Armed man dead after attacking US immigration jail (Guardian)

An armed man who attacked a US immigration detention facility with “incendiary devices” has been shot dead after a confrontation with police in the northwestern city of Tacoma, authorities said. Officers arrived at the Northwest Detention Center early Saturday after…

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives (BBC)

Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US. The shipment arrived in an airbase in the capital Ankara on Friday, the Turkish defence ministry says. The move will anger the…

Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border (BBC)

Democrats in the US House of Representatives have approved $4.5bn (£3.5bn) in humanitarian aid for the southern border. Several migrant deaths, coupled with reports of “severely neglected” children at a Texan border patrol station, have helped shape the debate. But…

US to open Consul General Office in Eko Atlantic City (Sun)

The United States of America has entered into agreement to open its Consul General Office in the emerging smart city in Lagos. The Embassy in Nigeria acquired a site at the Eko Atlantic City meant for its new Consulate General…

China’s Huawei sues US over federal ban on its products (Guardian)

Tech giant Huawei on Thursday opened a legal front in its counter-offensive against US warnings that it could aid Chinese intelligence services, filing suit to overturn a US law that bars federal agencies from buying its products. Huawei said the…

Woman takes up naked hiking to make her exes ‘jealous’ (Metro)

It leaves you feeling sad and empty and with time to fill, it often becomes an excuse to start a new hobby. But forget learning a language or starting running – this woman decided naked hiking was the perfect solution…

Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall (BBC)

US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress. It came after he met senior Democrats, who refused his requests for funding. The stand-off has seen…

Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief (Guardian)

Russia’s space agency on Saturday demanded an explanation after NASA put off a planned visit to the United States by Russia’s controversial space chief. Dmitry Rogozin, a firebrand nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, was set to visit the…

China mourns death of former women’s World Cup star at 43 (Vanguard)

Football communities in the US and China were on Monday mourning the death of former Chinese international Zhang Ouying who had been fighting cancer. She was 43. Zhang came agonisingly close with China to winning the 1999 World Cup final,…

Netanyahu to meet US secretary of state in Brussels (Guardian)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Brussels on Monday, his office said, for a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Netanyahu’s office said the meeting had been set last week, but provided few other details. “The…

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