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August 16, 2017 8:13 PM How Google Home and the Amazon Echo give a new twist to the home phone

The death of the landline has been well-documented for years, as cellphones have become the primary phone for the majority of Americans. But now, thanks to tech companies' obsession with the smart home, the home phone is making a comeback. Google has announced that starting Wednesday it is adding hands-free calling to its Google Home smart speaker and Home Hub. Anyone 1

August 16, 2017 8:23 AM In his own words: President Trump on Charlottesville protest

TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all of our distinguished guests who are with us today, including members of our Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, and of course our Transportation Secretary 3

August 15, 2017 3:02 PM Ghana government moving to increase AGOA exports

The government is moving to increase Ghana’s non-oil exports volumes to the United States from the current $12 million to $500 million by 2020, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced. To this end, government is in the process of finalising a new African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) export strategy that would enable Ghana exploits 1

August 14, 2017 6:16 PM Government moving to increase exports to the US

Accra, Aug 14, GNA - Government is moving to increase Ghana’s non-oil exports volumes to the United States from the current 12 million dollars to 500 million dollars by 2020, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced. To this end, government is in the process of finalising a new African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) export strategy that would 3

August 14, 2017 5:52 PM Govt’s Ability To Create Jobs Limited – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the government’s ability to create jobs for the teeming unemployed Ghanaian youth is limited. According to him, the government has set out to build the most business friendly economy on the continent to allow the private sector assume that role. “The ability of government to create jobs on its own is limited 1

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM India: 70 years of independence

Celebrations of India’s independence are always laced thickly with sorrow, but especially so this year. The struggle that won India its freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, was conducted in the name of non-violence, the central pillar of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. And yet, when freedom arrived, it did so awash with blood. More than a million 2

August 14, 2017 12:21 PM The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest

A man sunbathes last week in view of the Space Needle, which is partially obscured by wildfire smoke covering the region from British Columbia fires. Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Then the city went in the other extreme: its longest dry streak ever. (Elaine Thompson/AP) SEATTLE — This city known for its rain just went a record-breaking 1

August 14, 2017 5:29 AM Brexit a reminder of how EU membership has benefited Republic

Accession to bloc and advent of single market helped transform State’s fortunes The best thing that can be said for Brexit is that it is a teachable moment: an admittedly very expensive, but also very useful, civics lesson on a grand scale. Those who will learn the most are in Britain, but the rest of us will also benefit. And there is a considerable 3

August 14, 2017 1:20 AM Far-Right Groups Blaze Into National View in Charlottesville

Many Americans watched transfixed as members of those groups marched down the street, barked out anti-Semitic chants and openly displayed the symbols of Nazi Germany and the secessionist South. And many looked on in horror as a speeding car crashed into other vehicles on a crowded street Saturday afternoon, resulting in the death of a 32-year-old woman 4

August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenyatta is declared the winner of Kenyan presidential race in disputed finish

NAIROBI – Kenya’s electoral commission announced Friday that the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been re-elected, putting an official end to a fierce electoral contest that many fear could be clouded by a dispute over the results. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga, 72, has alleged that the results of Tuesday’s balloting were rigged and pledged 1