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June 26, 2017 11:22 AM 'No Barnett formula money for Scotland' through DUP deal

The agreement will see an extra £1bn for Northern Ireland in return for the DUP backing the minority government. But Downing Street said the money will not be subject to the Barnett formula. Speaking to BBC Scotland last week, he added: "We have clear rules about funding of different parts of the United Kingdom. "If the funding falls within Barnett consequentials 1

June 26, 2017 10:39 AM Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial 1

June 26, 2017 10:35 AM Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City. IS deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the northern city but the affected areas were quickly brought under control, Iraqi officials say. The operation to retake Mosul, seized by IS in 2014, began 1

June 26, 2017 8:57 AM Nigeria, Ghana agree to intensify bilateral cooperation

Nigeria and Ghana have agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of both countries and that of the West African sub-region. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice-President), confirmed this development in a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the bilateral 1

June 26, 2017 8:41 AM Pakistan PM visits victims as tanker blaze death toll rises to 157

The truck, carrying some 6,600 gallons (25,000 litres) of gasoline, was travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed on a highway outside the town of Bahawalpur early on Sunday. Alerted by an announcement over a mosque loudspeaker that an overturned tanker was leaking 1

June 26, 2017 6:01 AM China to release remainder of CDB $3bn loan – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has revealed that the Chinese government will release the remainder of the $3 billion China Development Bank (CDB) loan it withheld. Dr. Bawumia was addressing the press after arriving from a four-day official visit to China, where he disclosed that he “met with the Vice President of the China Development Bank and we were able to successfully 1

June 26, 2017 4:05 AM Israel pushes back at Syrian war spillover

Repeated Israeli airstrikes in Syria over the weekend challenge the delicate balance Israel needs to strike in Syria’s ongoing civil war — showing a willingness to retaliate when fighting spills onto its territory while not aiding jihadi rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Israeli military said yesterday it attacked a series 2

June 26, 2017 12:14 AM COCOBOD saddled with GHC2bn road contract debt – Deputy Roads Minister reveals

The Ghana COCOBOD is heavily indebted to road contractors to the tune of GH?2billion, a deputy Minister for Roads & Highways, Kwabena Owusu-Aduomi has revealed. Mr. Owusu-Aduomi who is also the MP for Ejisu made this revelation on the floor of Parliament, Friday, when answering to some questions regarding the Hohoe-Jasikan road stretch, a 30km long which 1

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM Albanians vote in election seen as test for democracy

The ruling Socialists seek an outright majority in the 140-seat parliament to implement reforms. Albanians are voting in a key parliamentary election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to back efforts to secure European Union membership. Sunday's race pits socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama against Lulzim 3

June 25, 2017 1:26 PM Kwasi Bonzo Nominated As DCE Nominee For Ellembelle

A letter signed by Local Government Minister Hon Hajia Alima Mahama on behalf of the President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominated the NPP 2016 Parliamentary Candidate for Ellembelle constituency of Western Region, Hon Francis Kwasi Bonzo as DCE nominee. Ending the letter, " in view of the above, you are kindly 2