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Segun Odegbami - Nigeria News

Nigeria Footballer Segun Odegbami Enters Politics

“On that day I shall become a member of the Labour Party and be officially welcomed on that political platform as a gubernatorial candidate for Ogun State in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections,” Mr Segun Odegbami stated. Mr Segun Odegbami hails from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital will first seek to be the LP candidate for next year’s governorship election in the state before he is ready to challenge the candidates of other parties.

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Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria, South Africa News in Politics

‘South Africa Belongs to All People’ – Ramaphosa Quote

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa: “These are acts of criminality. When we were involved in our struggle we said the South Africa that we are fighting for is the South Africa which will regard everyone who lives in South Africa on the basis of equality, respect for human rights.”

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Donald Trump’s Questionable Claims of Victory

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Ekiti Governor’s Race: Choice Between Tinubu’s Lapdog And Fayose’s Clone Tough Choice, Tough Luck

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Africa

Segun Odegbami - Nigeria News

Nigeria Footballer Segun Odegbami Enters Politics

“On that day I shall become a member of the Labour Party and be officially welcomed on that political platform as a gubernatorial candidate for Ogun State in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections,” Mr Segun Odegbami stated. Mr Segun Odegbami hails from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital will first seek to be the LP candidate for next year’s governorship election in the state before he is ready to challenge the candidates of other parties.

Ayodele Fayose - Politics Nigeria News Headlines

Olusola Eleka Lost Election, Fayose Lost Immunity Time For Fayose To Face The Music!

Victims of Fayose killings and wickedness have been waiting for years for the day when justice will be served. It’s been a long time coming. The time has come for Fayose to account for his deeds. It’s time for the scoundrel pay for his sins!

Boko Haram vs Nigerian Army

Boko Haram Takes Attack to Heart of Nigeria Army Base

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops. Jihadists overran the base in Jilli village, in the Geidam area of Yobe state, on Saturday evening, a day after a separate attack on troops in neighbouring Borno state. At least 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram violence and more than two million others made homeless in northeast Nigeria since 2009.

Barack Obama visits Kenyan home to launch youth centre

Barack Obama Takes Center Stage in Kenya

Former US president Barack Obama recounted fond memories of his family home in Kenya on a visit Monday to launch a state-of-the-art youth centre run by his half-sister. Obama is on his first trip to Kenya since he was president in 2015, when he was unable to visit his ancestral home as his jet was too big to land in the western city of Kisumu, he recalled.

“It is a joy to be back with so many people who are family to me, and so many people who claim to be family. Everybody’s a cousin!” Barack Obama joked, to hoots of laughter from the audience.

Asia-Pacific

Mariia Butina - Maria Butina - Russia News

US Arrests, Accuses Russian Butina For Espionage

Mariia Butina, whose name is sometimes spelled Maria, was arrested in Washington on Sunday and appeared in court on Monday, the Justice Department said. Butina was charged with conspiring to act as an agent of Russia “by developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics,” it said in a statement.

Kim Jong Un - North Korea News Headline Today

Kim Jong Un Slams Officials During ‘Field Guidance’ Cisits

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s desire to focus on economic development.

“Field guidance” visits by the leader are the mainstay of the North’s state media output, with Kim regularly shown giving “on-the-spot guidance” to attentive officials, their notebooks in hand.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Vladimir Putin - RUSSIA NEWS - RUSSIAN - RUSSIANS NEWS

Putin to UK: Stop Making Baseless Allegations Against Russia

President Vladimir Putin accused Britain making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England. “We would like to get documentary evidence but nobody gives it to us,” Putin, speaking through a translator, told the US network after a summit with President Donald Trump in Finland.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin to Journalists: ‘I Wanted Trump to Win’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he actually wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 US presidential election. Russia, however, did not contribute to Trump’s win by any means, he insisted. “Yes, I wanted him to win, because he talked about the need to normalize US-Russia ties,” Putin said, answering a direct question from a journalist during the joint press conference with Donald Trump following the Helsinki summit.

Europe

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Vladimir Putin - RUSSIA NEWS - RUSSIAN - RUSSIANS NEWS

Putin to UK: Stop Making Baseless Allegations Against Russia

President Vladimir Putin accused Britain making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England. “We would like to get documentary evidence but nobody gives it to us,” Putin, speaking through a translator, told the US network after a summit with President Donald Trump in Finland.

Brexit - UK NEWS HEADLINES

UK Vote Leave Fined £61,000 For Breaching Spending Rules

Vote Leave resisted the investigation from the start and had refused to cooperate, the commission said.

“Nevertheless, the evidence we have found is clear and substantial,” Posner said. “These are serious breaches of the laws put in place by Parliament to ensure fairness and transparency at elections and referendums.”

Theresa May - UK POLITICS HEADLINE - EUROPE NEWS

Theresa May Now Accepts Conservative Party Brexit Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Monday, accepting their changes to a customs bill that underpins Britain’s departure from the European Union. Theresa May, vulnerable in parliament after losing her party’s majority at an ill-judged election last year, has come under fire from both wings of her party over a hard-won Brexit plan, with one ex-minister calling it the “worst of all worlds”.

Theresa May and Justine Greening - UK News in Politics

Justine Greening Backs New Brexit Vote As Eurosceptics Pressure May

British Prime Minister Theresa May drew fire from all sides Monday over her Brexit strategy as a former minister described it as a “fudge” and called for a second EU referendum, and eurosceptics readied a parliamentary challenge.

“The only solution is to take the final Brexit decision out of the hands of deadlocked politicians, away from the backroom deals, and give it back to the people,” former education secretary Justine Greening wrote in an article in The Times.

Middle East

Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel Punishes Hamas By Restricting Cargo Crossing Into Gaza

Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until Sunday but will allow food and essential medication to cross. Commercial cargo was suspended last week.

Syrian Democratic Forces - SDF News in Syria

Kurdish-Backed Consolidate Its Authority in Northern, Eastern Syria

The plan announced on Monday at a congress of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) in Tabqa aims to bring together a number of local administrations or councils that have emerged across SDF-held areas of northern and eastern Syria.

“This is an administration to coordinate among the areas because there are gaps … to secure needs (and services) in all areas,” Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the SDC and a top Syrian Kurdish politician said.

Gaza, Palestinians Protest Against Israel - Palestine News

Israel Unleashes Biggest Strikes on Gaza After Ceasefire With Hamas

Israel unleashed its biggest air strikes on the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war Saturday, killing two Palestinians, while dozens of rockets targeted Israel, but Hamas said a ceasefire had been reached late in the day. Thick plumes of smoke rose over parts of the Gaza Strip as Israel hit dozens of targets it said belonged to militants, including a high-rise building allegedly used by Hamas as a training facility with a tunnel underneath.

Hassan Rouhani - Iran News

US Isolated On Iran Sanctions – Iranian President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the United States was more isolated than ever over sanctions against Iran, even among its allies, in remarks carried live on state television. “Today, we are in conditions in which the United States is more isolated than ever over the sanctions issue. America’s illegal actions … have even isolated it among its own allies as we just saw,” Rouhani said, referring to protests held in Britain against the visit of President Donald Trump.

USA, Americas, Canada

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - USA News Headline

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has No Clue About ‘Occupation of Palestine’ But Opposes It Anyway

Democratic-socialist and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently sat down with PBS’s Margaret Hoover and offered up harsh criticism of Israel, then embarrassingly admitted she knows little about foreign affairs.

Mariia Butina - Maria Butina - Russia News

US Arrests, Accuses Russian Butina For Espionage

Mariia Butina, whose name is sometimes spelled Maria, was arrested in Washington on Sunday and appeared in court on Monday, the Justice Department said. Butina was charged with conspiring to act as an agent of Russia “by developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics,” it said in a statement.

Google and Facebook

17 US Lawmakers to Google, Facebook: Resist Vietnam Cybersecurity Law

Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent. The law, which was approved by Vietnamese legislators last month and takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, requires Facebook, Google and other global technology firms to store locally personal data on users in Vietnam and open offices there.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin to Journalists: ‘I Wanted Trump to Win’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he actually wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 US presidential election. Russia, however, did not contribute to Trump’s win by any means, he insisted. “Yes, I wanted him to win, because he talked about the need to normalize US-Russia ties,” Putin said, answering a direct question from a journalist during the joint press conference with Donald Trump following the Helsinki summit.

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Palestinian worker walks next to trucks loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel Punishes Hamas By Restricting Cargo Crossing Into Gaza

Mariia Butina - Maria Butina - Russia News

US Arrests, Accuses Russian Butina For Espionage

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Vladimir Putin - RUSSIA NEWS - RUSSIAN - RUSSIANS NEWS

Putin to UK: Stop Making Baseless Allegations Against Russia

Gaza, Palestinians Protest Against Israel - Palestine News

Israel Unleashes Biggest Strikes on Gaza After Ceasefire With Hamas

Books

Fractured Continent Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

“Europeans and Americans alike would benefit from heeding Drozdiak’s warning: That European unification may go into reverse and unravel due to blinkered nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic.” –Politico Europe

“…fascinating…” –International New York Times

Red Notice How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

“A sizzling account of Mr Browder’s rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist … Reads more like a financial thriller than a real-life story.” (The Economist).

“The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s life and death is a shocking true-life thriller, and Bill Browder was the man to write it.” (Tom Stoppard).

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps: Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

In these 8000 pages Archive Editions presents a key selection of facsimile original British government documents detailing the history and development of the United Arab Emirates from 1820 to modern times.

Our Scots Noble Families By Tom Johnston

Our Scots Noble Families By Tom Johnston

Interesting reading for anyone wondering about Scottish history. They seem all to have started on the road to nobility by stealing land from rivals and the people. Remember Burns song which includes ‘ a parcel o’ rogues in a nation’?

My Life Story

Rohingya Families - Myanmar

Rohingya Families Connect Through Letters

Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good match for my daughter Una Jamin, you can arrange her wedding,” he urged her in the letter. “Don’t worry, there is no problem in jail.”

Liu Xiaobo - Hong Kong News

Today in History: Hong Kong Remembers Liu Xiaobo

A veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Liu died from liver cancer while serving an 11-year sentence for “subversion” on the mainland. Dozens of pro-democracy campaigners gathered outside China’s liaison office in the semi-autonomous city, ahead of a larger public memorial event due to take place in the evening.

Farida Khalaf - Iraq Headlines News

Farida Khalaf: The Abducted IS Victim Sobbed Uncontrollably

Farida Khalaf said: “I will never forget the day Daesh came and they gathered us in the school and separated us from our families, that will never leave my mind. I was in their captivity and I know how difficult it is to be there, a day feels like a year. We prayed every day that the day would pass without beating or torture or rape.”

Anne Frank

Why Anne Frank’s Family Failed to Immigrate to US

The family of Anne Frank, the world famous Jewish diarist who died in the Holocaust, attempted to immigrate to the United States and later also to Cuba, but their efforts were thwarted by America’s restrictive immigration policy and the outbreak of World War II. “I am forced to look out for emigration and as far as I can see USA is the only country we could go to,” Otto Frank wrote in English to a friend in the United States in 1941.