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Biden To Persuade Ukraine’s President To Fight Corruption On Visiting White House

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President Biden will host Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House on Aug. 30 and push him to “tackle corruption,” despite claims of corruption in Ukraine involving his own family, the White House said Wednesday.

As vice president, Biden led the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy while his son Hunter Biden earned a reported $83,000 per month on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite no relevant industry experience.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “The visit will affirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea, our close cooperation on energy security, and our backing for President Zelensky’s efforts to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda based on our shared democratic values.”

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House Democrats impeached President Donald Trump in late 2019 over a call with Zelensky in which Trump suggested the Ukrainian authorities investigate the Bidens for corruption. The Senate acquitted Trump of allegedly abusing his power.

Biden To Persuade Ukraine’s President To Fight Corruption On Visiting White House

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit “will affirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
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Biden claimed in 2019, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.” But documents from a laptop formerly belonging to Hunter Biden indicate that the younger Biden introduced a visiting Burisma exec to his dad in 2015.

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Emails recently published by The Post indicate that the elder Biden attended a dinner at DC’s Cafe Milano that featured the Burisma leader and also Hunter Biden business associates from Russia and Kazakhstan.

The Zelensky visit comes as the Biden administration stands down on sanctions aimed at preventing Russia from finalizing a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will carry gas directly to Germany, in theory allowing Russia to cut off gas that transits through Ukraine, denying the poor country an important source of income.

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Bill, Melinda Gates Officially Divorce As Ex-Wife Claims $76billion.

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Microsoft founder and tech billionaire, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda French Gates have officially divorced after 27 years of marriage.

This is coming after a judge approved their split on Monday.

The couple’s divorce agreement was pursuant to a separation contract, which is not public.

Neither person will pay spousal support, according to court documents filed Monday. No other financial details are included in publicly available documents.

Also Melinda does not plan to change her name, according to the documents.

Bill and Melinda began dating in 1987 after meeting at a New York trade show, and she’d go on to work in marketing for Microsoft and be appointed as General Manager of Information Products in the early ’90s.

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The couple wed on January 1, 1994, in Hawaii and Melinda left the company in 1996 to focus on starting their family.

Melinda got $76billion from Bill Gates as a result of the divorce. She got more money from Bill Gates than Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, Mackenzie got through divorce, which was only $60billion.

Bill, Melinda Gates Officially Divorce As Ex-Wife Claims $76billion.

Bill and Melinda have three adult children, Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe, and reside in their huge, earth-sheltered family mansion, dubbed Xanadu 2.0, overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, WA.

Along with being mega-rich, the duo is widely known for their philanthropic efforts ever since launching the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. It was estimated in 2014 that they had donated $28billion to the foundation, a number that’s only skyrocketed in recent years.

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For instance, the Gates Foundation made a contribution of $250million in late 2020 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gates’ net worth is estimated at more than $130billion.

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U.K Ready To Help Nigeria Fight Insecurity – Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson, UK prime minister, says his country is available to help Nigeria in fighting insecurity.

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, Johnson gave President Muhammadu Buhari the assurance on Thursday at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, UK.

Adesina said Buhari and Johnson assessed the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria and agreed that the judicial process must be allowed to run its course.

He said the two leaders concluded that it is important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who’s involved.

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Buhari briefed the UK prime minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security.
He also reviewed the security situation in the different regions of the country.

U.K Ready To Help Nigeria Fight Insecurity – Boris Johnson

On his part, Johnson pledged Britain’s preparedness to lend a helping hand.

“We are available to help,” Adesina quoted him as saying.
The leaders also discussed the leadership of the Commonwealth, how to increase trade between the two countries, develop solar and wind power, and other issues.
Buhari had on Monday travelled to London to participate in the summit.
The summit is co-hosted by Boris Johnson and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

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After the summit, the president is expected to spend a few days in London for an earlier scheduled medical check-up and is due back by the second week of August..

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Terrorism: Buhari, PM Boris Agree To Let Judicial Process Run Its Course

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain Thursday, appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria, and agreed that the judicial process be allowed to run its course.

Holding bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, the two leaders said it was important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who was involved.
President Buhari briefed the Prime Minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security.

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He also reviewed the security situation in the different regions of the country, while PM Johnson pledged Britain’s preparedness to lend a helping hand.

“We are available to help,” he said.
The two leaders equally discussed how to increase trade between the two countries, develop solar and wind power, leadership of the Commonwealth going forward and other matters of mutual interest.

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