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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks Saturday at the APEC CEO Summit at the Pacific Explorer cruise ship docked in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

US threatens to impose more trade tariffs on China

Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese leader Xi Jinping exchanged barbs and tough talk in competing speeches to world leaders Saturday, with Pence warning the United States could double its tariffs on Beijing unless it bowed to U.S. demands.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2017, US President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose at the Forbidden City in Beijing. - Trump on November 1, 2018, said he'd just had "very good" talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants. "Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade," Trump tweeted. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

US, China in fiery APEC clash on trade, influence

China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.
The Nigerian Football Federation on Friday dismissed reports of an alleged denial of visas to some Super Eagles players by the South African Embassy in Turkey, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Gernot Rohr: Injuries, suspensions mean opportunities for others

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr rues the injuries and suspension that has robbed him of four of his regulars for Saturday’s crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, but is comforted that the situation has presented opportunities for some other performers to step onto the runway.
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China issues new codes of conduct for teachers

China has issued three 10-point codes of conduct for teachers at different levels of Educational Institutions, according to the ministry of education on Friday.
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Juventus apologise for China ‘suicide’ condolence message

Juventus have apologised after the Italian champions came under fire for posting a message on Chinese social media about the apparent suicide of a fan, which was later exposed as untrue.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in Darwin on November 16, 2018, on the sidelines of Abe's visit to Papua New Guinea for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (Photo by MICHAEL FRANCHI - POOL - AFP)

Shinzo Abe visits Australia’s Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China.
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North Korea to expel US citizen who illegally entered country

North Korea has decided to expel a US citizen who illegally entered the country last month, Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency said on Friday.
Chinese authorities have detained a Catholic Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.

Chinese authorities detain Catholic Bishop Pietro Zhumin

Chinese authorities have detained a Catholic Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon on June 20, 2018 in Washington,DC. | AFP PHOTO | Nicholas Kamm

US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Mike Pence: Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in 2019 over nuclear programmes

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019.
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African swine fever spreads in China

African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China’s provinces despite measures to contain it, the government said, warning that a situation previously described as under control had become “very serious.”
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Mike Pence: Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting likely in New Year, won’t accept broken promises

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where "promises are broken."
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Stanbic IBTC inaugurates Africa-China banking centre

In a move aimed at offering Nigerian and Chinese clients a business-to-business networking and personal advisory service and also help them to access and unlock opportunities in Nigeria-China trade, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc has commissioned an Africa-China Banking Centre (ACBC) in Lagos.

Barth Nnaji: Consistent implementation of energy policy key to steady electricity

Former Minister of Power Prof Barth Nnaji has urged government and stakeholders in the energy sector to be consistent in implementing energy policies to enable the country to achieve steady electricity.

Nigerian ISP’s configuration error disrupted Google services

A Nigerian internet service provider said on Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia.
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UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea

The council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution lifting the arms embargo, all travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions against Eritrea.
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Face your N5.8 billion indictment, leave my tenure – Goodluck Jonathan tells Yemi Osinbajo

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to be more concerned over his indictment by the House of Representatives in the N5.8 billion he approved for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

China to empower visually-impaired persons in Lagos

The Chinese Women Association in Nigeria, acting under the ‘China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action’, would, on Saturday, November 17, donate items worth N12 million to persons with visual impairment in Lagos.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks Saturday at the APEC CEO Summit at the Pacific Explorer cruise ship docked in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

US threatens to impose more trade tariffs on China

Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese leader Xi Jinping exchanged barbs and tough talk in competing speeches to world leaders Saturday, with Pence warning the United States could double its tariffs on Beijing unless it bowed to U.S. demands.
France captain Hugo Lloris admits the world champions were fortunate to only lose 2-0 to Netherlands in Rotterdam.

Hugo Lloris: France lucky to escape with 2-0 Netherlands defeat

France captain Hugo Lloris admits the world champions were fortunate to only lose 2-0 to Netherlands in Rotterdam.

AOC urges NAF personnel to shun partisan politics

AVM Idi Amin, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Nigerian Air Force Ground Training Command (GTC) Enugu has urged all personnel of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to remain apolitical.

Two migrants dead, eight missing off Italy

The bodies of two migrants have been recovered off the coast of Italy’s Sardinia, with eight others reported missing, emergency services said on Saturday.