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Riyad Mahrez opts out of Algeria’s AFCON qualifier against Botswana

Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has pulled out of Algeria's trip to Botswana due to family reasons.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

T-bills: Investors storm equities market after central bank ban

Following the ban of individuals and small firms from investing in treasury bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria, investors poured money into shares instead, which boosted the market capitalisation of equities by N245bn.
Employees at South African Airways (SAA) will go on strike on Friday over the airline’s plan to cut more than 900 jobs, the workers’ union has said.

South African Airways workers to begin strike Friday

Employees at South African Airways (SAA) will go on strike on Friday over the airline’s plan to cut more than 900 jobs, the workers’ union has said.

Oil falls as US-China trade deal prospects dim

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China faded, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand.

Oil prices gain as market awaits signals on US-China trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, reversing early losses on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump may signal progress on trade talks with China in a speech later in the day, Reuters reported.
The members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team who sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in March over allegations of gender discrimination can pursue their claims as a class action, a California court ruled on Friday.

Equal pay suit: US women soccer team record first victory

The members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team who sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in March over allegations of gender discrimination can pursue their claims as a class action, a California court ruled on Friday.
Facebook unveiled a new logo today that’s meant to represent the parent company that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more.

Facebook cut off developer access to user data to squash potential rivals

Facebook began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals while presenting the move to the general public as a boon for user privacy, according to court documents reviewed by Reuters.

Total planning to sell stake in major oil block in Niger Delta

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5 per cent stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria, industry and banking sources have said.
Pollution in the Indian capital of New Delhi reached its highest level so far this year on Sunday, with the city declaring a public health emergency.

Air pollution: Cars banned in New Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city.

Insights into China’s proposed digital currency

As China prepares to become the first country to launch a digitized domestic currency, market participants and experts say it is a testament to both financial innovation and Beijing’s desire to have fail-safe control over its cash economy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL-AFP

Germany’s unemployment rate rises to 5 per cent

Germany’s unemployment rate rose more than expected in October, data showed on Wednesday, suggesting that a manufacturing crisis in Europe’s largest economy is spilling over to the labour market.
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WhatsApp sues Israeli company over spyware scandal

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against surveillance company NSO Group, claiming the firm used malware to hack into phones. Whatsapp claims it helped governments spy on journalists and officials.

Uber rejects Los Angeles’ request for bike rider data over privacy concerns

Uber said it would not share real-time location data of its electric bike riders with the city of Los Angeles, saying it would violate their privacy.

Saudi Aramco rolls out IPO next week

Saudi Aramco aims to announce the start of its initial public offering (IPO) on Nov. 3, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, after delaying the deal earlier this month to give advisers time to secure cornerstone investors.
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

Amazon set to challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon JEDI cloud computing contract

If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon’s decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week.
Beijing's New Daxing International Airport

Beijing’s new $63 billion mega-airport begins international flights

Beijing’s new $63 billion Daxing airport began its first scheduled international flights on Sunday as it ramped up operations to help relieve pressure on the city’s existing Capital airport.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Brexit: EU gives UK another extension

European Union ambassadors have agreed to delay Brexit, but will not make a decision on a new deadline date until next week as the EU Commission said work on this would “continue in the coming days”.
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China to ask US to remove import tariffs

Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials will discuss plans on Friday for China to buy more U.S. farm products, but in return, Beijing will request cancellation of some planned and existing U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, people briefed on the talks told Reuters.

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Tottenham targeted Thomas Tuchel before hiring Jose Mourinho

The news of the day in the world of football is Tottenham Hotspur sacrificing long-term success for a quick fix and hiring José Mourinho.
FILE - Fiona Hill, senior director for European and Russian Affairs on the National Security Council, is seen during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, April 2, 2019, in Washington.

Former adviser, diplomat to testify in Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

Two additional advisers will testify Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives holds a marathon week of public hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Woman googled ‘I’m going to kill tonight for fun’ before murdering lover

A teenager who choked a man to death after meeting him on dating app Plenty of Fish had Googled ways to ‘kill and get away with it’, a court heard.
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Kwara governor urged to pay salary arrears

Teachers under the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) yesterday urged Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to pay their four months’ salary arrears.

Gunmen abduct six people in Kaduna

“We are now in confusion because those abducted were four males and two women. Among the women was a nursing mother known in this community as Matar Ghali. They took her away while the husband Ghali escaped. Gambo and Bukar are among those abducted. These are all poor people and so far we have identified six people that were abducted,” he said.