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Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican Presidency

Donald Trump, other regional leaders congratulate Mexico’s new president

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador conquered more than 53 percent of votes in Mexico’s presidential poll Sunday, putting the left in charge of the second largest Latin American economy for the first time in recent history.
Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters | Associated Press

Turkish President Erdogan secures sweeping new powers as rival accepts vote defeat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite bitter complaints over the conduct of the campaign.
Venezuela

UN: Rule of law ‘virtually absent’ in Venezuela

Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas.

Venezuela releases 39 jailed activists

Dozens of jailed opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including a former mayor of the city of San Cristobal, will be released, authorities have announced.

EU to ‘swiftly’ hit Venezuela with sanctions over election

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to “swiftly” adopt new sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in Nicolas Maduro’s re-election, which they said “lacked any credibility”.

Donald Trump: Detained American released in Venezuela

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that Venezuela has released American Joshua Holt after nearly two years in jail in the leftist-ruled country.

US retaliates, expels Venezuela’s envoys

The US has expelled the Chargé d’Affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC and the Deputy Consul-General of the Venezuelan Consulate in Houston.

14 countries recall ambassadors from Venezuela in protest of election

More than a dozen countries have recalled their ambassadors from Venezuela for consultations after President Nicolas Maduro won re-election amid accusations of voter manipulation and fraud.

Venezuela’s Maduro wins presidential vote boycotted by opposition

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, the election board announced in what is being seen as a controversial vote.

Nicolas Maduro targets victory as voting begins in Venezuela

Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuela election: Nicolas Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans are heading to the polls on Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuela arrests 11 bank’s top executives

Venezuela said on Thursday it had arrested 11 top executives of the country’s leading private bank, Banesco, for “attacks’’ against the country’s rapidly depreciating currency, the struggling OPEC nation’s latest move against the private sector.

Donald Trump bans Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to ban Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. It’s the first cryptocurrency-related executive order a president has issued and another blow to an already dubious virtual token that’s supposedly backed by oil reserves, as Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has said.

What the world is saying about Vladimir Putin’s re-election

China was the first world power to react on Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s re-election vowing to push ties to a “higher level”, but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned Moscow would remain “difficult”.

Venezuelan presidential challenger says could pull out of race

The main challenger in Venezuela's presidential election said in an interview published Saturday he could pull out of the race if incumbent Nicolas Maduro -- who is seeking a second six-year term -- does not meet his demands for international observers to monitor the vote.

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro reaches out to Donald Trump on Twitter

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro took to the US president’s favorite medium, Twitter, on Monday to ask him to start a dialogue between the two countries.

Venezuelan firm offers eggs as ‘motivational’ bonus to workers

A security company in Venezuela has said that it is offering a "motivational" bonus, hoping to recruit more staff members to its team.

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2019: Ekiti victory is testimony of APC’s popularity – House of Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Husain Kangiwa, says the All Progressives Congress victory in Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election is a testimony of the party’s popularity in the country.
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China’s most expensive movie becomes epic flop

With a $113-million budget, the most expensive Chinese film ever made has become a flop of historic proportions, pulled from theatres on its opening weekend after bringing in a paltry $7.3 million.

Oghenekaro Etebo: I turned down Premier League clubs to join Stoke City

Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has revealed that he turned down Premier League interest this summer before opting to join English Championships club, Stoke City.

Kogi group drums support for Yahaya Audu’s senatorial bid

A group, under the aegis of Kogi Youths Advocates of Good Governance (KYGG), has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) and people of the state to ensure the emergence of Yahaya Audu, the younger brother of late Prince Abubakar Audu as the Senator to represent Kogi East in the forthcoming election.
Jerry Okorodudu

Jerry Okorodudu: I am dying of hunger

Jerry Okorodudu, an Olympian, on Tuesday in Lagos said he was dying of hunger over the non-payment of his 10 months’ salary by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports.