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Alibaba cedes control to form new Russian joint venture

China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has ceded control of its Russian business to form a new venture with a state fund and two technology firms, hoping that access to their consumer base with help boost its development.

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Race to be new UK prime minister begins

The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month.
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Police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon

French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said.
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Abia Assemblyman faces probe for allegedly lying under oath

The President General of Ohuhu Youth Council and former deputy chairman of Umuahia North council area of Abia state, Hon Chinedu Obilor, has called on security agencies to prosecute without delay Hon Kelechi Onuzurike, member representing Umuahia North state constituency.

Bisi Akande: Governor El-Rufai a beneficiary of godfatherism

The proxy war going on between an influential leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has taken a new twist with the declaration by the founding national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, that godfatherism is essential for the growth of democracy in Nigeria.

Andre Villas-Boas not interested in return to ‘chaotic’ Premier League

Villas-Boas arrived in England with Chelsea in 2011, having built a reputation as a promising coach with Academica and Porto, and went on to manage Tottenham after failing to impress at Stamford Bridge.