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ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's electoral commission spokeman said the agency would start releasing results on Thursday from a presidential and parliamentary vote held the day before and it called for calm. Eric Dzakpasu was reacting to comments from the main opposition New Patriotic Party urging the commission to issue results quickly and saying delays would create suspicion it was trying to overturn them. (Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Tim Cocks and Louise Ireland)
The EU proposed Thursday that member states resume returning asylum seekers to Greece from March next year, after transfers were suspended for five years because of poor conditions there. The European Commission, the EU executive, said Athens had now partly improved conditions in line with 2011 court rulings that had suspended the transfers and encouraged the flow of refugees and migrants to wealthier EU countries. "We are recommending the gradual resumption of Dublin transfers of asylum seekers starting next year," EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told a press conference, with aides saying the date is March 15.
Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause ...