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The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops in the country, an official said on Friday

US, South Korea disagree over troops financing

The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops in the country, an official said on Friday.

Egypt submits surprise 2019 African Nations Cup hosting bid

The Egyptian Football Association has submitted a bid to replace Cameroon as next year's African Nations Cup host.

John Bolton: US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa

U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has said his country plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore kicks over exclusion from presidential debate

Mr Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has protested against his non-inclusion in the planned Presidential Debate being organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG).
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump denies directing jailed Michael Cohen to break law

Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law after the US president’s longtime close ally was sentenced to three years for campaign finance violations and other crimes.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki to attend inauguration of Donald Trump’s Africa Strategy in Washington

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is set to attend the inauguration of US President, Donald J. Trump’s, Strategy for Africa, today, Thursday, December 13, 2018.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple to build $1 billion campus in Texas

Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion.

Oil rises to $61 on Libyan supply cut

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories dropped by 10.2 million barrels last week, more than analysts had forecast. Official inventory figures are due later on Wednesday.
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Former Canadian diplomat held in China a ‘pawn’

The pattern is familiar: Canada arrests a Chinese national wanted in the US. Shortly after, a Canadian national is locked up in China.

Egypt threatens Apple with legal action under competition law

Egypt has warned it will take legal action against Apple if the US tech giant fails to remove alleged "restrictions" on local distributors within 60 days.
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Boko Haram, ISIS designated ‘entities of particular concern’

The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”.

NBS: Capital importation decreases to $2.85 billion in Q3

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the total value of capital importation into Nigeria reduced to $2.855 billion in the third quarter.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court releases Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou on bail

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces US accusations that she misled multinational banks about the company's business dealings in Iran, putting the lenders at risk of violating Washington's sanctions.
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Mercy Akide tasks NFF on early World Cup preparations for Super Falcons

Ex-International Mercy Akide-Udoh has charged Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure they outline adequate and early plans for the female national team’s programme towards next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh blocked from entering US

The US State Department has barred former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family from entry into the United States.
Kgalema Motlanthe

Report: Kgalema Motlanthe ‘offers to help end Zimbabwe’s political impasse’

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe - who headed the post election violence probe in Zimbabwe - has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse in that country.

China court bans iPhone sales over patent dispute

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday.
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United Nations meeting adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

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Ali Ndume urges colleagues not to boycott 2019 budget presentation

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VP debate: APC’s foreign policy will remain economy, security – Yemi Osinbajo

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Ivory Coast’s opposition chief Henri Bedie seeks alliance for election

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