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COVID-19: EU Blacklists US, Nigeria from List of 54 Countries Allowed to Visit Europe

Jude Johnson Nigeria, Uninted States of America, Russia and Brazil have been excluded from the list of 54 countries whose travellers could be received into Europe when the borders reopen on July 1. Schengenvisainfo.com reported that the European Union Commission released a list of 54 countries that qualified for travels into

France Launches Sahel Coalition to Fight Rising Jihadi Violence

By Boureima Balima and John Irish France launched a coalition of West African and European allies on Friday to fight jihadi militants in the Sahel region, hoping more political cooperation and special forces would boost a military effort that has so far failed to stifle violence. Former colonial power France has deployed

Italian Police Nab 10 Nigerians Suspected for Human Trafficking

Jude Johnson Italian police have detained 10 Nigerians accused of running a human trafficking ring that allegedly used voodoo rituals and promises of jobs to lure migrants to Italy only to be  put to work as prostitutes. Police in Catania, Sicily, said the victims, including some minors, paid as much as 25,000

‘China Violated Sino-British Treaty’-US, Australia, Canada and UK Issue Joint Statement on Hong Kong

Joint Statement on Hong Kong Media NoteOffice of the SpokespersonMay 28, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text:Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in

With More than 175,000 Deaths, Europe Tops Global COVID-19 Fatalities

European deaths spike since March linked to COVID-19--WHO official Jude Johnson The continental Europe has emerged the region with the highest COVID-19 fatalities, with over 175, 000 confirmed dead, which far outstrips that of the United States and North America. About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices. A billboard depicting Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan National Army, in downtown Benghazi in January.Credit...Ivor Prickett for The

Cyber Attack On UK Electricity Market Confirmed–National Grid Investigation

By IHS Staff The company that facilitates payments on the U.K. electricity market, tracking the trade between those who produce electricity and those who supply it and resolving the differences, has fallen victim to a cyber-attack. Elexon is at the center of the balancing and settlement system, working with Great Britain’s

Extremists in Africa Try to Exploit COVID-19 Pandemic-French Commander

Carley Petesch Islamic extremists in West Africa’s Sahel region are trying to exploit COVID-19 to gain followers but haven’t had much success, according to the commander of the French military’s Operation Barkhane there. The coronavirus has had little impact on counterterrorism operations by the more than 5,000 French soldiers in

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