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April 2, 2018 8:17 AM China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to “safeguard China’s interests and balance” losses caused by new US tariffs 634

March 19, 2018 12:18 PM Nduom meets Ghana’s Ambassador to US, Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah

President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s 19th Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. Dr. Nduom was accompanied by representatives of Groupe Nduom (GN) companies based in Washington DC, USA. Also present at the meeting were the Trade & Investment and Economic 129

March 16, 2018 7:45 AM North Korea’s Sweden visit prompts speculation on US summit

North Korea’s foreign minister is in Sweden for a surprise visit, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang said Ri Yong-ho’s trip was for “bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern”. Sweden has a long history of mediating between Washington and Pyongyang. So the visit has prompted speculation it might 83

February 4, 2018 7:19 AM 12-year-old debutant wins 2018 National Spelling Bee

A 12-year-old first-time contestant from the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi, rose above 196 others to emerge as the winner of the 2018 National Spelling Bee held at the Accra Digital Centre yesterday [Saturday]. The winner, Shifa Amankwah-Gabbey from Nagie’s Angels Educational Centre burst into tears upon the realisation she had correctly spelt the championship 282

January 29, 2018 12:41 PM H. Kwasi Prempeh replaces Gyimah Boadi as CDD Executive Director

Legal Practitioner, Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). A legal scholar and governance expert, Professor Prempeh brings to his new role a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from a rich and diverse career as a civil society activist, an academic 69

January 5, 2018 6:51 AM Wolff book on US administration is ‘full of lies’ – Trump

Donald Trump says a book containing damaging allegations about his administration is “full of lies”. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was due out on Tuesday but publication was advanced to Friday and it is now on sale. The book cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians at which Mr Trump’s 66

January 3, 2018 6:23 AM Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row

The US may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are “no longer willing to talk peace”, President Trump said. On Twitter, Mr Trump said the United States received “no appreciation or respect” in return for its aid. He also said his controversial recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital took the hugely divisive issue “off the table 42

December 21, 2017 5:57 PM UN rejects US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Isreal’s capital

UN member states met in the General Assembly on Thursday to debate a draft resolution that rejects the US President Donald Trump’s decision to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki referenced the US threat that it was “taking names” of those who vote in favor of the measure in his remarks to the assembly 62

November 25, 2017 9:24 AM Donald Trump says he turned down Time’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine is disputing US President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected a request for an interview and photo shoot ahead of its Person of the Year issue. On Friday, Mr Trump tweeted that Time had called to say he was “probably” going to be named Person of the Year. But Time later said the president was incorrect about how it makes its choice 82

October 31, 2017 4:25 AM The world united in great twitting against the blockade to Cuba

Washington, Oct 30.- The International Committee Peace, justice and dignity to the people convened today to people in solidarity with Cuba in the world, especially those who live in the United States, to participate in the morning in a great twitting against the blockade. A note of the group are based in California recalled that on November 1st, for the twenty-sixth 99