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Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

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The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years will restrict his ability to steer his programme through Congress. But Mr Trump's Republicans are set

Prince Charles arrives in Ghana for 5-day visit

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The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and his wife the duchess of Cornwall, Camilla have arrived in Ghana for a five day visit. His Royal Highness and his wife were met at the airport by the Speaker of Parliament Mike Aaron Ocquaye, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and

Melania Trump to visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt

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The US First Lady Melania Trump has announced that she will be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt on her solo tour of the continent in October. She called them "four beautiful and very different countries" when talking about the details at a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General

Bill Cosby sentenced to state prison for sexual assault

Actor Bill Cosby

Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, has also been categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry. The actor declined to make a statement when a

EUROPE FOR ABOLITION OF TIME SHIFT – STATES DECIDE NOW

In a survey the majority of the participants voted for the abolition of summer time in the European Union (EU). Now the member states have to decide. After Finland started the discussion about the abolition of the "Daylight Saving Time", the European Parliament announced a survey throughout Europe for the 16

GOOD BYE TO TWO-CHILD POLICY? – CHINA’S NEW DRAFT LAW

A new draft law in China does not contain any regulation regarding birth control. It could be the end of the two-child policy. On Tuesday, 28 August 2018, the draft law was presented to the Stand Committee of the People's Republic of China. If the Committee accept this draft, in 2020

TRUMP NEGOTIATES NAFTA WITH MEXICO – CANADA DECIDES

Trump negotiates NAFTA with Mexico without involving Canada. Now Canada has to decide upon the future of the free trade agreement. What is NAFTA? Concluded in 1994, the free trade agreement between the North American states USA, Canada and Mexico, called North American Free Trade Agreement (shortly NAFTA), rules the import and

PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR CUBA: THE NEW CONSTITUTION

On the 22th July 2018 the Cuban parliament accepted unanimously the proposals on how to reform the Constitution. Now the population has to decide whether the same-sex marriage, the right to own private property and to work in the private sector should be part of its Constitution. The current situation in

ONE YEAR AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE: 30 RIGHT-WING DEMONSTRATORS IN WASHINGTON

On the first anniversary of the riots of 11th and 12th August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, right-wing extremist demonstrations were planned in Washington. Finally, only 30 participants were facing hundreds of counter-demonstrators. Happenings in Charlottesville in 2017 In the night of 11th to 12th August 2017 there had been conflicts between protesters

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