EU urges US to think again on WHO split

By Agencies The European Union on Saturday called on the United States (US) to “reconsider” the decision to sever ties with the World Health Organisation (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the WHO, accusing it of failing to do enough to combat the initial spread of the virus. The United States was the largest contributor to the WHO budget, providing at least $400 million in annual funding. “The WHO needs to continue being able to lead the…

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About 200 arrested in Houston protests, four officers injured

By Agencies Houston police say nearly 200 people were arrested and four officers were injured during protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Those arrested “participated in unlawful assemblies, Police Chief Art Acevedo said Saturday on Twitter. “Most will be charged with obstructing a roadway,” The four officers suffered minor injuries and eight police cars were damaged during the protests, according to Acevedo. Protesters also blocked a Dallas interstate and one officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said on Twitter. Police in both cities…

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India eases lockdown, reopens hotels, worship centres

By Agencies India announced on Saturday a major relaxation of the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown from early June, except for so-called “containment zones” with high numbers of infections. A home ministry order said that places of religious worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls “will be allowed” to operate from June 8, while educational establishments will be opened “after consultations” with Indian state authorities. The announcement came even after the world’s second-most populous country announced another record daily rise in infections, taking the total to more than 85,000 cases with almost…

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LaLiga clubs get go-ahead to begin training from Monday

By Agencies LaLiga clubs are permitted to return to full training from Monday as the league edges closer to a return to action. At the start of May LaLiga clubs returned to individual training and then stepped up to training in groups of ten players before progressing to groups of 14 players. LaLiga is set to return from June 11, with Sevilla poised to take on Real Betis. LaLiga have given their clubs permission to return to full training from Monday next week+2 LaLiga have given their clubs permission to…

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Zoning Favours Ewu To Produce Ughelli South Next Council Chairman-Obiku

  A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Menana Obiku has stated that the existing zoning formula of elective and appointive positions in Ughelli South Local Government Area favours the Ewu people to produce the next council chairman of Ughelli South. Obiku who made this known on Friday during a chat with journalists, said Ughelli South Local Government Area have two zoning constituencies, Ughievwen as constituency I, while constituency two is made up of Olomu and Ewu. He noted that within each of the constituencies, there are zoning…

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