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Phil Foden celebrates after scoring Manchester City’s second goal. Tom Jenkins-The Guardian

Manchester City end Newport County’s FA Cup dream to reach quarter-finals

Manchester City endured some anxious moments on Saturday but escaped from fourth-tier Newport County with their FA Cup hopes intact as Phil Foden scored twice in an ultimately comfortable 4-1 victory.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May seeks more time from MPs for Brexit talks

The British government sought to win more time Sunday to secure EU concessions that could pass parliament and avert a chaotic split from the bloc on March 29.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Theresa May heads back to Brussels to seek changes to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Europe stands against Theresa May’s bid to rewrite Brexit

European leaders moved on Wednesday to head off British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to rewrite the Brexit divorce deal, warning they will not budge.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on October 23, 2018. - Tokyo stocks dropped sharply on October 23 morning trade with investors concerned by an array of geopolitical risks and cautious ahead of corporate earnings season. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Tokyo stocks open lower on earnings-season caution

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday as investors braced for corporate results by major companies.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May to unveil new Brexit strategy

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit “Plan B” to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.
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Chris Hughton praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his record-breaking start at Manchester United

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his record-breaking start at Manchester United.

Facebook tightens rules for political adverts for Nigeria, others

Facebook is tightening the rules of political advertising on its platform in countries with big elections to be held in 2019, such as India, Nigeria, and Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent to call on MP’s to support her Brexit bill on January 14, 2019. – Prime Minister Theresa May ramped up warnings to MPs poised to reject her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be “catastrophic” for British democracy. (Photo by Ben Birchall / POOL / AFP)

EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of UK vote

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday published further assurances from the EU on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, and warned MPs that rejecting it would lead to “paralysis” that could see Britain stay in the bloc.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 7, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on January 7, 2019, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Tokyo stocks close up more than 2 per cent

Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on Monday, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve.
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Brexit: Number of Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 per cent in 2018

The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose by 22 per cent in 2018, Ireland’s foreign office said on Monday, more than doubling the total of annual applications since Britain voted to leave the EU.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker urges Britain to get their act together

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday urged Britain to “get your act together” on Brexit, as he rejected accusations that the EU had a hidden agenda of keeping Britain in the bloc.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Theresa May leaves EU summit still seeking Brexit reassurance

British Prime Minister Theresa May left the EU summit on Friday exactly as she had arrived — promising talks to extract reassuring words from EU leaders to help her sell the Brexit deal back home.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to face EU leaders Friday after they rebuffed her pleas for help to sell her Brexit plan back home and warned of the growing threat of a “no deal.”
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Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate challenges England to live up to the hype

England manager Gareth Southgate called on the Three Lions to live up to the expectation they have created in reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup and Nations League by delivering on home soil at Euro 2020.
UEFA Aleksander Čeferin

Euro 2020 draw offers unique incentive for 12 host nations

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has heralded the kick-off of #EURO2020 – "the pinnacle of the European national team football calendar" – with the qualifying round draw in Dublin.
Sam Gyimah

UK minister resigns over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal

A UK minister for science and universities has quit the government in protest of Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union.

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Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.