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Prosecutors: War criminal who drank poison at UN tribunal acted alone

Prosecutors said there is no evidence that Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak had help in successfully carrying out his plan to commit suicide inside a UN courtroom.
Ivo Sanader will not go jail as he already served time [Antonio Bronic-Reuters]

Croatia convicts ex-PM Ivo Sanader of war profiteering

Ivo Sanader, former prime minister of Croatia, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for war profiteering during the country's 1990s conflict.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at the start of a plenary session at the European Parliament on October 2, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Parliament is due to debate on next October 18 and 19 European Council and consider legislation on curbing CO2 emissions from new cars. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN

EU chief Juncker raises spectre of new Balkans war

European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday warned of a new war in the Balkans if Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo do not feel the EU is serious about offering them future membership.
A man passes next to posters reading 'yes' for the referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name [Marko Djurica-Reuters]

Macedonians vote on whether to change country’s name

Macedonians have begun voting in a key referendum on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Why we insist on Biafra

The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on–going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.
Russian MiG-29 fighter jets

Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets

Serbia’s air force has taken delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow’s influence in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic...

Donald Trump’s inlaws become US citizens under rules he hates

Melania Trump’s parents on Thursday received American citizenship under so-called “chain migration” rules her husband, President Donald Trump, has frequently derided.

Now is the time

Who can blame them? There is little to convince anyone that Nigeria values life. If it is not communal clashes, it is tankers and trailers. If it is not malaria, it is cholera, or some other disease long forgotten in much of the world. If it is not armed robbers, it is SARS. It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the two.
Zlatko Dalic has guided Croatia into their first final in a major tournament.

Zlatko Dalic: Croatia bracing for ‘seismic event’ in World Cup final against France

Coach Zlatko Dalic said that the World Cup final will produce "a seismic event" back home in Croatia regardless of the result against France.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic

Home grief for Novak Djokovic for supporting Croatia

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has come under fire for voicing support for neighbours Croatia at the World Cup, with one centre right lawmaker dubbing his stance “idiotic”.
Switzerland's midfielder Valon Behrami arrives to give a press conference at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, on June 26, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE

Valon Behrami: ‘Case closed’ over eagle goal celebrations

Switzerland vice-captain Valon Behrami promised Tuesday there would be no further controversial goal celebrations nor politically contentious incidents from his team at the World Cup.
Gjorge Ivanov, is a Macedonian politician currently serving as the President of the Republic of Macedonia, in office since 2009

Macedonian president refuses to sign ‘criminal’ law to change country’s name

Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov on Tuesday refused to sign an agreement on changing the country’s name to resolve a dispute with Greece, calling it a “criminal act” that violated the constitution.
Xherdan Shaqiri's last-gasp winner for Switzerland over Serbia has thrown Group E wide open. Clive Rose|Getty Images

Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri face bans over goal celebrations

Switzerland pair Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri face two-match bans for their goal celebrations in their side's World Cup victory over Serbia.
Felix Brych is a German football referee who is based in Munich | Getty Images

Serbia coach wants German referee to face Hague trial

Serbia’s coach has reacted to his team’s World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the trial of German referee Felix Brych in the Hague, in a reference to the war crimes tribunal for the ex-Yugoslavia.

Judge: UN tribunal tracking, prosecuting Rwandan genocide fugitives

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals is tracking and prosecuting the fugitives involved in the Rwandan genocide, in which no fewer than 800,000 people were slaughtered, Judge Theodor Meron, President of the mechanism said.

Thousands of Croatians march against abortion

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators took to the streets in Croatia’s three biggest cities on Saturday in rallies that largely passed without incident, even as the issue continues to divide the staunchly Catholic EU member state.

Melania Trump, America’s enigmatic first lady

Groomed to perfection yet rarely heard in public, Melania Trump is an enigma -- a first lady whose opinions, marriage and goals remain a mystery to millions of Americans.

2019: APCON moves against use of hate speech

As the 2019 general election draws nearer, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, has warned against hate speeches to save the polity from being over heated.

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APDA chieftain calls for responsive use of social media

The Chairman of the All Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Alhaji Shitu Mohammed, has urged the Federal Government to intensify education of Nigerians on social media use.

Farmers want federal government to ban maize importation

Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of maize into the country to encourage local production.
England

Gary Neville: Getting carried away with England ‘no bad thing’ after Nations League win

Getting carried away with England is "not such a bad thing" after the Three Lions beat Croatia to progress to the Nations League semi-final, according to Gary Neville.
Democratic People’s Party (DPP)

DPP urges women to be actively involved in sensitisation against election violence

The Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) National Women Leader, Mrs Victoria Oviasojie, has urged women to be actively involved in sensitisation of their children against election violence as 2019 general elections approach.

We’re yet to be paid N800 billion subsidy – petrol marketers

Oil marketers on Sunday appealed to the federal government to effect quick payment of their outstanding N800 billion subsidy debts.