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October 6, 2017 4:07 PM Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan secessionists were working on Friday toward a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid. After Spain’s Constitutional Court suspended a session of the Catalan regional parliament set for Monday, which had been expected 70

October 6, 2017 6:42 AM Bawumia calls for broader research on migration

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Thursday stressed the need for broader research on migration to enable the formulation of effective policies to deal with that key facet of the globalised world. He said with issues of migration high on the global, African and Ghana’s agenda, researchers ought to increase their engagement on the issue and collaborate 27

October 5, 2017 4:42 PM Conference on migration begins at University of Ghana

Other topics include conflict, forced migration and international policy, determinants of migration, migration within Africa: defining the governance challenge; remittances and family left behind; immigration integration, transnationalism and societal relations among sub-Saharan African immigrants, as well as understanding the root causes of migration 71

October 5, 2017 1:00 PM NAGRAT wants October 5 declared a holiday for "only teachers and students"

The President of National Association of Graduate Teachers, Christian Addai-Poku has renewed calls for World Teachers Day, marked October 5, to be declared a holiday in Ghana. Today is our day, he said on the AM Show on the Joy News channel on Multi TV, but "unfortunately we are being asked to go into the classroom and teach." He said many teachers are unable 59

October 4, 2017 2:21 AM Frantic switchboard calls, geometry of fire, led police to killer on Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor

LAS VEGAS — The journey to the room at the end of the 32nd floor began at the switchboards of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a tropical fantasy in the Nevada desert. As the noises began, scores of confused guests pressed zero on their room phones almost all at once. The first callers asked about what sounded like a sustained burst of fireworks 87

October 3, 2017 10:32 PM Las Vegas shooting: Five reasons US gun laws don't change

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun control advocates are renewing calls for tightening regulation on firearms. If the story sounds familiar, it's because a similar dynamic has played out time and time again in recent years, after every new gut-wrenching incident of gun violence makes headlines. On the federal level, at least, the interest 59

October 2, 2017 11:04 PM Another tragedy but a new tone: Trump calls for unity after Las Vegas massacre

In the face of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, President Trump appeared Monday at something of a loss for words. “I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness,” Trump said in morning remarks from the Diplomatic Room of the White House. “The answers do not come easy.” Trump somberly 63

October 2, 2017 7:01 PM A Burst of Gunfire, a Pause, Then Carnage That Would Not Stop in Las Vegas

At least 58 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay casino. LAS VEGAS — At first, it sounded like fireworks, and then the meaning of the loud, crackling noise began to spread, unevenly, through the huge crowd. It dawned on people when they heard screams, when they saw bloodied 130

October 2, 2017 8:19 AM Full Report: Why Police exonerated Asenso-Boakye, Jinapor

1. On 27th August, 2017 Kwame Asare Obeng @ A-Plus posted on his Facebook page and accused the two (2) Deputy Chiefs Staff Messers Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor of corruption, thievery, arrogance and stupidity and wondered why HE the President appointed the two personalities to the positions they occupy. The Criminal Investigations Department 50

October 1, 2017 6:42 PM Messi leads Barca to victory behind closed doors amid referendum chaos

ESPN FC's Barcelona correspondent Samuel Marsden checks in from the Camp Nou after the club decided to play behind closed doors amid political tension in Catalonia. Barcelona continued their perfect start in the league and Europe with a professional 3-0 victory over Las Palmas in unforeseen circumstances, playing to an empty Camp Nou on a day of uncertainty 63