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March 16, 2017 4:10 PM EPA hit hardest as Trump budget targets regulation

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality. The White House's proposed 2018 EPA budget, with the biggest proposed cut for any federal agency 27

March 16, 2017 3:38 PM EU leaders breathe a sigh of relief as Dutch plump for the status-quo over far-right MP Geert Wilders

Far-right MP Geert Wilders' defeat in the Dutch general election has been welcomed by pro-European leaders across the continent. Had he won power, populist Wilders had pledged to bring the Netherlands out of the European Union and ban the Koran, close mosques and end immigration from Muslim majority countries. But his views were rejected by large sections 26

March 16, 2017 3:32 PM African football chief faces challenger in bid for 8th term

Issa Hayatou African football chief faces challenger in bid for 8th term Ahmad Ahmad, head of the Madagascar Football Assocation, has picked up key votes with his calls for "change" against the 70-year-old Hayatou. The Cameroonian official remains favourite but many African federations refused to say who they would back when asked by AFP. "Issa has never 26

March 16, 2017 3:31 PM German finance chief rejects protectionism before US meeting

FRANKFURT, Germany – Germany's finance minister is denouncing trade protectionism ahead of a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and a summit where global finance officials are expected to tussle over how strongly to support free trade. Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a speech Thursday that "protectionism and nationalism are never the right 5

March 16, 2017 3:18 PM Read President Trump’s Response to the Travel Ban Ruling: It ‘Makes Us Look Weak’

So, we're just going to let the other folks come in, fill it up. This is some crowd. You have to see what's outside. You wouldn't even believe it. ... of country music, southern hospitality, and the great President Andrew Jackson. I just came from a tour of Andrew Jackson's home to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. Jackson's life was devoted to one -- a very crucial 24

March 16, 2017 1:11 PM Concerns over Akufo-Addo’s ‘elephant’ gov’t legitimate – Akomea

The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea says concerns being raised about Akufo-Addo’s elephant-sized government are legitimate and understandable. President Akufo-Addo has come under severe criticisms after new appointments announced on Wednesday brought the number of ministers and deputy minsters to 110. The ministries 12

March 16, 2017 12:21 PM Concerns About Largest Ministerial Number Would Be Over Soon – Akomea

Former Information Minister, Nana Akomea although concedes that agitation over the number of the president’s ministers is legitimate, the clamoring would soon be overshadowed by the output of the ministers. “There can be no doubt that president Akufo-Addo’s government is the largest in the Fourth Republic,” he acknowledged in a Facebook post. Nonetheless 11

March 16, 2017 8:14 AM ‘Step up national productivity rate’

PORT KLANG: The national productivity rate must be increased from the current 2.3% to 4% for Malaysia to become a high-income nation, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. One criteria for this was to make the people high-wage earners, the Prime Minister said. “And earning a high income depends directly on an individual’s level of education and skill,” he said in his speech 10

March 16, 2017 6:00 AM Ghana needs just 30 ministers – Franklin Cudjoe

Ghana can do with just about 30 ministers who will be in charge of running the various ministries and regions. This is the assertion by founding president of Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe. His comment comes on the back of recent ministerial appointments by President Nana Akufo-Addo, which brought to a total, 110 ministers, including deputies who will serve 10

March 16, 2017 4:39 AM Trump blasts Hawaii judge’s order blocking revised travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban against citizens from six Muslim-majority nations just hours before it was due to go into effect. It was the second time a Trump order seeking to temporarily limit U.S. entry from Muslim-majority countries has been blocked by a federal judge. U.S. District 8