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Spain, UK agree to allow citizens vote in post-Brexit local elections

Spain on Friday said it had reached a deal with Britain allowing citizens living in both countries to keep voting in local elections as the prospect of no-deal Brexit looms.

Swine flu kills 40 in western India

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said Friday.
Stefan Löfven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph- Jonas Ekstromer-EPA

Sweden’s premier Stefan Lofven wins second term

Sweden's parliament has elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second four-year term ending more than four months of political deadlock.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Vietnam ‘willing’ to host Trump-Kim summit – report

Vietnam’s premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Federal government urged to rename Eagle Square Abuja in honour of former President Shagari

Rep Abubakar Chika (APC-Niger), on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise former President Shehu Shagari by renaming Abuja Eagle Square after him.

EU slaps duties on Cambodia, Myanmar rice exports

The European Commission has reinstated duties on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar for three years after determining that imports were causing economic damage to European producers.
Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May must ‘ditch red lines’ on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May must “ditch the red lines” on Brexit after the defeat of the plan she had agreed with the EU, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Chad for resumption of diplomatic ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Chad on Jan. 20, where he is expected to announce the resumption of diplomatic ties with the African country, his office said Thursday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.
Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Ethiopia deploys military against armed opposition faction

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi (R) in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, on January 9, 2019. – The eight-day tour comes weeks after the US President announced that the United States would quickly pull its 2,000 soldiers out of Syria, declaring that IS — also known as ISIS — had been defeated. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP)

Foreign troops in Iraq cut by a quarter in 2018 – premier

Foreign troop numbers in Iraq fell by a quarter during 2018, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said, as the fallout fizzled from Washington’s announcement it was withdrawing from neighbouring Syria.

EU regrets after British MPs reject Brexit deal

The risk of a disorderly Brexit has increased since the Withdrawal Agreement was turned down by British MPs, arousing dismay and regret by European Union (EU) leaders, local media said on Wednesday.
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Canada begs China for clemency to citizen sentenced to death for drug trafficking

Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month.
Pro-Brexit supporters hold up placards outside the UK Parliament as MPs debated.

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Gali TIBBON - AFP)

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu urges Iran to ‘get out of Syria fast’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Iran to “get out of Syria fast’’, local media reported.

Senegal’s opposition candidates blocked from presidential race

Senegal’s two best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said on Monday, increasing President Macky Sall’s chances of securing a second term in office.
Theresa May

British premier Theresa May faces defeat in parliament over Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of defeat in a historic vote in parliament on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, which has shaped its economy for decades.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on January 8, 2019 took issue with Japan’s plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. According to a statement from his office, Trudeau said he “raised the important issue of whale conservation and committed to working with international partners to protect whale species.” (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

Canada reacts to Chinese death sentence to citizen

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused China of acting “arbitrarily” in handing down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen over drug smuggling.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks federal government to show evidence he benefitted from N156 million slush...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
Kano Pillars gaffer Ibrahim Musa

Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

The club’s Team Manager Kabiru Baleria was installed as the acting technical adviser and he was in charge of the team’s last two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches against Heartland and El Kanemi Warriors respectively.

NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians need honest president like Muhammadu Buhari

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the country needs a sincere and honest President like Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country.