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Greece Police move Lesbos migrants into tent camp after fire

Athens, Sept. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Greek Police moved hundreds of migrants, stranded on the island of Lesbos, into a new temporary tent camp, over a week after a fire razed the country’s biggest migrant camp, where they had been staying. “The Police operation launched on...

Erdogan tells Macron not to ‘mess with Turkey’ in Mediterranean spat

Istanbul, Sept. 12, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday slammed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over his criticism of Turkey’s latest activities in the eastern Mediterranean. “Do not mess with the Turkish people, do not mess with Turkey,’’ Erdogan said in Istanbul,...

Poisoned Putin critic Navalny out of coma Berlin hospital says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Berlin has concluded Navalny was poisoned with Novichok. Moscow says it has seen no evidence he was poisoned. Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin’s Charite hospital said in...

I’ve no reason to doubt Germany on Navalny poisoning – Trump

Washington, Sept. 5, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) U.S. President Donald Trump said he had not yet seen any direct evidence of Russian state involvement in the suspected poisoning of dissident Alexei Navalny, but had no reason to doubt the German assessment. Trump, who said this while...

EU, France call on U.S. to drop sanctions against ICC staff

Brussels, Sept. 3, 2020 (Reuters/NAN) The European Union’s (EU) top diplomat and France called on Thursday for Washington to reverse its sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and another member of the ICC, calling the measures “unacceptable and unprecedented”. The U.S. blacklisted...

Maduro govt’s prisoner release does not solve political crisis in Venezuela – Pompeo

Washington, Sept. 3, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The U.S. believes the recent release of a number of political prisoners in Venezuela does not solve the political crisis in the country nor it changes the fact that there are no conditions for free and fair elections, according...

U.S. to start recalling officials from WHO ahead of pullout – State Dept.

Washington, Sept. 3, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The U.S. will start recalling its representatives and reducing its engagement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) ahead of its planned pullout on July 6 next year, according to an official. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, who announced this in...

Xi says China ready to work with Russia to safeguard WWII results

Beijing, Sept. 3, 2020 (Xinhua/NAN) Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that he is ready to work with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to join efforts with the international community to resolutely safeguard the victory of the Second World War (WWII). Xi also indicated...

U.S. tactics loom large as Iran, major powers discuss nuclear deal

Vienna, Sept. 1, 2020 Senior diplomats from Iran and five major powers gathered in Vienna on Tuesday to discuss their troubled nuclear agreement that has been facing intense pressure from the U.S. Having left the pact in 2018, the U.S. launched a formal bid...

Putin says world leaders have obligation to prevent repetition of WWII

Moscow, Sept. 1, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) Global leaders and responsible politicians have a duty to prevent a repeat of the terrible events of World War II, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. Putin said this at an open lesson for schoolchildren on Knowledge Day in...
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