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Canada launches extradition of top Huawei executive to US

Canada has begun the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States – the latest move in a case that has roiled relations between the North American neighbours and China.

Davido, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, IK Osakioduwa nominated for Nickelodeon Awards

David Adeleke, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and IK Osakioduwa have been nominated alongside global bigwigs in the entertainment industry for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
FILE PHOTO- Former England midfielder David Beckham in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau-File Photo

David Beckham to be honoured with statue in Los Angeles

Former England football captain David Beckham will receive a statue in his honour in the city of Los Angeles, home of football club LA Galaxy.
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General Motors sacks 4000 workers

General Motors Co on Monday said it has started the sack of about 4,000 salaried workers in the latest round of a restructuring announced in late November.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Venezuelans demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation

Venezuelans on Wednesday took to the streets around Caracas in a fresh round of protests to press President Nicolas Maduro to step down and the army to allow the entry of humanitarian aid from the U.S.
Colonel Jose Luis Silva, Venezuela’s military attache in US

Venezuelan defence attache in US defects

Venezuela’s top military envoy to the United States has defected from the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - KHALED DESOUKI

Ahmad Ahmad: Lack of government support hurt South Africa’s AFCON hopes

A lack of “any real support” from South Africa’s government ultimately cost the country the chance to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad.
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.
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IATA: African airlines to lose $300 million in 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African carriers are expected to report a $300 million net loss in 2019.
US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 29, 2018, as he travels to attend the G20 summit. - US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

High tension G20 opens, dominated by Donald Trump quarrels

G20 powers open two days of summit talks on Friday after a stormy build-up dominated by tensions with Russia and US President Donald Trump's combative stance on trade and climate fears.

Oil prices hit 2018 lows over global supply glut

Oil prices slumped to 2018 lows on Friday in thin but volatile trading, dropping over concerns of a global supply overhang amid a bleak economic outlook.

Tesla shares jump on rare quarterly profit

Tesla reported a net profit, positive cash flow and wider-than-expected margins for the latest quarter on Wednesday, delivering on Chief Executive Elon Musk’s promise to turn the electric carmaker profitable as higher production volumes of its new Model 3 began to pay off.

Oil rises towards $90, Asia stocks slip as NAFTA lift fade

Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the lift from an agreement that saved the North American free trade deal faded, with cautious views on the global economy curbing risk sentiment.
France's team players celebrate with members of staff on the roof of a bus while they parade down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. - AFP PHOTO - Jacques Demarthon

France, Belgium become first joint leaders in FIFA rankings history

Brazil remain third, ahead of World Cup finalists Croatia, while the only other nation inside the top 10 to make a move over the past month were Denmark, who dropped one place from ninth.

FIFA president Infantino has doubts about La Liga match in Miami

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed concern about La Liga’s proposal to stage a fixture between Girona and Barcelona in the United States.

Chinese FM: Putting pressure on Beijing won’t work

China’s foreign ministry on Friday said that putting pressure on Beijing over trade won’t work, after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to quickly ramp up a trade war between the two countries.
A man walks past a stock indicator showing share prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on April 5, 2018. Tokyo stocks closed higher on April 5 as fears of a US-China trade war eased and the yen weakened against the dollar. - AFP - Behrouz MEHRI

Tokyo shares end flat ahead of US data

Tokyo stocks ended flat Thursday, trimming earlier gains as investors locked in profits ahead of new data on the US economy.

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Kano police chief apologises to NBA over unlawful arrest

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Suspected cultists kill two corps members, injure one in Bayelsa

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EU, TI launch anti-money laundering tracker for Nigeria, others

In a bid to tighten the noose on money laundering and illicit financial flows, the European Union (EU) and Transparency International (TI), in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on Thursday, in Abuja, launched the anti-money laundering tracker for Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general.