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Brexit: Britain, EU begin new era of relations

Brussels/London (dpa) Four-and-a-half years after a British referendum on membership in the European Union (EU), Brexit is finally reality after Britain left the single market...

Argentine prosecutors probe Maradona’s death

Argentine prosecutors were investigating Friday the circumstances surrounding the death of Diego Maradona and whether it could have involved medical negligence, judicial sources said.“There...

Iran accuses Israel of scientist assassination, vows revenge

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a “mercenary” for the US in carrying out the assassination of Tehran’s...

Blatter, Platini probe shifts to fraud accusation

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini are now being investigated for “fraud” and “breach of trust” in Switzerland, a source...

22 killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Chad

At least 22 people have been killed in southern Chad in the latest instance of deadly ethnic violence between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers,...

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over Iran dealings

The US on Friday announced economic sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies that Washington said had supported the development of Iran’s missile program.The four...

Mexico foreign minister says ‘huge potential’ for US ties

Mexico’s foreign minister said there was “huge potential” for US ties, a day after the Mexican leader said it was too soon to congratulate...

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede defeat

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to...

US election: Saudi Arabia king, crown prince congratulate Biden

Saudi Arabia’s king and its powerful crown prince Sunday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, state media said, a day after...

US election: George Bush congratulates Biden, says Trump ‘right to request recount’

Former US president George W. Bush has offered his “warm congratulations” to President-elect Joe Biden, calling the Democrat “a good man, who has won...

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NGO seeks review of ECOWAS protocol on free movement to curb human trafficking, smuggling

An NGO, Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), has called on ECOWAS member countries to immediately review the protocol on movement of...

CIBN boss optimistic banks will facilitate AfCFTA success

President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Mr Bayo Olugbemi, says the banking sector in Nigeria has a good capital base to facilitate...

How Nigerian entrepreneur, Oke Afolabi, is accelerating digitalization of banks

Oke Kehinde Afolabi is at the helm of four businesses: tech, showbiz; hospitality, and logistics. For some, that would be too much to juggle,...

Ogun Police arrest Edo escaped prisoner in Agbado

Femi Adeleke Abeokuta Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Obehi Ehis Frank Ogbeh who escaped from white house prison yard in Edo...

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