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Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds – Starr Fm

The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate’s profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19. It comes …

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Angolan capital ‘most expensive city’ – Starr Fm

Luanda, the capital of Angola, has regained top spot as the world’s most expensive city for expats, pushing Hong Kong back into second place. The claim is made in the 23rd annual cost-of-living survey carried out by the advisory firm Mercer. Tokyo, Zurich and Singapore comprise the rest of …

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Ghanaians will miss Jon Benjamin – Akufo-Addo – Starr Fm

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin will be sorely missed by Ghanaians, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. According to Mr. Akufo-Addo, the controversial diplomat’s interest in the country’s politics and social life has earned him a special place in the heart of Ghanaians adding that …

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Katy Perry is first to reach 100m Twitter followers – Starr Fm

The US singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter. The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009 along with a message saying “Today, we #WITNESS history”. Witness is the name of Perry’s new album. The Canadian …

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West Africa route attractive for drug barons – Jon Benjamin – Starr Fm

The outgoing British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin has stated that West Africa still remains an attractive route for drug traffickers. According to him, drug traffickers from South America prefer to traffic their drugs to Europe through West Africa due to the perceived weak security in the sub-region. In an …

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West Africa route attractive for drug barons – Jon Benjamin – Starr Fm

The outgoing British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin has stated that West Africa still remains an attractive route for drug traffickers. According to him, drug traffickers from South America prefer to traffic their drugs to Europe through West Africa due to the perceived weak security in the sub-region. In an …

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Millennials’ voting preferences and lessons for future elections – Starr Fm

A Post-UK election analysis by the Financial Times suggests that better educated people tend to vote for leftwing or centrist causes, while those who never went to university are more likely to vote for rightwing or populist parties. It concludes that Tories made heavy forays into working class territories …

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EU ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – Merkel – Starr Fm

Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday’s UK election. The German chancellor said she believed Britain would stick to the timetable, adding the European Union was “ready”. Mrs Merkel …

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Three Ghanaians to serve in British Parliament – Starr Fm

Three Ghanaians are set to serve in UK’s new Parliament after they won their seats for the Conservative party in the just ended British elections. The three are; Adam Afriyie who has a Ghanaian father won Windsor for the Conservative taking 64.4% of the vote. Sam Gyimah both of …

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