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Have years of scandal finally caught up with Jacob Zuma?

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However, shortly after ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu announced that a motion of no-confidence in the president would be heard on Thursday, Mr Zuma appeared unannounced on SABC, South Africa's national broadcaster, to say he was not prepared to stand down immediately as he had not be given good reasons as to why he should resign. Read More »

S.Africa's ruling party orders Zuma to step down

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South Africa's top court had ruled that Zuma violated the country's constitution following an investigation of multimillion-dollar upgrades to his private home that were paid for by the state. Ramaphosa , said that Mr. Zuma had been given the chance to resign on his own. Ace Magashule, the party's secretary-general, told reporters that they have not discussed a motion of no confidence against the embattled leader. Read More »

Vigil held in Fredericton honours Boushie family, highlights need for change

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Boushie, a 22-year-old indigenous man, was from the Red Pheasant First Nation; the vehicle he was driving had a flat tire, and he and his friends drove onto a farm and attempted to steal an ATV. Justice Minister Jodie Wilson-Raybould is working on reforms to address inequalities in how the justice system treats indigenous people, she said. "They are very much focused on making sure that we have improvements to our system so that no family has to go through the kinds of things they went ... Read More »

Trump pushes immigration deal, says 'last chance' to pass

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The ruling means DACA recipients can renew their status, but the administration will not have to hold the program open to those who never applied. "Based on its review of the record before it, the court concludes that defendants have not done so", he wrote . Read More »

Modi should learn governance from Siddaramaiah, says Rahul

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Wherever I get religious place I go there. During his current tour to north Karnataka , Rahul visited Goddess Huligamma temple , a famous shrine in the region, and Gavi Siddheshwara Mutt, a mutt of the majority Lingayat community. Some dubbed it a silent troll against Modi over his "Pakoda statement", while BJP men were quick to remind that Congress leaders had equated "pakora" sellers to "beggars". Read More »

President Trump explains why he won't declassify Democrats' memo

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McGahn II (Counsel to the President, ) seems to back up that claim. The FBI publicly objected to the Nunes memo's release, suggesting the document left out key facts and was misleading. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, blasted Trump's decision. The Republicans' 3 1/2-page memo focused on the FBI's use of material from a former British spy, Christopher Steele , to obtain a warrant to spy on Carter Page, the former Trump campaign official. Read More »

ANC leaders meet to decide on President Jacob Zuma's future

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Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges after nine years in power. Cyril Ramaphosa, leader of the African National Congress Party ( ANC ) has acknowledged that a cloud of unease hangs over South Africa over the unresolved issue surrounding Jacob Zuma's presidency. Read More »

Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey, others on Middle East trip

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Tillerson is scheduled to held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Monday over enhancing U.S-Egyptian partnership and coordinating cooperation over in major Mideast issues. "These are some of our closest partners but they are also partners with whom we are facing some of the toughest issues that we have to face in the region, whether its terrorism, whether it's the future of U.S. Read More »

Should the Democratic memo on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation be released?

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Appearing on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday Schiff, D-Calif., said the committee and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will work to redact portions of the 10-page memo, which President Donald Trump decided not to release. "Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted", the California Republican told Fox News. Read More »

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Impersonators Crash Winter Olympics Ceremony

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Moon asked the North Korean team. Moon adds his hopes that it becomes "a venue that leads to dialogue for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Pence, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympics, briefly encountered Kim Yong-nam at the Games but the two tried to avoid directly facing each other. Read More »

PM Modi addresses Non resident Indians in Muscat

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He then boarded the Air India One plane back to New Delhi . In January, Modi hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his week-long trip to India, where he sought to revive a $500 million anti-tank missile deal. Stating that over 65 percent of India's population is below 35 years of age, Modi stressed the need to encourage the youth in the field of innovation while seeking worldwide cooperation to realise the dream to create a "New India". Read More »

Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics Draws 28.3 Million Viewers

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At the opening ceremony for the Games, Mr Pence, Kim Yo-jong and Kim Yong-nam were seated in close proximity to each other. Mr Moon said the Koreas should "make it happen" and encouraged the north to return to negotiations with the US. But Pyongyang's nuclear programme will hang over any attempts to bring the countries closer together. It was already known that Kim Yo Jong is an adviser to her brother; now many are interpreting her presence here - and the freedom with which she seems to ... Read More »

Rob Porter's ex-wife fires back at White House following abuse scandal

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He insisted to White House officials that he had quickly pushed Mr Porter out once the allegations proved credible, The Washington Post reported. Short said the president has been upset over the years by accusations against himself and is "saddened" by the allegations against Porter, adding, "I think he's very disturbed by it, and I think he's very disappointed". Read More »

Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

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South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn a request that the South provide fuel to a North Korean ferry that transported more than a 100 artists for performances marking the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . Fred Warmbier attended the opening ceremony as the vice president's guest. Angela Ruggiero, a four-times ice hockey world champion and Olympic gold medallist, told Reuters she would ask others to nominate the team, which included 12 players from North Korea which is still ... Read More »

Washington denies rift with Seoul over inter-Korea talks

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It served as the focal point of a charm offensive created to counter the USA narrative that Kim Jong-un is a madman who tortures his own people and would blow up Los Angeles or New York City if he didn't get his way. But both South Korea and the USA has been cautious about the talks, saying there will not be progress without North Korea giving up nuclear weapons. Read More »

United States drone strike kills 7 in Pakistani tribal area

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Recently, the terrorist attacks by the Taliban had increased in Afghanistan leading the United States to consider "unilateral steps in areas of divergence" to counter the militants. Pakistani authorities suspect Sajna played a role in planning major terrorist attacks in the country and was instrumental in a jailbreak in 2012 in the northwestern town of Bannu that freed about 400 inmates, including militants. Read More »

Mattis Says North Korea Can't Drive Wedge Between South, US

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang , setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North. Read More »

Turkish army liquidates more than 1300 terrorists during operation in Syria's Afrin

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The missing trust needs to be restored. Turkey has legitimate security concerns along border with Syria and we do not dismiss that, says USA defence secretary. F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border. Speaking in Ankara on Monday_the third day of the operation- Erdogan said Turkey's "fundamental goal" is ensuring national security, preserving Syria's territorial integrity and ... Read More »

Joint team & moment in history

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Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, personally delivered the message as she was in Seoul for the Winter Olympics . Yesterday's 100-minute concert - the orchestra's second and final show - included about 40 songs, among them South Korean pop hits as well as North Korean and other world music. Read More »

Two women shot dead, cop wounded, suspect holed up in home

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At 10:27 p.m. police got a call of shots fired on the east side at the 1900 block of Lamont Street. When they arrived, they discovered three people had been shot. He does have seven guns that are registered to him. Police say two gunmen are barricaded in two houses next door to each other. Compounding the situation - a person in a neighboring home also had a least one weapon and was threatening but not actively shooting. Read More »

President Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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That could be disappointing news for many state and local leaders who have been skeptical of the effort. It will propose as well that states that accept federal funds for infrastructure projects would have to accept workers with out-of-state skilled-trades licenses on those projects. Read More »

Worthing woman among victims of Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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The survivors had to wait for eight hours before they were rescued and airlifted out of the West Rim of the canyon. The helicopter was on a tour of the canyon, one of the top USA tourist destinations and more than a mile (1.6 km) deep, when it went down, a dispatcher for the Hualapai Department of Emergency Services told Phoenix television station KNXV. Read More »

Pence spokeswoman on CNN story: 'Let's not whitewash North Korea's record'

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An inter-Korean summit would be the third of its kind, after Kim's father and predecessor Kim Jong Il met the South's Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun in 2000 and 2007 respectively, both of them in Pyongyang. Pence pretend he wasn't in effect giving the middle digit to all involved in spreading the Kim-Moon toro feces? Following the meeting, Pence press secretary Alyssa Farah said in a statement, "The Vice President is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the ... Read More »

Over 2200 Filipinos in Kuwait want to leave: minister

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Just last week, the government confirmed that the body found in a freezer in a vacant apartment in Kuwait was that of a Filipina. Meanwhile, Cacdac said among the assistance that will be extended to the family of Joanna are death and burial benefits, livelihood assistance, financial assistance, and repatriation cost after the investigation of the Kuwait authorities. Read More »

Iraq's reconstruction after ISIL defeat to cost $88 bln

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The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) country manager for Iraq, Ziad Badr, was speaking in Kuwait ahead of an international conference this week for donors and investors to rebuild and revive Iraq's economy as the country emerges from a devastating three-war against Islamic State. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce faces Nationals partyroom meeting as concerns grow about his leadership

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The government is arguing that Turnbull was never officially informed that Campion was the partner of Joyce - who remained married to Natalie Joyce - and so the question of prime ministerial approval did not arise. "The distribution of those staff members between Nationals offices is a matter for the National Party", Mr Turnbull said. "The only area in which there is a genuine public interest is in the area of expenditure of taxpayer funds", Ms Plibersek said. Read More »

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators ejected from Opening Ceremony

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Moon apparently cited the conditions necessary for an inter-Korean summit. Relations between the two Koreas have improved in recent weeks, with Pyongyang agreeing to send its highest ranking delegation ever to attend the Winter Olympic Games, being held in the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang . Read More »