APRNEWS - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians over abuses including the killing of a prominent opposition leader, days after top-level talks seemed to ease tensions between the powers.
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APRNEWS - A guest lecturer at the reunion of Idah Secondary Commercial College old students association Class ’87, Emeje Ogu Sunday has tasked old students to pay greater attention to secondary schools in order to revive the sub sector.
APRNEWS - Antoine Griezmann's decision to leave Atletico Madrid has plunged the club into chaos and fired the starting gun for a summer scramble among Europe's elite.
Top scorer in each of his five seasons, Griezmann was the stardust of Atleti, offering spontaneity and craft in a team renowned for discipline and grit.
APRNEWS - Oil futures were little changed on Wednesday, with prices pressured by a surprising increase in U.S. crude inventories and weak Chinese economic figures but supported by worries that rising tensions in the Middle East could hit global supplies.
APRNEWS - Chinese President Xi Jinping declared Wednesday there was “no clash” of civilisations and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid tensions with the United States and concerns over Beijing’s rising global power.
APRNEWS - With its Boeing 737 MAX fleet grounded, tour operator TUI announced Wednesday a deeper net loss for the first half of the year and slashed its 2019 forecast.
APRNEWS - A search was underway Wednesday for several Niger soldiers missing since an ambush by armed men the day before left several of their colleagues injured, security sources said.
A military patrol was ambushed Tuesday afternoon near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region near the border with Mali. One of the military vehicles had set off an explosive device.
APRNEWS - Juan Guaido accused the Venezuelan government of trying to “gag” Congress after security forces prevented opposition lawmakers from entering the National Assembly on Tuesday, two weeks after the opposition leader’s failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.
APRNEWS - Former Ivory Coast and Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has arrived in Tehran and is set to sign a three-year deal as national coach, state news agency IRNA reported.
The official agency said Iran football federation president Kami Rita Sherpa had confirmed the deal and the former Belgian striker would sign a contract later Wednesday.
APRNEWS - The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and also the consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq’s neighbor Iran.