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Foreign

Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Aphasia And Dementia

US daytime talk show legend Wendy Williams Hunter has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), her care team has revealed. The team said it was sharing the news "to correct inaccurate and hurtful rumours about her health". Ms Williams, 59, hosted the popular, nationally syndicated Wendy Williams Show for over a decade. But it ended in 2022 amid the health struggles she has been facing. The […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 2

Foreign

US Election 2024: Putin Says He Prefers Joe Biden Over Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he would rather have a Joe Biden presidency over Donald Trump ahead of the US election this November. Mr Biden was the more experienced, predictable person, he said in remarks sure to raise eyebrows. Before Mr. Trump's first run for president in 2016, Mr. Putin had praised him as "outstanding and talented". Mr Biden has been a fierce critic of Mr Putin for years, […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 3

Economy

US Inflation Slows By Less Than Expected

Price increases in the US moderated last month but not as much as expected, as higher housing and food costs offset a decline in petrol prices. Annual inflation, the pace at which prices rise, was 3.1%, down from 3.4% a month earlier, the Labor Department said. Many analysts had expected inflation to fall to 2.9%. It is the latest economic reading to suggest that authorities have not got inflation fully […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 1

Foreign

US Defence Secretary Transfers Duties To Deputy While In Hospital

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has transferred duties to his deputy while in hospital for an "emergent bladder issue", the Pentagon has said. Mr Austin, 70, is in the critical care unit at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Virginia. Officials said it is so far unclear how long he will remain in hospital. The defence secretary was under scrutiny for failing to disclose his prostate cancer diagnosis […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 2

National

US, Strategic Partner In Minerals Devt – Alake

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake has described the United States as Nigeria’s longstanding ally and strategic partner for the nation’s mining sector development. Dr. Alake stated this when he hosted the Charge d'Affairs, US Embassy, David Greene in his office in Abuja. Alake lauded the United States’ commitment to fostering cooperation with Nigeria in diverse sectors of the economy, stating that it underscores the significance of the […]

todayFebruary 2, 2024 13 2

Foreign

US Approves $4bn Sale Of Armed Drones To India

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 31 armed drones, missiles and other equipment to India for nearly $4bn (£3.14bn). The MQ-9B Predator drones deal had been announced during PM Narendra Modi's visit to US in June 2023. In December, it was put on hold by a Senate committee pending investigation into an alleged Indian assassination plot on US soil. The deal will now be confirmed after […]

todayFebruary 2, 2024 1

Foreign

US inmate Hours Away From First Nitrogen Execution

An Alabama death row inmate is hours away from undergoing the first US execution by nitrogen gas after losing last-minute appeals. The US Supreme Court and a lower appeals court have declined to block what Kenneth Eugene Smith's lawyers called a cruel and unusual punishment. Nitrogen is to be pumped into his body through a mask for up to 15 minutes. Smith, 58, was convicted in 1989 of murdering a […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 5

Foreign

US And UK Launch Fresh Strikes On Houthis In Yemen

The US and UK have conducted a fresh series of joint air strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. The Pentagon said Monday's strikes hit eight targets, including an underground storage site and Houthi missile and surveillance capability. The Iran-backed Houthis have been targeting ships they say are linked to Israel and the West that travel through the important Red Sea trade route. The US and UK said they were trying […]

todayJanuary 23, 2024 4

Foreign

Netanyahu Publicly Rejects US Push For Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has told the United States that he opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state once the conflict in Gaza comes to an end. In a news conference, a defiant Mr. Netanyahu vowed to press on with the offensive in Gaza "until complete victory": the destruction of Hamas and return of the remaining Israeli hostages, adding that it could take "many more months". With […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 2 37 3

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