US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October (Guardian)

China and the United States will resume trade talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said on Thursday, allaying fears that new punitive tariffs would lead to a breakdown in the protracted negotiations. The world’s two biggest economies have been…

US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia (BBC)

The US has formally withdrawn from a nuclear treaty with Russia, raising fears of a new arms race. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was signed by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. It banned…

2019 elections: US imposes visa restrictions on culpable Nigerians (Punch)

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerians for undermining the democratic process in the country during the 2019 general elections. It explained that the affected individuals, who were not identified, operated with impunity at the expense of…

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…

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