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‘Draconian’ US Funding Cuts Would Cost Lives: AIDS Meeting

  Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject “draconian” funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. Any funding lapse, they said, will be counted in human lives. “As we gather today, the largest and most important donor in HIV …

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Spicer Out Amid White House Shake-Up

  White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday in protest at a major shake-up of Donald Trump’s embattled administration, as pressure mounts from a broadening investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Spicer quit in opposition to Trump’s naming of Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter of the billionaire investor-turned-president, …

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O. J. Simpson Granted Parole After Nine Years In Jail

Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison. A four-member parole board in the western US state of Nevada voted unanimously to free the 70-year-old Simpson after a public hearing broadcast live by news networks. Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in …

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Senegal Suspends Sports Events After Football Deaths

  Senegal on Sunday suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster. Legislative elections are due on July 30 and tensions are running high with prominent opposition leader and Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall campaigning from jail. “All sporting …

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Paris, LA To Host Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to award the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time, effectively guaranteeing that Paris and Los Angeles will be the hosts. The French capital is tipped to stage 2024 while the Californian city has hinted that it was prepared to wait four more years. Paris and Los Angeles …

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Trump, Putin In ‘Robust’ First Meeting At Protest-Marred G20 Summit

    US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin engaged in a “very robust exchange” over claims Moscow meddled in America’s elections, during their first face-to-face talks Friday at a fractious G20 summit marred by violent street protests. From the outset of the blockbuster encounter, the US property tycoon fired the key question …

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N. Korea Claims Major Breakthrough With First ICBM

  North Korea declared Tuesday it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile — a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland United States. US experts said the device could reach Alaska, and the launch, which came as Americans prepared to mark Independence Day, triggered a …

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Donald Trump Posts Video Clip Of Him ‘Beating’ CNN In Wrestling

The US President has tweeted a short video clip of him wrestling a person with the CNN logo for a head. The clip is an altered version of Donald Trump’s appearance at a WWE wrestling event in 2007, in which he “attacked” franchise owner Vince McMahon in a scripted appearance. According to BBC, the animation …

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Etisalat Nigeria Chairman, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, Resigns

The Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria Limited, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, has resigned his position. The resignation takes immediate effect. PREMIUM TIMES confirmed the development, saying the decision followed “the approval of a restructuring plan for the telecommunications firm.” Mr. Bello-Osagie, the one-time Chairman of the United Bank for Africa, UBA, was the surviving shareholder in the embattled …

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Trump Declares ‘Patience Is Over’ With North Korea

President Donald Trump declared that the US had run out of patience with North Korea over its nuclear drive Friday as he welcomed South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-In to talks at the White House. While Moon has been arguing for greater engagement with Pyongyang as the best way to put the brakes on its …

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