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The U.S. vs China on globalization

Friday, January 20, 2017
The contrast was striking. While Donald Trump has promised a retreat of the United States from the world stage, China made a bold statement here at Davos that it rsquo;s willing to fill the void left by Washington when it comes to globalization. President Xi Jinping was the first Chinese Presiden ...

Obama grants clemency to 330 prisoners sentenced for drug offences

Friday, January 20, 2017
In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he 8217;s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. With his final offer of clemency, Obama brought his total number of c ...

U.S Inauguration: Trump team denies media report Inviting Former President Goodl

Thursday, January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, Stella Igwe-Adesoga- The Trump transition committee, Great Again, has denied reports in some sections of the media in Nigeria that President-elect Trump declined invitation to President Muhammadu Buhari and has instead invited former president Goodluck Jonathan to the U.S 45th presidenti ...

Mr. Trump, the World is your stage now!

Thursday, January 19, 2017
I respect Professor Wole Soyinka of Nigeria to the point of veneration. Apart from his achievement as the first black African to have won the Noble Prize in literature, Professor Soyinka distinguished himself to me as a non-tribalistic Nigerian who spoke out in defence of the Igbo speaki ...

Taiwan holds military drill simulating full-fledged China invasion

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Taiwan is holding a two-day military drill simulating a fully-fledged invasion by Chinese forces. The exercises take place shortly after the Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait. The drills kicked off on Tuesday, 17 January, in an attempt by the Taiwanese government to reassu ...

Letter from alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed finally reaches Obama

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
As his time in the White House winds down, President Barack Obama received an unusual piece of mail: a letter from accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed . Officials confirmed that the letter arrived at the White House to CBS News, but are declining to provide further details. Mohammed ...

Obama, Biden briefed by intel officials on Trump's allegations

Friday, January 13, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the information would become public and catch them off-guard. In an interv ...

Controversy over Interpol wanted alerts

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Interpol - the world rsquo;s largest police organization - has told Al Jazeera that they have identified cases where member countries have not complied with their rules on international wanted alerts. The disclosure comes in Interpol: Red Alert , a People amp; Power documentary on ...

Trump Presidency: A Catalyst For The Development Of Nigeria.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
On Tuesday, 8th November, 2016, Americans voted to elect the 45th President of the United States of America. Billionaire business mogul, Donald J. Trump, fought a hard presidential battle to become the 45th elected President of 39;God 39;s own country 39; , America. http://cdn.t ...

U.S. Condemns Terror Attack in Al-Arish

Monday, January 9, 2017
CAIRO, Egypt, January 9, 2017/APO/ -- The U.S. Embassy condemns the attack in Al-Arish today that killed several Egyptian police officers and wounded many others, including civilians. These officers gave their lives in the line of duty helping protect their fellow citizens. We express our deepest co ...

Pope Condemns Radical Islamist Attacks As ‘homicidal Madness’

Monday, January 9, 2017
Pope Francis condemned militant Islamist violence as ldquo;homicidal madness rdquo; on Monday and said leaders should improve social conditions that serve as fertile ground for fundamentalism and radicalisation. Before diplomats from more than 180 countries, he also forcefully restated a call to ...

North Korea Says Can Test-launch Icbm At Any Time: Official News Agency

Monday, January 9, 2017
North Korea declared on Sunday it could test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying a hostile U.S. policy was to blame for its arms development. Kim said on Jan. 1 that his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launc ...

Iran To Expand Military Spending, Develop Missiles

Monday, January 9, 2017
Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country rsquo;s long-range missile program which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to halt. The vote is a boost to Iran rsquo;s military establishment ndash; ...
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