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President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

Russia-Africa summit: Moscow wants ‘solid package of proposals’ from Nigeria,others

Russia says it is expecting African governments and businesses to come to Sochi summit with a “solid package of proposals” on expanding ties with the continent.
US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her the favourite of the Russians in the 2020 elections race.

US Democratic hopeful criticises Clinton over Russia remarks

US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her "the favourite of the Russians" in the 2020 elections race.

Man drops lawsuit claiming Apple turned him gay

A Russian man who filed a lawsuit against Apple after claiming an iPhone app turned him gay has withdrawn his complaint due to privacy fears, his lawyer said, Thursday.
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters evacuate a wounded comrade near the border town of Ras al-Ain on October 13, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. – Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into Syria Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the country’s north. (Photo by Nazeer Al-khatib / AFP)

Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

Turkey remained defiant against mounting international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria, raising tensions with Washington as Vice President Mike Pence headed for Ankara on Wednesday to demand a ceasefire.

Wreckage missing DR Congo plane found

Search teams have found wreckage from a government cargo plane that went missing last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior aid worker said Tuesday.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Oil, Iran top agenda as Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 17, 1975, Commander of the Soviet crew of Soyuz, Alexei Leonov (L) and commander of the US crew of Apollo, Thomas Stafford (R), shake hands after the Apollo-Soyuz docking maneuvers. – Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died on October 11, 2019 in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said. AFP PHOTO / NASA.

First man to conduct spacewalk Alexei Leonov passes on

Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness.
Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Doha 2019: Ese Brume ends Nigeria’s six-year medal search

Ese Brume won the first medal for Nigeria at the 2019 Athletics World Championship in Doha.
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.

Doha 2019: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s marathon

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.
Espanyol striker Wu Lei has set a European record, he became the first Chinese player to score in UEFA competition, excluding the preliminary rounds.

Espanyol striker Wu Lei set an European record

Espanyol striker Wu Lei has set a European record, he became the first Chinese player to score in UEFA competition, excluding the preliminary rounds.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Russia rolls out the red carpet for Huawei over 5G

While the US banned Huawei for alleged espionage and asked its allies to do the same, Moscow has rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese tech company, letting it develop 5G networks in Russia.
A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as rogue and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.

Mike Pompeo subpoenaed as Democrats press Donald Trump impeachment

Democrats charged aggressively into an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump on Friday, ordering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to turn over Ukraine-related documents and scheduling testimony for witnesses to alleged abuse of power by the US leader.
GENEVA - The United Nations reports human rights violations in both government and separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine continue with impunity. The report, which was examined by the U.N. human rights council this week also documents violations perpetrated by the Russian occupiers of Crimea.

UN decries continuing violations in East Ukraine, Russian-occupied Crimea

The United Nations reports human rights violations in both government and separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine continue with impunity. The report, which was examined by the U.N. human rights council this week also documents violations perpetrated by the Russian occupiers of Crimea.

Sebastian Coe re-elected for second term as IAAF president

Sebastian Coe was re-elected as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations on Wednesday, and will begin his second term facing the same Russian problems that have dogged the sport through the Briton’s first stint.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA announce Champions League finals in Saint Petersburg, Munich, London

The 2021 UEFA Champions League final will be played in Saint Petersburg, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday.

Stakeholders blast AFN over IAAF world championships list

Stakeholders in track and field have lambasted the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over list of athletes that will be donning the white and green colours of Nigeria at the IAAF World Championships which begins later this month in Doha, Qatar.
Nigerian forward Slyvester Igbonu will be looking to make his debut for FC Dynamo Moscow, at home against his parent club, FC Ufa – a matchday-9 clash of the Russian Premier League today (Monday) at the VTB Arena in Moscow.

Slyvester Igbonu set for FC Dynamo Moscow debut against parent club FC Ufa

Nigerian forward Slyvester Igbonu will be looking to make his debut for FC Dynamo Moscow, at home against his parent club, FC Ufa – a matchday-9 clash of the Russian Premier League today (Monday) at the VTB Arena in Moscow.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained outside his home in Moscow, according to his spokesperson who linked the arrest to plans to hold anti-government demonstrations next month. Reuters

Russian government clamps down on opposition after election loss

Russian investigators on Thursday raided dozens of regional offices of top protest leader Alexei Navalny, as well as the homes of his supporters, after mass opposition rallies this summer.

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