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Atiku Urges Biden to help Nigeria’s war on terror

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. In a statement issued on his official Twitter handle, Atiku expressed confidence that the Biden era will reaffirm the US as the beacon of democracy. He …

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Biden to unveil Covid plan on first day in office

US President Joe Biden was expected Thursday to unveil his administration’s plans to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as he starts his first full day in the White House with America confronting a slew of challenges. Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president on Wednesday, delivering a calming call …

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Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday, rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected. Japan is one of around 50 countries internationally, including China and South Korea, that only permits its citizens to hold one nationality. Under current rules, …

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Oil rises to $56 on US stimulus prospects

An oil pumping jack, also known as a “nodding donkey”, in an oilfield near Neftekamsk, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The flaring coronavirus outbreak will be a key issue for OPEC+ when it meets at the end of the month to decide on whether …

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Mexico welcomes Biden halt to border wall construction

Mexico on Wednesday hailed US President Joe Biden’s order to halt construction of Donald Trump’s wall along the US-Mexican border, as well as his other immigration-linked reforms. “Mexico welcomes the end of the construction of the wall, the immigration initiative in favor of DACA and a path to dual citizenship,” …

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World leaders express hope as Biden takes office

Leaders from around the world congratulated newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, expressing cautious optimism over future relations after four years of tumult under Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the swearing-in ceremony of the new president and vice president as “a …

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Trump grants pardons to ex-aide Bannon, 72 others

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon, the White House said, just before he was due to leave office. “President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals,” his administration said in a …

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Trump stops deportation of Venezuelans for 18 months

Washington (United States), 19/01/2021.- A frame grab from a handout video released by the White House shows US President Donald J. Trump address the nation from the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, issued 19 January 2021, on Trump’s last day in office. (Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/WHITE …

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