World News for Nigerians Today 25th January 2019

In the world today: Married Gay Man Running for President and EU Drags Britain to Court. Stay with for more Quick News>>>

1. Russia Condemns Foreign Powers for Backing Juan Guaidó in Venezula

Russia has condemned the US and other foreign countries for backing new Venezuela leader Juan Guaidó.

Guaido had declared himself interim president in what he said was a bid to “usurp power”.

US President Donald Trump and President Nicolás Maduro reportedly did not have the best of relations, a bid that drove the United States to consider Guaidó, an alleged Dictator.

Maduro has also severed an existing diplomatic relations Venezuela has with the US.

A little background story of the Maduro/US debacle was that Maduro came into power in  2013 after the death of Hugo Chávez and was sworn in for a second term this month, however, Juan Guaidó usurped power from him by declaring himself interim president.

2. Spanish Star Surprises Self, Reaches Australian Open Final after Injury

A Spanish Tennis star, Rafael Nadal said he too is surprised at himself for his amazing performance after crushing Stefanos Tsitsipas in a semi-final game on Thursday in the Australian Open.

He said: “It’s not easy to be back after four months, five months, and play the way I am playing”.

Nadal had undergone ankle surgery about 5 months ago.

The funny tennis star also said you need to be older to play tennis better. He said: “I believe that when you are older, you lose less the tennis when you are playing less. “You don’t need that many matches to play well”.

3.Ghosn Resigns as Renault Boss

Carlos Ghosn, former Chairman of Japanese auto groups Nissan and Mitsubishi has resigned from his position as Chief Executive and Chairman of Renault.

Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November on financial misconduct charges which led to his sack as Chairman of the Japanese auto groups, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

The 64 year old tendered in his resignation late Wednesday reportedly ahead of a Renault board meeting in Paris that would have seen him replaced.

4. EU Drags Britain to Court over Commodities Tax Breaks

The European Union has concluded plans to drag Britain to court for allegedly breaching some rules on tax breaks in commodities trading.

A statement by the Union reads: “The Commission decided today to refer the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the EU for extending the scope of a VAT measure which allows VAT derogations for certain commodity markets.”

This comes amidst doubts that British Prime Minister, Theresa May can win the needed support for a Brexit deal she had negotiated with the EU in a bid to see the UK not crash out without a deal by the March 29 deadline.

5. Married Gay Man Running for President

Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend Indiana has entered the 2020 race for the United States presidency on Wednesday.

Buttigieg made the announcement with video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy.

Pete Buttigieg says he hopes to win Democratic nomination. This will make him the first nominee of a major political party who publicly identifies as gay.

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6. Toronto Stock Exchange Inclines Following U.S – China Trade Talks

Toronto Stock Exchange has gone up as United State and China continue in talks to end trade dispute between both countries.

As at Wednesday, the Toronto Stock Exchange S&P/TSX composite index closed down 25.43 points, or 0.17%, at 15,208.33.

7. China Clones Monkeys for Sleep Research

iDonsabi News has reliably gathered that Chinese scientists have successfully made multiple clones from a gene-edited monkey in a bid to find cure to sleep disorders.

This latest advancement in research will provide cure for Circadian Rhythm Disorders that are linked with sleep problems, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

This latest feat in biomedical research is being carried out at the Institute of Neuroscience at the China Academy of Sciences in Shanghai.

8. US President to Deliver State of the Union Address at the End of Shutdown

US President, Donald Trump announced that he would deliver his State of the Union address at the end of government shut down.

Trump in a tweet said, “As the Shutdown was going on, [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address,”  “I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over”.

9. Kim Jong Un Sings High Praise of Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says that he ‘believes in’ U.S. President Donald Trump.

Kim expressed his satisfaction following the results of talks between officials of both countries ahead of a US and North Korean Second Summit.

10. Felix Tshisekedi Sworn in as Congo President

History has been made in Congo as the central African country witnessed a first of its kind transfer of power through a democratic process in its 59 years of independence.

Former President Joseph handed over to his successor, Felix Tshisekedi before a crowd of thousands of cheering supporters and government officials.

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