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    World Zimbabwe election in some cases ‘totally disorganised’: EU – Vanguard News

    Zimbabwe’s election, the first since the removal of Robert Mugabe in a de facto coup last year, has in some cases been “very smooth”, in others “totally disorganised”, the European Union chief observer said on Monday, with voting still under way. Elmar Brok said many voters..... Read more via...
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    World US and EU agree to avoid trade clash – BBC News

    The US has agreed to work towards lowering trade barriers with the European Union, Donald Trump said on Wednesday after a meeting.... Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    World May says she will lead Brexit talks from now on – U.S.

    LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would now lead negotiations with the European Union, shifting the focus of the Brexit department towards preparing for Britain’s departure from the bloc..... Read more via U.S. – Get more World News
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    World President Trump Struck the First Blow on Trade. The World Is Starting to Hit Back –

    (WASHINGTON) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs … Read more via More Top...
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    World Italy, France call for refugee processing centres in Africa – Al Jazeera

    The leaders of Italy and France have urged the European Union to set up asylum processing centres in Africa to prevent refugees and migrants from undertaking the journey across the Mediterranean. French President Emmanuel Macron and Italy’s new populist Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met in...
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    What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new EU data laws – Techradar

    GDPR has been all over the news recently, as companies of all sizes scrabble to make sure they’re ready for the new regulations. Following the May 25th deadline, the new rules have now come into force, meaning your business now has to ensure it is compliant. But what exactly …...
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    EU’s GDPR data rules come into force – BBC News

    Companies will face hefty fines if they break the new data regulations. New European Union rules on data protection formally come into effect on Friday. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more rights over how their personal information is … Read more via BBC...
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    EU aid to Nigeria €2.2 billion in 10 years — Official – Premium Times Nigeria

    The European Union (EU’s) aid assistance to Nigeria in the last decade was above €2.2 billion, the Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, said on Wednesday in Abuja. Also, Mr Karlsen said as a demonstration of EU’s commitment to the … Read more via Premium...
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    EU doesn’t need the City of London, says chief Brexit negotiator – The Guardian

    The EU does not need the City of London and Theresa May’s “pleading” for a special deal for the UK’s financial services sector will not be rewarded, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said. In his toughest rebuff yet to the demands made by the prime ministerin … Read more via...
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    Metro Nigerian govt. has to bring perpetrators of farmer-herder violence to justice – EU - Premium Times

    The European Union has charged the Federal Government of Nigeria to bring perpetrators of the recurrent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country to justice. According to the EU in a statement on Tuesday by its Heads of Mission in Nigeria, this is the necessary first step towards...
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    Politics Lawmaker calls for probe of EU assisted water project in Adamawa – The Sun News

    Alhaji Abdulrahman Abubakar, member representing Mubi South Constituency in Adamawa House of Assembly, has called for the probe of the multi-million Naira European Union (EU) assisted Water Project in Mubi South Local Government. Abubakar made the call on Sunday in an interview with News Agency...
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    Politics FG Calls AU-EU To Make Declaration on Libya Slave Trade

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has called for a joint declaration by the African Union and European Union on the issue of slave trade and other crimes against humanity in Libya. Onyeama, at the ministerial meeting of the 5th African Union- European Union Summit in Abidjan...
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    World UK, EU, Refuse To Recognise Catalonia Independence

    The United Kingdom said it “does not and will not” recognise the unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan regional parliament on Friday. This was stated on Friday by a spokeswoman for Prime Minister, Theresa May. Catalan lawmakers in the Spanish parliament had on Friday voted to...
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    Business Google Gets $2.7Bn Record Fine In EU Antitrust Ruling

    The European Commission fined Google Inc. a record $2.7 billion on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules in favoring its own search services over its competitors. Google has 90 days to end the conduct or face penalties of up to 5 percent of the average daily revenue of its parent company...
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    Business 24 Nigeria Exported Products Failed To Meet EU Standard In 2016 - NAFDAC

    The National Agency for Food And Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says European Union (EU) rejected 24 exported food products from Nigeria in 2016 for failing to meet standards. The NAFDAC spokesperson, Dr Abubakar Jimoh made the disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of...
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    Business Why EU Banned Medview Airline from Flying To London

    The European Commission has added Medview to its EU air safety list thereby banning the airline from its airspace. Medview began flying the Lagos-Garwick route on November 20, 2015, with a Boeing 767 aircraft which operated four times a week. A statement released by the commission on Tuesday...
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    World Emmanuel Macron: Meet New French President Whose Wife Is 24 Years Older Than Him

    Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president. Here are things you need to know about the new French president: 1.) His real...
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    World Brexit: Theresa May Triggers Article 50, Officially Begin UK's Departure From EU

    Theresa May on Wednesday officially triggered Article 50 and begins Britain’s process of leaving the European Union. The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit process. The letter informing the European Council of Britain's intention to leave the European Union has...
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    World Britain Commences Historic EU Exit Process

    Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain will become the first country ever to seek a divorce...
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    Business 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs Banned In EU, But Still Sold in Nigeria Markets [See LIST]

    Panic among medical circles in Nigeria, following a report that the European Union (EU) has banned 42 popular anti-malaria drugs which are still being sold in Nigeria. A renowned medical practitioner and proprietor of hospitals in Lagos anonymously told Tribune Newspaper that though there was...