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Oil Prices Soar Due To US, Iran Clash

Oil prices rose on Monday to extend gains from last week, bolstered as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “significant” sanctions would be announced on Tehran. Brent futures were up 50 cents, or 0.8%, at $65.70 a barrel by 0655 GMT. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 70 cents, or 1.2%, at $58.13 a barrel. U.S. President Donald Trump said last week that he called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone,…

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US Launches Cyber Attacks On Iran, Knocks Out Computers

The United States may have withheld a physical military response to Iran shooting down a drone, but it might not have shown similar restraint with a digital campaign.  Reports say the President greenlit a long-in-the-making cyberattack that took down Iranian missile control computers on the night of June 20th. The exact impact of the Cyber Command operation isn’t clear, but it was described as “crippling” — Iran couldn’t easily recover, one tipster said. It’s uncertain how Iran reacted to the apparent attack. Officials have declined to comment, with Cyber Command…

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US Warns African Leaders Against Seeking Bail Out

African countries running up debt they won’t be able to pay back, including to China, should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief, the United States’ top Africa diplomat warned. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank began the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in 1996 to help the world’s poorest countries clear billions of dollars worth of unsustainable debt. But Africa is facing another potential debt crisis today, with around 40 percent of low-income countries in the region now in debt distress or at high…

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Ethiopia Foils Coup, Rebels Kill Military Chief, Regional Head

Ethiopia’s government has foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital, Addis Ababa, and the country’s military chief was shot dead, the Prime Minister said Sunday. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others within the military on Saturday, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who made an address on the state broadcaster, wearing military fatigues, early Sunday. In a related development, the head of Ethiopia’s military was shot dead in the capital also on Saturday, not long after the…

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Nigerian Attacks Embassy In London Over Passport Delay

…….Dabiri-Erewa condemns destruction of Vehicles at the Nigerian embassy in London A Nigerian, Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime, who attacked vehicles parked at the Nigerian embassy in London over issues with his passport has been arrested by the police. Meanwhile, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the attitude of a 32-year old Nigerian,  Ewohime who destroyed several properties of the Nigerian embassy in London as despicable and condemnable. In a statement by her media aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said that such an attitude…

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Outrage At Police For Raid On Broadcasting Station

A police raid on Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) has drawn fire from broadcasters and rights groups. Officers arrived at the public broadcaster’s Sydney headquarters with search warrants naming two reporters and the news director. The ABC has protested over the raid. Police searched the home of a News Corp journalist on Tuesday, sparking alarm. The BBC said it was “deeply troubling” for a broadcaster to be searched. The leading journalists’ union in the country said the two raids represented a “disturbing pattern of assaults on Australian press freedom”. Other unions…

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Serena Emerges First Richest Self-Made Female Athlete

Serena Williams has made history as the first athlete to land herself a spot on Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women, according to the global media company. The 23-time Grand Slam champion made the list as a result of her estimated fortune of $224m (about £177m), with Forbes stating that the sports star’s impressive wealth is a result of her “brain and brand rather than her backhand”. Williams has invested in 34 start-up business over the past five years, with the 37-year-old tennis star telling the publication: “I…

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Trump Arrives UK For State Visit, Meets Queen

United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived London today and are meeting the Queen on the first day of their state visit to the United Kingdom. The pair are at Buckingham Palace for a private lunch and welcome ceremony. Trump arrived on Air Force One earlier on Monday and were taken to the US ambassador’s home in central London, where they are staying. Minutes before touching down, Mr Trump criticised Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with whom he has clashed in the past. Protests are planned in…

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Anthony Joshua: My Defeat Minor Setback, Vows I’ll Get It Back

Anthony Joshua vowed to “get the belts back” after calling his sensational heavyweight world-title defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr a “minor setback”. Joshua, 29, was floored four times as Ruiz defied underdog status to win in seven rounds and deliver a true shock to the sport at Madison Square Garden. He said: “It’s a test of character. I’ll see what is next and move on.” Promoter Eddie Hearn said a rematch is a “must win” because Joshua’s options will be “nothing after that”. A rematch clause was part of the…

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Fans Boo Anthony Joshua As Underdog Ruiz Dethrones Him

…..In One-Sided Contest Anthony Joshua came to Madison Square Garden to win over U.S boxing fans they way he had mesmerized the entire United Kingdom. Or so he thought. Four knockdowns later, he was an ex-champion and another in a long line of failed British heavyweights, a line only temporarily interrupted by the reign of Lennox Lewis. It may not have been Buster Douglas upsetting Mike Tyson, but in its own way, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s seventh-round TKO of the previously unbeaten Joshua was every bit as shocking. A prohibitive underdog…

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