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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
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WHO to trace 103 travellers on flight with Italian victim

Nigeria has intensified efforts to trace all persons that had contact with the Italian whose Coronavirus infection is the country’s index case.
Italy reported Monday a jump in the death toll from the coronavirus to 52, with more than 2,000 people infected, most in the country’s northern Lombardy region.

Italy coronavirus death toll jumps to 52

Italy reported Monday a jump in the death toll from the coronavirus to 52, with more than 2,000 people infected, most in the country’s northern Lombardy region.

United States, China escalate trade war

The United States escalated its trade war against China, slapping steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Thursday.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be “blackmailed”.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

US slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

The United States will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45,000 over the next year — just over half the figure for 2016, officials said Wednesday.

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Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

ACON: Buba Marwa’s NDLEA appointment among President Buhari’s best

African Council on Narcotics, ACON, has lauded the appointment of former military administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier General (retd) Buba Marwa, as the Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, describing it as among the best appointment made by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Former Wimbledon junior champion Laura Robson has hinted that her career may finally be over after having to undergo a third hip operation.

Laura Robson casts doubt over her tennis future following surgeries

On her 27th birthday she posted a picture of herself on crutches after undergoing surgery. She abandoned the light training she was able to do prior to Christmas and has not played a tournament in nearly two years.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has taken full responsibility for Thursday’s early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Spanish third division side Alcoyano but says the upset is “not a disgrace.”

Zinedine Zidane tests positive for coronavirus

It has been confirmed that the Real Madrid boss has produced a positive test result and will now self isolate as per the Spanish government guidelines.
Lionel Messi saw red - quite literally - during the latter stages of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona fail with Lionel Messi ban appeal

The referee’s decision has, however, been upheld, meaning that Messi will miss Barça’s next game. He already served the first game of his suspension in midweek.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, February 20, 2017. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol-File Photo

Amazon to hike fees for Spanish users after new digital tax

Countries around the world are examining ways to tax global tech companies on revenues generated in their economies in the absence of wider agreement on how to tackle their growing role in business and commerce.