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North Korea Agrees To Meet With US Officials To Resume Nuclear Talks After 8 Months Stand-Off

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North Korean officials have agreed to meet with United States government officials this weekend to resume nuclear talks after almost 8 months of standoff, according to a report by North Korea’s state news agency KCNA published Tuesday.

This comes weeks after former US National Security adviser, John Bolton, a well known anti-North Korea hawk, was sacked by Donald Trump on Twitter for his differences with the US president on North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran.

Months earlier, North Korean negotiators said they will be unwilling to negotiate with the US if they maintain their hawkish demands of unilateral disarmament and if John Bolton remains on the negotiating team, after the US and North Korea failed to reach any nuclear agreement and Trumped walked out during the last summit between the US and North Korea in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Kim wanted sanctions relief in exchange for partial disarmament but after Trump rejected such demands, North Korea has run several short-range missile tests angering US allies Japan and South Korea.

North Korea agrees to meet with US officials to resume nuclear talks after 8 months stand off

Citing a statement issued by North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, KCNA reported the two countries will make preliminary contact on Friday before sitting down for working-level talks Saturday.

“The delegates of the DPRK side are ready to enter into the DPRK-U.S. working-level negotiations,” Choe said in the statement, according to Reuters. The foreign minister used North Korea’s official name, which is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“It is my expectation that the working-level negotiations would accelerate the positive development of the DPRK-U.S. relations,” Choe said.

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Rev. Obofuor Under Fire As A Businessman Drags Him To Court For Defrauding Him Ghc 190,000

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Founder and general overseer of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofuor has been dragged to Accra High court by a businessman for defrauding him in the tune of Ghc 190,000.

Charles Frimpong, claims he had a power plant deal with the man of God which costs Ghc 70,000 which he did not pay upfront but requested another one be brought to him, taking his bill to Ghc 140,000. He said that Obofuor again requested for a transmitter which cost Ghc 90,000, bringing his total bill to Ghc 230,000.

Out of the total amount owed, Charles claims that the pastor has paid only Ghc 40,000 and has refused to pay the rest of the amount owed ie Ghc 190,000. The court is yet to pronounce judgment on the case.

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WATCH The Emotional Moment American Protesters Sing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ Song As They March For George Floyd

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The black communities in America are still marching in all the 50 States to demand justice for George Floyd. In the new footage, the charged protestors can be seen in a video singing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ in a manner that will definitely give you goosebumps.

George Floyd was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020, after a white cop knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed and struggling for breath.

Most of the demonstrations over the past eight days have been peaceful, except isolated cases of clashes with the police in some areas. Meanwhile, all the white officers who contributed to the death of George Floyd have officially been charged.

Watch Americans were spotted singing Burna Boy’s hit track “Ye” while walking on the streets with placards that read “Black Lives Matter.“

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Tourism Sector Records $171 Million Loss During Coronavirus Pandemic : Minister

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The tourism and hospitality sectors have recorded a $171 million loss in revenue due to the adverse impact of coronavirus.

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, made this known to the media on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Information Ministry’s press briefing.

She was outlining the guidelines for the easing of restrictions in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

According to her, the loss was recorded from March 2020 to June 2020.

She the amount was arrived at after doing a detailed calculation of tourists spent over the years.

She says in 2018, spending per tourist amount to $2,781.

In 2019, spending per tourist was $2,931 in 2020.

Those spendings, she says, have been lost in 2020 due to the pandemic.

According to her, such monies were spent on hotels, buying food, going to beaches, among others.

She indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on Ghana’s tourism and hospitality sectors.

However, she indicated an amount of $4 million has been earmarked for the redevelopment of tourism sites and destinations in Ghana.

Additionally, $5 million has been budgeted for tourism sites supports, she told the media.

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