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Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Johannesburg , AP:South Africa's ruling party says it is deciding if it should order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state.African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule told the press yesterday, after a four-day...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS, AP:Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday urged European Union countries to recognise the state of Palestine and called on the 28-nation bloc to step up political efforts in the Middle East amid Arab disappointment with the U.S....

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS, AP:Key eurozone leaders say Greece is expected to pass the latest review of its bailout programme, putting it on track to emerge from its eight-year rescue this summer.Top officials of the 19-nation eurozone said there was little doubt...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM, AP:Vice President Mike Pence told Israel's parliament on Monday that the U.S. embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

(AP):Ecuador's president is lashing out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to help him out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.Lenin Moreno said in a televised interview Sunday that...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn't vote for President Vladimir Putin in March's election an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church whose hierarchs have maintained warm ties with the Kremlin.Bishop...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ABOARDPAPAL PLANEAP:Pope Francis is defending his decision to perform an airborne wedding while flying over Chile, saying the two flight attendants were prepared for the sacrament and that refusing them might have meant they would never get around...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Gov't pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis(AP):Poland's right-wing government faced pressure yesterday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

(AP):US Vice-President Mike Pence yesterday defended President Donald Trump on his recent comments disparaging immi-gration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 10:53 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 10:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek tomorrow, but he worries that...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 4:12 PM

  LONDON (AP): French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union (EU) before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BANJUL (AP):The military intervention looked imminent. West African troops were poised to push into Gambia as Yahya Jammeh, the tiny nation's leader for more than 22 years, refused to cede power after losing elections. President-elect Adama Barrow...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):A bitterly divided Washington hurtled towards a government shutdown yesterday in a partisan staredown over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent.Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle.The buzz cut was captured by photographers as 35-year-old William, who is...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SRINAGAR, India (AP):Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day yesterday.Three civilians and two...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.Trump referred to...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):German lawmakers have refused to let the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party's candidate sit on a parliamentary committee that oversees the country's intelligence services.Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won seats...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) :The South African city of Cape Town announced new water restrictions yesterday to combat drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on 'Day Zero', or April 21.Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):An underwear dance video filmed in a college dormitory has turned out to be risky business for some Russian cadet pilots.The mock homoerotic striptease recorded by cadets at the Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute went viral earlier this...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MADRID (AP):The smugglers took Rodriguez Tankeu's savings and disappeared, leaving the 25-year-old bewildered near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The former car mechanic headed to Algeria, where he saw, one by one, all the spots on engine-powered...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Injecting confusion into already-perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting yesterday that a children's health insurance programme should not be part of a short-term...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):The family of a South African anti-apartheid activist who was tortured and killed by police in 1971 is pushing state prosecutors to act against three former police officers linked to the murder.Ahmed Timol's family said yesterday...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 4:27 PM

The Trump administration in the United States has banned Haitians from applying for temporary visas to work seasonally in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given notice that Haitians, as well as nationals from Belize and...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 2:34 PM

BOSTON (AP): Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status,...

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