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    One of four suspects being tried in absentia for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has denied any involvement with firing or supplying the Russian-made Buk missile used in its destruction, a lawyer said in court on Monday. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a ...
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    Russia’s Lower House of Parliament gave its final approval on Tuesday to legislation to send Covid-19 quarantine violators to prison for up to seven years. According to the legislature, if a person violating a quarantine measure causes an outbreak, that person could be imprisoned for two years. A violation that leads to the death of ...
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    By Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from his four-day visit to the Russian Republic extremely happy with the success of the visit, which outcome is the best response to a few skeptical audiences back home, including a toxic newspaper editorial, “Buhari, Stay On Your Job,” by the Lagos-based Punch Newspaper asking ...
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    President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart Abuja on Monday to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. A statement by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, said the summit would focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, ...
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    Ten thousand people would need to be freed every day to eliminate modern slavery over the next decade, according to research on Wednesday showing countries making little or no progress in efforts to end forced labor. Less than half of countries rank forced labor as a crime and most do not regard forced marriage as ...
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        Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday. By reimposing sanctions on OPEC’s third biggest crude producer, Washington wants to force Tehran to drop its ballistic missile programs, further curb its nuclear work and limit ...
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          US Troop   The U.S. military will withdraw hundreds of troops focused on counter terrorism operations in Africa over the next several years to support the Pentagon’s increased focus on countering threats from China and Russia, officials said on Thursday. Earlier this year, the U.S. military put countering China and Russia at ...
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    Corrupt Nigerian public office holders cutting across the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) among others have been fingered as part of the contingent of foreigners who have over the years moved about £3bn in ‘dirty money into the United Kingdom. Investigation shows that China and Russia are among ...
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    Britain is significantly stepping up efforts to tackle the dirty money funnelled by Russians and other “corrupt elites” from Nigeria, Pakistan etcetera into or through the United Kingdom, a senior police officer said on Friday. Nigerians have been identified as among the top investors in Britain sometimes with illicit money especially by politically exposed persons. ...
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    President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that Russia and China should work together to oppose protectionism and what he called unilateral approaches to international problems. Xi made the comments at a news conference in Vladivostok in Russia’s far east after holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an economic forum. Xi, ...