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EU: UK Brexit minister’s resignation not a problem

The resignation of Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis is not a problem for the EU, a spokesman for the bloc said Monday, insisting Brussels was ready to negotiate a deal “24/7”.

Italy and Malta under pressure to take in stranded migrant boat

Italy and Malta faced international pressure Monday to come to the aid of a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants which is stranded in the Mediterranean as the two countries refuse to allow them ashore.

EU vows to strike back at Donald Trump trade threat

The EU warned on Tuesday it would take "appropriate measures" to defend its interests if the US imposes tough trade sanctions as President Donald Trump delivers on his protectionist policies.

EU says would react ‘swiftly’ to any Donald Trump trade curbs

The European Union warned Monday it would react "swiftly and appropriately" if Washington imposed trade curbs, after US President Donald Trump accused the bloc of trading "very unfairly" and hinted at such action.

Brexit is not a game – EU’s Michel Barnier

EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday that Brexit was "not a game" as he held new Brexit talks amid clashes between London and Brussels over who must make the next move.

Spain under pressure after police violence in Catalan vote

Spain came under international pressure Monday to resolve a spiralling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence.

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[FILES] Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS /

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi warns employers over rejection of corps members

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, warned employers of labour over rejection of corps members posted to their organisations by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.

Police nab four suspected robbers in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested four suspected robbers in Abuja.

Abdulfatah Ahmed alleges APC importing unknown persons to disrupt Kwara by-election

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured the people of the state, especially residents of Irepodun, Oke Ero, Isin and Ekiti Federal Constituency of their safety and security during next Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election.

Teleology takes over 9Mobile

Teleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero.