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South Africa's deputy president criticizes corruption

Africa's most industrialised economy faces the risk of being downgraded to junk status owing to weak growth and the political upheavals after it got a reprieve past year. "Let us act together in unity", said Ramaphosa. In a speech in an industrial area of the capital, Pretoria, Zuma thanked Gordhan for assisting in the handover of the finance ministry to successor Malusi Gigaba, and he said the government "will do everything possible" to promote unity within its ranks. Read More

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Allies show off bomber after 'failed' North Korean test

Allies show off bomber after 'failed' North Korean test

The North has previously experienced expensive failures. "We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centrepiece". There are those who oppose the stance Tillerson is adopting toward North Korea, both here and overseas. "That's a third of the time they used to need", Carl Schuster, a professor at Hawaii Pacific University, told CNN at the time. Read More

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Cowboys' Romo retiring, replacing Simms at CBS

Cowboys' Romo retiring, replacing Simms at CBS

Romo will take Phil Simms' place in the broadcast booth at CBS. "Houston was at the top of the list of teams that I looked at", Romo said. "Tony has been a wonderful representative of the Cowboys organization for 14 years, and he left everything he had on the field", owner Jerry Jones said in the statement. Read More

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Petersburg Bombing Suspect Identified; Death Toll Is At 14

Petersburg Bombing Suspect Identified; Death Toll Is At 14

US President Donald Trump spoke briefly with Putin on Monday, expressing his condolences in the wake of the terror attack and offering assistance in the investigation. People from Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian former Soviet republics are common sights in St. Petersburg, home to a large diaspora of migrants who flee poverty and unemployment in their home countries for jobs in Russian Federation. Read More

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Cambridge win women's boat race, Oxford takes men's

Hours after police removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the course on the River Thames, Oxford reclaimed the boat race title from Cambridge on Sunday. During the early stages the two boats were often just yards apart, with oars clashing on more than one occasion. While Cambridge built to a higher stroke rate (36 vs. Read More

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Brit Hume: Susan Rice Will Have To Testify

Trump launched the first salvo last month when he tweeted that Obama had wiretapped his NY skyscraper, an explosive allegation that senior intelligence and law enforcement officials have denied. Flynn was sacked after it became clear that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about the content of those discussions. "I think it's probably very likely and I'm very surprised by it because you're going to have". Read More

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Bush Press Secretary chimes in on Susan Rice scandal

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice gave an interview on MSNBC, Tuesday, where she said the reports that she unmasked President Trump's officials "for political purposes" were "absolutely false". Was this a directive from President Obama? She was no longer in government at the time, having left the Pentagon about a year before the election. But it demonstrates that the Trump team was not only targeted by members of the Obama intelligence community for unmasking and likely ... Read More

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French firm Engie backs out of Moorside nuclear plant venture

French firm Engie backs out of Moorside nuclear plant venture

NuGen, which expects electricity generation to start in 2025, is a vital part of the UK's plans for a new generation of reactors to maintain energy security. Toshiba said the transaction would have no impact on its consolidated accounts. In light of the announced bankruptcy of Westinghouse, the union is looking for reassurances from the government about the security of the nuclear reactor project. Read More

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Ferguson's federal consent decree among those AG Sessions wants to review

Ferguson's federal consent decree among those AG Sessions wants to review

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to delay a public hearing on a proposed consent decree is "rather surprising". "We can only speak for our intentions, we can't speak for the federal government". Davis said his department has already made changes in response to the scathing 2016 report detailing the Justice Department's finding that Baltimore police engaged in a pattern and practice of discriminatory and unconstitutional policing. Read More

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LGBTQ activists host DC dance party for climate change

LGBTQ activists host DC dance party for climate change

Protestors rally during the Queer Dance Party for Climate Change outside the home of Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump in Washington , D.C., April 1, 2017 . Still, organizers of the event said they came to her private home as the location for their event because they wanted to get her attention. Neither the White House nor a spokesperson for Ivanka Trump immediately commented to Fortune . Read More

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What's happening in St Petersburg?

Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic of six million, is a close political ally of Moscow and hosts a Russian military airbase. In fact, President Vladimir Putin reminded Russians last week that what started as street protests calling for reforms in Ukraine and the Arab Spring countries, degenerated into violence and bloodshed. Read More

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IPL 10: Royal Challengers Bangalore appoint Shane Watson as captain of side

IPL 10: Royal Challengers Bangalore appoint Shane Watson as captain of side

Watson will be up against his Australian teammate David Warner who is the captain of Sunrisers. The addition of two Afghanistan players, Mohammad Nabi and 18-year-old spin sensation Rashid Khan, gives the team the edge. RCB have few impressive bowlers in English paceman Tymal Mills and Yuzvendra Chahal. Past year wasn't easy. The Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) under new skipper Steve Smith, surely will have their task cut out with the owners snubbing former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ... Read More

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Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria; US blames Assad

A child gasps and trousers for air after a suspected nerve gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province, Syria. On Wednesday morning, the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the suspected attack. People who rushed to help others were overtaken by the gas, including several White Helmets, who had to be rescued by others from the group, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense. Read More

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Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists

Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists

Norte executive Oscar Cantu Murguia informed readers of his decision in a farewell letter titled "Adios!" that was published on the paper's front page and online. In an editorial after her death, Norte challenged Chihuahua's governor, Javier Corral, to ensure the crime did not go unpunished. Mexico is ranked 149th in Reporters Without Borders' list of countries based on press freedom, which is the most risky of any country that is not experiencing war. Read More

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Putin hosts French far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Moscow

While increasingly popular in France, she has struggled to get any backing overseas apart from support offered by other far-right parties. National Front members have said they are seeking millions of euros to fund presidential and parliamentary elections this year, but both Le Pen and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the possible financing of the party's election campaign was not discussed during her meeting with Putin. Read More

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Packers claim DT Ego Ferguson off waivers

Packers claim DT Ego Ferguson off waivers

Ferguson spent the past three seasons with the Bears, playing sparsely. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Ferguson played in just 20 games with one start in three seasons with the Bears. With their defensive line still lacking for bodies, the Green Bay Packers have moved to add another. That stands in contract to how last season started. Read More

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Cyclone Debbie: Baby girl born amid the destruction

Cyclone Debbie: Baby girl born amid the destruction

Debbie hit the region as a category four storm - one below the most risky wind speed level - but has been downgraded to a tropical low. Despite Debbie losing power when it finally made landfall on Tuesday, the region is still being subjected to intense winds and strong rainfall, up to 20 inches, according to the BBC , leading to flash fooding which can be equally risky for residents. Read More

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Won't charge Kejriwal if he can't pay: Jethmalani

Won't charge Kejriwal if he can't pay: Jethmalani

The LG has sought legal opinion in the matter as the defamation case against Kejriwal is believed to be personal in nature. Jethmalani even cited an instance of a case in which he had fought for "free" a case related to BJP. 'The government had initiated inquiry against corruption in DDCA. Baijal's move comes after the Delhi Government's Law Department, responding to a note by Sisodia, said that L-G's permission for clearing the bills was necessary. Read More

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SKorea still hoping to see NHL players in Olympics

The NHL said they were unwilling to disrupt their season in order to allow the players to take part at Pyeongchang 2018 and claimed " no meaningful dialogue has materialised" after months of deadlocked discussions. Fehr said Tuesday that it was "way, way, way premature" for such talk, adding that players would be well represented if it came to that. One team, the Montreal Canadiens, said it hadn't considered how it might react just yet. Read More

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Dems should not use 'nuclear option' on future SCOTUS nominees — Blumenthal

Dems should not use 'nuclear option' on future SCOTUS nominees — Blumenthal

He noted that the Senate, under McConnell's guidance, refused a year ago to consider Obama's nomination of appellate judge Merrick Garland to fill the same high court vacancy that Trump elected Gorsuch to fill. For Republicans and Trump, Gorsuch's confirmation would be a moment of triumph, a bright spot in a troubled young administration that's failed on the legislative front with the health care bill and is under investigation over Russian Federation connections. Read More

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Pro-Russia lawmaker to meet with Trump

Cohen-Watnick was identified by the New York Times as one of the two staffers from the White House who had allegedly helped House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes access secret reports. Some unmasked not associated with Russian Federation. Things have only gotten progressively more complicated and confusing as more was discovered. "Would be sad for U.S". Read More

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White House condemns 'heinous' attack in Syria

White House condemns 'heinous' attack in Syria

But the senior officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the rebels were the ones using the toxic gas against civilians to frame the Syrian army. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, describing the attack as a "despicable act" and "testimony to the barbarism which the Syrian people have been victims of for many years" in a statement. Read More

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Russian investigators confirm Jalilov as man behind metro blast

Russian investigators confirm Jalilov as man behind metro blast

Late on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the site of the blast, which made a huge hole in the side of a carriage and blew of the door, with metal wreckage strewn across the platform. Officials in Kazakhstan said they were cooperating with Russian authorities in the probe, although it wasn't clear if there was an additional suspect from that country. Read More

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11 dead in terrorist attack in Russian Federation

11 dead in terrorist attack in Russian Federation

What's different this time? At Sennaya Ploshchad, a major subway interchange in downtown Saint Petersburg , commuters walked by a mound of red roses and extinguished tea lights. "Before we thought that this would not come to Saint Petersburg - now our city is under threat". In addition to the one detonation that took place between subway stops at the central square and the city technical university, a second pipe bomb was discovered unexploded at Ploschad station, according to reports. Read More

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GOP lawmaker defends Russia, Trump before meeting president

Trump and his aides have accused former officials of inappropriately disclosing - or "unmasking" - the names of Trump associates whose conversations were picked up by US intelligences agencies. Nunes initially said he expected that information would be provided by the National Security Agency last Friday, but has consistently pushed that timeline back. Read More

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