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Farmers get benefit from insecticide that may kill bees

Accra, Oct. 4-(UPI/GNA)-New research that found a widely used and increasingly controversial insecticide has “negligible” benefits for commercially grown soybeans, and pesticide makers and farmers are pushing back against that conclusion.The insecticide, called neonicotinoid, has come under fire in recent years after scientists discovered it might be killing honey bees, monarch butterflies, certain birds and […]

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U.S., others press Facebook for back door to encrypted messages

Accra, Oct. 4 (UPI/GNA)- U.S. Attorney General William Barr told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that if he is going to encrypt the messages of his services’ users, he must allow law enforcement access to their content to protect the public.Barr said Facebook needs to find a balance between protecting user information and allowing investigators lawful […]

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WHO report points to reduced alcohol drinking in Russia

Ho, Oct 03, GNA- Russia could still lead with reputation as a nation of hard drinkers, but a report by the World Health Organisation published on Tuesday showed their alcohol consumption has dropped by more than 40 per cent from its peak in the early 2000s.     The WHO put the decrease down to a push of […]

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Brother of Iranian president sentenced to 10 years in prison

Accra, Oct. 2-(UPI/GNA)-The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption, state news media reported.“Hossein Fereydoun was sentenced to five years of prison,” Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmayeeli said in a press conference Tuesday, Fars News Agency reported. Fereydoun was arrested in 2017 following long-running allegations of corruption […]

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No free movement of EU nationals if Britain leaves with no deal on Oct. 31: Home Office

LONDON, Aug. 20, (Xinhua/GNA) – Britain will end the free movement of European Union nationals if no deal is reached with Brussels by Oct. 31, it has been confirmed in London.Britain’s interior ministry, the Home Office, said: “Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on 31 October when the UK leaves the EU, […]

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World humanitarian day observed in Accra

Accra, Aug 19, GNA- Ghana on Monday joined the world to observe the World Humanitarian Day with an appeal to the government and organisations to show more commitment and support to women humanitarians. Humanitarians are persons who respond to crises around the world by assisting people amidst conflict, disaster and displacement. Mr Niyi Ojuolape, the […]

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Defending One Country, Two Systems:

Guarding the Pearl of the Orient (By H.E. Shi Ting WANG, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana) Since June, several large-scale demonstrations and violent incidents have occurred in Hong Kong, which has aroused widespread concern in the international community. People who care about Hong Kong cannot help but ask, what happened to Hong Kong? Where will Hong […]

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World Trade Board gets first African member

Ho, Aug. 13, GNA – Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, an international legal and finance expert, has been appointed as a member of the World Trade Board, coming in as the first African member of the organisation. The Nigerian joins 20 other global trade and finance leaders on the board, said a release copied to the Ghana News Agency.Mr […]

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Israel inaugurates settlement in Golan Heights to honor Trump

JERUSALEM, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) — Israel’s government inaugurated on Sunday a new settlement in the annexed Golan Heights named after the country’s close ally, U.S. President Donald Trump. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a sign with the name of the settlement, Ramat Trump, or “Trump Heights,” in Hebrew.  The ceremony was held as part […]

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G20 ministerial meeting agrees to establish framework on reducing ocean plastic waste

TOKYO, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) — A Group of 20 (G20) ministerial meeting on Sunday agreed to create an international framework that aims at establishing voluntary measures to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.  The two-day G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth was held in the resort town of Karuizawa […]