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S.Africa’s Zuma Delays Corruption Trial With Appeal

The corruption trial of South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma has been delayed again after his lawyer announced Tuesday he would appeal. The last-minute move pushes back a long-awaited trial over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma dismissed the charges as a conspiracy. If it goes ahead, the trial would
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Roberto Mancini’s New-Look Italy Are Ready To Win Euro 2020

​In November 2017, Gian Piero Ventura’s Italy hosted Sweden in the second leg of their World Cup playoff with a 1-0 deficit to make up. ‘They’ll be fine, it’s the Italians, you can’t have a World Cup without Italy!’ Well, it’s true, Italy have been apart of every World Cup finals since 1962 – winning
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Lebron James Weighs In On China-NBA Tensions

National Basketball Association superstar Lebron James says he believes a Houston Rockets official didn’t consider the “consequences” of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, sparking tensions between the league and China. “I believe he Houston GM Daryl Morey wasn’t educated on the situation at hand,” James told reporters Monday.
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Ethiopia Confident Of $1 Billion From World Bank For New Program

Ethiopia’s central bank is confident the country will receive a further $1 billion from the World Bank over the next fiscal year after the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a new, three-year economic program. The Washington-based lender in October last year approved $1.2 billion for the government’s agenda to liberalize one of the
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Chocolate Makers Face Ethical Branding Dilemma

Ghana and Ivory Coast, the producers of 60% of the world’s cocoa are threatening to stop the cocoa’s industry ethical branding scheme. According to the West African countries, the schemes will be reviewed, because chocolate makers have been slow in paying a “living income” premium for their beans. The halt of the ethical branding scheme
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Italy’s Debt Edges Close To All-Time High Amid Budget Squabble

Italy’s debt rose almost to the highest level on record, adding urgency to the government’s clash over the 2020 budget. The country’s public debt increased to 138% of gross domestic product in the second quarter, according to Bloomberg calculations based on new data released by the Bank of Italy on Tuesday. That’s just under the
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WhatsApp Likely To Officially Roll Out Payments Service Later This Year

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is expected to roll out its much-delayed payment service in India by the end of 2019. According to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), for the next two months WhatsApp will be compliant with data localisation norms in India, local media reported on Tuesday. Agreeing to fully meet the
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S. Korea Halts Pharmaceutical Exports To Iran

South Korea has stopped its exports of medicine and related products to Iran, an official from Medical Equipment Department of Iranian ministry of health and education announced on Tuesday. Condemning the nonhumanitarian act of the South Korean government, Gholam Hossein Mehralian said “according to our made investigations, the South Korean government has stopped its exports
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Why TETFUND Sidelines Private Varsities In Funding – Prof Bogoro

ABUJA – Contrary to widely held assumptions that the Federal Government was deliberately starving private tertiary institutions of intervention funds, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has explained that only six percent of the total student population in Nigeria patronizes such institutions. Besides, this has been supported through research by the intervention agency that 94 percent
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China Calls On Turkey To Stop Military Operations In Syria

China calls on Turkey to halt military operations and return to the right track of seeking political solutions, a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday. “China always opposes the use of force in international relations, and maintains that all parties should earnestly abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter as well as basic […]
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