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Politics: Trump scrapped a $2 billion deal with the UAE days before the secret Seychelles meeting that Mueller now has his eyes on
Mar09

Politics: Trump scrapped a $2 billion deal with the UAE days before the secret Seychelles meeting that Mueller now has his eyes on

Trump said he turned down the proposal because he did not want to be perceived as taking advantage of the presidency. President Donald Trump rejected a business proposal from a close United Arab Emirates associate days before a Trump surrogate met an Emirati delegation and Kremlin-aligned Russian investor Kirill Dmitriev in the Seychelles. Trump...

Ukraine nabs negotiator over plot to kill president Poroshenko
Mar09

Ukraine nabs negotiator over plot to kill president Poroshenko

Ukraine’s security forces detained Volodymyr Ruban while he was transporting weapons from the conflict zone in the country’s east. Officials claimed he planned to kill top Ukrainian leaders, including the president. …read more Source:...

Nigerian Navy: 16 Ukrainians arrested, vessel for illegal entry on Nigeria’s waters
Mar09

Nigerian Navy: 16 Ukrainians arrested, vessel for illegal entry on Nigeria’s waters

One vessel, MT San Padre Pio and the 16 all-male crew members were held in the operation, Capt. Suleiman Olorundare, Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, Bonny told newsman. The Nigerian Navy said on Friday that it had arrested 16 Ukrainian nationals for illegally transporting 5 million litres of diesel without permit...

Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Is Europe under threat?
Mar09

Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Is Europe under threat?

The gas dispute between Moscow and Kyiv is entering a new round, and some fear that deliveries through Ukraine will be stopped. Which countries could be most affected, and will bilateral tensions lead to a new gas war? …read more Source:...

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort to be tried for tax evasion
Mar09

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort to be tried for tax evasion

Alexandria, Virginia – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will face trial in Virginia before he faces trial in the District of Columbia. A federal judge in Alexandria on Thursday set a July 10 trial date for Paul Manafort. A grand jury there indicted Manafort on charges that he hid from the Internal Revenue Service tens...

Politics: Trump received a mysterious letter from Putin in 2013 — and no one knows what was in it
Mar08

Politics: Trump received a mysterious letter from Putin in 2013 — and no one knows what was in it

The letter was personally delivered to Trump in New York by the daughter of a Russian oligarch. It's contents remain a mystery to this day. President Donald Trump reportedly received a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin as a gift in 2013, and its contents remain a mystery. The gift supposedly arrived after Trump put on the Miss...

Tech: 4 African countries with satellites in the orbit
Mar07

Tech: 4 African countries with satellites in the orbit

Only Ghana had its first satellite to be solely built by indigenous engineers. In today’s world, having a satellite in orbit is considered a leap in technological development. At present, 8 of the 52 African countries have achieved this fate but only four currently have functional satellites.Technology is a significant part of our lives,...

Politics: Mueller has secured sworn testimony from a little-known but pivotal witness in the Russia investigation
Mar07

Politics: Mueller has secured sworn testimony from a little-known but pivotal witness in the Russia investigation

The many threads of a January 2017 Seychelles meeting between a Trump associate and a top Kremlin ally are beginning to materialize. The special counsel Robert Mueller has secured sworn testimony from George Nader, a little-known but critical witness in the Russia investigation. Nader serves as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates’ Crown...

Coalition: Israel, Myanmar Must Go on Children’s Blacklist 
Mar07

Coalition: Israel, Myanmar Must Go on Children’s Blacklist 

An international coalition advocating for children in conflict zones urged Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to put government security forces from Israel, Myanmar and Afghanistan on a U.N. blacklist for killings and other violations of children’s rights. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict also called on the U.N. chief to...

US share of global sales of soybean and grains to shrink as South American competition grows
Mar06

US share of global sales of soybean and grains to shrink as South American competition grows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture sees U.S. corn and soybean exports generally increasing over the coming decade but the U.S. share of global sales will shrink as competition from South American producers heats up, the government said in its annual report. …read more Source:...

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