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Ohio-USA, Jan. 20, GNA - Today marks exactly one year after President Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America. There have, however been growing concerns by many across the globe that his domestic and international relationships are unconventional.

The shutdown of the US government exposes "chronic flaws" in the country's political system, China's official news agency said on Sunday. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after members of Congress failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill. "What's so ironic is that it ...
Accra, Jan. 18, GNA - The 69th Annual New Year school and Conference (ANYSC), has ended in Accra, with a call for a policy that will mandate all state agencies to purchase made in Ghana products. The participants in a communique said as a way of ensuring Ghanaian products were competitive ...
Mpraeso (E/R), Jan. 18, GNA - The Kwahu South District Assembly for the second time has failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) to preside over the assembly's meetings after three rounds of voting. None of the two contestants failed to obtain the two thirds votes required at the second ordinary meeting of ...
Accra, Jan. 18, GNA - The government of Ghana has signed a petroleum agreement with ExxonMobil, for exploration and production rights for the Deepwater Cape Three Point (DWTP) block. The agreement, which is however, subject to Parliamentary ratification, was initialled for Ghana by Mr Boakye ...
Accra, Jan. 18, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, on Thursday, said he was confident that the American multinational oil and gas corporation, Exxon Mobil's entry into Ghana's fledgling oil and gas sector would boost the country's hydrocarbon development. Interacting with officials of Exxon ...
Lima, Peru, Jan 18, 2018 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Demetrio Sanchez, a 20-year-old indigenous Peruvian seminarian, is eager to see Pope Francis when he visits Puerto Maldonado on Thursday. Sanchez is studying to become a priest serving Peru's outlying Indigenous communities. "I want to be a priest.
Accra, Jan. 18, GNA - Ethiopian airlines, the largest aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX, a certified Four Star Global Airline, have finalized a shareholders agreement with the government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. A statement issued by Mrs Aniley Eshetu, Assistant manager, ...
Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2018 / 01:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. President Donald Trump will address participants in the 45th national March for Life via live video, the White House confirmed Wednesday. The march, held annually on or near the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, recognizes ...
Winneba (C/R) Jan. 17 GNA - The police in Winneba have arrested four persons suspected to have snatched a taxi cab from its driver at Gomoa Potsin in the Central Region last week. ASP Irene Oppong, Central Regional police public relations Officer who confirmed this to the Ghana news agency (GNA) ...
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 17, 2018 / 12:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while demonstrating against the presidency of Joseph Kabila. Catholic leaders were outspoken during the Jan.
St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va., as it appeared in 2010. The church was named a minor basilica Jan. 14, 2018. Credit: JanetandPhil via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Follow. By Christine Rousselle. Arlington, Va., Jan 16, 2018 / 03:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, the first ...

Santiago, Chile, Jan 16, 2018 / 08:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met privately Tuesday with 6 victims of sexual abuse committed by priests in Chile, the papal spokesman has reported. The meeting had not been previously announced as a part of the Pope's schedule. "Today after lunch, the Holy Father met with ...
Damascus, Syria, Jan 15, 2018 / 06:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bomb fell in the bedroom of the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus last week. He was spared death, he says, only because of a providential trip to the lavatory. Archbishop Samir Nassar related that a shell fell on his bed the afternoon of Jan. 8, when he had ...
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday received a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump during which the latter reportedly hailed Qatar's role in the ongoing fight against terrorist groups. According to Qatar's official QNA news agency, the two men also discussed U.S.-Qatar ...
Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2018 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There are more than 215 million persecuted Christians worldwide according to the 2018 World Watch List, Open Doors USA's annual ranking of the 50 worst countries for violence and persecution against Christians. The report found that one in twelve ...
This is contained in a statement issued by the Office of the Former President Rawlings and signed by Mr Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, of the Communications Directorate, and copied to the Ghana news agency, on Thursday. Mr. Rawlings expressed optimism that Parliament would approve the appointment, ...
Koforidua, Jan. 12, GNA - The Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Perry Okudzato has assured that the government would do whatever it takes to revive all the state media under the Ministry including the Ghana news agency(GNA), Ghana Broadcasting corporation(GBC) and the information services ...
Lagos, Nigeria, Jan 11, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Bishop Matthew Kukah has decried "cries of shrill Islamization across the land," enabled by government corruption, according to a Jan. 8 report from the Catholic News Service of Nigeria. "These cries arise when those in power use religious affiliation and blatant nepotism as ...
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Washington D.C., Jan 12, 2018 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Made for Love is a new podcast that aims to convey the truth about marriage and families by helping Catholics tell stories of God's work in their lives. Hosted by Sara Perla, a program specialist for the US Conference of Catholic bishops, Made for Love is under ...
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Xinhua news agency president Cai Mingzhao said Xinhua will build a "new kind of newsroom based on information technology and featuring human-machine collaboration." The agency has also introduced the "Media Brain" platform to integrate cloud computing, the Internet of Things, AI and more into ...
A US-based news producer, which provides content for Russian news agency Sputnik, is being forced to register as a foreign agent, as the US apparently continues to single-out Russian news outlets as a threat to America. The company, called RIA Global LLC, has been notified that it must register under ...
Vatican City, Jan 9, 2018 / 04:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the recent re-branding and consolidation of the Vatican's various media outlets, their social media platforms have now reached a total of more than 4 million followers, who receive their daily papal news with a fresh logo. According to a Jan. 9 communique from ...
Accra, Jan. 5, GNA - The public has been cautioned to be extra cautious when using fire for any purpose, because of the current distinctive dryness. Mr. Tettey Portuphy, Head of the forecasting session of the Ghana Meteorological Agency, told the Ghana news agency in an interview, that because of the ...
New York City, N.Y., Jan 4, 2018 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The funeral for J.J. Hanson, an outspoken assisted suicide opponent, was celebrated Thursday. He was remembered for his strength, faith, and determination. Hanson died of brain cancer on Saturday at the age of 36. He is survived by his wife, Kristen, and ...
Accra, Jan. 5, GNA - The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has identified the National Commission for Civic education (NCCE) as a key ally to support its work of promoting standards in the country. At a meeting held in Accra between GSA's Director-General, Prof. Alex Dodoo and Kathleen Addy, a Deputy ...
Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 4, 2018 / 05:19 pm (ACI Prensa).- In his New Year's message, the Archbishop of Caracas encouraged transparent elections the results of which the citizenry could trust, in order to alleviate the grave crisis affecting the country. "The year 2017 was very tragic for Venezuela, marked by political ...
Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2018 / 02:51 am (CNA).- It's been a little over a year since the 2016 election that polarized the nation and left deep political divides among family and friends. Another election may be the last thing many Americans want to think about, but with midterm races just 10 months away, the already tense ...
Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2018 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Planned Parenthood reported that it received more than $500 million in government funding last year, while performing more than 300,000 abortions across the United States. The country's largest abortion provider released its 2016-2017 annual report this ...
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 4, 2018 / 02:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic Cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces' attacks on protesters amid deadly political tensions in the country. "We can only denounce, condemn and stigmatize the actions of the ...
Denver, Colo., Jan 3, 2018 / 03:22 pm (CNA).- A facebook-based Catholic fundraising campaign suffered "critical" delays in the key donation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Facebook's new scrutiny of ads aimed at religious audiences is to blame, one social media expert has charged. Matthew Meeks ...
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Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari revealed plans to reorganize the security situation in Yemen in cooperation with the countries backing up the coalition forces to support the restoration of legitimate rule in the country. Hayat newspaper quoted the minister as saying that all locations need to ...
... Chinese companies have hit the buffers in Washington as trade tensions between the two countries are flaring," state news agency Xinhua said in a commentary published on Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday, the U.S. government torpedoed MoneyGram's multi-million-dollar merger with Ant Financial, ...
Lagos, Nigeria, Jan 3, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Nigerian archbishop has urged authorities to intensify their investigation of six nuns who remain missing after being kidnapped in November. "It is disheartening that the security agencies have not been able to get the sisters out," said Archbishop Alfred Martin of ...
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MINSK -- The trial of three Belarusian journalists charged with illegal entrepreneurship and inciting ethnic hatred has resumed in Minsk after a two-week break. freelance journalists Yury Paulavets, Dzmitry Alimkin, and Syarhey Shyptenka have all pleaded not guilty. If convicted, they could be sentenced to ...
Visitors take a selfie photograph in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra on January 3, 2018. India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an effort to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist draw. Millions of mostly Indian tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year and ...
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan 2, 2018 / 12:42 pm (CNA).- Three Kazakhstani bishops signed a statement on Sunday confirming that it is not licit to admit to sacramental communion Catholics who are divorced and illictly remarried, if they are not living according to the long-standing teachings of the Church. The statement was ...
Last year, the propaganda outlet published an article where someone said that French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is supported by "a very rich gay lobby" and that "means everything." Macron identifies as straight and is married to a woman, but the rumors spread to other news agencies to the ...
Rome, Italy, Jan 2, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- After rummaging through supermarket dumpsters, 79-year-old Marta loads 90 pounds of edible food onto her bicycle every day. Three times a week she loads her car, and delivers the food to poor families in Casalborgone, a town about 20 miles from Turin. Her charitable work ...
Southampton, England, Jan 2, 2018 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic deacon in the United Kingdom has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his work serving seafarers and rescuing trafficking victims over the last eight years. "I was absolutely stunned… a tear came to my eye - it really did," Deacon Roger ...
Tehran, Iran, Jan 2, 2018 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ongoing protests in Iran could be a sign of hope for repressed religious minorities, if protesters demand that conscience rights be respected, said an Iranian-born journalist who converted to Catholicism in 2016. Although most of those protesting in the streets of Iran ...


 

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