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Ajaokuta: Union commends President Buhari over agreement with Russians

Against the backdrop of the attempt to revamp the ailing Ajaokuta Steel Company, the workers’ union of the company have commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent signing of an agreement with the Russians, the original builders of the steel complex.

Russians go to polls after summer of protests

Russians voted Sunday in local elections after weeks of opposition protests in Moscow that led to the biggest police crackdown on dissent in nearly a decade.
The Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven from Moscow's Zhukovsky airport to Simferopol -- a city on the Crimean Peninsula -- when it ran into trouble.

23 injured after Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing

Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a cornfield on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a flock of birds shortly after take-off.
The agent of Barcelona forward Malcom has sought to distance his client from reports suggesting that a summer switch to AC Milan could be on the cards.

Zenit sporting director arrives in Barcelona to complete Malcom transfer

According to reliable RMC Sport, Zenit St.Petersburg have sent an offer of 41 million euros for Malcom, which is very close to Barcelona’s asking price of 45 million euros.
Two South Koreans and 15 Russians returned to South Korea Sunday, about 10 days after their boat drifted into North Korean waters, Seoul officials said.

South Koreans, Russians released days after boat drifts to North Korea

Two South Koreans and 15 Russians returned to South Korea Sunday, about 10 days after their boat drifted into North Korean waters, Seoul officials said.
Kiev, Ukraine - Zinaida Kononenko, 63, has voted in every presidential and parliamentary election in Ukraine, hoping that the country's political leaders would improve living standards.

Comic-turned-president’s party seeks Ukraine parliament majority

Zinaida Kononenko, 63, has voted in every presidential and parliamentary election in Ukraine, hoping that the country's political leaders would improve living standards.
The Stena Impero tanker was impounded with its 23 crew members on board at the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it on Friday.

Iran says probe into seized ship depends on crew cooperation

Iran said on Sunday that the speed of its investigation into a British-flagged tanker depends on the cooperation of its crew, after ignoring calls to hand back the vessel.
Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said.

Severe weather kills six foreigners, injured over 100 in Greece

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said.

Donald Trump calls Theresa May ‘foolish’ over Brexit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Prime Minister Theresa May was “foolish” in her handling of Brexit, as he doubled down on the feud with Britain’s ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch — whom he called “wacky,” “stupid” and a “pompous fool.”
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump hits back, attacks ex-President Jimmy Carter

U.S. President Donald Trump pushed back Saturday against former President Jimmy Carter’s comments questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election, saying: “He’s like the forgotten president.”
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is only president because of Russian interference.

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Donald Trump the White House

Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is only president because of Russian interference.
British Prime Minister Theresa May told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russia must end its irresponsible and destabilizing activity for normal relations between the two countries to be restored.

Theresa May tells Vladimir Putin Russia must end irresponsible activity

British Prime Minister Theresa May told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russia must end its "irresponsible and destabilizing activity" for normal relations between the two countries to be restored.
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says re-election ‘easier’ if he is impeached

US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.
Rescue workers remove a victim from the debris after an under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville on June 22, 2019. At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early on June 22, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble. Den AYUTHYEA / AFP

Seven dead in Cambodia building collapse

At least seven people died Saturday when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors.
Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko-EPA

Russians, Ukrainian accused of downing flight MH17

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump accuses New York Times of treason over Russian grid report

US President Donald Trump has accused The New York Times of “a virtual act of treason,” after it reported the country is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid.
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)

Russia probe puts Donald Trump jr in trouble

The 41-year-old son of U. S President Donald Trump has been ordered to testify before a Senate Intelligence panel on the Russia probe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a conference as part of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting political solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350 000 lives, at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. - The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Vladimir Putin canvasses common passport for Russians, Ukrainians

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suggested Ukrainians and Russians should have a common passport, noting it would bring the kindred nations closer, local media reported on Monday.

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Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

Pope Francis appoints new Vatican security chief

Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new head of the Vatican security services, a day after the previous holder of the job resigned because of a media leak.
This is devastating for our security with the inevitable resurgence of Islamic State in northeastern Syria and probably also northwest Iraq and so the destabilization of a government that doesn't need that, Edouard Phillipe said.

France: Turkish, US decisions will lead to resurgence of Islamic State

France's prime minister said on Tuesday decisions by Turkey and the United States in Syria would have serious consequences in the region and that it was inevitable that their actions would lead to a resurgence of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.