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The pound slumped more than one percent versus the dollar and euro Wednesday as Britain’s government moved to extend the suspension of parliament, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit.

Britain inflation jumps in July

British inflation jumped unexpectedly last month to its highest rate since March, pushed up by clothing retailers refraining from their usual summer discounts.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2017 a British one pound sterling coin, and a one euro coin, are arranged for a photograph in central London. – Sterling soared Thursday, October 17, 2019 within a whisker of $1.3, striking five-month peaks after the European Union reached a draft Brexit withdrawal deal with London. (Photo by Daniel SORABJI / AFP)

UK officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

The United Kingdom has officially fallen into recession for the first time in 11 years.
Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed- Algeria's economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues.

Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch of coronavirus crisis

Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed: Algeria's economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

UK economy shrinks two percent in first quarter

Britain’s economy contracted two percent in the first three months of the year, rocked by fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Wednesday.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.

ONS: UK now has highest coronavirus death rate in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.
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Spain legend Xavi insists a 48-team World Cup in Qatar ‘will not be good’

Spain legend and World Cup 2022 global ambassador Xavi believes a 48-team tournament in Qatar 'will not be good'.

Spanish victims of sex abuse by priests speak out

A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable discussion with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter in central London on October 11, 2018. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS - POOL - AFP)

Britain’s economy picks up before expected slowdown

Britain’s economy accelerated in the third quarter as higher exports and household spending offset slumping business investment, data showed Friday as the country hopes to imminently seal a Brexit deal.

UK economy caught in Brexit crossfire

Britain's economy has grown at the slowest pace in more than five years, official data showed Friday, as Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned about a "disorderly" Brexit transition.

Britain suffers severe slowdown one year before Brexit

Britain's economy suffered a sharp slowdown in the first quarter with the weakest growth rate since 2012, official data showed Friday in a gloomy sign one year before Brexit.

Sharp rise in EU citizen departures after Brexit vote

The number of EU nationals leaving Britain rose sharply to 122,000 people in the 12 months to the end of March in the biggest increase in a decade, after the country voted to leave the European Union.

Sierra Leone mudslide: UN steps up effort to aid displaced families

UN agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

109 children die in Sierra Leone mudslide

As UN agencies step up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly mudslides fin Sierra Leon’s capital, Freetown and surrounding areas. reports say 109 children have been killed in the disaster.

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Britain reopens visa application centers in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has announced that its center’s across the country has reopened.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.
Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.
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#EndSARS: Ekiti panel receiving petitions ahead of November 2 sitting

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Allegations of Human Rights Violations Against the Police, defunct SARS officers and other Persons has commenced its activities with a call on citizens of the State to start submitting petitions ahead of its November 2 inaugural sitting.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

The British High Commission in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate all killings and incidents associated with the #EndSARS protests.