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Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook gives WHO unlimited free ads to battle coronavirus disinformation

With coronavirus disinformation campaigns already in full swing, Facebook has announced a partnership with the World Health Organization to fight back.
Wladimir Klitschko wants Anthony Joshua to become the world’s no 1 but admits he must face the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury winner to achieve that status.

Wladimir Klitschko wants Anthony Joshua to become the world’s No 1

Joshua is set to make the next defence of his WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev in June, while Wilder puts his WBC belt at stake in a rematch with Fury in Las Vegas this weekend.
Many Iranians, battered by economic sanctions, political turmoil and the lingering threat of military conflict, say they are in no mood to vote in general elections this week.

Iranians say they’ll boycott poll, tired of politicians

Many Iranians, battered by economic sanctions, political turmoil and the lingering threat of military conflict, say they are in no mood to vote in general elections this week.
MUNICH - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014.

Ukraine’s president vows to end war, invites Donald Trump to Kyiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014.

Turkish, Ukrainian leaders meet in push to boost trade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is holding talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Kyiv to stimulate commerce between their countries.
Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday.

Donald Trump in recording says ‘get rid’ of Ukraine ambassador

Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday. =
Yuriy Danchenko, the agent of Ukrainian centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, claims Arsenal want to sign his client before the end of the window. He’s hoping for successful talks and a transfer this month.

Arsenal in talks for Shakhtar over centre-back

Yuriy Danchenko, the agent of Ukrainian centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, claims Arsenal want to sign his client before the end of the window. He’s hoping for successful talks and a transfer this month.
Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesday as Democrats angrily accused Senate Republicans of seeking a “cover-up” without witnesses or new evidence.
Ukrainian experts have gained access to the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday.

Iran seeks help reading downed plane’s black boxes in new standoff

Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countriescwhich want the recorders analysed abroad.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner on Wednesday and that the strike may have been unintentional.

Iran: Two missiles were fired at Ukraine jetliner

Iran’s civil aviation authority confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner that was brought down earlier this month, in a preliminary report posted on its website late Monday.
The head of the coroner's office in Tehran said 123 of the 176 victims had been identified, ILNA news agency reported [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane arrive Kiev

The flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainians who died in a plane mistakenly shot down by Iran amid heightened tensions with Washington arrived in Kiev on Sunday.
Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, arrives on Capitol Hill, October 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ukraine launching task force to investigate alleged surveillance of former US envoy

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine tells VOA that a special task force involving U.S. and Ukrainian officials will be launched Monday to look into reports that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had been subjected to surveillance and threats in Ukraine.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) leading a Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran. EPA-EFE

Iran: Pane tragedy should not cloud Qasem Soleimani’s ‘sacrifice’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was giving the sermon at the main weekly Muslim prayers in Tehran, after a traumatic month in which the country had appeared on the brink of war with the US and shot down the Ukrainian jet by mistake with the loss of all 176 people on board.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a US air strike and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.

Iran’s Ali Khamenei delivers Friday prayer sermon amid crisis

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a US air strike and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.
Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani calls for ‘national unity’ after jet downing

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for “national unity” and flagged the need for changes to the way Iran is run after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.
Donald Trump

Senate likely to begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next Tuesday

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

All responsible for air disaster will be punished – Iran president

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.

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Senator Amosun donates N25 million to Ogun state

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Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca, Medina

Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16.
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Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Coronavirus crisis to end ‘unhealthy’ spending in football

The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will stop the “unhealthy” inflation of player wages and transfer fees in football, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote in an editorial published on Thursday.