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China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

US wine is among the produce affected by China's retaliatory tariffs

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. ...

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US may tie social media to visa applications

The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US. The proposal, which comes from the state department, would require most visa applicants to give details of their Facebook and Twitter accounts. They would have to disclose all social media identities used in the past five ...

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Trump replaces National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump is replacing US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. Mr Trump tweeted to thank Gen McMaster, saying he had done an “outstanding job & will always remain my friend”. Mr Bolton, who has backed attacking North Korea and Iran, told Fox News his job would be to ...

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NDC will suspend ‘military base’ deal in 2021 – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has warned that if government goes ahead to approve the defence cooperation agreement with the United States that will allow them to have a military camp in Ghana, it will be suspended when the party returns to office in 2021. Speaking at the party’s news conference in Accra ...

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Hosting US soldiers will trigger terror attacks – NDC

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Ghana could become a target for extremists if the agreement with the United States of America for a defence cooperation arrangement that will allow the latter to have a military camp in Ghana is ratified. The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Asiedu Nketia, who said this at  the party’s news conference in Accra today [Thursday], indicated that the ...

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Minority blocks c’ttee report on US ‘military camp’

The Minority in Parliament has blocked the laying before Parliament, the report of the Joint Committee on Defence and Interior and Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, on the agreement seeking to ratify the hosting of  US military troops in Ghana. In a brief protest between the two sides in Parliament today [Thursday], the leadership of the Majority said the report was ...

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Trump to announce China sanctions after intellectual property theft claims

Donald Trump's use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented

The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer of intellectual property from US businesses. The White House said the actions come after years of talks about the issue that failed to produce change. The actions are expected to include tariffs, as well as other measures. The ...

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Withdraw agreement to host US military in Ghana – Minority 

The Minority in Parliament is demanding an immediate withdrawal of a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation between Ghana and the United States from Parliament to allow for broader consultations. Cabinet approved the MoU on March 8, 2018, and recommended that Parliament ratifies the agreement to allow US forces and their equipment unhindered access in Ghana. Per the agreement, the ...

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US student ‘kills parents in dorm room’

Police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a student suspected of shooting dead his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break. James Eric Davis Jr is suspected of gunning down his mother and father in his dormitory a day after he went to hospital for a drug-related issue. The victims are Diva Davis, 47, ...

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Florida school shooting: US investment giant pressures gun firms

The world’s biggest investment management firm, BlackRock Inc, is stepping up pressure on companies that make and sell guns in response to the Florida school shooting. It is considering excluding them from some of its portfolios and is asking how they monitor safe use of weapons. The US corporation said the Florida shooting on 14 February, in which 17 people ...

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