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UK’s Boris Johnson wins historic victory in Brexit election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political “earthquake” after securing a sweeping election win, which clears the way for Britain to finally leave the European Union next month after years of political deadlock. With almost all results declared for the 650-seat parliament, Johnson’s Conservative party had secured 362 seats — its biggest majority… Read More »

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State House Press Release President Buhari , Egyptian President Parley On Counter Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Egyptian counterpart Abdelfattah el-Sisi have pledged to collaborate to eradicate the menace of terrorism in parts of Africa. Speaking during an audience with the Egyptian President on the sidelines of the Aswan Forum on Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa taking place in Egypt, President Buhari said that countries of… Read More »

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Trump calls impeachment accusation ‘ridiculous’

President Donald Trump responded to the announcement of impeachment charges Tuesday by calling the accusations “ridiculous.” Trump — who will be only the third US president to be impeached if the full House of Representatives backs the charges — also renewed his familiar claim on Twitter that he is the victim of a “WITCH HUNT!”… Read More »

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Democrats lay out impeachment case against Trump

Democrats laid out their case Monday for the impeachment of Donald Trump, branding the US president a “clear and present danger” to national security as they prepared to issue formal charges against him. Four months after a whistleblower sparked the investigation of Trump for seeking illicit political favors from Ukraine, Democrats said there was abundant… Read More »

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Trump warns Kim has ‘everything’ to lose through hostility

President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had “everything” to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test. “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,”… Read More »

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North Korea threatens to resume insulting Donald Trump in insult-ridden statement

The warning comes after the US president revived his “rocket man” nickname for Kim Jong Un and spoke of possible military action. North Korea has threatened to renew its insults of Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language against Kim Jong Un. The country’s foreign ministry issued the warning… Read More »

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North Korea warns U.S. to expect Christmas gift

North Korea will send a “Christmas gift” to the United States, but what that present contains will depend on the outcome of ongoing talks between Washington and Pyongyang, a top official has warned. The ominous comments, which some have interpreted as a sign that North Korea could resume long-distance missile tests, comes as the clock… Read More »

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Brexit moves ratchet up ECB’s banking supervision task

“Larger and more complex” banks are emerging in the eurozone as global financial firms rejig operations ahead of Brexit, the European Central Bank said Wednesday. Unveiling the list of 117 large banks it will directly supervise from next year — down from 119 at the start of 2019 — the ECB noted four major investment… Read More »

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Russia link to Berlin murder hardens: reports

German prosecutors in charge of intelligence cases are due to take over an investigation into the killing of a former Chechen rebel, suspecting that Russia could be behind the murder, German media reported on Tuesday. Some German politicians and media have already blamed Moscow for the assassination of 40-year-old Georgian national Zelimkhan Khangoshvili — though… Read More »

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Cyber Monday expected to rake in ‘record US sales’

Retailers were poised for record-breaking Cyber Monday sales following blockbuster spending in this year’s Black Friday events, a forecast showed. Consumers in the US were expected to spend $9.4bn (£7.3bn) online on Monday, according to Adobe Analytics. The report found Black Friday, a global shopping event held last week, raked in a record $7.4bn in… Read More »