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Olaf Scholz

German finance minister presses for woman on ECB board

German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, on Wednesday, said a woman should again be appointed to the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB) following the surprise resignation of the German representative.
Cote d’Ivoire player Nicolas Pepe is a wanted man in Europe, according to his own agent.

No decision taken on Lille’s Nicolas Pepe transfer discussions – agent

Cote d’Ivoire player Nicolas Pepe is a wanted man in Europe, according to his own agent.
A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.
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Dozens evacuated as fire strikes French Alps hotel

A fierce fire broke out at a hotel in the upscale French Alps ski resort of Megeve, forcing the evacuation of around 180 people though no injuries were reported, officials said Friday.
François Bourdillon

France launches nationwide probe into baby deformations

France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of deformations were detected in several regions of the country, a top public health official said on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meets with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Moscow

Italy’s premier praises ‘robust’ economy on Russia visit

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday boasted of the “robust” Italian economy during a visit to Moscow as his government is crossing swords with Brussels over Rome’s 2019 budget.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini speaks during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Milan, Italy, August 28, 2018. REUTERS-Massimo Pinca

Migrants: France’s Nathalie Loiseau likens Italy’s Matteo Salvini to Pontius Pilate

French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau on Wednesday said Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was behaving “like Pontius Pilate”, over his position on migrants.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: My biggest regret was staying at Arsenal for 22 years

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that staying at the club for nearly 22 years may have been the biggest mistake of his career.
Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

French minister says won’t resign over helicopter jailbreak

France’s justice minister on Wednesday ruled out resigning after a notorious robber was broken out of prison by helicopter, despite a recent warning that the convict was on the verge of trying to escape.

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam justifies 2015 killings

The suspected sole surviving gunman from 2015 attacks in Paris has come close to admitting his role in the carnage in a rare statement to investigators in which he justified the killings, reports said on Friday.
German NGO ship Lifeline

German’s migrant ship may dock in Malta

France said Tuesday that “a European solution seems to be emerging” for the humanitarian ship Lifeline, stranded at sea with 234 migrants on board, and it may be allowed to dock in Malta.

Adrien Rabiot hits out at ‘immature’ label amid France squad strife

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has stated his "regret" at the "caricature of me as a young, immature player" and defended his decision to tell France coach Didier Deschamps he is unwilling to be a reserve for the World Cup squad.

German Supreme Court rules ad blockers are legal

Germany’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals a blow to the publishing industry.

Zinedine Zidane fights for future in PSG Champions League tie

Zinedine Zidane inspired France to World Cup glory as a player, but his extraordinary career has to a large degree been defined by the Champions League.

French prime minister defends 350,000-euro private flight

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defended on Wednesday his decision to charter a private aircraft at a cost of 350,000 euros ($415,000) to bring him and a delegation back from Tokyo earlier this month.

African refugees reach France in resettlement initiative

The first group of African refugees benefiting from a new initiative bringing those deemed to be especially vulnerable directly to Europe arrived in France on Monday.

Turkey must not ‘misuse’ Interpol in writer’s case – Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she was glad a Spanish court had ordered the conditional release of a Turkish-German writer wanted by Ankara and warned Turkey not to "misuse" Interpol to pursue its critics.

Macron backpedals on creating First Lady status

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official First Lady position for his wife amid attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials and reports said.

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to automate depot, pump station operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday disclosed that the Corporation was poised to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the Country.

Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid squad ‘pleased by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur move’

Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
Ibrahim Magu

PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.