Category Archives: Around The World

71 People Dead After Russian Commercial Plane Crashes Shortly After Leaving Moscow Airport

According to Russian authorities, all 71 people on board a Russian jet were killed when it crashed after taking off from an airport near Moscow. All 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the flight perished when the Saratov airlines flight plummeted to the ground after leaving Domodedovo airport, state news agency TASS reported. The…

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U.S. Government Shuts Down Again

The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress. The shutdown, which technically started at midnight, is the second this year under Republican President Donald Trump, who…

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Protesters Demand Resignation Of South Africa’s Jacob Zuma

On Monday, protesters stormed South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC)‘s party headquarters in Johannesburg demanding that President Jacob Zuma steps down. Scandal-plagued Zuma has been under increasing pressure to leave office before his term finishes in 2019 but reportedly dug in his heels during talks with ANC top brass Sunday night. ANC leaders are holding another emergency…

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Donald Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Henrik Urdal, Director of the Peace Research Institute, Oslo said on Thursday. The nomination ended on Wednesday, but the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee is yet to formally register all the nominees and can add their own proposals when they meet at the end of February.…

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President Trump Send “Warmest Regards” To African Leaders After Shithole Comment

US President Donald Trump has asked the African Union chairman to pass his “warmest regards” to other regional leaders after his comment against Africans. Trump congratulated Rwandan President, Paul Kagame on taking over as the Chairman of the African bloc which according to Trump is a “great honour.” “I know you’re going to your first…

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Davos 2018! Yemi Osinbajo, Dangote Attends World Economic Forum, Donald Trump To Address Summit

Davos is a small Alpine town in Switzerland which has held the World Economic Forum (WEF)  since 1971. The event was first held in 1971 and was originally named the European Management Forum before being renamed in 1987. This year, the World Economic Forum began on January 23 and will come to an end today,…

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Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced To 40 To 175 Years In Prison

The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.” The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry Nassar‘s victims were able to confront him face…

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