Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Protests interrupt Hong Kong traffic, flights

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/05/19, 11:28 am

Protesters in Hong Kong blocked streets and train stations, spray-painted buildings, and clashed with police on Monday. They also staged a general strike, prompting the city’s airport to cancel more than 200 flights. In one district, a mob of men threw wooden poles at the protesters, who retaliated with traffic cones and rods. Riot police arrested at least 82 people by early evening.

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Nuclear arms treaty with Russia expires

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/02/19, 10:43 am

Could a new arms race between the United States and Russia be on the horizon? UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “the world will lose an invaluable brake on nuclear war” as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty between the two countries expires on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Russia, saying it was “in material breach of the treaty.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry pointed a finger back at America: “The denunciation of the INF treaty confirms that the U.S.

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More short-range missiles fly from North Korea

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/02/19, 10:36 am

North Korea fired off its third missile launch in eight days on Friday. The latest rockets flew 137 miles into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, at an altitude of 15 miles.

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