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This picture released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro delivering a speech during a meeting in the framework of the preparations for the Bicentennial Angostura Congress and the Military Exercise “Soberania 2019” at the Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on January 15, 2019. (Photo by Marcelo GARCIA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP)

Venezuela opposition strategy depends on military support

The National Assembly has stepped up the pressure this month in its power struggle with Maduro and his regime, calling for a mass people’s protest next week, reaching out for international support and offering “amnesty” to those in the military that disavow Maduro.
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US steps up support for Venezuela’s National Assembly to take over power

The U.S. on Wednesday stepped up support for Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power.
(FILES) This file photo taken on September 03, 2018 shows Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon. – Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over their investigation of atrocities committed against the Rohingya will learn January 11 if an appeal against their conviction has succeeded. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying colleagues and tearful family members who had held slim hopes they would walk free.
Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote maintains position as Africa’s richest man

Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, who was ranked Africa’s richest man in the 2019 Forbes Africa’s billionaires list, has remained consistently ahead of the pack for the eighth consecutive year, with a current net worth of $10.3 billion.
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Donald Trump says little progress as government shutdown in third week

Talks aimed at ending a partial US government shutdown which entered its third week on Saturday made little progress but were to continue on Sunday, President Donald Trump said.
President Trump confers with Vice President Mike Pence in the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday [Carlos Barria-Reuters]

Talks to resume after Donald Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations on Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for "months or even years."
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Michelle Obama emerges America’s most admired woman

Michelle Obama, former US first lady, has been voted America’s most admired woman in a Gallup poll, ousting Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years.
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Donald Trump warns of ‘long stay’ amid partial government shutdown over Mexico wall

Donald Trump has warned it could be "a long stay" as he negotiates with Democrats to end a partial US government shutdown.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting

Donald Trump shortlists son-in-law for chief of staff

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said.
Flowers laid are seen at the base of the statue at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas on December 1, 2018. - Flags flew at half-staff in Washington as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94. Tributes poured in from world leaders in memory of the 41st US president, who guided America through the end of the Cold War and launched the international campaign to drive Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP)

Air Force One collects George Bush casket for days-long homage

America's national farewell to George H.W. Bush begins Monday with the transfer of his casket aboard the presidential plane from Texas to Washington, where he will lie in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol.
US President Donald Trump, shown gesturing while visiting California firefighters, seemed shocked by the intensity of what he witnessed (AFP Photo-SAUL LOEB)

Donald Trump under pressure to release Jamal Khashoggi murder report

The United States President, Donald Trump, is facing increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia before the expected release of an official report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Xi Jinping walks past a guard of honour on his arrival in Manila, the first state visit by a Chinese president to the Philippines in 13 years [Erik De Castro-Reuters]

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Philippines with focus on infrastructure pledges

Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for the first state visit by a Chinese president in 13 years, with the administration of Rodrigo Duterte under pressure to show there is value in its "pivot" to China.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks Saturday at the APEC CEO Summit at the Pacific Explorer cruise ship docked in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Mike Pence vows US will hold Jamal Khashoggi murderers to account

Vice-president Mike Pence vowed Saturday the US would hold the murderers of Jamal Khashoggi to account, following media reports that the CIA had concluded the Saudi Crown Prince was behind the journalist’s killing.
China's President Xi Jinping calls for free trade and defends the Belt-and-Road initiative at APEC [Fazry Ismail-AP Photo]

Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce ‘no winners’

Countries which embrace protectionism are “doomed to failure”, China’s Xi Jinping has warned in a veiled swipe at the US’s America First policy.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks Saturday at the APEC CEO Summit at the Pacific Explorer cruise ship docked in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

US threatens to impose more trade tariffs on China

Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese leader Xi Jinping exchanged barbs and tough talk in competing speeches to world leaders Saturday, with Pence warning the United States could double its tariffs on Beijing unless it bowed to U.S. demands.
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Mike Pence quashes Donald Trump rift reports

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday dismissed reports of a rift with his boss President Donald Trump, saying the pair laughed about the suggestion in a phone call.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2017, US President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose at the Forbidden City in Beijing. - Trump on November 1, 2018, said he'd just had "very good" talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants. "Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade," Trump tweeted. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

US, China in fiery APEC clash on trade, influence

China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP)

Mike Pence issues rebuke to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi over ‘persecution’ of Rohingya...

US Vice President Mike Pence has issued his strongest condemnation yet of Myanmars treatment of Rohingya Muslims warning leader Aung San Suu Kyi that persecution by her country’s army was without excuse.

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African Union urges DR Congo to suspend final election results

The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts".
Supporters of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir shout slogans as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

Sudan protests: Doctor and teen shot dead during clashes

A doctor and a 16-year-old have been killed in Sudan amid demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir.

Federal government urged to rename Eagle Square Abuja in honour of former President Shagari

Rep Abubakar Chika (APC-Niger), on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise former President Shehu Shagari by renaming Abuja Eagle Square after him.

NAFDAC destroys N400m substandard drugs in Nasarawa

National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, destroyed substandard, falsified and expired drugs and other related products estimated at over N400m in Nasarawa state.
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he will continue to promote national unity, calling on the people to vote for him and other candidates of the APC in the poll.-10

President Buhari: Fighting corruption is important to my administration

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that fight against corruption was of utmost importance to his administration.