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Venus Williams stuns title-holder Kiki Bertens in Cincinnati Masters, as Serena Williams withdraws

Former world number one Venus Williams, playing what she called “smart” tennis, beat defending champion Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.

Uber mulls boat taxis for Lagos

Ride-hailing giant, Uber Technology Inc. is planning to launch its boat business in Lagos to beat traffic congestion.
Marcos Llorente

Atletico sign Marco Llorente on five-year deal

Atletico Madrid has reached an agreement with Real Madrid over the transfer of Marcos Llorente, pending medical tests. The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder will sign on a five-year contract.

Ilkay Gundogan insists he’s content at Manchester City amid exit talk

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan claims he has not been in contact with Borussia Dortmund over a possible return to the club, with talks over an extension at the Etihad on the horizon.
Serge Gnabry

Serge Gnabry fuels Leroy Sane rumours ahead of Estonia clash

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry said on Monday he would ‘love’ to see Germany teammate and Manchester City star Leroy Sane join him at Allianz Arena.
BARYSAW, BELARUS - JUNE 08- Leroy Sane (R) of Germany celebrates with Joshua Kimmich after his team’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between Belarus and Germany at Borisov-Arena on June 08, 2019 in Barysaw, Belarus. (Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Leroy Sane, Marco Reus on target as Germany beat Belarus in Euro 2020 qualifier

Germany eased past hosts Belarus 2-0 with goals from Leroy Sane and Marco Reus on Saturday to make it two wins from their first two Euro 2020 Group C qualifiers.
Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova receives a ball and reacts during her women’s singles fourth round match against Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova on day eight of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 2, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Czech teenager Vondrousova into French Open quarters

The 19-year-old world number 38 dominated from start to finish as Sevastova made 24 unforced errors and managed just seven winners in the 59-minute encounter.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno wants to start Europa League final against Chelsea

Bernd Leno pulls out of Germany squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has pulled out of the Germany squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying games against Belarus and Estonia due to injury and been replaced by Sven Ulreich.
Joachim Low

Joachim Low to miss Germany’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after accident

Germany coach Joachim Low will miss the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia after he was injured in a "sporting accident".

Ghana police go after Nigerians for kidnap of diplomat

The police in Ghana are on a manhunt for three Nigerians suspected to have kidnapped the Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana, Nabil Makram Basbous, at Labone.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Estonian counterpart Kersti Kaljulaid at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 18, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - POOL - AFP)

Estonia president holds first meeting with Vladimir Putin in years

Estonia’s president met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin here Thursday for talks on trade and global relations, during the first such Russian visit in eight years.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

EU countries back copyright reform targeting Google, Facebook

The European Union’s bid to overhaul its two-decade-old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing Google to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook to filter out protected content.
Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid addresses the press on April 5, 2019 at the Presidential Palace in Tallinn, where she met the chairman of Estonia’s Reform party. – Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid tasked liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after an inconclusive general election made tricky coalition building inevitable. Kallas’s party won the March 3, 2019 vote — in which five parties entered parliament — but she failed to forge a majority coalition with the outgoing premier’s runner-up mainstream Centre party. (Photo by Raigo Pajula / AFP)

Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid tasks liberal Kaja Kallas with forming new govt

Estonia’s president on Friday tasked liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after her Reform party won an inconclusive election that has made it difficult for her to forge a majority coalition.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 28/ Simona Halep of Romania plays a point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Simona Halep closes on world number one Osaka

Simona Halep cut the gap to world number one Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings on Monday after the Romanian made the semi-finals at the Miami Open last week.
Anett Kontaveit defeated Su-Wei Hsieh to reach the Miami Open semi-finals. Reuters

Anett Kontaveit ends giantkiller Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run

Anett Kontaveit brought Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run to a dramatic end with a 3-6 6-2 7-5 comeback win on Tuesday to become the first player through to the semi-finals.
Daniel Ballard

Arsenal teenager Daniel Ballard earns first Northern Ireland call-up

Arsenal teenager Daniel Ballard has been called up to the Northern Ireland squad for the first time for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus.
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EU urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The EU on Tuesday urged advertising trade associations and US internet giants to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns from suspects such as Russia, ahead of European elections in May.
Bamitale Omole

Former OAU vice-chancellor urges Nigerian youths to move against political alienation

Prof. Bamitale Omole, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Monday urged Nigerian youths to move against political alienation as envisaged in the “Not Too Young To Run Law.”

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NSE indices record 0.21 percent loss

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
The team’s General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the team had to wait for the NBBF President, Musa Kida to return from Senegal where he went to cheer the D’Tigress to their fourth African title.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.