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President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Donald Trump approves deferral of $300 billion for tax payments

President Donald Trump has approved the deferral of some $300 billion in tax payments to the Internal Revenue Service to help Americans weather the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Jimmy Carter: Donald Trump is worried over China’s growing economic strength

Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals.

Tokyo, Hong Kong bounce back in mixed day for Asia markets

Tokyo and Hong Kong recovered from early losses on a mixed day for Asian markets but traders remain on edge over Donald Trump's controversial tariffs, which had fanned fears of a trade war that could hammer the global economy.

US hits Russia with new sanctions over ‘election interference’

The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

Embattled White House promises quick tariff decision

President Donald Trump’s team played down talk of a trade war Wednesday as it fought to limit a financial market sell-off, promising a quick decision on contentious tariffs that prompted a popular economic advisor to the president to quit.

Trump: I am a ‘very stable genius’ and ‘like, very smart’

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised himself as "a very stable genius," following the release of a bombshell book that calls into doubt his mental health.

Donald Trump not a typical president – Rex Tillerson

US Sectary of State Rex Tillerson found himself obliged to defend President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Friday after a bombshell new book called into doubt his mental health.

Donald Trump fails to stop Michael Wolff’s book on White House

US President Donald Trump lashed out at a bombshell-filled book by Michael Wolff that hits the shelves on Friday, dismissing it as “full of lies” after threats of legal action failed to block its release.

Donald Trump to meet Fed chair Janet Yellen to discuss job

Donald Trump is set to meet US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen this week to discuss a potential renomination to head the central bank, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

US health secretary Tom Price to pay for charter flights

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has promised to repay the nearly $52,000 cost of his seats on private charter flights, as President Donald Trump reportedly fumed over the penchant of aides to hop on private jets.

Oil gains as producers say market is re-balancing

Oil prices kept most of their gains from the previous session as major producers meeting in Vienna said the market was well on its way towards re-balancing.

US seeks North Korea leader’s asset freeze

The US has proposed a range of new United Nations sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on leader Kim Jong-un’s assets.

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).

Liverpool complete Thiago Alcantara signing

Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Flood: Oyo assures NEMA of full support on disaster management

The Oyo State government has reiterated its commitment to fully support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), towards effective management of disaster in the state as the rainy season begins.
Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums for sports enthusiasts.

Up to 1,000 fans to watch Italian Open

Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums for sports enthusiasts.
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

Donald Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads in the U.S. from September 20

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
Football leagues across Europe have been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 100,000 lives throughout the continent.

Hamburg player who pushed a fan gets five-game ban, fine

Hamburg SV defender Toni Leistner, who pushed a fan to the ground at the end of their German Cup defeat at Dynamo Dresden last week, was banned for five matches and fined 8,000 euros ($9,469), the German Football Association (DFB) said on Friday.