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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

Russia: US ignoring attempts to discuss nuclear disagreements

Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for “open and specific” talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine creates church independent from Russia

A historic council of Orthodox bishops in Kiev has created a new Ukrainian church independent from Russia, President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

John Bolton: US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa

U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has said his country plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 30, 2016 Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva looks on during a meeting with German president at the Presidential Palace in Berlin. – Leading Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva died at 91 on December 8, 2018. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Russians mourn human rights giant Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Russians on Tuesday paid their last respects to human rights icon Lyudmila Alexeyeva, with President Vladimir Putin expected to attend a memorial ceremony despite the activist’s criticism of his rule.
Vyacheslav Baskakov

Church to probe ‘Gucci priest’ over Instagram photos

A Russian priest who flaunted luxury items including Louis Vuitton bags and Gucci shoes on his Instagram account will face a disciplinary committee, an Orthodox Church spokesman said Monday.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

Donald Trump to face impeachment, jail time over hush money

US President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers say
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russia probe

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment about claims that he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his White House run.

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels.
(LtoR) Russian Minister of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) President UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei and OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria speak during a ministerial level meeting during with OPEC members and non members during the 175th OPEC Conference on December 7, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP)

OPEC cuts oil production by 1.2 million barrels to offset price

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major oil producers yesterday agreed to cut about 1.2 million barrels of oil to address falling oil price, which is currently facing a record low of $63 a barrel.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC waiting for Russia before deciding how much oil to cut

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has made a planned cut in oil output effectively conditional on the contribution from non-OPEC producer Russia, delegates said on Thursday as the group gathered in Vienna for a meeting aimed at supporting battered oil prices.
Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin: Russia will make banned missiles if US exits arms treaty

Russia will develop missiles now banned under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty if the U.S. exits the arms control pact and starts making such weapons, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.

Twin sisters almost starved to death after modelling school told them to lose weight

14-year-old models, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva were rushed to intensive care in Moscow, after starving themselves because their modelling school told them to lose weight.

OPEC works on deal to cut output, still needs Russia on board

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies are working toward a deal this week to reduce oil output by no less than 1.3 million barrels per day, four sources said.
Abubakar Malami

Nigeria, Russia sign treaty on legal assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Nigeria and Federation of Russia have signed a treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.

Afreximbank: African rail sector needs $20 billion investments yearly

The rail sector in African needs an annual investment of about $20 billion to bring it to the required level.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year

Luka Modric tipped to win Ballon d’Or to end Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi era

The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday evening, with Croatia’s Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, and David Saint-Jacques on space mission today

Russian, Canadian, American woman begin space mission

The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow’s Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin deliver a joint press conference at the Casa Rosada presidential house in Buenos Aires, in the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit on December 01, 2018. The leaders of countries G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. ALBERTO RAGGIO / AFP

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.

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A hairdresser styles the hair of a customer at a beauty salon in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on October 30, 2018. – For three years, Mosul’s women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime. Today, Mosul’s plastic surgeons and beauticians are at service. (Photo by Zaid AL-OBEIDI / AFP)

After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers

For three years, Mosul’s women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime.

PenCom urges pension contributors to update biometrics

The National Commission (PenCom), has advised contributors to update their records with the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in a bid to ensure the smooth running of the Retired Savings Accounts (RSA).
Adeyemi Adetunji

Adeyemi Adetunji: NNPC subsidiary hits N1.8 billion profit in 2017

Mr Adeyemi Adetunji, Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, said the company made N1.8 billion profit after tax in 2017.

Jaap Stam backs Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino for Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino is the right choice to become Manchester United's permanent manager and the club have the power to lure him from Tottenham, says Jaap Stam.
Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy)

Basel in talks to sign Crotone forward Simy Nwankwo

Switzerland club side FC Basel are reportedly in talks with Italian Serie B side Crotone for the services of Super Eagles world Cup striker Simy Tochukwu Nwankwo.