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Khashoggi: U.S. imposes visa ban on 76 Saudis

The United States on Friday slapped a visa ban on 76 Saudi individuals in what it calls the “Khashoggi Ban”. This followed a U.S. intelligence...

U.S. strikes kills 22 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

At least 22 Iraqi fighters, who belong to pro-Iranian militant groups, were killed in U.S. strikes in eastern Syria, a monitor group said.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Victims: Biden holds candlelight ceremony on Monday – White House

United States President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Monday on the lives lost to the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.

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.

Buhari to Ambassadors-Designate: Project Nigeria’s image, uphold its standards

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ambassadors-Designate, Consuls-General, Charge’ D’ Affaires Entitre to continually project the strengths of Nigeria, showcase priorities of the government and uphold standards that will bring honour to the country.

Biden concerned about human rights abuses in China

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to voice concern human rights abuses in Xinjiang and expressed “fundamental concerns about Beijing’s coercive and unfair economic practices,’’ the White House said late Wednesday.

Biden gains access to Trump-Putin call records – Reports

U.S. President Joe Biden has retrieved records of what was said between Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. leader Donald Trump over the four years of Trump’s presidency, the Politico news outlet reported, citing sources.

Biden backs Okonjo-Iweala as WTO D-G

The United States of America under President Joe Biden has affirmed its support for Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the Word Trade Organisation,...

BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala set to emerge WTO Director-General as Korean minister drops bid

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid to lead the World Trade Organization, leaving former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the job.

Biden withdraws $27.4bn in spending cuts proposed by Trump – White House

U.S. President Joe Biden has withdrawn 73 budget cuts worth a combined 27.4 billion dollars, proposed by Donald Trump during the final week of his presidency, according to a letter addressed to Congress leaders.

Nuclear deal: Iran ready to compromise, but U.S. should take first step – Rowhani

Iran’s President Hasan Rowhani says his country is willing to make compromises in its nuclear programme, but believes the U.S. can make that happen by taking the first steps in returning to the 2015 deal regarding its atomic ambitions.

COVID-19 conspiracies ‘crazy and evil’ – Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates said on Wednesday that he has been taken aback by the volume of “crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories about him spreading on social media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iran says Trump’s departure has reduced tension in int’l arena

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.

Anti-corruption: How Buhari leads by example, by Garba Shehu

As he marks today, December 17 as his birthday, President Muhammadu Buhari, driver of change and mobiliser of voters continues in his role as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria,

U.S election: Melania backs Trump, says ‘every legal vote must be counted’

The U.S First Lady, Melania Trump, said that the American citizens must protect their democracy.

U.S Election: Why we can’t congratulate Biden yet – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is waiting for the official results of the US presidential election to be announced before congratulating the winner, a Kremlin spokesperson said Monday.

Biden projected winner of Arizona

Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. president, is projected to win Arizona, with its 11 electoral votes, Fox News and the Associated Press reported.

U.S Election: Biden coasting to victory

Joe Biden has taken the lead in the Electoral College and is on track to win the 2020 election. President Trump no longer has any incentive to stop counting the votes, because Biden is currently ahead in enough states to make him president.

U.S Election: Trump claims victory, vows legal challenge over alleged fraud

U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed victory in Tuesday’s presidential election with millions of votes yet to be counted.

Trump, Biden to face off in final presidential debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden plan to square off on Thursday in their final debate before the November 3 election.

#EndSARS: Biden urges U.S. to stand with Nigeria

Former U.S. Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, says the U.S. must stand with Nigerians “who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy.”

Russia ‘probably’ wants Biden to win U.S. election, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

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