United States sanctions Guptas over corruption in South Africa

Advocate Wim Trengrove, representing the state, however, made an impassioned plea that both the NPA and Jacob Zuma's legal team should shoulder the blame for the nearly 15-year-long delay in prosecutions and that criminal proceedings should commence ... More..

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Longtime U.S. ambassador arrives to testify about Ukraine before House committees
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Longtime U.S. ambassador arrives to testify about Ukraine before House committees

Ten Democratic senators on October 10 sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding an explanation for Yovanovitch's removal before the end of her scheduled three-year assignment. Marie Yovanovitch ...More..

Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Government to Move to Captial
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Government to Move to Captial

Once inside they waved flags and chanted slogans before being forced back by security forces using tear gas. They rushed into the meeting room and occupied the podium, but were soon evicted by security forces. ...More..

Turkey Begins Syria Offensive, People Flee as Air Strikes Hit Bordertown
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Turkey Begins Syria Offensive, People Flee as Air Strikes Hit Bordertown

American troops must leave the region. He said that Turkish forces, with Ankara-backed Syrian fighters known as the Syrian National Army, had begun to eradicate what he called "the threat of terror" again...More..

California governor calls widespread electricity shutdown to prevent fires 'unacceptable'
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

California governor calls widespread electricity shutdown to prevent fires 'unacceptable'

PG&E initiated the outages intentionally, fearing that unusually high winds and dry conditions could lead to more drastic wildfires like California has seen the seen the last few years. When subdivisions ...More..

Washington transfers two British jihadis from Syria into USA custody
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Washington transfers two British jihadis from Syria into USA custody

El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are accused of being part of an Islamic State group which has been kidnapped and murdered Western hostages in Syria . Attacks had taken place in the immediate vicinity, ...More..

OECD moves to empower countries to tax tech giants
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

OECD moves to empower countries to tax tech giants

The company reiterated that it pays applicable taxes in every country where it operates, including, in Canada, corporate income taxes, sales taxes and payroll taxes. The government said past year that global di...More..

Coveted Nobel Peace Prize to be handed out amid speculation
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Coveted Nobel Peace Prize to be handed out amid speculation

The committee's citation also says it hopes the prize will encourage efforts to promote reconciliation, solidarity and social justice. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Ahmed was given the prize "for his e...More..

Iran tanker hit by suspected missile strikes near Saudi port
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Iran tanker hit by suspected missile strikes near Saudi port

The statement said the blasts were "probably caused by missile strikes". Iranian state TV identified the ship as the oil tanker Sinopa. "There is no fire aboard the ship, it said, adding that the vessel i...More..

Tens of thousands of Syrian fighters mobilised by Turkey
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Tens of thousands of Syrian fighters mobilised by Turkey

In signaling the intent to invade, Erdogan appeared to buck threats of "economic obliteration" made by President Donald Trump on Monday, including possible sanctions. It had been pushing the United States to jo...More..

Wall Street opens flat with focus on U.S.-China trade talks
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Wall Street opens flat with focus on U.S.-China trade talks

In return, Beijing would offer non-core concessions like purchases of agricultural products without giving in on major sticking points, the official said, without offering further details. Those include laws ar...More..

Florida businessmen who helped Giuliani in Ukraine arrested on campaign finance charges
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Florida businessmen who helped Giuliani in Ukraine arrested on campaign finance charges

Gordon Dimwitty of this operation. A federal law enforcement source told Fox News that Parnas and Fruman were arrested Wednesday at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Kevin Downing, the lawyer who repr...More..

Former Paralympian climbs on jet in airport climate protests
by | Friday, October 11, 2019

Former Paralympian climbs on jet in airport climate protests

The Czech branch of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement will block traffic and hold protest gatherings in Prague to draw attention to the climate crisis from Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, Octo...More..

Trump says accidents 'happen' in crash by diplomat's wife
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Trump says accidents 'happen' in crash by diplomat's wife

Johnson also urged the woman to return to the U.K.to face investigation. "We're going to speak with her and see what we can come up with, so that there can be some healing", Trump said . President Donald Tr...More..

Elizabeth Warren says she’ll reject big fundraising events if nominated
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Elizabeth Warren says she’ll reject big fundraising events if nominated

Warren could have been fired for being pregnant, but her own words when not running for office suggests that that is not what happened. Ironically, Warren sent an email to her supporters Tuesday afternoon th...More..

United States takes custody of 2 high-profile IS militants
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

United States takes custody of 2 high-profile IS militants

US officials said Wednesday that two British militants believed to be part of an IS group that beheaded hostages and was known as " The Beatles " have been moved out of a detention center in Syria and are in ...More..

German synagogue shooting livestreamed on Amazon’s Twitch
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

German synagogue shooting livestreamed on Amazon’s Twitch

One suspect was arrested but two other alleged gunmen fled in a hijacked vehicle after leaving two other people seriously wounded, authorities said . There has been rising concern lately about both anti-Semit...More..

Extinction Rebellion to launch 'Hong Kong-style' occupation of London City Airport
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Extinction Rebellion to launch 'Hong Kong-style' occupation of London City Airport

Kent Police has confirmed they have sent a "small number of officers" to help with the operation, along with 42 other forces. The activists are attempting a three-day "Hong Kong-style occupation of the termi...More..

Suspected ISIS Terrorist Stabs Indonesian Security Minister
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Suspected ISIS Terrorist Stabs Indonesian Security Minister

In a separate press conference, Dedi said the Banten Police had arrested one man, identified with the initials SA, and one woman, identified as FA, following the incident. A man and a woman were arrested at the...More..

Graham says he Will invite Giuliani to testify on corruption inside Ukraine
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Graham says he Will invite Giuliani to testify on corruption inside Ukraine

Graham, a Republican from SC, said , "It is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine", noting that his invitation was for Giuliani to "come before the Senate Ju...More..

Huge stash of walnuts squirreled away under vehicle bonnet in US
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Huge stash of walnuts squirreled away under vehicle bonnet in US

It's never a good sign when your vehicle is making noises and smells like its burning , but one Pennsylvania woman was shocked to discover what was wrong with her Kia Sorento . Persic said it took almost an...More..

Top Saudi officials hold talks with U.S. state, defense secretaries
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Top Saudi officials hold talks with U.S. state, defense secretaries

The objective of the visit was to mediate between the two countries, added the official. The role of PM Imran Khan gets significant importance for the establishment of regional peace as the preparations for h...More..

American Airlines Plans to Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights in 2020
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

American Airlines Plans to Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights in 2020

The 737 MAX was grounded last March after the fatal crashes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10 and Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018. Among other US airlines that operate the MAX, Southwes...More..

Defense Intelligence Agency employee over leaking to journalists
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Defense Intelligence Agency employee over leaking to journalists

Information that 30-year-old Henry Kyle Frese had passed to a journalist, with whom he was apparently romantically involved, appeared in at least eight different news reports, the justice department alleged i...More..

Biden announces support for Trump's impeachment for the first time
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Biden announces support for Trump's impeachment for the first time

Trump's remarks on China have also stiffened the resolve of Democrats in the House of Representatives to push ahead with an inquiry into whether he should be impeached following revelations by an anonymous wh...More..

White House blocks ambassador's impeachment testimony; lawmakers vow subpoena
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

White House blocks ambassador's impeachment testimony; lawmakers vow subpoena

Notably, Schiff also said the State Department is withholding text messages or emails Sondland has on a personal device. "Must have helped. Most impt is for Zelensky to say that he will help investigation-and...More..

Investigating Bidens not our business, says China
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Investigating Bidens not our business, says China

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump in a speech Wednesday for being too soft on the Chinese, a departure from his previous dismissal of China as a threat. Biden also a...More..

Mother of slain Hamilton teen says 'everyone' failed her son
by | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mother of slain Hamilton teen says 'everyone' failed her son

Shari-Ann Bracci-Selvey broke down in tears as she spoke to reporters for the first time since her son Devan died near Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton on Monday afternoon. Bereziuk said pol...More..

'Unprecedented moment': Rajnath describes experience of flying on Rafale
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

'Unprecedented moment': Rajnath describes experience of flying on Rafale

Singh took a tour of Safran's assembly line near the French capital of Paris . "This is a historic and landmark day for the Indian Armed forces, which reflects the depth of strategic partnership between In...More..

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Iraq military admits 'excessive force' used in deadly protests

Almost 4,000 people have been wounded since the protests began in Baghdad and spread to cities across the south, it added. The protests come despite calls from Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi for t...More..

What to Know About the Rare Disease That Killed Bernie Sanders' Daughter-in-Law
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

What to Know About the Rare Disease That Killed Bernie Sanders' Daughter-in-Law

Sanders said he plans to hold less than four rallies a day - as he was doing in the lead up to his heart attack . They pushed out the news that Sanders plans to participate in the upcoming Democratic primary ...More..

United Nations In Financial crisis -UN Secretary
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

United Nations In Financial crisis -UN Secretary

Subsequent to the end of the 30 day due period (January 31), 95 additional member states paid their 2019 regular budget assessment in full. Past year it contributed about 22 percent of the UN's annual budget....More..

by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Trump Administration Says It Won't Comply With Impeachment Inquiry

The White House says the administration will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry , calling it "illegitimate". "The Whistleblower's facts have been so incorrect about my "no pressure" conversation wi...More..

Afghan raid kills top Al-Qaeda commander
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Afghan raid kills top Al-Qaeda commander

Alongside Umar, the NDS said that six other AQIS members were killed in the Musala Qala attacks, including Abu Raihan, said to be Umar's "courier" to Zawahiri. An additional 22 Taliban fighters, including forei...More..

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement
by | Wednesday, October 09, 2019

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

James Peebles, professor at University of Princeton , U.S.A., receives one half of the prize for his insights into physical cosmology , which helped lay the foundation for our understanding of the birth, evo...More..