POLITICS

South Africa’s ruling party calls on President Zuma to resign


          South Africa's ruling ANC party has formally asked President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of corruption amid falling popularity, to promptly resign as head of state. It would allow the party's new leader to take over.   

  1 wk ago


   South Africa     

 

Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting with Putin


          Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra, who is due to travel to Moscow this week to meet with his Russian counterpart, has admitted to lying about a supposed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.   

  1 wk ago


   Netherlands     

 

Top U.S. Justice Department official steps down for legal job at Walmart


          U.S. Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, who is second in line to the department's top job and first for the Special Counsel's Russia investigation, is stepping down after less than a year to take a position at Walmart, officials said on late Friday.   

  2 wks ago


   United States     

 

Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe


          President Donald Trump has blocked the release of a classified memo that was written by Democratic lawmakers to counter Republican claims of anti-Trump bias in the FBI's Russia probe, the White House said on late Friday.   

  2 wks ago


   United States     

 

North Korea’s capital sealed off ahead of major military parade


          The North Korean capital of Pyongyang was sealed off late Wednesday in preparation of a major military parade to commemorate the founding of its army, witnesses said. It will take place on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.   

  2 wks ago


   Pyongyang, North Korea     

 




















British court upholds arrest warrant against Julian Assange


          The British arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains valid, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, saying that he must surrender to the authorities before judges are able to consider his defense for jumping bail.   

  2 wks ago


   London, England     

 
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BREAKING

Maldives security forces break into Supreme Court as crisis deepens


          Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday night declared a state of emergency as the government continues to defy an order from the Supreme Court, where security forces have broken into the building, plunging the island nation further into crisis.   

  2 wks ago


   Maldives     

 

BREAKING

Train carrying Republican lawmakers hits truck in Virginia


          A passenger train carrying a number of Republican lawmakers has collided with a dump truck near Charlottesville in Virginia, killing one person in the truck, officials and passengers say. A number of other people have been injured.   

  3 wks ago


   Crozet, VA     

 


Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Mueller in June, reports say


          President Donald Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last summer, but he backed down after the White House counsel threatened the resign, the New York Times and other media reported on Thursday.   

  4 wks ago


   Washington, D.C.     

 

President Trump to visit the United Kingdom later this year


          U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make a visit to the United Kingdom later this year, the British and American governments said on Thursday after months of speculation about the president's planned visit.   

  4 wks ago


   Davos, Switzerland     

 



















BREAKING

U.S. government shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to act


          The U.S. federal government was shut down Saturday after lawmakers failed to approve a spending bill amid a standoff over immigration reform and border security. Only workers deemed essential will continue to work.   

  1 mon ago


    

 

U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigns on principle


          U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, who has worked as a career diplomat for nearly three decades, has informed the White House of his decision to resign, saying he can no longer serve the Trump administration.   

  1 mon ago


   Panama City, Panama     

 
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Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart News


          Former White House aide Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, just days after a public break with President Donald Trump over comments published in a book.   

  1 mon ago


   United States     

 


UN Chief Issues ‘Red Alert’ for World, Calls for Unity


          United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a new year's address, said he was 'issuing a red alert' for the world in 2018, citing deepening conflicts, the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, climate change, and nationalism. "As we begin 2018, I call for unity," he said.   

  1 mon ago


   New York, NY     

 

Key Virginia House race ends in tie, to be determined at random


          A disputed ballot in a key Virginia House of Delegates contest has been awarded to the Republican candidate, creating a tie with his Democratic opponent. The election, which will determine the balance of power, will be resolved by picking a winner at random.   

  2 months ago


   Virginia     

 

























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