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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sings the national anthem during the inauguration ceremony of Israel’s 21st Knesset, or parliament, in Jerusalem April 30, 2019. REUTERS-Ronen Zvulun

Benjamin Netanyahu sworn into Israel’s new parliament after election victory

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn into Israel’s new parliament on Tuesday following his victory in April 9 elections and will seek to form a governing coalition in the days ahead.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he announces his candidacy for the upcoming ruling Liberal Democratic Party presidential election, during a press conference in front of Mount Sakurajima volcano while on tour to Tarumizu, Kagoshima prefecture on August 26, 2018.Abe confirmed on August 26 he would run in his ruling party's leadership election, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and bolstering his dream of reforming the Constitution. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan’s Abe seeks fresh term as party head, record tenure as PM

Shinzo Abe confirmed Sunday he would run in his ruling party's leadership election, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and bolstering his dream of reforming the constitution.

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington would regret it "like never before".

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un willing to talk to Japan ‘any time’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready for dialogue with Japan "any time", Seoul's presidential office said Sunday, as concerns grow in Tokyo that it is being sidelined from the reconciliation drive with Pyongyang.

Japan deploys missile defence to northern island

Japan deployed Tuesday an additional missile defence system on its northern island of Hokkaido, days after North Korea launched a missile over the island, sparking emergency warnings to take cover.

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Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Micro pension plan, grassroots campaigns lift assets to N9.33 trillion

The rising acceptance of micro pension scheme being driven by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), has led to steady rise in pension assets. The pension funds grew from N9.12 trillion in April to N9.33 trillion in June 2019, indicating a N21 billion increase.
Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest “is dead” – but protesters immediately dismissed her comments, threatening more mass rallies.

Hong Kong: German business group urges dialogue

The head of a group of leading German companies doing business in Asia has called for peaceful dialogue to end the stand-off in Hong Kong.
Juventus teenager Moise Kean has often been compared to Mario Balotelli and on Saturday he wrote himself into the Serie A history books.

Marcos Silva warns Everton fans to not compare Moise Kean to Romelu Lukaku

While many Everton fans are hailing Moise Kean as the new Romelu Lukaku, Marco Silva is threading that comparison lightly and hoping fans can just appreciate the teenage for who he is.
Real Madrid directors have traveled to France to negotiate a deal to bring Neymar back to Spain, according to report.

Real Madrid directors in France to negotiate Neymar’s deal

Real Madrid directors have traveled to France to negotiate a deal to bring Neymar back to Spain, according to report.
Sporting boss Marcel Keizer wants Bruno Fernandes to remain at the Portuguese side amid ongoing links to Manchester United, insisting a player of his quality cannot be replaced.

Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes offered to Real Madrid

Real Madrid has been offered Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes in a deal worth €70m, according to report.