Sam Olukoya, Associated Press Updated 11:35 am CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 In this photo taken with a phone on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, people gather at the site of an oil tanker explosion in Odukpani, Nigeria. An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday. less In this photo taken with a phone on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, people gather at the site of an oil tanker explosion in Odukpani, Nigeria. An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were ... more Photo: AP Photo, AP Photo: AP Photo, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this photo taken with a phone on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, people gather at the site of an oil tanker explosion … [Read more...] about Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes
Updated 9:54 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:48 p.m. Some World Cup visitors are reported to have used their visa-free entry to Russia and fan identity documents as a means to seek asylum in the European Union by crossing the border to neighboring Finland. Finnish public broadcaster YLE reported that a Nigerian citizen was detained last Friday at the Vainikkala border point, the main entry point to Finland from St. Petersburg and Moscow, after presenting a forged Brazilian passport. Three Moroccan men were detained Sunday after illegally crossing the border in the woods near the same border post. YLE said the Nigerian citizen and Moroccans had used their World Cup IDs for visa-free entry to Russia, and that all four have sought asylum in Finland. Russia is allowing fans with FIFA credentials to visit without a visa during the tournament. Finnish border guard spokesman Marko Saareks told YLE that … [Read more...] about The Latest: World Cup visitors use fan IDs to seek EU asylum
THOUSANDS of failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals have been flown out of Britain on half-empty private jets - costing the taxpayer £10million a year. More than 100 private jets have ferried illegal immigrants back to their home countries over the last three years - often with dozens of empty seats. Just nine Albanians were sent home in one aircraft earlier this year and just a week later 15 Pakistanis were deported on a single plane. Meanwhile one foreign criminal even got his own private jet to Morocco - at a cost of £250,000. At least 124 flights were used to carry home 5,468 deportees over the last three years, figures obtained by the Sun Online under the Freedom of Information Act can reveal. On average, there were 44 deportees on each aircraft. The cost per passenger is £5,669 – roughly the same price as a first class air ticket from London Heathrow to Sydney - meaning the total taxpayers' bill stands at £31m. On average, it works out at … [Read more...] about Thousands of failed asylum seekers deported on half-empty PRIVATE JETS – and it costs YOU £10m a year
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States will need to "provide security assurances" to North Korea's Kim Jong Un if the adversaries are to reach a nuclear deal, describing the stakes of President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with Kim. Pompeo met with Kim last week in North Korea, helping set the stage for Trump's historic summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12. Trump's goal is for North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way. In return, the U.S. is willing to help the impoverished nation strengthen its economy. Pompeo was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether the U.S. was in effect telling Kim he could stay in power if he met the U.S. demands. Pompeo said: "We will have to provide security assurances, to be sure." President Donald Trump welcomed the three Americans freed from North Korean detention on May 10, 2018, taking time to thank North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He also spoke about the upcoming … [Read more...] about Pompeo: US Will Need to Give Kim Jong Un Security Assurances
President Donald Trump is angrily protesting a leaked list of questions that the Justice Department's special counsel may want to ask him, while at the same time contending the list shows anew there was no crime or collusion with the Russians by his presidential campaign. But the questions suggest that investigators want to focus on collusion and obstruction of justice. The questions, some 49 in all, were published by The New York Times, which said they were compiled by Trump's lawyers during negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators over a possible interview with the president himself. The Times said it got the list from someone "outside Mr. Trump's legal team." A person familiar with the matter, who insisted on anonymity to discuss ongoing negotiations, told The Associated Press that the Trump lawyers extrapolated a list of expected questions based off conversations with Mueller's team. The questions contained in a document posted online by the Times on Monday … [Read more...] about What About Those Questions for Trump? Will He Answer?