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Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi and Britain’s International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, signed the agreement in Tokyo.

Britain, Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal

Japan and Britain signed a free trade agreement on Friday that is to come into force at the end of the current post Brexit transition period.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

British lawmakers write Commonwealth over killings in Nigeria

Thirteen members of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, have expressed concern over the killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt region.
Stephen Donnelly

Ireland has no plans for more lockdowns – minister

Ireland’s Health Minister says he has not discussed with his public health team about implementing other local lockdowns as the government’s intention remains to lift two-week restrictions in the counties of Kildare, Offaly and Laois.
Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy takes over as Ireland manager

Mick McCarthy has been appointed Ireland manager but will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the 2020 European Championship, local media in the UK reported on Saturday.

Brexit: IMF warns Britain’s economy would suffer ‘substantial costs’

Britain’s economy would suffer “substantial costs” should it leave the European Union in March with no divorce agreement, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday.
Archbishop Carlo Vigano

Archbishop asks Pope to resign, says corruption reaches the top

The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy.
Jim Ratcliffe

UK’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe forced out of the shadows

Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain’s richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with US President after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Russia to retaliate US sanctions over nerve agent attack

Russia will decide on retaliatory measures to US sanctions imposed over a nerve agent attack in Britain blamed on Moscow, which it denies, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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OPU: Security situation in Nigeria coloured with nepotism

The Oodua Progressive Union, OPU, Sunday, lamented that the security situation in Nigeria is being coloured with nepotism, sectionalism, and lack of competence.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.

Austin Okocha: Super Eagles don’t have natural offensive midfielders

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.
FILE PHOTO- Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, August 22, 2019. REUTERS-Murad Sezer

Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara
Family members of inmates react outside the prison, following unrest at Mahara Prison, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka November 30, 2020. REUTERS-Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka coronavirus prison riot leaves eight dead, over 50 wounded

At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said on Monday, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising corornavirus infections in the country’s crowded jails.
People wearing masks walk at a railway station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 30, 2020. REUTERS-Kim Hong-ji

South Korea considers more vaccine buys as coronavirus cases spike

South Korea’s ruling party has called for the country to buy millions of additional coronavirus vaccine doses after a spike in infection numbers raised concerns about the government’s existing plans.