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IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

EU to impose sanctions on Russians over Navalny’s jailing

European Union, EU, envoys have approved sanctions of travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March for the jailing of Putin’s critic, Alexei Navalny.

‘I Am LAYCON’ TV series to stream in UK, France, 24 other countries

Internet Television Service provider Showmax says it will be streaming “I Am LAYCON”, a television show in the U.K., France, Italy Australia and 23 other countries outside Africa.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

Ibrahimovic, Lukaku escape extra ban for Milan derby confrontation

Star forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have avoided extra suspensions following their tussle in the Milan derby Italian Cup quarter-final last week, an Italian sports court said on Friday.

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

Volvo to recall 736,000 cars over braking system failures

China-owned Volvo Cars said on Friday it was to recall about 736,000 cars due to issues with the Automatic Emergency Brake, AEB, system.

Swedish teen climate activist, Thunberg to set sail for U.S.

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is to set sail from the British city of Plymouth on Wednesday to attend a series of climate...

Sweden convicts Uzbekistan man of planning terrorist attack

A Swedish court has convicted a man from Uzbekistan to seven years in prison on terrorism charges, including acquiring chemicals for bomb-making. On Friday, the...

Fans erupt in Harry Kane heartland after World Cup penalty drama

Fans packed into sweaty pubs in the heart of Harry Kane territory in north London celebrated England's dramatic 4-3 win against Colombia on penalties after a rollercoaster night.

How do the World Cup quarterfinalists compare?

One of only two teams to win all four games so far, Uruguay boast one of the meanest defences in Russia marshalled by talismanic captain Diego Godin, and a lethal strikeforce in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

England dare to dream after Belgium World Cup heroics

England chase their first win in a tournament knockout match for 12 years on Tuesday as they face Colombia after the World Cup draw opened up invitingly for Harry Kane's team.

No Zlatan, no problem as Sweden thrive on collective spirit

Shorn of a superstar since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's retirement, Sweden were not expected even to make it to the World Cup but now they are within reach of their first quarter-final for 24 years.

Andersson leads Swedes back to promised World Cup land

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic and coach Erik Hamren brought their time with the national team to an end after Euro 2016, Sweden turned to Janne Andersson, a man steeped in the country's footballing traditions, to lead them back to the World Cup stage.

Germany World Camp camp angry at Ozil criticism

Germany have hit out at "under the belt" criticism of Mesut Ozil as the under-fire holders attempt to get their World Cup campaign back on track against Sweden.

Melbourne retains world’s most liveable city crown

Melbourne has topped a list of the world's most liveable city for the seventh year running but terrorism and diplomatic tensions are eroding living...

50 more Nigerian deportees arrive from Europe

Fifty more Nigerians were on Thursday deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences. The Nigerians were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium,...

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