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High Commissioner to India urges Starlets to bounce back from USA loss


Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Mike Ocquaye Jnr, has encouraged the Black Starlets team to work hard and recover from Monday’s 1-0 loss to the United States in the U-17 World Cup. The Starlets were undone by a 75th-minute goal from Ayo Akinola after they failed to put away the numerous chances created on the day. The victory sends the ...

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Trump pardons controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio


US President Donald Trump has pardoned ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt. Mr Arpaio, 85, was found guilty after he defied a court order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected immigrants. He was due to be sentenced in October. The president had hinted at the pardon at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Thanking the ...

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Watch your words, China to Trump


China’s President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media says. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North. But China, North Korea’s only major ally, has been urging restraint. A White House statement ...

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‘It costs more calling Nigeria from Ghana than USA’

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It has emerged that Ghanaians and other nationals in Ghana who call family, friends and business associates in Nigeria pay more compared to calls to the United States of America, China, and Canada. Whereas the telecommunication companies charge between GHp0.21 to GHc0.96 every minute for calls to Nigeria, they charge comparatively lower [between GHp0.12 to GHc0.21] for calls to the ...

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North Korea vows to retaliate against US over sanctions


North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a “violent violation of our sovereignty,” the official KCNA news agency said. Separately, South Korea says the North has rejected an offer to restart ...

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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill


President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday morning legislation that levies new sanctions against Russia and restricts Trump’s own ability to ease sanctions in place against Moscow. The bill is one of the first major pieces of legislation that was sent to Trump’s desk, and it represents a rebuke of the President by giving Congress new veto power to block ...

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26 Players called up for Black Starlets camping


Twenty-six (26) players have been invited into the National U-17 team with camping set to begin on 3rd July, 2017. The Black Starlets are set to commence preparations for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India from October 5-28, 2017. Most of the players who have been invited for Monday’s camping were part of the squad ...

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Human trafficking report rates Ghana favourably

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Ghana has been ranked a Tier 2 Watch List country in the 2017 Trafficking in Persons report released on Tuesday by the United States government. The report, themed “Enhancing Criminal Accountability and Addressing Challenges in Prosecution Efforts,” is an effort to encourage global efforts to end human slavery around the world. It includes profiles of 187 countries and territories. Ghana ...

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Galaxy Intl. school wins Gold at science competition in USA


Ghana’s celebrated International School, Galaxy international school, has won a gold medal at Genius science Olympiad held at Oswego USA by State University of New York. This year’s competition which saw entries of over 1,100 projects from 71 countries across the globe, was the 7th edition since 2011, and the first to be topped by a School from Ghana. The ...

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US medical team offers surgical treatment at 37 Military Hospital


A 16-member medical team from the North Dakota Military in the United States of America is in the country to offer various medical care services to patients at the 37 Military Hospital. The medical team, led by Captain Robert Wallace, who are to be in Ghana for three weeks, have already spent two weeks at the hospital assisting their Ghanaian ...

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