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GM Delivers Trump’s $15.8m Limo Ahead Of UN General Assembly

The latest version of the presidential limousine made its debut in New York City on Monday. Commonly known as “The Beast,” the new presidential state car was seen Sunday driving President Donald Trump around New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly this week. The new Cadillac limo, built by General Motors, marks the first upgrade to the presidential state car since 2009. General Motors won a contract of $15.8 million in 2014 to build the limos. The two limos were spotted on Sunday and that they are the first of…

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Dad Too Proud To Seek Family Counsel Commits Suicide

A dad who was ‘too proud’ to talk to his family about his mental health hanged himself after he refused to accept medication, an inquest heard. Martin Ringland, 47, had been suffering with depression but ignored advice from loved ones to seek help and also turned down treatment from his GP. The site supervisor for a property management firm told loved ones he believed his job was ‘under threat’ but said that he did want to talk about it. When ex-partner Lynsey Dust advised him to get help for his…

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73rd Session Of UN General Assembly Opens In New York

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President, Ms María Fernanda Espinosa, pledging to use her tenure to bring the world body closer to the people. Espinosa, in her inaugural keynote address to the 73rd session of the 193-member General Assembly, also pledged to use her tenure to strengthen the people’s sense of ownership and support for the UN. According to her, the need for stronger global leadership in the service of multilateralism, to ensure more peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies, would underpin her…

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Buhari, 87 Other Presidents To Address UN General Assembly Sept 25

President Muhammadu Buhari and 87 other Presidents are expected to address the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the UN headquarters in New York. The President is expected to deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the date, which is the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events. The Nigerian leader was initially placed as the number 20 on the list of the speakers out of the 193 world leaders that would address the Assembly. However, the revised list obtained by…

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Meets Moon ‘Agrees To Shut Missile Site’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites, says the South’s President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation,” said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a “leap forward” towards military peace on the peninsula. Mr Kim also said he hoped to “visit Seoul in the near future” – he would be the first North Korean leader to do so. China has welcomed the outcome of…

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US,  China Trade War Escalates, Threatens Mid-Term Elections

China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods. It comes after the United States slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing. China will target American goods such as liquefied natural gas, which are produced in states loyal to the US president. However, in a tweet Mr Trump warned Beijing against seeking to influence the upcoming US midterm elections. “There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers…

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China Vows To Retaliate If Trump Imposes New Tariffs

China has promised to retaliate if President Donald Trump of the United States goes ahead and slaps tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese imports. Beijing “will have to take necessary counter-measures,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. “The escalation of trade disputes does not meet the interests of either party,’’ spokesman, Geng Shuang said, adding that the Chinese government had proposed solving the trade tensions through negotiations. Shuang was commenting on a Wall Street Journal report that Trump has already decided to raise 10 per cent tariffs on…

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Sons Of Ex-Egyptian Leader, Mubarak, Arrested For Stock Market Fraud

The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case against them began in 2012, after their father was deposed the year before. The pair had been out on bail for the past three years. The brothers – who deny any wrongdoing – will appear in court on October 20. The Cairo court also ordered the arrest of three others, and the…

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Nigerian-Born Catholic Priest Charged With Sexual Abuse In US

A Roman Catholic priest and Boston hospital chaplain has been charged with sexually assaulting a child in 2006, according to reports. Rev. Christian Ohazulume, a visiting priest from Nnewi, Nigeria, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three counts of aggravated indecent assault and battery of a child under 14. Prosecutors say Ohazulume was living with the alleged victim’s family in the suburban city of Randolph when she was about 7 or 8 years old. The woman told investigators that she went to the priest’s bedroom for help with homework one…

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