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Zuma orders S Africa finance minister's return from UK

South Africa's Pravin Gordhan said he was still the finance minister in response to a question as he attended a court hearing on Tuesday on a case he has brought against the Gupta brothers, a Reuters witness said. South Africa's rand has tumbled by close to 5 percent against the dollar since Zuma's office released a statement on Monday instructing Gordhan to immediately return to South Africa. Read More

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Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Hong Kong police have declined to comment on the case or why action is being taken now, but the activists say they have been asked to report to police headquarters to be charged. Of these four, Beijing's trust is key. He calls on the whole community to fully support the new chief executive and the new SAR government, and work together to realize the potential for a better Hong Kong . Read More

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Westminster terror attack: Two suspects still in custody, 7 set free

But only a 58-year-old man arrested in Birmingham, the central English city where Masood last lived, remained in custody late Saturday. Four have now died as a effect as a outcome of Masood's terror attack, in which he drove a high-powered hired auto into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge before rushing the Houses of Parliament with a knife, stabbing and killing a police officer before being fatally shot by a protection officer. Read More

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What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

We were shocked that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House with information that he received before sharing it with rest of the committee. But at the same time that's happening, there have been a number of major developments concerning the FBI investigation into the potential Russian Federation connection to President Donald Trump's campaign. Read More

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Amarinder Singh sworn in as CM, Sidhu as Minister

Amarinder Singh sworn in as CM, Sidhu as Minister

Punjab Chief Minister-designate Amarinder Singh will go in for a simple swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, along with a team of ministers. Newsletter has been successfully subscribed. Singh said his government s priority would be to bring the state s economy, "which has been completely devastated under the SAD-BJP regime, back on the rails through every possible measure and innovative, out-of-the-box initiatives". Read More

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Ex-UK leader Gordon Brown enters Scotland independence fray

MSPs will vote next week on whether they will support her request for a section 30 order from Westminster, which would be needed for Holyrood to hold a legally- binding ballot. He said it would be better for jobs, as well as health and public services. The world has changed and we have to face up to post-Brexit realities. Here, she said, the Scottish Government would increase the number of dedicated mental health workers in the NHS, so that A&E departments, GP practices, police custody ... Read More

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Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

The order initiates a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The Obama administration had prioritized climate change agenda as the centerpiece of his policies to fight global warming, while Trump previously called global warming a " hoax ", and has repeatedly criticized his predecessor's efforts as an attack on American workers and the struggling United States coal industry. Read More

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Ryan says Nunes should still lead Russia probe

Earlier that week, James Comey had testified that the FBI was investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The first hearing held by the committee got off to a strong start, with F.B.I. To recap, Nunes had announced Wednesday, as WND reported, he had learned from intelligence sources that "on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition". Read More

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Le Pen brings pro-Russia stance to meeting with Putin

On that occasion, she was left stranded at the bottom of Trump Tower, drinking an awkward coffee in its cafe without being invited up to meet then-US president-elect Donald Trump. She also has called for strong security ties with Moscow to jointly combat radical Islamic groups, promised to work to repeal the European Union sanctions on Moscow over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and pledged to recognize Crimea as part of Russian Federation if she's elected. Read More

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Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Government spokesman Lambert Mende told Top Congo FM on Tuesday that national police confirmed the discovery of the male and female Caucasians and one Congolese. Officials did not say who was behind the killing, but the region where Sharp and Catalan were abducted has been plagued by violence since mid-August of a year ago, after a tribal chief and militia leader was killed by government forces after rebelling against President Joseph Kabila. Read More

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North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

President Trump commented on leaving his weekend retreat in Florida aboard Air Force One. North Korea ground-tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, the country's official news agency KCNA said on Sunday. Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea , but is adamantly opposed to measures that might bring about a collapse of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime. Read More

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USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott

The two sides have agreed not to disclose financial terms of the deal but the players were seeking a four-year agreement that included payment outside of the six-month Olympic period. Before the deal was announced, USA Hockey was reportedly soliciting potential replacement players for the world championships, but found that many even at the game's lower levels were unwilling to play as "scab" labor. Read More

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Emotional Defoe hails group win

Emotional Defoe hails group win

It is important that we're able to call upon the likes of Jermain and for him to have the impact like he did today. Defoe is in the form of his life, even for a struggling Sunderland side, and looks set to beat his Premier League goals tally from last season. Read More

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Theresa May offers condolences to Martin McGuinness' family

Mrs O'Neill told the Assembly her heart was broken yet bursting with pride. "The legacy that Martin wished was for a better future based on equality and measured by the joy and laughter of all of our children", she said. He urged politicians to resolve their current differences to form a new powersharing government. Wednesday's front pages are, unsurprisingly, dedicated to the death of former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness . Read More

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U.S. officials warn that North Korea will test another missile soon

U.S. officials warn that North Korea will test another missile soon

Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham said in a statement . In May, a Musudan missile exploded within seconds of launch, and a similar situation occurred in April. "If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table ", the top usa diplomat said in a comment widely interpreted to refer to the possibility of pre-emptive military force. Read More

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Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

Tillerson said Trump looked forward to "the opportunity of a visit in the future", an apparent reference to unconfirmed reports of plans for Trump and Xi to meet in Florida next month. Tillerson arrived in Beijing earlier Saturday after visits to United States allies Japan and South Korea where he said the U.S. would no longer observe the "failed" approach of patient diplomacy, warning that American military action against the North was an option "on the table". Read More

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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday. After clearing several procedural votes Friday morning, the U.S. House is expected to debate and vote on the health care plan later on Friday. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen was among a handful of undecided votes going into Friday. Read More

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Women's NCAA Tournament: South Carolina follows men's team, reaches Final Four

NOTES: Southeastern Conference schools met in a regional final for the first time since Kentucky faced LSU in 1986. There are no real stars on either squad, so it will be a team effort for either one to win the title. "That was the big bottom line". "The distraction meter is going to go through the roof", Few said. Mark Few's Bulldogs have a deep, 9-man rotation, but watch out: Gonzaga has had the easiest path through the tourney (including a blowout of Xavier in the Elite Eight), and ... Read More

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Turkey threatens to send Europe '15000 refugees a month'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday told the Dutch prime minister he had lost Turkey as a friend, despite Mark Rutte's victory over the far-right in parliamentary elections. According to the newspaper, Europe should give a tough, yet reasonable response to what Turkish President Erdogan says. 'Where will you go? Earlier on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made a similar statement. Read More

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China will not devalue yuan to boost export

Premier Li Keqiang has reiterated that China always takes an open attitude to various regional trade agreements, and the country will seize any possible opportunity to improve the world economy through multilateral trading system. Since Trump's November election win, China's President Xi Jinping has tried to position the country as a champion of free trade. "China has no intention to pursue trade surplus". Read More

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South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

Family members of victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol and religious people look on during a memorial ceremony at the sea off Jindo, South Korea, March 28, 2017. Relatives had expressed concern that remains of the missing victims could slip out through the holes and get lost. Divers wrapped up their search in November 2014, and since then a handful of relatives set up home at Paengmok , a port an hour away from the accident site. Read More

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Support for Scottish independence hits record high

Support for Scottish independence hits record high

This led Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, to announce earlier this week that she intends to trigger another referendum on Scottish independence from the UK. She said by then, details of Britain's post-Brexit deal with the European Union would be clear and Scottish voters would be able to make "an informed choice". Read More

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Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City

Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City

The death of innocent civilians during war is a awful tragedy that weighs heavily on everyone, the commander of the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria told Pentagon reporters today. Townsend said Tuesday there is a "fair chance" the USA launched the strike. In mid-February, Iraqi forces - backed by a USA -led air coalition - began fresh operations aimed at purging ISIL from the rest of the city. Read More

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