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Speculation grows over South Africa's impending Cabinet reshuffle

Speculation grows over South Africa's impending Cabinet reshuffle The new rate is the first hike since the end of white-minority rule in 1994. According to Gigaba, lower-income households will not suffer too greatly from the rise in Value-Added Tax, due to the zero-rating food items - such as maize and beans. [Full Article...]

There Are No Records on UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn - GDR Archive

There Are No Records on UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn - GDR Archive Using all of his questions at Prime Ministers Questions to grill the Prime Minister on her Brexit strategy, Mr Corbyn accused the Government of leading the country down the "road to nowhere". Mr Corbyn has admitted talking to the agent in Parliament, but says he thought Mr Sarkocy was only a diplomat. The shadow worldwide trade secretary told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme the claim Corbyn had ... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump is headed to 2018 Winter Olympics

The ships are located, registered or flagged in North Korea , China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama and Comoros, Treasury said. The fact the two visits overlap has led some to believe there could be a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean officials at the games. The menus for the delegates included pollack, kimchi and soju at the South's presidential Blue H... [Full Article...]

Oil prices climb after unexpected drawdown in U.S. crude stocks

Oil prices climb after unexpected drawdown in U.S. crude stocks Traders are awaiting the latest data on USA inventories from the Energy Information Administration, due today at 11 a.m., delayed a day due to the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday. Oil prices dipped on Friday as high United States crude exports outweighed lower crude inventories in the world's biggest consumer of the fuel. But to be fair, such data may be extremely short lived: the Intern... [Full Article...]

Marco Rubio Right Now Is Defending Assault Weapons on Twitter

Marco Rubio Right Now Is Defending Assault Weapons on Twitter Noah acknowledged that Rubio "tried his best" to explain his positions, but had some fun at the senator's expense for being "totally out of sync" with all the attendees in that arena, specifically when Rubio suggested that what they wanted would lead to the ban of all guns, which caused the crowd to roar with applause. [Full Article...]

Turkey summons Dutch charge d'affaires over Armenian Genocide vote

Turkey summons Dutch charge d'affaires over Armenian Genocide vote Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires to Ankara on Saturday to express unhappiness with the impending vote. Dutch lawmakers voted 142 to 3 "that parliament in no uncertain terms speak about the Armenian genocide". "We regret the pain of all the victims and the suffering of all loved ones", he said, adding "we are for reconciliation". However, Kaag did say that the government would com... [Full Article...]

Schools in Blaine, Bremerton cancel classes after threats made

Schools in Blaine, Bremerton cancel classes after threats made The note was scribbled on a bathroom wall and mentioned Friday's date. The district says while it does not believe the threat is credible, classes are being cancelled as a precaution. The Dayton Daily News reports four students. one from Springfield, two from Fairborn and another from New Lebanon. were arrested Thursday after threats were made, and that at least two other districts investigated ... [Full Article...]

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations The embattled aid organisation released a report earlier this month detailing its internal probe of allegations that its workers had used prostitutes and sexually harassed staff in Haiti after an natural disaster rocked the impoverished country in 2010. [Full Article...]

Work on TAPI gas pipeline starts in Afghanistan's Herat province

Work on TAPI gas pipeline starts in Afghanistan's Herat province Pakistan and India will attend a groundbreaking ceremony of the Turkmenistan section of the United States dollars 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project that will help ease energy shortages in South Asia, Pakistan Foreign Office said. Murad Ashraf Janjua and other senior government officials, reached Mary on Thursday on the invitation from the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamadov... [Full Article...]

Gov. Greitens Resigns Position On Republican Governors Association

Gov. Greitens Resigns Position On Republican Governors Association Eric Greitens has been indicted more than one month after admitting to an affair with a woman who says he took nonconsensual nude images of her and used them as blackmail. Missouri's Republican House leaders say they are forming a group of lawmakers to investigate Gov. Eric Greitens following his indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge. [Full Article...]

Trump May Fire National Security Advisor HR McMaster

Trump May Fire National Security Advisor HR McMaster Asked about sources saying that either National Security Adviser McMaster or Chief of Staff Kelly, or both, might be leaving, White House spokesman Raj Shah on Thursday did not address the possibility. The current commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, General Vincent Brooks, is expected to leave his post on a scheduled rotation in the coming months but his successor has already been earmarked w... [Full Article...]

China investigating possible violation of United Nations sanctions on N. Korea

China investigating possible violation of United Nations sanctions on N. Korea Although South Korea is a close US ally, animosity between Washington and Pyongyang is still running high. The monitors said one country, which they did not name, told them North Korea had carried out such transfers off its ports of Wonsan and Nampo and in global waters between the Yellow Sea and East China Sea between October and January. [Full Article...]

Maldives warns India against interfering in its internal affairs

Maldives warns India against interfering in its internal affairs The external affairs ministry had on Wednesday said India was "deeply dismayed" that the emergency had been extended in a manner that contravened the Constitution of Maldives. However, the opposition leaders boycotted the session and called the extension illegal and unconstitutional. The emergency in Maldives was imposed on February 5, after the Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Hamid Ali, had ann... [Full Article...]

Celtic dumped out of Europa League by Zenit St Petersburg

Celtic dumped out of Europa League by Zenit St Petersburg We played a very good game. "Sad to see you celebrating a Scottish team going out". "They were never able to be aggressive and never troubled us at all". Tonight we scored three goals, had other chances and for 75 minutes didn't concede any chances to Celtic ". On the back of those records, the result was little surprise, but Celtic had dominated the first leg. [Full Article...]

Australia's deputy Prime Minister resigns

Australia's deputy Prime Minister resigns A scandal that erupted last week in Australia over an affair between Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and one of his female staffers has devolved into an open conflict between Joyce and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that threatens to take down the coalition government. [Full Article...]

Charity boss Justin Forsyth resigns from UNICEF

Charity boss Justin Forsyth resigns from UNICEF Forsyth "apologised unreservedly" for sending inappropriate texts to female staff when he worked at Save The Children , but said that was not why he was quitting his role. Moments after throwing in the towel, Forsyth said he made the decision because he doesn't want the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him to "damage" the agency's work. [Full Article...]

Gun safety rally in Tallahassee

Gun safety rally in Tallahassee Sen. Bill Nelson and Congressman Ted Deutch, both Democrats from Florida, also were present on a dais. "You adults have failed us", she said . "I never thought that would ever happen to me", he said. After walking past C.S. Porter, Big Sky students continued their walkout by joined students from Hellgate and Sentinel high schools at Caras Park. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom net migration falls more than a quarter since Brexit vote

United Kingdom net migration falls more than a quarter since Brexit vote A Cabinet minister told the Guardian any suggestion otherwise was "just paranoid or wishful thinking". The members of the European Research Group are pushing for a clean break from the EU with "full regulatory autonomy" outside of the European Single Market. [Full Article...]

North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics

North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics But the meeting was later cancelled at the last minute, Nauert said. "We regret their failure to seize this opportunity". However, South Korean officials say there will be no formal meeting between North Korea and the USA at the event. Mr Pence was criticised by some for not engaging diplomatically with the North Koreans while in South Korea. Ayers claimed that after Pence announced plans fo... [Full Article...]

Pakistani troops target Indian posts along LoC in Uri

Pakistani troops target Indian posts along LoC in Uri The Indian Army claimed that an intruder was killed along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Sunday was from Pakistan's Border Action Team. There seem to be no letting up in the Pakistani tactics of resorting to unprovoked ceasefire violation at the LoC to aid and abet infiltration of terrorists. [Full Article...]


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