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June 28, 2017 6:06 PM The Latest: Venezuela high court restricts chief prosecutor

Venezuela’s Supreme Court is barring the nation’s chief prosecutor from leaving the country and has ordered her bank accounts frozen following her mounting criticisms of President Nicolas Maduro. The court announced Wednesday that it will proceed with a complaint filed against Luisa Ortega Diaz at a hearing next week. The government-stacked court said that in the meantime 2

June 28, 2017 5:50 PM New computer virus spreads from Ukraine, disrupting world business Add to ..

A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users downloaded a popular 2

June 28, 2017 4:53 PM Ivanka Trump’s Two Faces of Human Rights

Flanked by an American flag and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who had just introduced her on stage, Ivanka Trump told an audience gathered for a ceremony to unveil an annual report of human trafficking that shining a light on these human-rights abuses is a high priority of the administration. “As a mother, this is much more than a policy priority 2

June 28, 2017 10:55 AM Proposed NHIA formula before Parliament illegally – Minority

The Minority in Parliament is calling for the immediate withdrawal of the proposed 2017 National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) formula from the House. In the Minority’s view, the proposed NHIA Fund formula in its present state is at variance with the National Health Insurance Act, 2012, Act 852, since there is no Board approval to that effect 3

June 28, 2017 10:12 AM British Judge Seeks Independent Special Prosecutor

A SENIOR British lawyer and judge, Staac Peter Birkett, has urged the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to ensure that the processes leading to the drafting of the bill for the establishment of the office of the Special Prosecutor are transparent. He made the call yesterday in Accra while making a presentation at the opening ceremony of a two-day 3

June 28, 2017 7:22 AM Data-driven decision making, critical to border trade management – GCNet

The increasing levels of e-commerce and cross border trade among countries highlights the crucial need for data-driven decision making in border management, Mrs Aba Lokko, Communications Manager of GCNet, has said. Mrs Lokko shared this thought on big data and border management after her participation in the 2017 World Customs Organisation (WCO) IT Conference 1

June 28, 2017 6:56 AM Regulating domestic work in Ghana key for development – Study

A research by Migrating out of Poverty team at the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana, has called for five policy recommendations to regulate and enhance the positive contributions of migration for domestic work. The research on “Migration for Domestic Work in Ghana: Implications for Poverty Reduction”, expressed the need for development 2

June 28, 2017 6:22 AM NDC Caucus calls for interdiction of BOST boss and probe into fuel contamination

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority Caucus in Parliament on Tuesday demanded the immediate interdiction of Mr Alfred Oteng Boateng, the Managing Director (MD) of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited (BOST). They are demanding the action over the distribution of contaminated fuel products on the market, and a probe into the deal. The contaminated 1

June 28, 2017 4:37 AM New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

PARIS — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. The fresh cyber-assault Tuesday leveraged the same intrusion tool as a similar attack in May and proved 2

June 27, 2017 9:15 PM A Global Cyberattack Hit Over 2000 Computer Systems ... And Counting

Since starting in Europe, the cyberattack has spread to over 2000 computer systems internationally. A global cyberattack that started in Europe is spreading to major government agencies and international companies. And experts are still trying to figure out who's responsible. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab found over 2,000 computer systems 2