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April 30, 2017 8:26 PM Maduro welcomes papal interest in Venezuela mediation

Caracas (AFP) - President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday welcomed an offer by Pope Francis for Vatican mediation in crisis-torn Venezuela but opposition leaders rebuffed the overture. The pope's call for a "negotiated solution" came in response to waves of protests by Venezuelans demanding new elections to pull the country out of a downward spiral. At least 15

April 30, 2017 4:49 PM Trump holds rally in Pennsylvania as journalists gather at annual dinner

President Donald Trump passed Saturday on one of the biggest events on Washington's annual social calendar and, instead, opted to spend his 100th day in office focused on trade and holding a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pa. Breaking with tradition, Trump was a no-show at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Saturday night 22

April 30, 2017 5:30 AM Trump: ‘thrilled’ to ditch press, ‘boring’ D.C. dinner

President Trump whipped thousands of his supporters into a frenzy last night when he told the crowd at a rally in Pennsylvania he couldn’t “possibly be more thrilled” to be far, far from the White House Correspondents’ dinner and the Hollywood stars and political reporters who were gearing up for a comedic roast of the commander in chief. “They are gathered 14

April 30, 2017 4:24 AM La Liga: Marcelo rescues Real Madrid

Marcelo netted an 86th minute winner as Real Madrid moved three points clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Valencia in Saturday’s entertaining clash at the Bernabeu. This was before the match between new leaders, Barcelona, and Espanyol same Saturday. Dani Parejo cancelled out a Cristiano Ronaldo header to leave the two teams level entering 15

April 30, 2017 2:46 AM Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown

The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July. They include more than 1,000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and more than 100 air force pilots, officials said. In a separate decree, Turkey banned TV dating shows - a move previously 14

April 30, 2017 12:56 AM Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia as opposition decries ‘censorship’

The government has said the site was blocked for “becoming an information source acting with groups conducting a smear campaign against Turkey.” ISTANBUL—In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey’s telecommunications 18

April 29, 2017 10:50 PM Police replies Wike on alleged plot to plant dollars, guns in his residence

Wike, who spoke, yesterday, in Government House, Port Harcourt, alleged that the police leadership had concluded plans to secure a court injunction in Abuja to search the residence this week, alleging that the incriminating items it intended to plant there would now be recovered. His words, “I had an interview where I said the IG of police is after my life. Yesterday 13

April 29, 2017 7:05 PM Mourinho's conservatism has injury-ravaged Man United on verge of UCL

Jose Mourinho came under much criticism on Thursday from Manchester United supporters, rival fans and the media alike, following his team's 0-0 draw against Manchester City. While Pep Guardiola defended Mourinho's tactics, claiming he thought that United had travelled to the Etihad with the intention of winning, not many shared his viewpoint. United 17

April 29, 2017 1:39 PM Fact Check: '100-Day Action Plan' Scorecard

As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept some promises, broken a few, and there are many that are still a work in progress. The president, as promised, did withdraw from the Trans-Pacific 27

April 29, 2017 1:02 PM April 28 is a special day for us, IPOB gushes over Nnamdi Kanu's release

The Indigenous People of Baifra (IPOB) has said that Friday, April 28, is a special day for the group. Referring the recent release of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB said it wishes to remark April 28, 2017, as a day its leader stepped out of Nigeria prison. A statement by the group's media and publicity secretary Powerful Emma, IPOB appreciated all leaders who stood 6