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January 31, 2018 3:52 PM Black US lawmakers wear kente cloth to protest Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

As President Trump claimed credit for lower unemployment among African Americans, cameras at Tuesday’s State of the Union cut to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The members, dressed in West African kente cloth to protest Trump after reports he called some African nations “shithole countries,” sat stone-faced and unmoved. “And something I’m very proud 57

November 15, 2017 10:32 AM #Ghbudget: 2018 budget delivery underway in parliament

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, is on the floor of Parliament, presenting the government’s 2018 budget to lawmakers. The budget is the second to be read by Akufo-Addo administration since it took over the administration of the country in January 2017. The budget is expected to focus on about 10 key areas including infrastructure, macroeconomic stability 90

November 2, 2017 12:52 AM Energy Minister wants Ameri deal reviewed

The Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has supported moves to have the $510 million AMERI Power deal revoked over possible breaches of the original deal approved by Parliament. Responding to questions before Parliament's Energy and Mines Committee Wednesday, he said, “both parties can consent to set aside the agreement for renegotiation, that is an option 66

October 31, 2017 2:05 AM The Latest: First indictments, guilty plea in Russia probe

The special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has indicted its former chairman. Special counsel Robert Mueller has also revealed how a campaign adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. Paul Manafort, who steered Trump’s campaign for much of last year, and business 115

October 31, 2017 12:11 AM Congressional Republicans tiptoe carefully around charges leveled by Mueller

They sidestepped it. They expressed alarm but not outrage. They said Congress should consider taking action. But they cautioned against moving too aggressively. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s decision to charge three former officials from President Trump’s campaign sparked an array of responses from congressional Republicans Monday. But there 116

October 28, 2017 12:24 AM The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving 122

October 27, 2017 11:26 PM As a Republic Struggles to Be Born, Barcelona Holds Its Breath

There were a few crucibles of emotion, in particular inside the Catalan Parliament, where the independence decision was made — and in the street outside, where a few thousand independence supporters gathered in expectation of a celebration. During an acrimonious debate inside the parliamentary chamber, lawmakers bickered publicly on the backbenches as their 93

October 27, 2017 10:10 PM Spain says it's dissolving Catalonia's regional government after independence declaration

Spain’s central government Friday fired Catalonia’s separatist leaders, dissolved its parliament and called new elections for December, hours after regional lawmakers voted in favor of a historic declaration of independence. Seeking to quell Spain’s gravest constitutional crisis in its nearly four decades of democracy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted 85

October 25, 2017 10:35 PM As G.O.P. Bends Toward Trump, Critics Either Give In or Give Up

Mr. Straus’s dash for the exits followed the retirement announcements of Mr. Flake, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Pat Tiberi of Ohio and Dave Reichert of Washington State — all members of the Republican establishment. Many of those who remain will have to accommodate 178

October 19, 2017 6:20 PM We’ll enforce media law or die trying

Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has refused to give in to pressure by the Minority in Parliament over sanctions levelled against 131 radio stations. She explained save some defaulting community radio stations that the Ministry will “deal a little leniently” with, the others will have their authorisations given to new applicants if the fines 20