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S.African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

S.African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

In December 2015, Zuma fired former finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with one of his cronies, Des van Rooyen - who had barely warmed the ministerial seat when Zuma had to give in to pr...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge head to Paris for two-day visit

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge head to Paris for two-day visit

The visit comes on the heels of an attack at France's second largest airport in which a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning and wrested away her assault rifle, a Fre...

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Aggressive New US Approach Paying Off in War on ISIS

Wednesday's summit is the first such gathering of anti-ISIS countries since Trump took office and is aimed at devising a plan for stabilizing Iraq and Syria after the expected military defeat of ISIS...

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Syrian, Palestine issues to top Arab League summit agenda

The agreement comes weeks after Trump tossed a diplomatic wrench into the Middle East peace process by seemingly stepping back from a decades-long US commitment to eventual Palestinian statehood. He u...

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Michael Flynn Willing to Testify in Russian Election Interference Probe

Robert Kelner , a Covington and Burling attorney representing Flynn, said there were discussions about the retired Army lieutenant general's availability to attend future congressional hearings on t...

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Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

Manchin said in a news release that, just as he did with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, he met with Gorsuch and evaluated his qualifications for the c...

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Vladimir Putin Says Russia Did Not Interfere With US Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied allegations that the Kremlin interfered in the USA 2016 presidential elections and to get his point across, referenced a quote by a US president. How they ...

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South Korean Court Approves Arrest Warrant For Ousted Leader Park Geun-hye

Prosecutors could indict Park without arresting her, but said they needed to detain her because her alleged crimes are "grave" and she could try to destroy evidence. The Korea Times notes that she fa...

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South Africa's President Zuma sacks finance minister

South Africa's President Zuma sacks finance minister

Gordhan became South Africa's finance minister after Zuma's abrupt decision in December 2015 to fire Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and replace him with a relatively unknown figure, David van Rooyen, ...

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North Korean suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing head home

But North Korea had stoutly denied this and had slammed Malaysian investigations into the murder as an attempt to smear Pyongyang . It did allow a letter from someone purporting to be the next-of...

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Israeli Security Cabinet approves first new settlement in two decades

Israeli Security Cabinet approves first new settlement in two decades

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting, in Jerusalem, Feb. 19, 2017. An Israeli government-sanctioned settlement would be the first official new settlement in ...

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Brexit can be reversed if all European Union agrees

Brexit can be reversed if all European Union agrees

Some observers say the vote's outcome resulted partly from feelings that the European Union government was taking too much control away from British citizens. The letter, signed by Theresa May, stru...

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European Union demands progress on Brexit divorce before trade talks

The top Brexit official at the European Parliament thinks British political giants such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would not look kindly on Prime Minister Theresa May turning over th...

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Draft EU guidelines show both sides constructive on Brexit talks

Draft EU guidelines show both sides constructive on Brexit talks

He added that "there is no one who wants to use citizens as hostages in this, no one". HOPES and fears have been expressed on the formal commencement of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union ...

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Fan-made Justice League poster featuring Armie Hammer as Green Lantern

Fan-made Justice League poster featuring Armie Hammer as Green Lantern

Unless you were living under a rock you probably managed to catch the new Justice League trailer that was released to the world over the weekend. Then the epic montage of the heroes teaming up to ...

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German president tells Turkey: Don't cut ties with partners

German president tells Turkey: Don't cut ties with partners

On Monday, Merkel once again called on Turkey to stop the Nazi comparisons and said Berlin reserved the right to block future appearances by Turkish officials if they did not comply with German la...

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Federal judge in Hawaii extends ruling halting travel ban indefinitely

That made Watson's ruling the prevailing block to Trump's plans, but one only created to last for about two weeks. Watson is hearing arguments Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Honolulu , on whether to e...

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US sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe under way

US sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe under way

Gen. Stephen Townsend at a Pentagon press briefing. The senior USA commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. -led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to h...

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Former Staffer Offers To Narc On Donald Trump In Exchange For Immunity

Fired Trump administration National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn has just offered his testimony to he Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, in exchang...

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ACC Commissioner Comments on North Carolina Adjusting Controversial HB2 Law

North Carolina may be in the running again for hosting future Atlantic Coast Conference tournament games. "Companies that I have talked to, companies that I have recruited, who were hesitant or refusi...

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Vladimir Putin DENIES tampering in presidential election

Bush, speaking at a CNBC event on Arctic issues. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio painted Russia President Vladimir Putin Thursday as a tyrant who runs a brutal, corrupt, and repressive regime that murders o...

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Putin denies Russian meddling: 'Watch my lips. No!'

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that Russians' "civic stance" would be respected as long as it was expressed legally, branding Sunday's peaceful protests "a provocation and a lie". In his ...

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Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. Consistent with USA policy, the Ac...

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland will pursue European Union membership after independence

But in her keynote speech to the SNP's spring conference in Aberdeen, she said she had been left with no choice by the UK Government's refusal to negotiate. In response, British Prime Minister Th...

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Egypt's Mubarak Breathes Freedom After Six Years In Detention

Egypt's Mubarak Breathes Freedom After Six Years In Detention

Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him. He was sentenced to life in ...

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India down Myanmar in Asian Cup

India down Myanmar in Asian Cup

The last time the two sides met was also in Yangon , in 2013, and India had lost by a solitary goal in the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers. Seconds before the changeover, Kyaw Ko Ko nearly found the...

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Tillerson Says US, Turkey Face 'Difficult Options' for Syria

Cavusoglu said, using the Arabic word for ISIS. Washington also accuses Turkey of being more focused on preventing Syrian Kurds from forming an autonomous region in northern Syria, along Turkey's bord...

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North Korean missile explodes shortly after launch An error occurred

North Korean missile explodes shortly after launch An error occurred

North Korea launched six Musudans between April and June previous year from an area near Wonsan, with all but one exploding in mid-air. "A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch...

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South Sudan rebels release 3 abducted foreign oil workers

The Pakistani national worked for DAR, a consortium including China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's Sinopec and Malaysia's Petronas, in Upper Nile state. In a Wednesday statement, the O...

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Freed Malaysians arrive home from Pyongyang after Kim Jong Nam row

The attack outraged Malaysia and sparked a diplomatic row with North Korea, resulting in travel bans on both sides and a collapse in their long-standing friendly ties. The Malaysians, three embassy st...

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Malaysians detained in N.Korea return

The North Korean diplomats were seen leaving the airport in a black limousine. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, a year ago in Pyongyang, and his late half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, in Narita, Jap...

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Trump girds to fight Democrats AND the Freedom Caucus

Trump girds to fight Democrats AND the Freedom Caucus

That's after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican conservative group Thursday morning. Trump's famed deal-making and power of persuasion faltered with his own party, a remarkable turn...

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Chinese President to have first face-to-face with President Trump

Trump has many times criticised China over trade issues in public speeches and remarks, and has also complained publicly that China was not doing enough to help solve the North Korea issue. And it...

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Life imprisonment for cow slaughter in Gujarat

Life imprisonment for cow slaughter in Gujarat

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2011, his government had amended the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act, 1954 to impose a complete ban on the slaughtering and trans...

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South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-Hye arrested

South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-Hye arrested

Opposition lawmakers had called yesterday for Park's arrest. Ashen-faced and flanked by two female officers in the back seat of a black sedan, Park's hair was down, apparently because she had removed ...

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