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WRAP: Day One takeaways at St. Petersburg forum: Russian-French summit, first deals

SPIEF-2018, taking place on May 24-26, is held under the slogan: «Creating an Economy of Trust»
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WRAP: Day One takeaways at St. Petersburg forum: Russian-French summit, first deals

SPIEF-2018, taking place on May 24-26, is held under the slogan: «Creating an Economy of Trust»

Ivanka Trump slams Serena seeding snub at French Open

Ivanka Trump waded into the debate over the non-seeding of Serena Williams at the French Open on Thursday, branding the decision by tournament organizers “ridiculous.” The daughter of US President Donald Trump called on WTA officials to change rul
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Ivanka Trump slams Serena seeding snub at French Open

Ivanka Trump waded into the debate over the non-seeding of Serena Williams at the French Open on Thursday, branding the decision by tournament organizers “ridiculous.” The daughter of US President Donald Trump called on WTA officials to change rules to allow Williams to be seeded as the former world number one continues her comeback following […]

JUST IN: Buhari gets 2018 Budget on Friday, says Saraki

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said the National Assembly would transmit the 2018 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Saraki said this in an interview with State House correspondents af
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JUST IN: Buhari gets 2018 Budget on Friday, says Saraki

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said the National Assembly would transmit the 2018 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Saraki said this in an interview with State House correspondents after breaking the Ramadan fast with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The two chambers of the National […]

Buhari breaks fast with National Assembly leadership in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday hosted leadership of the National Assembly to a breaking of (Ramadan) fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that those at the event were principal officers of the Assembly, including t
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Buhari breaks fast with National Assembly leadership in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday hosted leadership of the National Assembly to a breaking of (Ramadan) fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that those at the event were principal officers of the Assembly, including the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan; while Speaker of the […]

Consumers decry outrageous billings, illegal disconnection by Ikeja Electric

Electricity consumers under the Ikeja Electric in Lagos have decried outrageous bills and illegal disconnection of their power supply by the power distribution company. They told the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews in Lagos that the bills broug
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Consumers decry outrageous billings, illegal disconnection by Ikeja Electric

Electricity consumers under the Ikeja Electric in Lagos have decried outrageous bills and illegal disconnection of their power supply by the power distribution company. They told the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews in Lagos that the bills brought by IE for the month of May tripled what they used to receive in spite of […]

N700m alleged fraud: PDP chairman, four others remanded in custody

Justice P. I Adjokwu of a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday granted the Edo chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih; and Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 governorship candidate, N10m bail each for alleged N700m fraud. But he also ordered them
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N700m alleged fraud: PDP chairman, four others remanded in custody

Justice P. I Adjokwu of a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday granted the Edo chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih; and Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 governorship candidate, N10m bail each for alleged N700m fraud. But he also ordered them remanded in prison until they perfect their bail conditions Also granted […]

Trump pulls out of summit with North Korea

US President, Donald Trump, has pulled out of a summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The much-anticipated summit was expected to take place in Singapore on June 12. In a letter to Kim, Trump cited “tremendous anger and open...
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Trump pulls out of summit with North Korea

US President, Donald Trump, has pulled out of a summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The much-anticipated summit was expected to take place in Singapore on June 12. In a letter to Kim, Trump cited “tremendous anger and open...

Pointe Michel man reported missing

The family of Earl “Dubza” Polydore, of Pointe Michel, are now searching for answers saying he has gone missing after a boat trip to Martinique. Family sources said Polydore boarded a fishing boat in Pointe Michel along with four other...
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Pointe Michel man reported missing

The family of Earl “Dubza” Polydore, of Pointe Michel, are now searching for answers saying he has gone missing after a boat trip to Martinique. Family sources said Polydore boarded a fishing boat in Pointe Michel along with four other...

Ministry of Education appeals for parent support

Parents in Dominica are being called upon to continue working with the Ministry of Education since parent support is needed more than ever. This call was made by Assistant Chief Education Officer Dr. Jeffrey Blaize while delivering remarks at a...
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Ministry of Education appeals for parent support

Parents in Dominica are being called upon to continue working with the Ministry of Education since parent support is needed more than ever. This call was made by Assistant Chief Education Officer Dr. Jeffrey Blaize while delivering remarks at a...

Agricultural co-operatives, farmers’ groups receive donations from FAO

Agricultural Co-operatives and farmers’ groups across the island are set to benefit from the donation of tools/equipment amounting to US$700,000 and small farm implements by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Some of the items include chainsaw
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Agricultural co-operatives, farmers’ groups receive donations from FAO

Agricultural Co-operatives and farmers’ groups across the island are set to benefit from the donation of tools/equipment amounting to US$700,000 and small farm implements by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Some of the items include chainsaws, cutlasses, water tank,...

PM Skerrit says Dominica has no choice but recognize Venezuela election

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said Dominica has no choice but to recognize Nicolas Maduro as the President of Venezuela because he was voted in by the majority of those who voted in that South American country. Speaking earlier this...
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PM Skerrit says Dominica has no choice but recognize Venezuela election

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said Dominica has no choice but to recognize Nicolas Maduro as the President of Venezuela because he was voted in by the majority of those who voted in that South American country. Speaking earlier this...

Grenade attacks in Jammu, Srinagar; 2 cops injured

There was a grenade attack in the bus stand area tonight (by suspected militants), Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Gupta told PTI. He said two police personnel were injured in the attack. They have been hospitalised. The area has been cordonned of
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Grenade attacks in Jammu, Srinagar; 2 cops injured

There was a grenade attack in the bus stand area tonight (by suspected militants), Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Gupta told PTI. He said two police personnel were injured in the attack. They have been hospitalised. The area has been cordonned off and searches launched to track down the suspected militants.

‘Cook used spyware to steal info from attache’s laptop’

ADG (law&order) Anand Kumar said even after coming back to India in 2017, Singh was in constant tough with his ISI handlers in Pakistan and used to receive around Rs 9 lakh for each “report”. He was lured by ISI agents through money as he was under debt w
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‘Cook used spyware to steal info from attache’s laptop’

ADG (law&order) Anand Kumar said even after coming back to India in 2017, Singh was in constant tough with his ISI handlers in Pakistan and used to receive around Rs 9 lakh for each “report”. He was lured by ISI agents through money as he was under debt when he had first visited Islamabad with the diplomat in 2015.

Calgary family says landlord refusing to renew lease over crying toddler

A Calgary family says they’re being told to move out of their rental home once their lease ends due to a pair of noise complaints stemming from their crying toddler
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Calgary family says landlord refusing to renew lease over crying toddler

A Calgary family says they’re being told to move out of their rental home once their lease ends due to a pair of noise complaints stemming from their crying toddler

Health in Grassy Narrows 'significantly worse' than other First Nations: report

A new health survey commissioned by Grassy Narrows First Nation shows that decades after mercury was dumped into a river system, the physical and mental health of people there is 'significantly worse' than that of other First Nations in Canada.
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Health in Grassy Narrows 'significantly worse' than other First Nations: report

A new health survey commissioned by Grassy Narrows First Nation shows that decades after mercury was dumped into a river system, the physical and mental health of people there is 'significantly worse' than that of other First Nations in Canada.

Weather now co-operating with evacuation of fire-threatened communities

The weather was co-operating Thursday with efforts to evacuate some 1,400 people from two First Nations communities threatened by forest fires in northern Manitoba.
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Weather now co-operating with evacuation of fire-threatened communities

The weather was co-operating Thursday with efforts to evacuate some 1,400 people from two First Nations communities threatened by forest fires in northern Manitoba.

Vancouver, Squamish Nation lose pipeline legal challenges

The City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation have lost legal challenges aimed at quashing an environmental assessment certificate issued by the British Columbia government for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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Vancouver, Squamish Nation lose pipeline legal challenges

The City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation have lost legal challenges aimed at quashing an environmental assessment certificate issued by the British Columbia government for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Remains found near Toronto highway are those of man missing since 2016: police

Ontario Provincial Police say they've identified human remains found near a highway in east-end Toronto as those of a man reported missing in 2016.
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Remains found near Toronto highway are those of man missing since 2016: police

Ontario Provincial Police say they've identified human remains found near a highway in east-end Toronto as those of a man reported missing in 2016.

Trump touts US military readiness after N.Korea destroys its nuke test site

After cancelling a long-awaited summit with Kim Jong-un, President Donald Trump warned North Korea that US military ‘more ready than ever before.’ The fallout comes hours after Pyongyang dismantled its nuclear testing site. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump touts US military readiness after N.Korea destroys its nuke test site

After cancelling a long-awaited summit with Kim Jong-un, President Donald Trump warned North Korea that US military ‘more ready than ever before.’ The fallout comes hours after Pyongyang dismantled its nuclear testing site. Read Full Article at RT.com

US targets Iran with fresh sanctions against airlines

The US Treasury Department has hit Iran with new and heavy sanctions. They target several Iranian airlines that the US claims were delivering weapons to proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US targets Iran with fresh sanctions against airlines

The US Treasury Department has hit Iran with new and heavy sanctions. They target several Iranian airlines that the US claims were delivering weapons to proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon. Read Full Article at RT.com

MP Rosianne Cutajar paid €34,504 in Commissioner for Simplification role

Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar is paid €34,504 in her role as Commissioner for Simplification of Bureaucracy within the Office of the Prime Minister, the prime minister said in reply to a parliamentary question. She also has expense allowance equivalent to 25
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MP Rosianne Cutajar paid €34,504 in Commissioner for Simplification role

Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar is paid €34,504 in her role as Commissioner for Simplification of Bureaucracy within the Office of the Prime Minister, the prime minister said in reply to a parliamentary question. She also has expense allowance equivalent to 25% of the maximum of salary scale 7 of the civil service.  Labour MP Alex Muscat serves as a Secretariat Officer in the Office of the Prime minister on salary scale six with an allowance in lieu of overtime at 20% of scale 7and a car allowance of €1,854. Dr Muscat was replying to questions by Godfrey Farrugia (PD). Dr Farrugia asked questions about several MPs, including himself. Dr Muscat confirmed to Dr Farrugia himself that he has no contract or employment nor does he provide a service to the Office of the Prime Minister. 

Culture Ministry silent on Anton Refalo’s new appointment as Heritage Malta head

The Culture Ministry would not say why it had appointed a politician to the helm of Heritage Malta rather than an expert in the field. MP and former Gozo minister Anton Refalo’s appointment followed that of Phyllis Muscat, who had worked behind the scenes i
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Culture Ministry silent on Anton Refalo’s new appointment as Heritage Malta head

The Culture Ministry would not say why it had appointed a politician to the helm of Heritage Malta rather than an expert in the field. MP and former Gozo minister Anton Refalo’s appointment followed that of Phyllis Muscat, who had worked behind the scenes in the coordination of the Labour Party’s 2013 election campaign. Ms Muscat, who owns a business specialising in the retail of cosmetic products, heads a newly established contemporary art museum. The new Heritage Malta chairman was announced in a short statement issued on May 3 in the evening. It was not immediately clear that the post had in fact been given to a sitting MP. Heritage Malta, set up in 2002, has to date never been headed by a politician. Dr Refalo’s appointment raised eyebrows amid speculation that it was meant to heal the wound created last year when he lost out to Justyne Caruana in the race for the Gozo Ministry despite having won a higher number of votes in the general election. A recent Malta Today survey carried out prior to his appointment suggested that the Labour Party was facing a backlash, as it was losing support in Gozo. The Times of Malta asked the Culture Ministry why the government had taken the...

Schembri, Kristensen and Farrugia ruled out by injury

Malta coach Ray Farrugia has made further changes to the squad ahead of the training camp in Austria after a number of established players were ruled out with injuries. Apollon Limassol forward Andrè Schembri, Hibs midfield duo Bjorn Kristensen and Johann Be
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Schembri, Kristensen and Farrugia ruled out by injury

Malta coach Ray Farrugia has made further changes to the squad ahead of the training camp in Austria after a number of established players were ruled out with injuries. Apollon Limassol forward Andrè Schembri, Hibs midfield duo Bjorn Kristensen and Johann Bezzina, FC Chiasso forward Jean Paul Farrugia, and Birkirkara’s Cain Attard will miss the trip to Austria and the friendly matches against Armenia in Wattens on Tuesday and Georgia in Schwaz on Friday due to injuries.They joined Arezzo defender Zach Muscat and Daniel Zerafa, the Ħamrun Spartans centre-half, on the sidelines.Having announced a provisional squad of 26 players earlier this month, Farrugia and his assistant Branko Nisevic have promoted another two players from the Malta Under-21 squad, striker Jurgen Degabriele and midfielder Dunstan Vella, both of Hibernians.The addition of Degabriele and Vella takes the number of U-21 players in the senior squad to six, joining Birkirkara midfielder Jake Grech, Hibs wing-back Joseph Mbong, Valletta striker Kyrian Nwoko and Myles Beerman, the young flank player who is on the books of Scottish club Rangers.Farrugia will finalise his squad selection on Friday ahead of the team’s...

Lyon recover to win record fifth Women's Champions League crown

Olympique Lyonnais became the most successful women's Champions League team on Thursday after recovering to beat VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 and clinch a fifth title with all the goals scored in extra time and the German side finishing with 10 players. Lyon's Amandin
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Lyon recover to win record fifth Women's Champions League crown

Olympique Lyonnais became the most successful women's Champions League team on Thursday after recovering to beat VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 and clinch a fifth title with all the goals scored in extra time and the German side finishing with 10 players. Lyon's Amandine Henry, Eugenie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg and Camille Abily got on the scoresheet after Pernille Harder's deflected strike had put the German side ahead early in the extra period after the game finished goalless in 90 minutes. Lyon, seeking a third straight Champions League triumph and a fifth overall to eclipse four-times winners FFC Frankfurt, dominated possession and had more chances but were stifled by a resolute Wolfsburg defence and goalkeeper Almuth Schult. The German champions looked as if they were still recovering from being taken to extra time and penalties in Saturday's German Cup final when they beat Bayern Munich. However, Wolfsburg did take the lead when a long throw out by Schult reached Harder who strode into the opposition half and shot from 25 metres. The ball clipped the heel of Lyon captain Wendie Renard and trickled past goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. The German side's joy was short-lived when midfielder...

Cyrus Engerer steps down from EU role as prime minister's representative

Cyrus Engerer has stepped down as the prime minister's representative to the European Union in Brussels. He announced his resignation in a Facebook post, saying that after four exciting years, he had chosen to return to Malta and move on with the next step i
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Cyrus Engerer steps down from EU role as prime minister's representative

Cyrus Engerer has stepped down as the prime minister's representative to the European Union in Brussels. He announced his resignation in a Facebook post, saying that after four exciting years, he had chosen to return to Malta and move on with the next step in his life. Mr Engerer said he had told Dr Muscat of his plans in February but had accepted his request to stay on for a few months more. Mr Engerer said his four years of service in Brussels had been even more satisfactory than he had initially imagined, culminating in Malta's presidency of the EU council. See Mr Engerer's post below. Mr Engerer moved to the Labour Party from the PN shortly before the 2013 general election.  In 2015 he withdrew his candidacy for election to the European Parliament after he was found guilty of a criminal offence related to the distribution of pornography and given a two-year suspended jail sentence. The prime minister subsequently described him as “a soldier of steel”  and recruited him as his advisor on EU affairs before making him his envoy as an ambassadorial grade.

Iceland Airwaves announce this year's line-up

Following on from announcing Fever Ray, Blood Orange and Alma, Iceland Airwaves have revealed the third round of acts for 2018. More than 50 acts from 15 countries join what’s already a massive line-up for the festival's 20th Anniversary edition.
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Iceland Airwaves announce this year's line-up

Following on from announcing Fever Ray, Blood Orange and Alma, Iceland Airwaves have revealed the third round of acts for 2018. More than 50 acts from 15 countries join what’s already a massive line-up for the festival's 20th Anniversary edition.