• 600 died of tobacco-smoking in Gambia in 2014
600 died of tobacco-smoking in Gambia in 2014

Once in the hands of the consumer, tobacco smoke emissions spewed thousands of tonnes of human carcinogens, toxic substances and greenhouse gases into the environment. "Tobacco use is a threat to Nigeria's development and a great health risk that affect other sectors and the economic well-being of Nigerians", said Babafunke Fagbemi, Executive Direc...

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  • Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref
Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref

Leader Willie Rennie said a vote should be held in Holyrood to "delay and stop" another referendum in the current parliamentary term. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said she was "hugely encouraged" by the results . Ms Davidson said: "SNP MPs who last night lost their seats have paid the price for what was a massive political miscalculati...

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  • Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations - Merkel
Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations - Merkel

Germany's Chancellor said she wanted to get to work quickly on talks over Britain's separation from the European Union and was ready for the negotiations to start on 19 June. EU diplomats, however, are reportedly expecting May to make a "generous offer" on guaranteeing the rights of European citizens living in the United Kingdom as a goodwill mea...

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  • DUP leader says talks with Conservatives 'positive'
DUP leader says talks with Conservatives 'positive'

She did say sorry, several times. Seibert says the banking authority would move to Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt - already home to the European Central Bank - if the application succeeds. With a deal still to be confirmed, there was speculation that the announcement of the government's agenda, known as the Queen's Speech, could be delaye...

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  • Britain's May Names New Cabinet, Vows to Stay on as PM
Britain's May Names New Cabinet, Vows to Stay on as PM

May will address the 1922 Committee of rank-and-file Tory lawmakers on Monday in a meeting that will test her chances of staying in office. The Prime Minister has still to secure an agreement with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP) on a deal to prop up her minority Government.

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  • Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules
Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules

Hakim Ouansafi, president of the Muslim Association of Hawaii, right, speaks during a news conference as Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, left, listens after a US appeals court decision on President Donald Trump's revised. The decision is a further setback for Trump who promised his supporters the ban would be introduced when taking office. ...

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  • France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority
France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

Nearly a third of voters, some 32.3% backed LREM and its electoral ally MoDem, far ahead of the centre right Republicans, on 21.5%, who are now projected to become the main opposition in the new assembly, with around 100 seats. Whatever the outcome, a nation that a year ago seemed to be on the verge of being swept up in an anti-European, anti-imm...

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  • Giant panda born in Tokyo zoo, survival uncertain
Giant panda born in Tokyo zoo, survival uncertain

Pandas are born pink, hairless and weighing around 100 grams (three-and-a-half ounces) - so small it can be hard to determine their sex. And the panda's birth has had a knock-on effect: money. About 420 giant pandas live in captivity, mostly in their native China, while about 1,860 live in the wild. In 1972, a pair were given as a gift to mark th...

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  • Georgia Power Takes On Nuclear Plant With $3.7B Toshiba Aid
Georgia Power Takes On Nuclear Plant With $3.7B Toshiba Aid

The fund will be offered in instalments from October 2017 to January 2021. The maximum amount has already been incorporated into Toshiba's financial outlook for fiscal 2016, announced on 15 May, as part of a JPY980 billion ($8.9 billion) provision for parent company guarantees and a reserve for losses against loans.

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  • USA attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump over his business empire
USA attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump over his business empire

Another lawsuit - filed earlier this year by government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Inc. Spicer suggested the lawsuit was motivated by politics. He also pointed out the emphasis on publicity evident in the suit's filing. Trump has stepped back from da...

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  • Things to know about Jeff Sessions on eve of Senate hearing
Things to know about Jeff Sessions on eve of Senate hearing

The hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday. Last week, Comey told senators that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into whether Sessions had a third undisclosed conversation with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel in April, 2016, when the two were both at a Trump campaign event.

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  • Congressman Brad Sherman to bring articles of impeachment against Donald Trump
Congressman Brad Sherman to bring articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

A House Democrat unveiled an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump on Monday, circulating legislative text that accuses Trump of obstructing justice by "threatening, and then terminating" James B. 1512 (b)(3); Violations of that section are a felony. In a statement , Sherman said "the evidence we have is sufficient", to warra...

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  • British Writer Eats His Book On Live TV Show
British Writer Eats His Book On Live TV Show

The book, as Goodwin surely wants you to know, is Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union . Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins now believes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could become Prime Minister - less than a year after saying he was "not destined" for the role.

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  • Smirnoff Vodka takes swipe at Donald Trump's Russian woes in ad campaign
Smirnoff Vodka takes swipe at Donald Trump's Russian woes in ad campaign

The company's latest ad features the slogan " Made in America " in large font. The vodka brand's new ad posters are emblazoned with the message: "Made in America, but we'd be happy to speak about our ties to Russian Federation under oath".

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  • Gove 'surprised and delighted' to land Defra job
Gove 'surprised and delighted' to land Defra job

THE beleaguered prime minister was surrounded by potential rivals Boris Johnson and Michael Gove at the first Cabinet meeting since her election setback. David Lidington , the leader of the Commons , also received a step up as the new Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary . The prospect of being propped up by the socially conservative DUP, ...

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  • Impatient Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'
Impatient Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'

The Brexit secretary said the talks would take place that week, but not necessarily on the Monday due to the clash with the Queen's speech at Westminster. Davis told ITV he's loyal to May and there's a distinction between "running a campaign and running a country". Ryanair has switched its investment focus away from the United Kingdom, and other ...

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  • US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition
US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

The former president initially settled in the Atlantis, a luxury condominium tower on Miami's Brickell Avenue. As per reports, Martinelli was arrested near Miami. The former Panamanian leader is accused of using public money to spy illegally on more than 150 political rivals during his 2009-2014 term as president.

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  • United Kingdom says Brexit talks to go ahead as scheduled
United Kingdom says Brexit talks to go ahead as scheduled

Both Downing Street and the DUP issued statements late Saturday saying talks over a deal to prop up the government would resume next week amid concern among more liberal Conservatives about May hitching her wagon to the right-wing Northern Irish party.

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  • PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says
PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

Few Europeans voiced much sympathy for May. "At the most untimely point in time. the British political system is in total disarray". While she was expected to continue to push for a "hard Brexit" that would see the United Kingdom make a relatively clean break that would leave it outside the single market and the EU's free movement of workers, Eur...

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  • UK's Theresa May Shuffles Cabinet, Seeks Deal to Cling to Power
UK's Theresa May Shuffles Cabinet, Seeks Deal to Cling to Power

David Gauke, previously Chief Secretary to the Treasury , is a former solicitor who has been viewed as a safe pair of hands over recent months. Those who heard they were keeping their current role on Sunday include Trade Secretary Liam Fox , Business Secretary Greg Clarke, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Communities and Local Government Secret...

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