WASHINGTON [07/18/18]—U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) led 21 of her Senate colleagues—including fellow Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar—in urging the Trump administration to extend humanitarian protections for hundreds of Somali nationals who have taken refuge in Minnesota
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government is seeking more private sector investments in the sugar industry to reduce the huge amount being spent by Nigerians on the importation of the product. The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council, Dr Latif Busari, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. Busari expressed hope that […]
There are many challenges facing us as a nation. One of the most disturbing problems is the plight of pensioners that we see almost on a daily basis. The gory pictures of suffering pensioners collapsing in queues for their meagre entitlements during verification are no longer news. What has been the lot of these special […]
Abimbola Adelakun If by now, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has not deemed it fit to speak on the disturbing allegation that she forged an NYSC exemption certificate, then I think the rest of us are no longer obliged to give her the benefit of the doubt. She must be guilty as charged. Altogether, […]
Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Four years after the 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostel at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, the Police on Wednesday paraded eight men allegedly involved in the crime. The eight persons were paraded alongside 14 others for alleged terrorism. Parading the suspects before journalists, the […]
Niran Adedokun It is curious, even though not out of character, that discussions about the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State mainly centre on the winners and the losers. Of course, as it is with us, those who win an election, irrespective of how they accomplished it, would assail us with empty triumphalism while […]
Silicon Valley representatives, who testified before the House on how to stop Russia from using online platforms to meddle in elections, had their feet put to fire when a Republican lawmaker questioned them about other players. Read Full Article at RT.com
US President Donald Trump believes Vladimir Putin should be held responsible for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election after all - since he is the president of Russia, Trump told CBS. Read Full Article at RT.com
For the second time in a row, a female graduating student has emerged winner of the KNUST entrepreneurial award instituted by an Alumnus of the university in partnership with the university’s Department of Publishing Studies (DoPS).
Ousted chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei seems unperturbed by her recent dismissal.
Some seven persons who were shot dead by police in Kumasi Tuesday are not armed robbers as alleged, the Sarkin Zango palace has said.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cut the sod for works to begin on the Grade Separation of the Tema Motorway Intersection as part of the Improvement of Ghanaian International Road Corridors project.
Challenging Heights, a child-centered organization working in coastal regions of Ghana, has urged government to suspend the impending ban on fishing activities in the country.
Dwyane Wade still has not decided if he will continue his NBA career, but he's working hard to make sure his post-NBA career is set.
Seven new events have been added to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics program, which paves the way for the highest representation of female athletes at the event, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.
While politicians and mainstream media outlets obsess over President Trump’s recent press conference with Russian President Putin, the United State Treasury quietly announced that it will no longer force “dark-money” groups or certain tax-exempt organizations to disclose their financial donors.
The first Malta-registered Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in the world, has been unveiled before its start of operations. The aircraft has been in Malta since the start of the month receiving a new livery painted by Aviation Cosmetics at the Safi Aviation Park, where it was formally revealed today by Hi Fly, the Malta-registered wet lease airline operating it. The A380 has a wingspan of 80 metres and a maximum take-off weight of close to 570 tonnes, as well as carrying as much as 270 tonnes - the weight of a smaller airliner - in fuel. The Hi Fly model is certified to carry more than 850 passengers, but will be operating worldwide with a more spaced-out 471 seats spread over economy, business and 12 first class ‘suites’. Hi Fly vice-president Carlos Mirpuri said the acquisition made the carrier just the fourth European airline to operate the model, as well as one of 14 globally and the first leasing airline. “The performance of the A380 goes in line with Hi Fly’s environmental commitments,” Mr Mirpuri said. “By producing only about 75 grams of CO2 per passenger kilometre, the A380 minimizes greenhouse gas emissions being capable of carrying more people with less...
Prime Minister Theresa May refused to budge from her position on Brexit on Wednesday, brushing aside criticism from all corners of parliament and saying her strategy was already being negotiated with the European Union. After narrowly escaping defeat in parliament over her plans for leaving the EU, May signalled she would not drop a proposal on Britain's future relationship with bloc - the biggest shift in its foreign and trade policy for almost half a century. But by sticking to her plan for a «business-friendly» departure that would keep Britain in a free trade zone with the EU for manufactured and agricultural goods, May has thrown down the gauntlet both to backers of a cleaner break with the bloc, and to those who don't want to leave at all. Since the plan was unveiled earlier this month, Brexit supporters and pro-EU lawmakers in her party have been at war with each other, and in some cases with the prime minister herself. WATCH: Boris Johnson makes parliamentary plea to 'save Brexit' Brexit supporters complain that the plan means swathes of the British economy would still be subject to rules set in Brussels. Pro-EU politicians complain that it would still leave Britain...
Laws protecting children and vulnerable adults from sex offenders have long needed upgrading, stakeholders have said. The Times of Malta on Tuesday reported that Cabinet was set to discuss an overhaul of the way sexual offenders are prevented from working with children. The proposed reform is based on the system used in the UK, which offers more information and is administered by trained professionals. Marco Bonnici, president of the Malta Union of Teachers, said the existing law was far too complicated. “Private schools, who are employers, at the end of the day, have to go to the courts and wait, and the information they get is often inadequate. The current system is not good enough.” Mr Bonnici was quick to add that, in the past, teachers were employed only for institutions to find out later about past convictions or inappropriate incidents, then being forced to fire them. The calls for a legislative reform were backed by lawyers who told Times of Malta about the cumbersome process that the educators, employers and organisations responsible for the well-being of children and vulnerable adults had to endure. Ensuring that every member of staff that came into contact with...
The United States accused North Korea on Thursday of breaching a UN sanctions cap on refined petroleum by making illicit transfers between ships at sea, according to a document seen by Reuters, and demanded an immediate end to all sales of the fuel. The United States submitted the complaint to the UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee. The charge of a sanctions breach comes as Washington engages North Korea in a bid to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. The North Korea UN mission did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the US accusation. North Korea relies on imported fuel to keep its struggling economy functioning. The United States said that as of May 30, there had been 89 illicit ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products this year. The United States did not broadly say which countries it believed were illicitly providing North Korea with refined petroleum. But it does mention one case of a ship-to-ship transfer involving a Russian-flagged ship and one case involving a Belize-flagged ship. Reuters in December reported that Russian tankers had supplied fuel to North Korea by transferring cargoes at sea. The 15-member...
The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain the furore over President Donald Trump's heavily criticised summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States. Trump, facing a political uproar over his failure to confront Putin during their Helsinki summit on Monday over Russia's 2016 US election meddling, adopted his usual defiant posture, calling his critics deranged. Asked by reporters before a morning Cabinet meeting at the White House whether Russia was still targeting the United States, Trump shook his head and said, «No.» But at a later news briefing, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the president was saying «no» to answering questions not to the question itself. Sanders said Trump believes the threat from Russia to undermine November's US midterm elections still exists and that Moscow would still target American elections. «The president has made clear to Vladimir Putin that he should stay out of US elections,» Sanders said. «The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russia is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past.» US...
Only one principle for the economic sector was set, as the Tatmadaw didn’t agree to 10 others during working committee discussions prior to the conference. The post Peace Conference Adopts 14 More Basic Principles, Only 1 Economic appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The President's Office said police have opened 22 drugs cases based on tipoffs since the government launched the department to encourage the public to inform on dealers in June. The post Govt Touts Early Success of New Drug Reporting Department appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Irrawaddy’s infographics illustrate the steady rise in prices Myanmar’s consumers have faced for nearly two decades The post Sixteen Straight Years of Price Increases: the Facts and Figures appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
Education Department has already received 40 applications, mostly from Rohingya students The post Rakhine State to Open University of Distance Education Branch in Maungdaw appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
The Anti-Corruption Commission cleared the lawmaker of the embezzlement claim but said he overstepped his bounds by getting involved in the electrification of a local village. The post Irrawaddy Parliament Warns Lawmaker Accused, Cleared of Embezzlement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
In the elevator industry, breakdowns are bad for business.
Passengers aboard MV Ilala on Tuesday night prayed ceaselessly as strong Mwera winds ceaselessly pounded the ship, knocking off its lights soon after leaving Likoma island for Nkhotakota. Some passengers who were on board the... The post MV Ilala aborts journey on Lake Malawi amid strong Mwera winds appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Malawi is doing everything possible to become a dependable partner and team player in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region, as the member countries make progress economically, said President Peter Mutharika... The post Mutharika outlines Malawi economic success to COMESA appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
National Statistics Office (NSO) says it has a deficit of K1.6 billion for payments of enumerators for the September population and housing census. Spokesperson for NSO Kingsley Manda said the organization is now looking up... The post NSO runs short of K1.6bn for Malawi census exercise appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Who said gospel artists can not do love songs? Gospel Hip Hop artist Gwamba will follow up his joint record with Krazie G and Emmanuel with ‘Kusasa Mawu.” The song comes out on the 28th of... The post Gwamba to drop a love song ‘Kusasa Mawu’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Malawi government has removed Vice-President Saulos Chilima on protocol list as observed on Wednesday in official communication on the departure of President Peter Mutharika to Zambia for Comesa summit and the second-in-command conspicuously missed at... The post Malawi govt removes VP Chilima on protocol list: Goodall ‘acting president’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
20-летний бывший студент Нааимур Рахман задумал убить премьер-министра Великобритании Терезу Мэй после того, как в Сирии погиб его дядя, воевавший за ИГ*. Рахман вступил в интернет-переписку с террористами, однако они оказались сотрудниками американских и британских спецслужб.