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President of the Commission Electorale Nationale Independante (CENI), Corneille Nangaa

Election: Voting machines raise worries in Congo

Congo’s government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year’s highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer.
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Court: Killing dogs for meat illegal

A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

Hackers steal $30m from bitcoin exchange

Hackers stole more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea’s top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit’s price falling around the world on Wednesday.

US, South Korea confirm suspending military drills

US and South Korean officials confirmed Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea’s leader.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un visits Beijing, likely to brief Xi Jinping on meeting...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.

England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign

“First and foremost we are going to want to attack the game, we feel like we are going to have a lot of possession of the ball,” the Tottenham forward said.

VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over South Korea

A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.

South Korea jails ex-spy chiefs for bribing former president

Three South Korean former spy chiefs were sentenced to jail Friday for bribing disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye with millions of dollars from the country's intelligence agency.

South Korea jails ex-spy chiefs for bribing former president

Three South Korean former spy chiefs were sentenced to jail Friday for bribing disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye with millions of dollars from the country’s intelligence agency.

Major US military exercises with South Korea suspended indefinitely

The US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with South Korea, an official told AFP on Thursday, acting on President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt the “provocative” military drills following his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

US top diplomat Mike Pompeo warns North Korea peace goal still faces ‘risks’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", but he warned there are still risks that peace will not be achieved and sanctions must be maintained for now.

In Pictures: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un formed ‘special bond’ in historic meeting

Donald Trump has formed a “special bond” with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, he said Tuesday at the end of a historic meeting during which the two former foes pledged to meet again.

Singapore: Trump-Kim Summit may extend to Wednesday

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, slated for Tuesday, may proceed into Wednesday.

Singapore deports two South Korea media staff

Two South Korean media staff have been deported after being arrested for illegally entering the North Korean ambassador’s residence in Singapore, police said Sunday.

Singapore: All systems go for historic Trump-Kim summit

Singapore is preparing for the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un as more than 3,000 members of the media arrive.

Court rejects arrest of Korean Air ‘nut rage’ matriarch

A Seoul court has turned down a request from prosecutors to arrest the matriarch of the troubled Korean Air dynasty over multiple assault charges, sparking public anger.

Philippines spokesman defends President for kissing married woman on lips

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman on Tuesday defended the 73-year-old leader from criticism after he kissed a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of cheering Filipinos in South Korea.

James Mattis: Relief for North Korea only after clear steps to denuclearisation

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said North Korea will "receive relief only after it takes clear and irreversible steps" to end its nuclear programme, adding it would be a bumpy road to a summit between US and North Korean leaders.

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Portend it like Beckham: England v Argentina in World Cup final

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Police shut down major highways in Kaduna over arraignment of Sheikh El-Zakzaki

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Federal government bans local vigilance group in Zamfara

The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan Ali, has directed the armed forces serving in Zamfara State to stop all the activities of local vigilante group popularly known as Yansakai and ensure that no individual or group flouts the law.

FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans.