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Trump received Kim Jong Un letter seeking 2nd meet: White House

US President Donald Trump has received a “very positive” letter from North Korea’s leader seeking a second meeting, the White House said Monday, noting that coordination for the get-together was underway. “The president has received the letter from Kim Jong Un. It was a very warm, very positive letter,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, Read more


Five killed, forty-four shot in Chicago ‘violent night’

Forty-four people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded “totally unacceptable.” Chicago Police chief of patrol Fred Waller told a press conference Sunday afternoon some of the shootings were “targeted” and related to gang conflicts. “The city of Chicago Read more

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Tariff threat against US ‘justified’ – China

China’s foreign minister said Saturday that his country’s threat to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of American goods in an escalating trade spat was “fully justified”. Beijing threatened Friday to bring in the levies on products ranging from beef to condoms after US President Donald Trump’s administration upped the ante in its plans for Read more


US says killings in Nigeria not acceptable, calls for prosecution of perpetrators

The United States Government has said the killings of innocent citizens in Nigeria is simply not acceptable and asked the Federal Government to step up efforts to stop the bloodshed and punish perpetrators. The Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy, Mr. David Young, said this on Monday while addressing a peace and security conference in Read more

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Trump hails start of dismantling North Korean missile site

US President Donald Trump welcomed Tuesday reports that North Korea has started dismantling facilities at its main satellite launch station, which is seen as a testing ground for intercontinental ballistic missiles. New satellite imagery shows “that North Korea has begun the process of dismantling a key missile site, and we appreciate that,” Trump said during Read more

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Sen. Sheu Sani tells FG to ask UK, UAE, others to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad

Senator Sheu Sani has said names of Nigerians owning properties abroad should be made public rather than being disclosed only to the federal government. Dubai, the commercial city in UAE, the UK and the US are among the favourite destinations for corrupt Nigerian government officials to invest heavily in real estate. The CableNG reported that Read more


Shannon No. 3 US diplomat quits

Agency Report Tom Shannon, the U.S. State Department’s third-ranking official said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit in the Donald Trump era. Shannon, who serves as undersecretary of state for political affairs, is the most senior career diplomat at the State Department and has been a fixture among Read more