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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 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 3:13 AM More than 400 Korean War-era U.S. soldiers identified

June 23 (UPI) -- The remains of 409 U.S. soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War have been identified, ahead of the 67th anniversary of the conflict that is to be observed on Sunday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency stated the number was an increase of 56, from 353 from the same time period in 2016, Radio Free Asia reported Saturday, Korea 3

June 24, 2017 11:53 AM Pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

I was orphaned at three months old and raised by my grandfather in Tabora village in central-western region of the country. He struggled to provide me with basic needs, however I managed to finish my primary school education. He however did not have money to pay for my secondary education so I stayed at home for two years. It is at this time that I met a young 6

June 20, 2017 8:01 AM A look at Syria’s conflict as mutual enemies close in on Daesh

Latest events are unfolding in Syria’s remote east, far from the main battles of the civil war Beirut: Daesh is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The US military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied 5

June 19, 2017 9:11 PM EU's Mogherini urges de-escalation of Qatar-Gulf rift

EU Foreign Affairs head Federica Mogherini says region already dangerous enough, warning of conflict spill-overs. The European Union has called on Gulf countries to "de-escalate the tensions and to engage in direct dialogue" following the ongoing crisis between Qatar and other Arab states in the region. Speaking after her arrival at the Foreign Affairs 1

June 19, 2017 6:37 AM Amazon starts Sale, offers big discounts on iPhone 6, iPhone SE, Moto phones and others

Goods and Services Tax will roll out from July 1 and e-commerce companies are clearing off the stocks to gear up for the new roll out. Amazon is holding a three-day Smartphone Sale starting from today and will last till July 21. The company is offering deals and discounts on laptops, smartphones, headphones and more under the sale. There are offers on smartphones 3

June 19, 2017 5:38 AM Portugal forest fires kill at least 62; over 350 soldiers, 700 firefighters tackle blaze

PEDROGAO GRANDE, PORTUGAL – Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many burned to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country’s worst such disaster in recent history. Authorities declared three days of national mourning as more than 350 soldiers joined the 700 firefighters who have been struggling 2

June 17, 2017 10:53 AM Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo’s perfect wingman

KAZAN, Russia — Cristiano Ronaldo is finally getting an attacking partner he can count on. Andre Silva, the 21-year-old forward who is about to make his debut in a major tournament with Portugal, has been successfully teaming up with Ronaldo to give the European champions an impressive attacking force entering the Confederations Cup. Together, the young 7

June 17, 2017 10:40 AM Alexis Sanchez to Bayern Munich: Cristiano Ronaldo revelations could spark Arsenal exit

ALEXIS SANCHEZ'S summer switch to Bayern Munich could have taken a step forward following the revelations surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has stunned world football by demanding an exit from Real Madrid this summer. Starsport has been told by sources close to the Portuguese superstar that he is looking to leave Spanish football after being accused 3