South African President Jacob Zuma is planning to fire his finance minister and deputy finance minister in a controversial cabinet reshuffle, according to one of the government's coalition partners. The party on Thursday said it would launch a vote of no confidence in Zuma in parliament. The rand crashed to R13,29 to the U.S. dollar as President Jacob Zuma began a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night.
Ahead of the hearing, prosecutors submitted around 120,000 pages of documents to the Seoul Central District Court relating to the charges against Park, and said it would be "counter to the principle of fairness" if she was not arrested. Her impeachment this month has left a political vacuum, with only an interim president pending a May 9 election, at a time of rising tensions with North Korea over its weapons program and with China, which is angry over South Korea's decision to host a US ...
China is Australia's largest trading partner, while in NSW alone Chinese tourists spent $2.7 billion in the year to September 2016. While in Australia until Sunday, Li will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull . The Australian prime minister and Chinese premier Li Keqiang took time off talking food and switched to footy to celebrate the first round match between the Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide at the SCG.
A person familiar with a Wednesday phone call between President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, said the Iraqi premier did raise the subject of the strike and civilian deaths. USA airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, us and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties.
Four days before Prime Minister Theresa May, absent from the ceremony in the Italian capital, delivers an unprecedented blow to the bloc's growth by filing Britain's formal exit papers, her fellow leaders hailed 60 years of peace and prosperity and pledged to deepen a unity frayed by regional and global crises.
Former President Barack Obama blocked the project in 2015 after outcry from scores of environmental protestors. Trump planned to address Keystone during an announcement Friday morning, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter . "It's a great day for American jobs and a historic moment for North America and energy independence", Trump said, standing alongside Trans-Canada's CEO, Russell Girling, in the Oval Office.
Even before the presidential campaign a year ago, Trump had made statements consistent with climate change denial, including calling climate change a hoax created by China. Tearing up the Clean Power Rule puts USA compliance with the historic global carbon-reducing Paris Agreement out of reach. The White House says this executive order will create jobs and actually protect the environment.
'Physically imposing & aesthetically pleasing': U.S. border agency outlines Mexico wall requirements
Immigration activists are expected to protest construction of the wall, deploying tactics learned during the long, bitter protests over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Trump, pictured on March 17 touching down to mar-a-Lago yesterday for his 5th visit there since his inauguration, has been bragging that the wall is ahead of schedule.
I have decided to make changes to the National Executive in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. SACP official Solly Mapaila told reporters at a Johannesburg press conference that the president was basing his decision on an intelligence report, which suggested that Mr Gordhan and Mr Jonas were about to use an investor roadshow to the United Kingdom and U.S.
According to The Herald Bulletin's news gathering partner, WTHR-TV, severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and capable of forming tornadoes have formed in the western part of in and are moving across the area. With the low center moving north across the Midwest and filling, the trailing cold front will pass through early Friday, taking the shower activity out of west Georgia by sunrise or shortly after.
Ivanka Trump's new title is special assistant to the President. She still won't get paid; she and her husband, Jared Kushner, are now both unpaid advisers to the president. Concerns over the unidentified description of her role and potential conflicts of interest prompted Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) to send a letter to the Office of Government Ethics.
Though wary of the profitability of electric cars in the United States, especially with low oil prices driving down demand, Lee said that tougher fuel economy requirements have forced the automaker to adapt. Hyundai Motor Co.is going to introduce its first ever fully electric SUV next year ahead of its planned separate architecture for EVs. Kia Motors was also working on its first fuel cell vehicle, following Hyundai Motor's lead in the segment, Lee said.
Do we want to bring the situation to the 1960s, to the Caribbean crisis, and then what? Putin said . "The newly-elected president is barred from implementing his agenda - delivering on his pledges on health care, and worldwide affairs, and relations with the Russian Federation".
However, Pence reassured attendees that the administration is invested in finding an "equitable and just solution" to the conflict. "The days of Israel-bashing are over", Haley said. Haley also recalled her move to nix the nomination of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to a top United Nations position, stating that Palestinians will get "no freebees" until they come to the table.
Further rollback of major regulations under Obama's Clean Power Plan are pending additional agency review. The president has famously rubbished global warming as a Chinese hoax , with one of the most famous Donald Trump quotes being his claims that global warming "was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive".
But a "dark cloud" still hung over the House committee, Schiff said, after the New York Times reported that Nunes had been given the classified documents by two White House officials. "Deception and active measures have always been and will remain a staple of Russian dealings with the outside world for the foreseeable future", said Rumer.
Watts has been a fellow on national security and the Middle East at the Foreign Policy Research Institute since 2011, and is a senior fellow at the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security at The George Washington University. Senate Republicans expressed deep concerns with how Russian Federation may try to derail upcoming elections in France and Germany and ticked through somewhat apolitical topics.
Masood drove his vehicle into pedestrians, killing three people, before fatally stabbing a police officer on March 22. Masood was shot and killed by police. Inquests were opened Wednesday for those killed in the attack: Palmer, age 48; British college administrator Aysha Frade, age 44; USA tourist Kurt Cochran, age 54; and 75-year-old south London resident Leslie Rhodes, whose life support was turned off Thursday.
Ryan, one of the few black female journalists in the press briefing room, declined to say if she thought Spicer treated women journalists differently but did highlight another recent incident involving Spicer and another female journalist.
J.C. Penney announced in late February that it would vacate 130 to 140 stores "over the next few months" as the retailer struggles with growing competition from online retailers. Many consumers say they save time and money by shopping online. The list of 138 stores includes five IN locations. The store closures represent about 14 percent of the company's total store portfolio.
The Kenyan Embassy has reportedly withdrawn the case and said that the police has assured no action would be taken against the woman for lodging a false case. Film of the attack prompted a social media outcry and the victim told local media no one had helped or called the police as he was beaten unconscious with knives and bricks.
Last week on 20th March Prime Minister Theresa May in a press conference as stated about triggering the article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, with the beginning of the legal process that must end in two years' time with Britain leaving the EU.
The US has joined Russia, China and several other nuclear states in sitting out of the latest United Nations talks on banning nuclear weapons. The official reason given by the United States and its allies is that countries like North Korea and Iran will not abide by the ban and hence global disarmament would never be possible - although both North Korea and Iran sat in on the talks.
The news of Gordhan's sacking and Gigaba's appointment could not be independently confirmed by Reuters. South African media reports suggest Zuma and Gordhan have an uneasy relationship, though the president has denied being "at war" with his finance minister.
Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada took responsibility in the struggle, not for positions, but to help others, former finance minister Trevor Manuel said on Tuesday. In July 1963, the police swooped on Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia , a Johannesburg suburb where Kathrada and other banned persons had been meeting secretly.
However, the new law replacing the old one bans cities in the state from passing their own anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people until 2020, drawing scorn from civil rights advocates and casting doubt on whether boycotting businesses will return to the state.
We'll get out there as soon as we can in daylight with aerial assets as well, helicopters, and we'll try and find those people that made calls to us last night and help them this morning". The man was saved from raging flood waters by emergency crews who were forced to abandon their boat and plunge into fast-moving, deep floodwaters to pull the man to safety.
Northern Queensland has continued to experience flash flooding overnight, with the region west of Mackay worst affect. Heavy rainfall from 9pm on Wednesday night saw people trapped in submerged cars and on rooftops, with 38 water rescue incidents taking place overnight.
USA officials have stressed the airstrike targeted a building where dozens of al Qaeda militants had gathered and did not strike a mosque across the street. "I think that was a clean strike", Townsend said. "Civilians are there. Some of them have been able to escape". United Nations chief Antonio Guterres arrived in Baghdad on Thursday to review the humanitarian situation, calling for protection of civilians to be the "absolute priority" as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul .
Services have witnessed the greatest change in two-way trade, rising 20 percent in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, with new fields being explored such as financial cooperation, which has seen the opening of branches in Australia of Bank of China as well as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
Ravindra Gaikwad , the Shiv Sena MP who hit the headlines by assaulting an airline employee with his shoes, has dared the Delhi police to arrest him as private Indian carriers plan to bar him from flying. All member airlines are dominant players in India's domestic aviation industry. The flight was an all-economy class flight, which sparked the argument between Air India staff and the politician.
His remarks were seen as a reference to a possible win by 48-year-old Le Pen - a prospect that the upstart Macron, a relative newcomer to politics, is seen as best placed to prevent. Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has vowed to renew France's political elites by allowing new figures to join the government if elected in the upcoming presidential election.
Senate investigators put on a positively normal show Thursday, pressing a series of academics and intelligence experts on how Russian Federation disrupts elections - like last year's presidential election. Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency and president of IronNet Cybersecurity. Both intelligence committees are investigating - one on the House side, the other on the Senate side.
The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility, but forensic police investigation so far has not come across any reason for the attack. Detectives have seized 2,700 items, including "massive amounts" of computer data , while around 3,500 witnesses have been spoken to.
France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen , who wants to become president in the 2017 elections, celebrated Britain's vote to leave the European Union . Over the years, Putin has frequently met with Francois Fillon , the center-right Republican Party's presidential candidate who was French prime minister in 2007-12.