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Navalny demands Russia return his clothes from day of poisoning

Moscow, Sept. 21, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Russian dissident Alexei Navalny demanded on Monday that authorities return his clothes, which were taken from him as he was hospitalised in the Russian city of Omsk in August. German, French and Swedish laboratory tests have concluded that Navalny was...

Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France

Rome, Sept. 21, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Italy on Monday announced compulsory virus testing for anyone wishing to enter the country from Paris or other parts of France with high rates of coronavirus infection. Explaining the decision on Facebook, Health Minister Roberto Speranza wrote that the situation...

COVID-19 rules for pubs to change soon – UK minister

London, Sept. 21, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Changes will be brought in to COVID-19-related rules affecting pubs, Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Monday. Asked whether pubs would open at the weekend, Hancock said, “we’ll be absolutely clear about changes that we need to make in...

S/Africa seeks continent’s permanent representation at UN Security Council – Ramaphosa

Moscow, Sept. 21, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) South Africa advocates for the continent to have permanent representation on the UN Security Council, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. Ramaphosa said this ahead of his address for the high-level week of the 75th session of the UN General...

At least 10 civilians killed in armed attacks in DR Congo

Moscow, Sept. 21, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) At least 10 civilians have been killed in two armed attacks by militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), media reported on Monday. According to the Actualite...

12 dead in clashes between troops, al-Shabaab in Somalia

Mogadishu, Sept. 21, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) At least 12 people have been killed in a series of clashes and attacks in south and central Somalia, sources said on Monday. Eight militants and two Somali soldiers were killed in clashes in the central Galgaduud region, said military...

Northern Ireland groups warn Brexit bill could harm peace process

London, Sept. 21, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Civil society groups in Northern Ireland on Monday urged the British government to drop a plan to override part of its EU withdrawal agreement, warning that the move could jeopardise the territory’s fragile peace process. British lawmakers are expected to...

Australian, British citizen killed in Solomon Islands bomb blast

Sydney, Sept. 21, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) An Australian man and his British colleague were killed on Sunday night in a bomb blast in the Solomon Islands, local police said. The men were working for the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPG), an NGO that was conducting a survey...

Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests to stop Ouattara’s third term bid

By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast’s main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties called on Sunday for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term on Oct 31. The election is seen as one of...

European Central Bank to review bond-buying tool launched in response to pandemic – FT

Reuters) - The European Central Bank (ECB) will review its emergency bond purchase scheme that was introduced in response to the coronavirus crisis in March, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two of ECB’s governing council members. The questions for the review would be...
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