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Dr. Roberto Stella, 67, succumbed to the illness Tuesday night at a hospital in Como, where he was being treated for respiratory failure from the virus, Italy’s state-run ANSA wire service reported.

Europe now new epicentre for coronavirus

As of Friday, new confirmed cases in China where the disease originated from in December has dropped as low index cases. Unfortunately, the disease has spread across the world, having been reported in every continent except Antarctica.

US Speaker condemns Donald Trump’s ‘un-American’ travel ban on Nigeria, others

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described as callous, President Donald Trump’s addition of Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sudan to the travel ban.
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected three separate motions proposed by the Democrats to acquire documents and evidence in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump: Republicans vote in favour of impeachment trial rules, ending day one

Republicans voted in favour of Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Donald Trump rejects impeachment charges as an affront to US constitution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

House Democrats name team to prosecute Donald Trump in Senate trial

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday inaugurated a seven-member team to prosecute President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the Senate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, following a meeting with Democrats. House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., follows second from left.

Donald Trump impeachment likely as House votes today

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump late Wednesday, making him the third president in the country's history to face an impeachment trial and the potential punishment of being removed from office.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump angrily objects to impeachment, calls it ‘perversion’

President Donald Trump is angrily objecting to the House of Representatives' articles of impeachment, accusing Democrats of “perversion of justice and abuse of power” in their effort to remove him from office.
The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump's financial records from House Democrats for now.

Supreme Court shields Donald Trump’s financial records for now

The delay announced late Monday allows the justices to decide how to handle the House subpoena and a similar demand from the Manhattan district attorney at the same time.

White House to defy US Congress, won’t cooperate on impeachment inquiry

The White House will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry in the US House of Representatives, calling it constitutionally illegitimate and accusing Democrats of engaging in political theatre.
As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Report: Donald Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.
Pelosi and Schumer speak to the media after meeting with President Donald Trump [Jacquelyn Martin-AP Photo]

Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump can’t persuade Democrats on wall

As the partial US government shutdown entered its 13th day, presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hit back at US President Donald Trump, saying there is "no amount of persuasion" he could use to get Democrats to agree to fund a wall on the southern border.

US embassy, consulate in Nigeria shutdown indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON - AFP)

Democrats seize control of US House of Representatives

Democrats have pledged to check U.S. president, Donald Trump, after seizing U.S. house control in Tuesday’s polls.

US intelligence committee probe finds no Trump-Russia collusion

A probe by the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.

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Lagos mobile court tries 202 joggers, cyclists for flouting lockdown order

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STF commander calls for objective reportage

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