South Africa's new finance minister vows 'radical' change

South Africa's new finance minister vows 'radical' change

But they will need a significant portion of ANC politicians to turn their back on the President. "The briefing by the president left a distinct impression that the ANC is no longer the center and thus depriving the leadership collective of its responsibly to advise politically on executive matters". Read More

Feds ordered Twitter to reveal person behind anti-Trump account, lawsuit says

Feds ordered Twitter to reveal person behind anti-Trump account, lawsuit says

Nicholas Pacilio, a spokesman for Twitter, likewise said: "We're not providing comment beyond what's in the filing". As you probably know by now, there are a whole bunch of "alt" or "rogue" government Twitter accounts, initially inspired by what appeared to be tweets from a former National Parks Service employee containing "rogue" information against the Trump administration. Read More

Duterte fires interior minister for corruption

Duterte fires interior minister for corruption

Duterte was displeased with Sueno's explanation "because it was really a plain lie". Sueno had a reported rift with his three undersecretaries, who accused him of corruption, shielding a politician linked to illegal drugs, and other wrongdoing. Read More

Yogi Adityanath Waived Off Rs. 30729 cores of farmer loans As Promised

Yogi Adityanath Waived Off Rs. 30729 cores of farmer loans As Promised

The fine print was in the BJP manifesto, where they said that the relief would only be for small and marginal farmers. It also wrote off nearly 6,000 crore in bad loans and said these measures would benefit 92.5 per cent of UP's farmers, who owe banks a total Rs 62,000 crore. Read More

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Met With A Russian Spy In 2013

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Met With A Russian Spy In 2013

After the meeting was reported , Kushner volunteered to speak to Congressional committees that are investigating Russia's election activities and any ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin. According to a USA official, Trump national security aides discovered that Rice requested the identities of Trump campaign advisers. The charges, filed in January 2015, came after federal investigators busted a Russian spy ring that was seeking information on United States sanctions as well as ... Read More

Israeli settlements are obstacle to peace

The EU Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, said the demolitions of 42 homes in the village were "contrary to Israel's obligations under global law", calling upon Israel to "completely stop these demolitions and confiscations and allow full access of humanitarian assistance". Read More

Indian police: Mob kills Muslim man who was transporting cow

Indian police: Mob kills Muslim man who was transporting cow

They were attacked despite them having produced documents to verify that they had purchased the cows and were transporting them legally. All of them were thrashed and their vans damaged. 'We do not support such incidents. One should respect and protect the holy cow. Azmat's brother Yusuf told India Today , "Everyone at the hospital was looking down at us..." However, taking the law in one's hand is wrong. Read More

Schiff treating Flynn immunity request with 'healthy skepticism'

Schiff treating Flynn immunity request with 'healthy skepticism'

Peter King suggested Tuesday that the committee has agreed to bring in key figures who worked with the Trump campaign and were in communication with Russian officials. Trump a narcissist not long after he took office. But, around the Capitol, House Democrats admit they have nowhere else to turn, with nearly no chance that a special commission will be created to investigate Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 elections. Read More

West Indies tour to be Misbah's last series: PCB Chairman

West Indies tour to be Misbah's last series: PCB Chairman

West Indies have dropped Kraigg Brathwaite for their one-day global series against Pakistan, while his IPL-bound namesake Carlos is also absent. Brathwaite also flopped in the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November with 42 runs in three outings and just six wickets. Read More

Durbin: 'No good options' for Dems to fight Gorsuch

Durbin: 'No good options' for Dems to fight Gorsuch

Debate on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee is under way, and Republican and Democratic leaders are casting blame. Democrats have accused the Republicans of "stealing" a Supreme Court seat by stonewalling Garland. Democrats blocked 10 Bush judicial nominees in 2003 and 2004 in this way. Hatch, who has served in the Senate for more than 40 years, said the actions of Democrats were "unworthy" of the office. Read More

Storms take aim at Alabama after killing two in Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards urged people living in mobile homes to take shelter elsewhere if they can. Excessive rainfall is also expected, with 3-6 inches or more falling in many areas by Monday morning. To the south, the Eufaula City Schools have announced that they will be closed on Monday because of the possibility of unsafe weather. "This is a state-wide weather event and it pertains to everyone in Louisiana and could be an all-night event until Monday mid-morning", he said. Read More

Iran strikes deal with Boeing to purchase 60 aircraft

Iran strikes deal with Boeing to purchase 60 aircraft

The company accordingly announced that Boeing would start to deliver the planes in 2018 and the deliveries would be completed within 10 years. The Boeing 737 MAX is an American narrow-body jetliner series being developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the successor to the Boeing 737 Next Generation series. Read More

Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

The Pink Star is a rare gem - literally. The 59.6 carat diamond breaks the previous world record, which was set by the " Oppenheimer Blue ". Of all fancy colored pink diamonds, those graded "Fancy Vivid" are the most precious and desirable. Read More

The Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Special Education Student

The Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Special Education Student

Supreme Court on Wednesday that sets a higher standard for how public schools must educate students with disabilities injected unexpected, real-time legal drama into confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch , President Donald Trump's nominee to the high court. Read More

Chicago police seek 2nd teen in Facebook sexual assault case

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues. "The young men responsible, they should be ashamed of themselves", Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. "We have a very good idea of who these individuals are, but like I said, working with this victim at this time is very, very slow, and she doesn't want to talk about what occurred for obvious reasons", Brendan explained. Read More

Sena MP assaults Air India staffer, FIR filed

Past year an Indian MP was arrested for alleging slapping an airline official at an airport in Andhra Pradesh after he and his family were prevented from boarding their flight because the gate had closed. "He (officer) said he will complain to (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi". We demand that necessary penal action should be taken. Shiv Sena parliamentarian Ravindra Gaikwad must never have thought his abrasive show of power would unite the aviation community in an unprecedented manner. Read More

Replacing Rikers Island With Local Jails is the 'Only Solution': Commission

Replacing Rikers Island With Local Jails is the 'Only Solution': Commission

The Council's budget would hike spending by a total of $134 million for next year, on top of de Blasio's $84.7 billion preliminary budget. But he also said that the closure of Rikers will necessitate the opening of additional jails: "At 5,000 inmates, you would still need additional capacity if you left Rikers entirely". Read More

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Chinese president Xi Jinping

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Chinese president Xi Jinping

He said Wang agreed on the need for a "course correction" with Pyongyang. Chinese official also repeatedly say they do not have the influence over North Korea that Washington and others believe, and express fears poverty-struck North Korea could collapse if it were cut off completely, pushing destabilizing waves of refugees into northeastern China. Read More

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest road tunnel in J&K

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest road tunnel in J&K

Modi said on Sunday the government and people of the state would show "those people in the other side of Kashmir" - those living in the Pakistan-administered side - how they are being left behind in growth and development. The tunnel, bypassing snow-bound upper reaches, will reduce the journey time by two hours and provide a safe, all-weather route to commuters traveling from Jammu and Udhampur to Ramban, Banihal and Srinagar. Read More

Malaysians held in NoKor return home

Malaysians held in NoKor return home

They identified the deceased to us as Kim Jong Nam". The other North Korean suspects named by Malaysian investigators are all back in North Korea. The issue of who would have custody of the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a flashpoint in the diplomatic row. Read More