Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that he will permit FBI agents to aid in the investigation into the recent assassination attempt against him. If Washington confirms “the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan… I would agree for the FBI to come here,” said Maduro on Sunday.
“The signing of this convention is not an end to all negotiations and measures in the Caspian Sea, but it is in fact a turning and start point to implement the agreements and supervise the implementation as well as open the [future] talks to sign new and necessary agreements,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pointed out.
The two Koreas held a fresh round of talks at the DMZ on Monday to discuss the third summit, led by the South’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North’s reunification committee.
“If the issues that were raised at the talks aren’t resolved, unexpected problems could emerge and the issues that are already on the schedule may face difficulties,” Ri said at the end of the meeting.
The PDP spokesperson, however, called on Nigerians and the international community to prevail on the ruling party to shelve such plan.
“In all, the PDP cautions the APC and power mongers to know that Nigerians have seen through their intentions and will continue to firmly resist them by standing for democracy and the unity of our nation at all times,” he said.
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Sunday. “The rottenness of Boris Johnson goes deeper even than his casual racism & his equally casual courting of fascism. He will advocate literally anything to play to the crowd of the moment,” Andrew Cooper Conservative member of the upper house of parliament said on Twitter.
Malcolm Turnbull’s coalition failed to win any of the five by-elections in July, defeats widely seen as an indication he faces an uphill task to be re-elected at a national poll due by May 2019. “Turnbull is again on the back foot. If he can’t regain the momentum and get through his centrepiece policies, those leadership questions will again emerge,” said Haydon Manning, a political science professor at Flinders University in South Australia state.
Mrs Abbey Ukpukpen, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency Bye Election into the Cross River House of Assembly. According to Briyai, the PDP Candidate Abbey Ukpukpen scored 12,712 votes to beat her closest rival, Mr Ishamali Bendel, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 4,345 votes.
Boris Johnson, seen as the biggest threat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s struggling leadership, has become a lightning rod for discontent within the party after a newspaper column in which he said Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers. “The rottenness of Boris Johnson goes deeper even than his casual racism & his equally casual courting of fascism. He will advocate literally anything to play to the crowd of the moment,” Andrew Cooper said on Twitter.