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The authorities decided to upgrade the social distancing guidelines to second stage for Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi province, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting on Saturday.

South Korea returns to tougher social distancing rules as coronavirus cases spike

South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases as of Friday, of which 155 were domestic, prompting the re-imposition of tighter social distancing curbs in the Seoul area.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Spain’s second coronavirus virus wave swells, fueling concern across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow to its tourism-dependent economy.
Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday.

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers – minister

Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday.
A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.

German army loses 6 million masks in Kenya

A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.
The German national team have kickstarted a fundraising initiative for the coronavirus epidemic by donating €2.5 million to social causes.

German national team donate €2.5 million to coronavirus fundraising service

Germany were among the favourites for this summer’s European Championship, which has been postponed until 2021 as the pandemic continues to wipe out sporting fixtures.
A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.

Portuguese doctor suspended after baby born without a face

A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.
Incumbent Portuguese Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party Antonio Costa (C) waves a Portuguese flag onstage at the end of his last campaign rally in Porto on October 4, 2019, two days ahead of general election. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Voting begins in Portugal general election

Voting got underway in Portugal’s general election on Sunday, with outgoing Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s Socialists tipped to win the most votes but without the necessary majority to govern alone.
Bernardo Silva

Euro 2020: Portugal rekindle hopes against Serbia

Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristian Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva in a pulsating 4-2 victory in Belgrade on Saturday.
A memorial to Louisa Jespersen and Maren Ueland outside the Danish Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

Danish premier joins hundreds at funeral for Dane slain in Morocco

Hundreds of mourners, including Denmark’s prime minister, packed a small Danish church on Saturday for the funeral of a woman hiker murdered in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains in December.
Passengers wait at Nyborg Station which is the last train station on the Funen side of the Great Belt Bridge, on January 3, 2019, one day after a railway accident on the Great Belt Bridge. – The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said. Five women and three men were killed in the accident, which occurred in Wednesday (January 2, 2019) morning’s rush hour traffic on the Great Belt Bridge linking the islands of Zealand, where Copenhagen is located, and Funen. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday.
A passenger train is reported to have been hit by the tarpaulin of a freight train

Six dead in train accident on bridge linking Denmark islands

Local media reported a passenger train braked suddenly after being hit by a tarpaulin on a freight train travelling in the opposite direction.
Portugal's Rui Patricio and Jose Fonte celebrate after the match. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo

Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.
Malusi Gigaba

South African minister forced to resign for lying under oath

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the president’s office said yesterday, following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath.
South Africa celebrate in Nigeria last year

South Africa mobilise fans to cheer them to victory against Super Eagles, kick-off 2pm

South Africa have called on the fans to come out in their numbers to cheer them to victory Saturday afternoon against the Super Eagles in a “momentous” clash.
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5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.
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Two dead, one missing as Typhoon Kong-Rey hits South Korea

A 66-year-old man died while crossing a bridge in the city of Gwangju, south of Seoul, the national disaster management agency said without elaborating on the cause of the death.

South Korean leader seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.

South and North Korea in high level talks for summit

A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang.

Police arrests top football TV presenter for robbery

One of Belgium’s top football TV presenters, Stephane Pauwels has been arrested as part of a police probe into a series of armed robberies.
Jacinda Ardern announced the news by posting this picture on Instagram. Instagram | @jacindaardern

New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office.

Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalise recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalise cannabis, Reuters has reported.

Canada Senate passes bill legalising recreational marijuana

Canada’s Senate passed a bill Thursday legalising recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari approves employment for families of slain NYSC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service for one graduate from each of the immediate families of the 10 slain National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in 2011 in Bauchi State.
Algeria's election authority head Mohamed Chorfi speaks during a news conference to announce the results for the country's legislative elections in Algiers, Algeria June 15, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria’s FLN remains biggest party after election

ALGIERS (Reuters) -Algeria’s FLN, long the country’s biggest political party, won the most seats in Saturday’s parliamentary election, the head of the electoral authority said on Tuesday.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

COVID-19: Hard choices made by Nigeria responsible for successful impact – President Buhari

The president, who addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast on Saturday to mark the 2021 Democracy Day, was referring to some measures, including travel restrictions across the states of the federation and beyond, compulsory use of nose masks, hand washing protocols and other relevant protocols instituted to limit spread of the virus.
African Union President and President of Congo Democratic Republic Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies in Paris, France May 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin-Pool via REUTERS

Congo president says Kinshasa hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ by coronavirus

Hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa are “overwhelmed” by a rise in COVID-19 infections, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday, as the country was hit by a third wave of the disease.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje stepping on Senator Kwankwaso’s poster not intentional – official

Kano state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba has said that viral picture on the social media depicting Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state stepping on the poster of former Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso at the APC rally, held on Saturday, was unintentional and totally unpremeditated.