Trump says he prefers rich persons to be in charge of the economy

U.S. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want a poor person in charge of the economy, as he defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history.

“Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’” he told supporters at rally in Iowa.

“So I said …. because that’s the kind of thinking we want… because they’re representing the country.”

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Israel ignores UN, begins construction on new West Bank settlement

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Construction of the new West Bank settlement began on Tuesday for the first time in 25 years with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin calling it an “honour” to make good on the promised outpost.

The expansion of existing settlements on the West Bank – territory which Israel occupied during a conflict in 1967, has been a major point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Oil prices tumble amid uncertainty over implementation of OPEC deal

Due to pressure from high global inventories and doubts about OPEC’s ability to implement agreed production cuts, oil prices dropped to six-week lows on Thursday.

Brent crude oil fell 30 cents to $46.70 a barrel, its weakest since May 5 and just above six-month lows.

It, however, recovered a little to trade around $46.90, according to Reuters.

United States’ light crude was down 25 cents at $44.48, also not far off six-month lows, the news agency added.

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Seven candidates of Nigerian origin elected British lawmakers

Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. Two are representing the Conservative Party and five the Labour Party.

The winners are Chuka Umunna representing Streatham; Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden; Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough; Chi Onwurah, Newcastle; Kate Osamor, Edmonton; Kemi Badenoch, Saffron Walden; and Helen Grant, Maidstone and The Weald.

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Mark Zuckerberg meets founder of Nigerian all-female Facebook group

Lola Omolola and Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a private Facebook group called Female in Nigeria.

FIN was founded in 2015 by Ms. Omolola, as a movement of women focused on building compassion and providing support for one another, with the goal of having up to 1000 members in the group.

However, the group exceeded its target as it recently hit one million members. It currently has about1,045,148 members, all female.

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WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections

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he World Health Organisation has released a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances.

A press statement by the agency on Tuesday said the updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children.

The list also specifies new uses for nine already-listed products, bringing to 433 the number of drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs.

The new addition to the WHO model list of essential medicines for 2017 include medicine for HIV, Hepatitis C, tuberculosis and Leukaemia.

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White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack ‘cover up’

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President Donald Trump’s administration has accused Russia of trying to shield Syria’s government from blame for a deadly gas attack.

Mr. Trump, who has faced criticism for lacking a broader strategy to deal with the Syria crisis, insisted he has no plans to “go into” the war-torn country.

Senior White House officials, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, said Mr. Assad’s government carried out the April 4 sarin nerve gas attack on civilians in Syria’s Idlib province.

At least 87 people, including many children were killed in the attack.

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Brazil back on top of FIFA rankings

Brazil's midfielder Marcelo (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Paraguay during their 2018
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Brazil dethroned arch-rivals Argentina and returned to the summit of football’s world rankings for the first time in almost seven years, the ruling body FIFA published on Thursday.

World Cup qualifying wins over Uruguay and Paraguay put the resurgent Selecao top for the first time since the 2010 World Cup with 1,661 points in the latest list of FIFA.

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US attorney General jeff sessions orders a review of police reform

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review on Monday of all police reform agreements and investigations initiated by the Justice Department, part of an effort to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement.

The directive, issued in a two-page memorandum, effectively opens a re-examination of an aggressive effort by the Obama administration to force local police to reform many policies, from the use of deadly force to how officers deal with minority communities.

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Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

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Public health experts from Imperial College, London, are linking new dietary patterns to longevity through the reduction of risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death.

According to a new study released on Thursday in London, researchers at the college made this known in a review of the outcome of 95 studies which included almost two million people suggesting that 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe for longevity.

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