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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.

Donald Trump: ISIS will be eliminated in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be eliminated from its last territory in Syria by Thursday.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate

US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, reports denied by the military.
President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.

Donald Trump, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro announce special relationship

President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: US air strikes killed or wounded civilians in Somalia

There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

US tabloid spends $200,0000 buying Bezos texts to girlfriend

US tabloid National Enquirer bought revealing messages between world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his then-secret girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, for $200,000.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi crown prince approved ‘intervention’ against dissidents

More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
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.

Donald Trump slammed for ‘silence’ on white supremacist threat

Democrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump’s “silence” on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry.
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737 MAX disaster pushes Boeing into crisis mode

After a second air disaster involving the 737 MAX 8, aviation giant Boeing swung into crisis mode, losing $25 billion of market capitalization and suffering a severe hit to its reputation.
[FILE] Riot police members block protestor wearing “Yellow vests” (gilets jaunes) near the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 8, 2018 during a mobilisation against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. Paris was on high alert on December 8 with major security measures in place ahead of fresh “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in a row. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

As Paris demos burn, Donald Trump tries a told-you-so

After hooded rioters torched and looted shops in Paris’ fabled tourist areas, President Donald Trump took aim at France suggesting its climate policy was to blame.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator showing share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 14, 2018.Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index surged more than 2.2 percent August 14, swiftly recovering from the previous day’s losses, with investors encouraged by an apparent hiatus in the Turkey lira crisis. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

Tokyo shares close higher on weak yen

Tokyo shares rose on Friday, ending two days of declines, with a cheaper yen providing support and investors brushing off a downbeat central bank assessment of the Japanese economy.
This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on February 28, 2019 and released on March 1, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) meeting with US President Donald Trump at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. – The United States and North Korea on March 1 put forward starkly different accounts over the breakdown of a high-stakes summit in Hanoi but offered guarded hope that they could meet again. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT

North Korea may suspend nuclear talks with US

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news reports quoted a senior diplomat as saying.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visit Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

US drops ‘Israeli-occupied’ designation from Golan Heights

The United States no longer refers to the Golan Heights as an "Israeli-occupied" territory in its latest annual human rights report, published on Wednesday, though the State Department insists the wording change doesn't mean a policy change.

Facebook hit by outage in Europe, the Americas, Asia

Facebook on Wednesday grappled with what was described as its biggest outage in history as users in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America faced service troubles.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

President Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to leave Venezuela

Venezuelan authority has ordered American diplomats to leeave the country within 72 hours after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage” that plunged the OPEC nation into its worst blackout on record.
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US: ‘No basis’ to ground Boeing 737 Max airliners

The United States has said there is “no basis” to ground Boeing 737 MAX airliners, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the plane.
STANFORD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 08: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during the 2019 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit at Stanford University on March 08, 2019 in Stanford, California. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell delivered the keynote address at the annual SIEPR summit about monetary policy. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Jerome Powell: Donald Trump can’t fire me

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who has faced bitter criticism from Donald Trump, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the president can’t fire him.
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Official: China-US to sign deal to end trade war by April

A deal to end the months-long trade war between the U.S. and China could be reached by the end of April, White House Economic Adviser, Larry Kudlow, said on Sunday.
Australia’s former foreign minister Julie Bishop. Bloomberg

Melania Trump ‘mistook former female Australia FM for partner’

Australia’s former foreign minister says she was mistaken for the spouse of a politician by US First Lady Melania Trump, in her latest comments on the subordinate role of women in conservative politics.

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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
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NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
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Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.