Foreign News

Prince William, Kate to visit Sweden, Norway in January

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit Sweden and Norway early next year, Kensington Palace, the office of the prince said on Monday. William and Kate,expecting their third child in April, were to visit Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Jan. 30-31, a ...

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Prosecutors give Zuma deadline to argue graft case

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption to the end of January 2018. The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) ...

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Russia warns, says U.S., Japan, S. Korea drills creating instability in Korean Peninsula

Moscow on Monday warned military exercises by Japan, the U. S. and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea would only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region. Russian Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Valery Gerasimov, issued his warning in Tokyo as the ...

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S’Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from March 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open by March 2018. “As the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media has started the process for licensing cinemas in the Kingdom,” Minister of Culture and ...

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Tillerson to tour Africa in 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of 2018, a senior aide said. Earlier on Wednesday, Tillerson said there was no truth to reports that President Donald Trump intended to fire him and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo. ...

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Palestinians protest against U.S. Jerusalem plan in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza city Wednesday against a possible move by the U.S. to change the status quo of Jerusalem. Demonstrators marched from Al-Saraya square in central Gaza towards the unknown Soldier square in the west side of the city in response to calls by the Palestinian national ...

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South Korean envoy seeks Nigeria’s assistance in Korean peninsula crisis

Charge’d’ Affairs of the Republic of Korea in Nigeria, Mr. Yong-min Song has solicited the Federal Government’s support towards the rebuilding of peace and prosperity in the Korean peninsula. Song made the call during his welcome remarks at the National Day Reception and Korean Cultural Festival on Wednesday night in ...

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Egyptian security kill 11 suspected militants

Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia as part of a campaign aimed at “foiling terrorist attempts to destabilise northern Sinai,” the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday. “Security forces monitored movements by some leaders in northern Sinai who planned to carry out ...

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Osinbajo attends inauguration of Kenya’s President Kenyatta in Nairobi

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is attending the second term inauguration of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya. The Vice-President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo would be representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the event. “Prof. Osinbajo would be joining several other Heads of State ...

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Kenya: Kenyatta sworn-in as rival Odinga promises own inauguration

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed th convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga who told supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12. Kenyatta won a repeat presidential election on Oct. 26 that was boycotted ...

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