Sacking triggers civil war in S.Africa's ruling ANC

The sweeping cabinet changes were "not normal" and will further deepen the "serious public concern and unease" in the country, he said in the foundation's statement . But even allies of the ruling party had warned against replacing Gordhan . On W... More..

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Kim Jong-nam: Body 'arrives in Pyongyang' in exchange deal
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Kim Jong-nam: Body 'arrives in Pyongyang' in exchange deal

According to the Plane Finder tracking website the Bombardier took off from Pyongyang at the same time that the Malaysian Airlines flight MH360 left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Malaysian police have identifie...More..

Venezuela Crisis Deepens, Bonds Sink as Maduro Ally Pushes Back
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Venezuela Crisis Deepens, Bonds Sink as Maduro Ally Pushes Back

Worldwide powers are voicing alarm at Venezuela after its Supreme Court seized power from the legislature on Thursday, a move widely viewed as handing greater authority to President Nicolas Maduro. The Court sa...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Rome police seize weapons ahead of anti-EU march

May has said she will respond to a major demand of the Brexit campaign by cutting the numbers of EU immigrants who move to Britain - hundreds of thousands every year - and will have to pull Britain out of the...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

US Cautions Israel on 'Unrestrained' Settlement Building

Construction in recent years has involved expanding existing settlements in the West Bank, with many countries warning it is gradually eating away at any chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Bu...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Tillerson meets wife of United States pastor jailed in Turkey

But the US considers Syrian Kurdish fighters the most effective force at fighting IS and critical to liberating Raqqa. Turkey launched the offensive last August to push Islamic State militants away from its b...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Video shows ISIS trying to bait United States into killing civilians, military says

The United Nations rights chief said on Tuesday at least 307 civilians had been killed and 273 wounded in western Mosul since February 17, saying Islamic State was herding residents into booby-trapped buildings...More..

Kim Jong-nam murder investigation under a cloud after body deal
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Kim Jong-nam murder investigation under a cloud after body deal

Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died in Kuala Lumpur on February 13 and Malaysian authorities said his death was part of a weird assassination using VX nerve agent , ...More..

Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus

Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels a...More..

Trump to sign orders cracking down on trade
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Trump to sign orders cracking down on trade

The second order will empower the Department of Homeland Security to help deal with trade and customs violations. Head of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo said there was a need for clarity on ...More..

Trump aide with Russia ties offers to talk to House panel
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Trump aide with Russia ties offers to talk to House panel

Also on Friday, Nunes canceled a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday that was supposed to feature former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and Sally Yates, who b...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Tillerson meets wife of U.S. pastor jailed in Turkey

Turkey launched the military operation in Syria last August by sending in troops, tanks and warplanes to help the Free Syrian Army (FSA) push Daesh away from its border and stop the advance of the PKK-affilia...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Down in the polls, Trump declares war on fellow Republicans

The proposal was pronounced dead on Friday. "It's disappointing. We've got to fulfill our promises", said Sen. "No one can fix this problem better than Katie". He accused Trump of using executive actions to d...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Three North Korean Kim Jong Nam murder suspects allowed to go

The news comes a day after an agreement between the Malaysian and North Korean governments over the return of Kim Jong Nam's body to North Korea. Pyongyang will declare the man had died of natural causes an...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Meat sellers in India strike amid clampdown on illegal slaughterhouses

Considering that the Swachh Bharat scheme is such an important part of the BJP plans for the country, he also insisted that police officials must ensure that they keep their homes and offices clean. Eastern UP ...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Venezuela chief prosecutor rebukes court power grab amid reports of violence

But the Supreme Court just ruled Congress does not have a say over joint ventures anymore, while lawmakers retort the top court is illegitimate, creating a legal maze. In a public act outside the legislature, ...More..

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in detention
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in detention

The 88-year-old was being held in a Cairo military hospital, but is now expected to go to his home in Heliopolis. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt since the 1952 abolition of the monarchy, became president in 1981 ...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Kim Jong Nam's Body Traded for 9 Malaysians in North Korea

Malaysian nationals who were detained in North Korea returned home after three North Koreans were released and allowed to board a flight to Beijing. Kim Jong Nam's murder was remarkably public, according to N...More..

Adam Schiff blasts Devin Nunes for
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Adam Schiff blasts Devin Nunes for "providing cover" to Trump

Democrats expressed outrage that Nunes would meet with Trump before talking to committee members and cited the incident as another reason to question the panel's independence. In a statement released Friday, ...More..

EasyJet bans large electronics on flights from Turkey and Egypt
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

EasyJet bans large electronics on flights from Turkey and Egypt

The latest ban may force passengers to leave their devices at home, according to travel trade organisation Abta, which warned that laptops and tablets are not typically covered by travel insurance policies fo...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

US to press NATO allies on counter-terror, defense budgets

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will now brace itself for a visit by Trump himself. But German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was "totally unrealistic" for his country to meet the two-percent ta...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

US Set to Review China's Market-Economy Status Bid

Given that the United States has a massive trade deficit with China, American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives, Trump tweeted. Trump is expected to press Xi on taking action against ...More..

N.Korean Missile Test Fails
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

N.Korean Missile Test Fails

Both groups confirm the launch occurred at North Korea's air base in Wonsan. The military said it had detected a launch attempt near Wonsan in eastern North Korea around 7.49am (5.49am Wednesday Thailand time...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

US Considers Enhancing NATO's Role in Daesh Elimination - Tillerson

Tillerson is only the latest U.S. official to press North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to spend more on defence, with U.S. President Donald Trump banging the drum the loudest. Members have until 2024 to ...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee after ethical concerns raised

In a statement announcing the decision, Trump said she had "heard the concerns" of critics and was working with the White House to address "the unprecedented nature of my role". She struggled to institute con...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Two Key Figures In Nunes Controversy Dodge Questions

It's also looking into whether Barack Obama's White House inappropriately spied on Trump's transition. Cohen-Watnick appealed to two Trump administration officials with whom he was close, Politico said - Jare...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Israel says will try to curb growth of settlements footprint

Guterres "condemns all unilateral actions that, like the present one, threaten peace and undermine the two-state solution", UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told a daily briefing. The move late on Thursday - c...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Cracks in S' Africa's leadership as Zuma sacks finance minister Gordhan

Gordhan's replacement Gigaba is a Zuma-ally who was criticised for extreme tightening of immigration rules while minister of home affairs. With growth below 1% a year ago, South Africa is in danger of a credit...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

NSW floods flow south, Ballina at risk

Police say her husband had been in the auto with her but managed to escape. Between 500mm and 740mm of rain was recorded in NSW's Tweed River valley between 2am Thursday and 2am Friday, after which it began t...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Novak Djokovic Edges Through Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal Set Up Clash

Nadal boasts a 50-9 record in the California desert, with three titles, and beat four-time champion Federer 6-4 6-2 when they last played in Indian Wells in 2013. "It was a really good performance by me, I th...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Beef big victor in historic China market access agreement

There were also reports China was interested in joining a revived Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which the United States pulled out of after Donald Trump was elected president. As well as pulling the U.S. out...More..

United Kingdom set to ban laptops on flights from Middle East countries
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

United Kingdom set to ban laptops on flights from Middle East countries

Why has this been announced? Royal Jordanian Airlines said in a tweet on Monday that USA -bound passengers would be barred from carrying most electronic devices aboard aircraft starting Tuesday at the req...More..

UK Joins US In Laptop Ban
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

UK Joins US In Laptop Ban

Britain said it would be banning "phones, laptops or tablets larger than a normal-sized mobile or smartphone" from direct inbound flights from the countries named. The airports are in Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Q...More..

Venezuela Supreme Court takes over Congress, rules it is 'in contempt'
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Venezuela Supreme Court takes over Congress, rules it is 'in contempt'

Venezuela's attorney general surprisingly broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, condemning recent Supreme Court rulings that consolidated the socialist president's power as a "rupture of constitu...More..

by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Meeting with China's president next week will be 'very difficult'

The news conference came just two hours after Trump took to Twitter to blame the country for US trade deficits and job losses, saying the meeting "will be a very hard one". After O'Reilly mentioned that Presi...More..