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August 15, 2017 4:00 PM Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS (Reuters) - The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing. President Muhammadu Buhari signaled over the past weekend that he is ready to return from receiving medical treatment in London as soon as his doctors allowed it. That would 1

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM India: 70 years of independence

Celebrations of India’s independence are always laced thickly with sorrow, but especially so this year. The struggle that won India its freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, was conducted in the name of non-violence, the central pillar of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. And yet, when freedom arrived, it did so awash with blood. More than a million 2

August 14, 2017 5:29 AM Brexit a reminder of how EU membership has benefited Republic

Accession to bloc and advent of single market helped transform State’s fortunes The best thing that can be said for Brexit is that it is a teachable moment: an admittedly very expensive, but also very useful, civics lesson on a grand scale. Those who will learn the most are in Britain, but the rest of us will also benefit. And there is a considerable 3

August 13, 2017 4:49 PM Philip Hammond's on board with Brexit at last

Finally, it’s sorted. Until yesterday, the anti-Brexiteers known as Remoaners had high hopes of Philip Hammond, the Chancellor. His statement on The Andrew Marr Show last month that failure to reach an amicable deal with the EU ‘would be a very, very bad outcome for Britain’ was seen as an attack on his Brexiteer colleagues in the Cabinet (and, indeed 1

August 13, 2017 3:50 PM UK government to clarify Brexit stance in seeking 'new phase' of talks

The British government is set to give more details of its aims for life outside the EU, ahead of more negotiations later this month. Brexit Minister David Davis has said London wants talks to move on to a new phase. Brussels has insisted that progress must first be made on divorce arrangements. “We need to get on with negotiating the bigger issues around 2

August 13, 2017 2:04 PM Britain Pushes Ahead With Brexit Negotiations

Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented a united approach to negotiations. Britain is keen to start talking about its post-Brexit relationship with Europe, wary of the need to reassure anxious businesses 2

August 13, 2017 10:22 AM Nigeria's Buhari 'feels ready to go home', awaiting doctor's OK

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave. ABUJA - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor's permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday. Buhari's extended absence for an undisclosed ailment, his second 7

August 13, 2017 9:00 AM Teammates blast organisers for Usain Bolt’s collapse

Jamaicans livid at amount of time they say they were made to wait to race in chilly conditions London: Usain Bolt’s dramatic and inglorious end to his top level career was the fault of world championship organisers, his furious teammates claimed. The 30-year-old 100 metres and 200m world record-holder collapsed on the London Stadium track whilst anchoring 1

August 13, 2017 7:21 AM Pressure mounts on Kenya opposition to quell deadly protests

Kenya's defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that left at least 11 people dead. Odinga's flashpoint strongholds in western Kisumu and Nairobi's slums were quiet Sunday, with signs life was returning to normal after two days of running battles 3

August 12, 2017 11:48 PM Bolt takes a tumble and can’t complete final race at worlds

LONDON — Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault. Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. The World’s Fastest Man skittered to a stop — hopping, skipping, jumping, then finally dropping to the ground and tumbling forward before coming 2