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Handout photo released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization shows the atomic enrichment facilities at Natanz nuclear power plant [Handout via AFP]

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new step-back from deal

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran on Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
Dominic Raab

UK suspends arms exports to Turkey over Syria offensive

Britain on Tuesday said it was suspending military exports to Turkey following its incursion into northeastern Syria, as it carries out a review of arms sales to its NATO ally.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.

India premier picks up trash from seaside while hosting Chinese leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an astonishing US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" US Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at US borders.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolling around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas

UK won’t barter over tankers with Iran – top envoy

Britain's new foreign secretary has insisted the UK will not barter over tankers with Iran.
Dominic Raab

Britain rules out tanker swap with Iran

British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on Monday ruled out exchanging a detained Iranian oil tanker for a British vessel seized by Tehran, saying the two actions have different legal status.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Brexit: EU warned not to underestimate Boris Johnson

David Frost – Mr Johnson’s so-called EU “sherpa” – told his colleagues “many people are inclined” to do just that, but it would be a mistake.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain calls for European naval mission to stop Iran ‘piracy’

Britain called for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway, Reuters reports.
UK’s Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer arrives at the informal meeting of the Eurogroup gathering EU Finance ministers on April 5, 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. – The two-day meeting takes place in the context of the Romaniaís mandate at the Presidency of the EU Council. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

British finance minister says will quit if Boris Johnson becomes premier

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never agree to his Brexit strategy.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson bracing to become Britain’s Brexit premier

Boris Johnson is expected to become Britain’s next prime minister this week, vowing to deliver Brexit on October 31 come what may, in the face of fierce opposition in parliament.
UK Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan (D37) inbound to Portsmouth Naval Base on 17 June 2016. Brian Burnell-CC-BY 4.0

UK deploys second warship in Persian Gulf

The UK is deploying its second warship in the Persian Gulf to protect country’s commercial interests, thus increasing military presence in the world’s busiest shipping lane.
Outgoing British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she regrets allowing too much polarisation over Brexit and avoiding televised debates before a disastrous snap election in 2017, in an interview published on Friday.

Theresa May: My regrets as British prime minister

Outgoing British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she regrets allowing too much polarisation over Brexit and avoiding televised debates before a disastrous snap election in 2017, in an interview published on Friday.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson reiterates no-deal Brexit threat

Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the UK’s next prime minister, reiterated his Brexit threat on Monday by saying he was prepared to take the country out of the EU in October with or without a deal.
Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a “hit and run”.

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a “hit and run”.
Jeremy Corbyn has called for the government to provide credible evidence that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for evidence Iran was behind oil tanker attacks

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the government to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Jeremy Hunt: EU will do a new Brexit deal with me

Jeremy Hunt, one of the leading candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would leave the European Union without a deal, but with a heavy heart.
Pro-democracy protesters closed a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday as security forces tried to disperse a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters. Ashraf Shazly-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Death toll in Sudan protests rises to 13 as sit-in dispersed

Sudan's military rulers forcibly broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum's army headquarters on Monday leaving at least 13 dead, a doctors' committee said as gunfire echoed from the site.
Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an “excellent” choice for the Conservative Party leadership.

Donald Trump backs Boris Johnson for UK Conservative Party leadership

Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an “excellent” choice for the Conservative Party leadership.

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As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba to incorporate additional 300 staff into state civil service

The Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku has approved the employment of over 300 people into the state civil service as part of efforts to address the gross manpower shortage of the state civil service
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.

Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.
Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.