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Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 11:49 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Security, World News

Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country following the imposition of martial law, Kiev says. An exception would be made for “humanitarian cases” such as those travelling to funerals. Russia says it is not planning retaliatory measures. Martial law has been imposed in 10 Ukrainian regions until 26 December. This came […]

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Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 11:39 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Technology, World News

The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since […]

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Trump defends Russia business links after ex-lawyer admits lying

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 11:35 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

Donald Trump has defended the business dealings he had with Russia before becoming president, again calling current investigations a “witch hunt”. On Thursday his ex-lawyer admitted lying to Congress about a property deal Mr Trump was planning in Moscow. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said the deals were “very legal”, he put up […]

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Posted: November 30, 2018 at 10:19 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

The French government through its development agency, AfD is to deepen its relations through development projects within the Kumasi Metropolis The French government is poised to support priority projects of the KMA that will ease congestion in the Central Business District and also improve sanitation France’s Ambassador to Ghana, Anne-Sophie Ave said this after inspecting […]

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Marijuana, mountains and money: How Lesotho is cashing in

Posted: November 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, World News

Lesotho is aiming to make money from the booming medicinal marijuana industry, but the BBC’s Vumani Mkhize says the southern African nation already has an unheralded illicit trade in the drug for recreational use. Green dust swirls around Mampho Thulo as she uses her hands to scoop dried marijuana leaves from a massive heap on […]

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Huawei: NZ bars Chinese firm on national security fears

Posted: November 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, World News

New Zealand has become the latest country to block a proposal to use telecoms equipment made by China’s Huawei because of national security concerns. Spark New Zealand wanted to use Huawei equipment in its 5G mobile network. However, a NZ government security agency said the deal would bring significant risks to national security. The move […]

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Brexit will make UK worse off, government forecasts warn

Posted: November 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

The UK will be poorer economically under any form of Brexit, compared with staying in the EU, new government analysis suggests. Official figures say the UK economy could be up to 3.9% smaller after 15 years under Theresa May’s Brexit plan, compared with staying in the EU. But a no-deal Brexit could deliver a 9.3% […]

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Tension escalates after Russia seizes Ukraine naval ships

Posted: November 26, 2018 at 7:36 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

Russia has fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the Crimean Peninsula in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Two gunboats and a tug were captured by Russian forces. A number of Ukrainian crew members were injured. Each country blames the other for the incident. On Monday Ukrainian MPs are […]

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Brexit: Theresa May’s ‘letter to the nation’ in full

Posted: November 26, 2018 at 7:31 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

Prime Minister Theresa May has written a letter to the nation setting out why she thinks the public should back her Brexit deal. Here is the full letter. “When I became your prime minister, the United Kingdom had just voted to leave the European Union. “From my first day in the job, I knew I […]

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South Africa scraps work experience requirement for first time job seekers

Posted: November 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

The South African government’s plan to scrap work experience requirements for first time job seekers in the public sector has been welcomed by the local people. “Any attempts to reduce youth unemployment is supposed to be welcomed, but the quality of service should not be affected,” Prof. Jannie Rossouw, head of the school of economic […]

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