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Former White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller

A newly unearthed congressional testimony revealed that Former U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his top White House attorney to issue a false statement at the height of the Mueller investigation.

Trump backs Buhari for banning Twitter in Nigeria

A former U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed support for the Buhari government over its decision to block access to Twitter.

IPOB: Those killing policemen, burning INEC offices are soulmates of Boko Haram, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has condemned the wanton arson and killings perpetrated by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, militants in the South...

North Korea tops agenda as South Korean president visits White House

U.S. President Joe Biden will receive his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in at the White House on Friday for talks dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat.

Head of TikTok’s Chinese holding company to step down

The head of TikTok’s Chinese parent company, Byte Dance, has announced he is stepping down to focus more on its long-term strategy.

Trump launches new social media platform

A former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has launched his own personal media website.

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the United States to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the limit set by his predecessor.

Biden bars federal agencies from using phrase ‘illegal alien’

President Joe Biden’s administration has ordered U.S. immigration agencies to stop using the controversial and dehumanising phrase “illegal alien” in reference to migrants.

Biden to announce U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan — Official

President Joe Biden will on Wednesday announce a complete U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, to close the book on America’s longest war.

Nuclear deal: Sanctions, sabotage will not help you, Iran tells U.S

U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran’s nuclear facility would work in their favour at the ongoing nuclear talks.

U.S. Defence Secretary in Germany to settle defence ties

U.S. Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, is meeting his counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin on Tuesday, with the aim of settling defence ties. This is coming...

U.S. to begin talks with Iran as nuclear deal powers meet

Top diplomats are meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to try to save the nuclear deal with Iran.

Capitol police sue Trump over January 6 insurrection

Two Capitol Police officers sued former U.S president Donald Trump Tuesday for inciting the January 6 insurrection that left dozens of their fellow officers injured and one dead.

Trump plans social media return with his own platform, adviser tells Fox News

Former U.S. President Donald Trump plans to launch his own social media platform in two to three months, one of his senior advisers told...

North Korea vows to ignore U.S. attempts to establish contact

A top North Korean official has vowed to ignore United States attempts to establish contact until Washington has met Pyongyang’s conditions.

Trump to Americans: If I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting vaccine for China-virus

Ex-U.S President Donald Trump has taken credit for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the US.

COVID-19: U.S. House set to approve $1.9trn relief package

President Joe Biden is poised on Wednesday for his first major legislative victory when the House of Representatives is expected to approve his 1.9 trillion dollars Coronavirus, COVID-19, relief package.

Netanyahu urges Biden to keep U.S. sanctions on ICC officials

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. President Joe Biden during a recent phone conversation to keep sanctions on the International Criminal Court, ICC, officials, imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump, Axios reported, citing Israeli officials.

U.S report on Khashoggi’s death fingers Saudi crown prince – Sources

A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.

Biden revokes Trump’s visa ban

President Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden, Trudeau aim to move past Keystone pipeline disagreement in first bilateral meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try on Tuesday to move past an early disagreement after Biden blocked the Canadian-backed Keystone XL pipeline and look to reset relations after the rocky years of Donald Trump.

China calls on Biden to lift tariffs, sanctions imposed by Trump

China’s foreign minister has called on U.S President Joe Biden to drop the tariffs and sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump.

Biden to release $4bn for vaccines to poor countries

U.S. President Joe Biden will announce at the G7 gathering on Friday that the United States will release $4billion for an international initiative to supply Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines to poor countries, the White House said.

WTO leadership: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala knows fate today

The World Trade Organization, WTO, is set to get its first leader from an African nation on Monday.

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