US Secretary lifts restrictions on contacts with Taiwan

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Secretary lifts restrictions on contacts with Taiwan The United States of America Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a press conference at the state department said the US-Taiwan relationship should not be “shackled”. The US is lifting long-standing restrictions on contacts between American and Taiwanese officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. The “self-imposed…… Continue reading US Secretary lifts restrictions on contacts with Taiwan

Federal Government, National Assembly consider UK, US flights’ ban in the New year

Reading Time: 7 minutes Federal Government, National Assembly consider UK, US flights’ ban in the New year The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, on Monday said the National Assembly and the Ministry of Aviation were considering banning flights from the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries with high rates of COVID-19. Adeyemi,…… Continue reading Federal Government, National Assembly consider UK, US flights’ ban in the New year

Over Ten million of people on East Coast to be affected in US snowstorm

Reading Time: 2 minutes  A powerful snowstorm is sweeping through the north-eastern US, with warnings in place for 14 states affecting more than 60 million people.  Some parts of Pennsylvania and New York are predicted to see as much as two feet (60cm) of snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned of “dangerous, if not impossible…… Continue reading Over Ten million of people on East Coast to be affected in US snowstorm

Nigeria school attack as Hundred declares missing in Katsina after Gunmen raid

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Hundreds of students are feared missing after gunmen raided a secondary school in north-western Nigeria. Bint’a Ismail: “I have a child and younger brother who’ve been taken” The attackers arrived on motorbikes and started shooting into the air, causing people to flee, witnesses said. They targeted the Government Science Secondary School – where more…… Continue reading Nigeria school attack as Hundred declares missing in Katsina after Gunmen raid

Boris Johnson says ‘Strong possibility’ of no Brexit trade deal with EU

Reading Time: 3 minutes Boris Johnson says there is a “strong possibility” the UK will fail to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. Speaking for the first time since a crunch meeting in Brussels, the PM said “now is the time” for firms and people to prepare for a no deal outcome. Talks continue between the two…… Continue reading Boris Johnson says ‘Strong possibility’ of no Brexit trade deal with EU

Brexit Trade talk reaches ‘critical stage’ – UK government

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK government has said talks with the EU on reaching a post-Brexit trade deal have reached a “critical stage”. With time running out, the two sides are still arguing over fishing rights and business competition rules. Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen have been discussing the state of negotiations -…… Continue reading Brexit Trade talk reaches ‘critical stage’ – UK government

Malick Diaw unanimously elects to lead the interim legislative body the National Transition Council in Mali

Reading Time: < 1 minute One of the key figures behind the August coup in Mali has been chosen for a top post despite concern over the military’s continued influence in the country. Colonel Malick Diaw was unanimously elected to lead the interim legislative body, the National Transition Council. This is supposed to play a crucial role in the transition…… Continue reading Malick Diaw unanimously elects to lead the interim legislative body the National Transition Council in Mali

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Canada introduces Bill C-15 to apply UN Indigenous rights declaration

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has introduced legislation to implement a United Nations declaration that outlines and protects the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world, a move that was welcomed as an “important step”. In a news conference on Thursday alongside Indigenous leaders, Justice Minister David Lametti outlined Bill C-15, which aims to get Canadian laws in line…… Continue reading Canada introduces Bill C-15 to apply UN Indigenous rights declaration

Kelly to be sworn in as US senator flipping Arizona seat defeating Republican Sen. Martha McSally 

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kelly to be sworn in as US senator flipping Arizona seat defeating Republican Sen. Martha McSally  Mark Kelly is seen in October at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Democrats will pick up a Senate seat on Wednesday when former astronaut Mark Kelly is sworn in as a US…… Continue reading Kelly to be sworn in as US senator flipping Arizona seat defeating Republican Sen. Martha McSally 

United States Attorney says the Justice Department has found no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Attorney General William Barr, a top ally of President Trump, has said the Justice Department has found no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” said the top US law enforcement agent. His comments…… Continue reading United States Attorney says the Justice Department has found no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election