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U.S. asked Deutsche Bank to pay $14 billion over toxic mortgages

The financial crisis is still haunting Deutsche Bank. In a report by CNNMoney, the U.S. Justice Department wants the bank to pay $14 billion over allegations it packaged up toxic mortgages between 2005 and 2007. But Germany’s biggest lender says the huge sum demanded by the U.S. government is just the opening move in what’s […]

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Trump’s enigmatic hair put to the test on US TV

Donald Trump’s hair a crusty, complex, yellowish affair that has become one of the enigmas of a very weird US presidential race got messed with big time. The usually brash presidential candidate talked in subdued tones and played the good sport as he appeared on one of America’s most popular late-night broadcasts, “The Tonight Show […]

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Clinton ‘unfit’ to serve as president, says Trump

Republican Donald Trump continued his verbal attack on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton Saturday, as the GOP nominee said she is unfit to serve as president because of her derogatory comments toward some Trump supporters. “Hillary Clinton should be ashamed of herself, and this proves beyond a doubt that she is unfit and incapable to serve […]

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FG: US Congressman remarks on Buhari out of tune with reality

The Federal Government has described as “out of tune with reality” the published letter from US Congressman Tom Marino to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking the US to withhold security assistance to Nigeria on the strength of some purported allegations of abuses by the Buhari administration. The member of the United States Congress had […]

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Pakistan deploys helicopter in search for missing US climbers

Pakistan stepped up its search for two Americans climbers Saturday, deploying army helicopters to find the pair who went missing six days ago while trying to summit a mountain in the country’s far north. Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson began their ascent of the 7,285-metre (23,900-foot) Ogre-II peak off the Choktoi Glacier in the Gilgit-Baltistan […]

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Obama arrives in China for final visit as President

US President Barack Obama arrived in China on Saturday for his final visit as president, intent on cementing the “pivot” to Asia undertaken during his administration. Obama was welcomed by an honour guard as Air Force One landed in the eastern city of Hangzhou, which is hosting the G20 summit of global economic powers. But […]

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FBI releases Clinton email probe files

The FBI poured fresh fuel on the fire sparked by Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, releasing heavily redacted notes on its probe, which White House rival Donald Trump seized on to attack her fitness for office. The 58 pages — 14 of which were entirely blacked out — […]

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Chagoury, Eko Hotel owner linked to terrorism, banned from US

Nigerian-Lebanese billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, owner of the giant Eko Hotel in Lagos and the ground breaking Atlantic City, has been banned from to entering the United States. The billionaire Bill Clinton Foundation donor was banned from getting a visa on terrorism grounds for allegedly funding a political coalition, Hezbollah, which the United States deems a […]

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US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in the United States. The move announced Friday revises a previous Food and Drug Administration guideline issued in February that recommended active screening of donated blood only in “areas with […]

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Clinton says Trump is taking far-right hate groups ‘mainstream’

Hillary Clinton will paint her White House rival Donald Trump as the candidate of the far right Thursday, claiming “a radical fringe” has taken over the Republican Party. After releasing a hard-hitting ad that tethered Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, Clinton will use a speech in Reno, Nevada to argue he has brought racism […]

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John Kerry Leaves Nigeria

The United State Secretary of State, John Kerry has concluded his visit to Nigeria. Mr. Kerry’s next stop is Saudi Arabia where he will meet with Foreign Ministers from the six nation Gulf Cooperation Council. Some key issues he discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari, include the anti-corruption campaign, religious extremism and the violence in the […]

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US condemns sentencing of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania

The United States on Saturday condemned Mauritania’s imprisonment and alleged torture of protesters, including anti-slavery activists. A court in the west African country handed 13 members of a group fighting hereditary slavery prison sentences on Thursday ranging from three to 15 years. “The United States is gravely concerned about the harsh prison terms,” State Department […]

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