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September 25, 2017 11:47 AM Ghana triumphs over maritime boundary dispute

The tribunal further rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s claim that Ghana disobeyed the tribunal’s April 25, 2015 preliminary orders which directed that new wells should not be drilled in the disputed area. It also rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s claim that Ghana violated Article 83 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Cote d’Ivoire’s sovereign 82

September 25, 2017 2:13 AM Behind the ‘boring’ German election are four deeply disturbing trends

The consensus throughout the German election campaign was that this vote was boring — in the best possible way. In a Europe roiled by a high unemployment rate, stagnating growth and unpredictable politics, Germany was viewed as a bastion of stability. It was prosperous and unemployment was low. All the polls predicted that it would elect the same chancellor 60

September 23, 2017 1:25 PM Bilic decision backfires as Kane double helps nervy Spurs beat West Ham

LONDON -- Three thoughts on West Ham 2-3 Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. Javier Hernandez's goal had looked a consolation at the time, but Serge Aurier's red card made a contest 54

September 23, 2017 10:04 AM Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to know maritime boundary today

Officials from the two countries are in Hamburg, Germany together with their lawyers to observe the Special Chamber’s decision today. Ad hoc judges Thomas Mensah from Ghana and Ronny Abraham, France, were selected by Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire respectively per the rules of the ITLOS. The Registrar of the Special Chamber is Mr Philippe Gautier. The area in dispute 52

September 22, 2017 3:58 PM GJA now a unionised body

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Friday issued the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), the umbrella organisation of journalists in Ghana, with a Trade Union Registration Certificate. With this, the GJA has now been legally empowered to fight for the industrial and professional rights of media workers in Ghana and negotiate their conditions of service 45

September 22, 2017 10:58 AM Judgement in Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire dispute tomorrow

The Ivorian team, the Daily Graphic gathered, was expected in Hamburg yesterday and today. Officials from both countries are tight-lipped over their expectations, but a Ghanaian source said “we hope for the best from the tribunal.” The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) will tomorrow, September 23, 2017 deliver its judgement on the maritime 47

September 21, 2017 2:22 AM Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm’s death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10. Maria, the second major hurricane to rage through 50

September 20, 2017 10:10 PM Simeone lauds 'different class' Griezmann

Diego Simeone hailed Antoine Griezmann as "different class" following Atletico Madrid's 2-1 La Liga victory over Athletic Bilbao. Griezmann put in a superb individual display in Wednesday's clash at San Mames, assisting both of Atleti's goals as Simeone's side made the hosts pay for Aritz Aduriz's penalty miss when the scores were level. The France star, who also had two goals 49

September 20, 2017 3:30 AM The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East Coast

Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters expect dangerous surf and rip currents will continue along the East Coast of the U.S. for several days. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Jose’s top winds have decreased to about 70 mph (110 kph) Tuesday night, and it’s expected to weaken more over the next two days. The storm is 230 miles 66

September 15, 2017 7:56 AM EU mulls longer Schengen checks to fight terror

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU said Thursday it may allow countries in Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone to carry out internal border checks for an extra two years to tackle terror threats. Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said there was no longer any need for temporary checks that several countries reintroduced last year as a result 58