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Trump invites Putin to visit US

US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says. Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under way. Earlier Mr Trump rejected a proposal by Mr Putin that Russia be allowed to question US citizens. The two leaders held a…

Americans bash Trump over comments in meeting with Putin

Negative reactions across both Republicans and Democrats have trailed President Donald Trump’s comments at his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday. Mr. Trump stunned onlookers by repeatedly defending Putin during the press conference from allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and casting doubt on conclusions to that effect made…

ICC, global human rights court, marks 20

The ICC, the world’s only permanent international court designed to try war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, marks the 20th anniversary of its founding treaty on July 17, 2018. The court is on the brink of unprecedented moves, including a possible investigation in Afghanistan, while operating on a dangerously lean budget. Richard Dicker, International…

Buhari condoles with Japan over landslide deaths

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commiserated with the Government and people of Japan over the loss of lives and property following a heavy downpour that resulted in flooding and landslides. In Letter to the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, President Buhari described the tragedy as an “unprecedented weather disaster.’’ This was contained in a…

As Trump visits UK, May charges him on Russia

US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK will be an opportunity to boost trade links and strengthen cooperation on security, Theresa May has said. The PM also warned Mr Trump not to ignore the “malign behaviour” of Russia when he meets Vladimir Putin on Monday. Mr Trump, who arrives this afternoon for a two-day…

Wind blowing in the direction of peace in Africa -Guterres

Secretary General António Guterres concluded the second annual UN-African Union conference in Addis Ababa, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations. held on 9 -10 July, the meeting covered the issues elaborated in the joint AU-UN development framework, including peace and security. “We feel a wind blowing in the…

Celebrations as 12 boys, coach trapped in Thai cave rescued

It could be called a miracle or science turned into a miracle, however it is described, the rescue of 12 boys and their coach trapped in the cave covered by heavy monsoon for weeks in Thailand is an inestimable delight and landmark in the world. The rescue operations conducted by divers of Thai Navy SEALs…

UK PM May meets rejig cabinet as Brexit plan suffers shocks

Theresa May will chair her new-look cabinet this morning after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy left her government in crisis. Mrs May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit. The prime minister has warned the Tory party it must unite…

Thailand: Eight boys rescued, 4 more, coach still in cave

The first eight boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand are in good mental and physical health, according to a health official. The boys, who were brought out of the caves over the past two days, have undergone X-rays and blood tests. Two have been treated for lung inflammation. They will remain under observation…

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