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Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.
Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of ambitious plans to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.

Russia launches nuclear icebreaker to tap Arctic reserves

Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of ambitious plans to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.
A former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has explained that he visited President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela as part of his objectives to promote world peace.

Orji Kalu: Why I met Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

A former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has explained that he visited President Nocolas Maduro of Venezuela as part of his objectives to promote world peace.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo hangout with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Monaco ahead of Sunday Grand Prix.

Cristiano Ronaldo hangout with Lewis Hamilton in Monaco

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo hangout with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Monaco ahead of Sunday Grand Prix.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a “threat to international peace,” state media reported.

Iran: US troop boost ‘threat to international peace’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a “threat to international peace,” state media reported.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist.
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing President Nicolas Maduro presenting fresh currency in the framework of new economic measures, during the broadcasting of a television programme at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 17, 2018. Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes on Monday after slashing five zeros off the crippled bolivar -- but analysts warn the measure will do nothing to arrest a worsening economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has described the move as a "great change" as the government attempts to halt spiraling hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund predicts will hit a staggering one million percent this year./ AFP PHOTO / Venezuelan Presidency / HO /

Venezuela gets Huawei’s help to set up 4G network

Venezuela hopes to develop a nationwide 4G system with the help of Russian and Chinese technology, particularly from the Asian country’s Huawei, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. – Trump is returning to Washington following a weekend visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm - AFP)

Donald Trump rejects Nancy Pelosi’s ‘cover-up’ claims as possibility of impeachment looms

Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics and President Donald Trump’s most potent Democratic nemesis. The pair have sparred repeatedly, but the gloves really came off Wednesday.

Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Aguero in Argentine squad for Copa America

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala of Juventus and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Tuesday.
Vendors and visitors at the 21st Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 22, 2018. KCNA-via REUTERS

Foreign companies defy sanctions, attend North Korea trade fair

Hundreds of international companies defied U.S. sanctions pressure and attended an international trade fair in North Korea this week making it the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

Oil prices rise after OPEC agrees to keep output cuts

Oil price hit multi-week highs on Monday after OPEC indicated it was likely to maintain production cuts that had helped boost prices this year.
Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Kiev - REUTERS-Gleb Garanich

Ukarine’s Zelenskiy dissolves parliament on inauguration day

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has moved to disband parliament after being sworn in as the new president of Ukraine.
Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, center, addressing the news media in Vienna on Saturday. Michael Gruber-Associated Press

Austrian vice-chancellor resigns over video scandal

Austrian vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC considers two scenarios to adjust oil production

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are set to debate at least two scenarios that would increase oil production beyond current levels, according to sources.
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Gernot Rohr defends Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho for AFCON

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stoutly defend the choice of his 25-man provisional teal list for the forthcoming Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019, insisting that addition of captain Mikel Obi was strategic towards a successful outing for the team.
Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
Heinz-Christian Strache

Austria far-right leader under fire over filmed contract scandal

Heinz-Christian Strache, Austria's vice chancellor and leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), has been filmed apparently discussing state contracts to an individual posing as a representative of a Russian oligarch in return for political backing.

AFCON: Jo Bonfrere faults Gernot Rohr for recalling Mikel Obi

Former Super Eagles’ coach Johannes Bonfrere has faulted the recall of John Mikel Obi to the Nigerian squad ahead of preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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WHO: 24 million Nigerians at risk of mental disorder

The World Health Organisation yesterday warned that over 24 million Nigerians may suffer from various mental illnesses, a situation worsened by the dismal number of health institutions and professionals.
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Lawan: Zamfara APC judgment a setback but we shall triumph

Leading contender for the President of the Senate in the 9th Assembly, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, yesterday described the Supreme Court judgment which voided all votes cast for the All Progressive Congress in Zamfara State as a huge setback for the party.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Elections: Some PDP governors worked with APC – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) collaborated in a bid to take over the state.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane has admitted that not even Jurgen Klopp thought the club's incredible comeback to beat Barcelona and reach the Champions League final was possible.

Sadio Mane: Nobody at Liverpool expected Barcelona comeback

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has admitted that not even Jurgen Klopp thought the club's incredible comeback to beat Barcelona and reach the Champions League final was possible.
[FILE] Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match between between Cardiff City and Chelsea at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on March 31, 2019. (Photo by Geoff CADDICK - AFP)

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea future in spotlight as Europa final looms

Maurizio Sarri faces an uncertain future as Chelsea manager even if the much-maligned Italian leads his side to victory in the Europa League final against Arsenal.