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OPEC, non-OPEC countries to cut crude output in 2019

Crude oil production will be cut by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 2019 for an initial period of six months.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 30, 2016 Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva looks on during a meeting with German president at the Presidential Palace in Berlin. – Leading Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva died at 91 on December 8, 2018. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Russians mourn human rights giant Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Russians on Tuesday paid their last respects to human rights icon Lyudmila Alexeyeva, with President Vladimir Putin expected to attend a memorial ceremony despite the activist’s criticism of his rule.
Vyacheslav Baskakov

Church to probe ‘Gucci priest’ over Instagram photos

A Russian priest who flaunted luxury items including Louis Vuitton bags and Gucci shoes on his Instagram account will face a disciplinary committee, an Orthodox Church spokesman said Monday.
Mikhail Popkov

Russian ex-policeman convicted of killing 77 women

A Russian former policeman was convicted on Monday of killing 55 women and one man, bringing the total number of women he is convicted of killing to 77, a court said.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

Donald Trump to face impeachment, jail time over hush money

US President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers say
President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington [Jim Young-Reuters]

Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russia probe

US President Donald Trump again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment on claims that he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his campaign for the presidency.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russia probe

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment about claims that he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his White House run.
Huawei Meng Wanzhou

Sergei Lavrov: Huawei boss’ detention shows US arrogance

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the detention of Chinese technology giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Canada was an example of “arrogant” US policy abroad.

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels.

Oil hits $62 as OPEC, allies agree to cut production

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies agreed yesterday to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day, owing to a record global crude glut and the need to halt the price slump.
Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa

Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane diverted to Cyprus

A man accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial on a string of charges, Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Abubakar Malami

Nigeria, Russia sign treaty on legal assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Nigeria and Federation of Russia have signed a treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Valerii Aleksandruk

Ukraine envoy urges federal government to recognise ‘Holodomor’ as genocide

Valerii Aleksandruk, the Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to pass a resolution through the National Assembly recognising Holodomor as genocide.
Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, and David Saint-Jacques on space mission today

Russian, Canadian, American woman begin space mission

The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow’s Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin deliver a joint press conference at the Casa Rosada presidential house in Buenos Aires, in the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit on December 01, 2018. The leaders of countries G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. ALBERTO RAGGIO / AFP

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at the start of a plenary session at the European Parliament on October 2, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Parliament is due to debate on next October 18 and 19 European Council and consider legislation on curbing CO2 emissions from new cars. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN

Jean-Claude Juncker: George Bush made Europe ‘safer, more united’

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker hailed US president George H.W. Bush on Saturday for the part he played in bringing unity and peace to Europe after the Cold War.
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G20 leaders agree on George Bush tributes, but little else

A Sino-US showdown on trade loomed on Saturday as G20 leaders wrapped up tense summit talks with a rare show of unity over the death of former president George Bush.
Facebook data whistleblower Christopher Wylie

Whistleblower: Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not

Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated — whether it wants to or not.

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Gianni Infantino: Majority back 48-team Qatar World Cup

A “majority” of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday.

Ekiti Assembly holds public hearing on local council finances

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday held a public hearing on the financial transactions of the 16 local governments across the state within the last one year.
Leon Balogun

Leon Balogun ready for tough Chelsea test

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun feels the side can head into Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea with a sense of freedom.

SON cautions Nigerians against buying fairly used gas cylinders

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) on Thursday warned Nigerians/ importers on the grave consequences of importation and use of fairly used cooking gas cylinders.
Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello (2nd right) presenting certificates, plaque and gifts to Onisarotu Oluwatoyin Adesina at the 2018 Pens Down Ceremony for 21 Permanent Secretaries. With them are the Head of Service of Lagos State, Folasade Adesoye (Left) and Alhaji Waliu Onibon (Right).

Lagos sends forth 21 retired permanent secretaries

The Lagos State Government on Thursday sent forth 21 Permanent Secretaries (PS) who retired from the civil service between January and November, 2018.