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Trump predicts ‘energy disaster’ for America

Former U.S. President, Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

Lai Mohammed accuses Amnesty Int’l of plot to destabilise Nigeria

The Federal Government has accused Amnesty International, AI, of a deliberate plot to destabilise the country with baseless allegations against the administration and its military.

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.

COVID-19: Trump may leave hospital today – White House 

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said he was optimistic that President Donald Trump could be discharged from hospital later on Monday, saying Trump has “continued to improve.”

Trump takes tough questions about Black people at prime time town hall event

U.S. voters had a rare opportunity to ask President Donald Trump tough questions during a town hall event on Tuesday night.

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.

 MURIC blames CAN for misleading Trump over killings in Nigeria

The Nigerian Muslim rights group, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, of selling Nigeria to the United States, U.S.

WW2 Anniversary: Putin reaches out to U.S, Britain for bridge-building

President Vladimir Putin on Friday sent telegrams to U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting the need to rekindle their nations’ cooperation during World War Two to solve today’s problems.

U.S. to re-open consulate in Greenland amid power tussle with Russia, China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday announced that the U.S. would re-open a consulate in Greenland, to shore up Washington’s presence in the Arctic region amid a power competition with China and Russia.

COVID-19: Trump accused of ‘encouraging Americans to violate law,’ risks virus spread

President Donald Trump’s message to liberate states is basically encouraging people to break the law, Gov. Jay Inslee said on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”.

How partisan schisms defined first Trump impeachment trial

The U.S. Senate began the first substantive day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday with partisan rancour over how the trial will proceed.

Trump impeachment trial: How Republicans planned to subpoena more witnesses

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest on Tuesday with a tussle between Republicans and Democrats over whether witnesses should be called immediately.

Northern Irish university appoints Hillary Clinton as chancellor

Northern Ireland’s leading university on Thursday appointed former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as its new chancellor, hailing her as an “internationally recognised leader and an inspirational role model.’’

Democrat defects to the GOP after opposing impeachment 

U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, confirming during a White House meeting with his new GOP ally a party switch that had been expected since last weekend.

Erdogan meets Trump at White House at testing time for U.S.-Turkey ties

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday amidst tensions over Ankara’s incursion into Syria and its purchase of a Russian air defence system.

Debates begin as U.S. lawmakers set for first vote in Trump impeachment probe

United States lawmakers will cast the first vote on Thursday in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives takes up a measure that sets up the next steps in the fast-moving effort.

Trump bans CNN from covering White House

The White House has revoked the press badge of CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, following heated exchange with President Donald Trump at...

Oil prices slip on rising supply, trade tensions

Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, depressed by concerns that the U.S.-China trade dispute will dent economic growth and by signs of rising global supply...

OPEC says global trade dispute may hit energy demand

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo expects global trade disputes to hit energy demand and eventually hurt economic growth. Mr Barkindo told reporters on Wednesday in Cape...

Despite lifeless comment, American gov’t donates $25m to Nigeria

Despite purported slurs against President Muhammadu Buhari by President Donald Trump, the United States’ government has offered $25 million to Nigeria in support of its efforts against corruption in the country.

‘War will destroy everything you own’, Iranian general warns Trump

Iran’s Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani warned U.S. President Donald Trump against war on Thursday, saying it would “destroy all that you possess”, the website of Iran’s Arabic language Al Alam TV reported.

Trump now says no ‘time limit’ to denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un -- a shift in tone from when the US leader said the process would start very soon.

Macron, Putin to mix football and diplomacy at World Cup final

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday during his trip to Moscow to watch the World Cup final, a presidential aide told AFP.

As migration row flares, Merkel’s enemies smell blood

Almost three years after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fateful welcome to a million migrants, her boldest move has come back to haunt her, with opponents at home and abroad smelling blood.

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