Trump reaches ‘deal in principle’ with China on trade ―Report





Trump-administration has reached a “deal in principle” with Beijing to resolve the 17-month U.S.-China trade war, according to a source briefed on the trade talks. The White House was expected to make an announcement later on Thursday, the source said. “The written agreement is still being formulated, but they have reached an agreement in principle,” …

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Health promotion begins with every individual — Expert

Dr Akanji Benjamin, a Public Health expert based in Abuja says health promotion should begin with every individual, as it calls for collective action to implement existing policies, using available resources. He made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occasion of the International Day for Universal Health Coverage …

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Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem, Jerusalem at Christmas

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday. Gazan Christians will be granted permits to travel abroad but none will be allowed to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank, home to many sites …

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Boeing acknowledges 737 MAX won’t fly until 2020

Chastised by the top US aviation regulator, Boeing on Thursday at last acknowledged that its 727 MAX aircraft will not return to the skies until next year. Steve Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, met Thursday with Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg to express concerns the company is rushing to get the jets back in …

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Food security: LASG empowers 1,759 farmers with agricultural inputs

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed the commitment of his administration to always provide necessary assistance and advisory services to farmers in order to increase productivity in ensuring food security in the state. Sanwo-Olu gave the assurances on Thursday while addressing beneficiaries at the Flag-Off of the 2019 Agricultural Value …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro examined for skin cancer

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he had been examined for skin cancer, in the latest health scare for the 64-year-old. The president was seriously injured in a knife attack while campaigning for election last year. His health has been a subject of concern ever since and he has undergone several surgeries to treat the …

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Scientists devise ‘lifespan clock’

An Australian research team say they have come up with a “lifespan clock” which provides accurate maximum age estimates for vertebrates, a key variable in the study of both living and extinct animals. The scientists identified specific areas — called CpG sites — in DNA which have been linked to lifespan and then checked them …

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Christmas: FRSC to pitch camps at Onitsha Bridge, other gridlock areas

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will pitch camps near the Niger Bridgehead, Onitsha and other gridlock areas in Anambra to tackle traffic challenges during Christmas and New year celebrations. The State Sector Commander, Mr Ayodele Kumapayi disclosed this in Onitsha during the lunch of “Operation no Wawawa on the road” organised by …

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Morales arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

Bolivia’s exiled ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday where Argentina’s new leftist government of President Alberto Fernandez has granted him asylum. Morales “has just landed at Ezeiza (airport). He’s coming to stay in Argentina as an asylum seeker and will then have refugee status,” Foreign Minister Felipe Sola told TN television. Morales …

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