day visit during which he defended Central American migrants and acknowledged the Church had been hurt by sex abuse scandals.

Venezuela opposition leader increases pressure on Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader has stepped up his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro, rejecting an offer of talks with the socialist leader and calling for a “major demonstration.”

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.