ANC and government leaders past, present and outgoing voiced their condemnation of President Jacob Zuma's firing of Pravin Gordhan on Friday, with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rubbishing the reasons the president advanced for his decision.
The quarrel, over last month's killing of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur , had resulted in both countries banning each other's citizens from leaving. March 31: Nine Malaysians who were stranded in North Korea following a diplomatic stand-off post the assassination of Kim Jong -Un's half brother Kim Jong- Nam, have arrived in Kuala Lumpur .
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in London this afternoon to protest against Brexit - just days before the expected triggering of article 50 and the beginning of Britain's formal separation from the EU. ROME-Pope Francis has called for unity and solidarity in Europe ahead of the Saturday EU summit in Rome. United, we will achieve more for our people and the world at large.
A White House official sought to play down Thursday's Israeli announcement, saying Netanyahu made his promise to the Amona settlers before Trump laid out his vision. On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he would move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , sending a strong message of support to right-leaning Israelis, while angering Palestinians, who claim Jerusalem as their capital.
Hours before the arrival of Tillerson to Ankara, Turkey announced the end of Euphrates Shield operations that started on August 24, 2016, to support Free Syrian Army factions secure the border region in northern Syria and prevent the establishment of a Kurdish entity on Turkey's border.
The Pentagon had always been very evasive about the incident so far, confirming they'd bombed the buildings but insisting they are still investigating the question of whether they'd killed any civilians. Asked if the USA military was alarmed at the high number of casualties suffered by the Iraqi military in Mosul - 774 killed and 4,600 wounded, according to Votel - Scrocca declined to weigh in.
He said they were even contacting the Malaysian side in the wee hours with their demands. Malaysia had instead conducted an investigation and autopsy on the body, which according to the police, revealed that Jong-nam was poisoned using a VX nerve agent , which is a banned mass destruction chemical weapon.
He also hired economist Peter Navarro to direct the New White House National Trade Council. He said the study would focus on those countries that have chronic goods trade surpluses with the United States. a year ago. Just because the country is on the list and has a trade surplus with the USA, that doesn't mean it is an "evildoer", Ross added. In other cases, there may be an imbalance simply because other countries are better at manufacturing a specific product or can do so more cheaply ...
There were no immediate reports on casualty numbers in Tuesday's bombing. Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels and a monitor said.
Nunes also announced that a March 28 committee hearing is being postponed to allow renewed questioning by the panel of Comey and National Security Agency director Mike Rogers. Mr Nunes said a previously scheduled public hearing with former Obama administration officials would not take place on Tuesday as planned. It appears that Nunes was helping the White House use this new information given to him "to deflect criticism about the Russian investigation".
It is being fought between the Syrian government and opposition forces which include both extremist Islamists and so-called "moderate" groups. The U.S. The visit comes after Turkey announced its military offensive in northern Syria was over, without detailing whether that signified withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country.
He created the flag for the 1978 Pride Festival in San Francisco. Gilbert Baker , 65, came up with the flag in the late 1970s when he was tasked by activist and politician Harvey Milk to make banners for street protests in San Francisco.
Three North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, returned home on Friday along with Mr Kim's body, after Malaysia agreed a swap deal with the reclusive state. While it isn't one of North Korea's key diplomatic partners, Malaysia had been one of the few places in the world where North Koreans could travel without a visa.
Thousands of meat sellers have gone on strike in Uttar Pradesh over a crackdown by the new chief minister, a firebrand Hindu cleric. The new chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, is a strong supporter of laws protecting cows, which are revered by devout Hindus, and has publicly opposed beef consumption.
He said it will be built near Shiloh, close to the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank. The Israeli government approved a brand new settlement deep in the West Bank late Thursday, the first new community in occupied territory in two decades .
An opposition supporter holds a Venezuelan flag with a sign that reads "No more dictatorship" during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, in Caracas, Venezuela March 30, 2017. The stand-off between the Venezuelan branches of government has drawn increasing attention in the worldwide arena, and Wednesday's ruling comes just a day after an extraordinary session was held at the Organisation of American States (OAS) to address the issue of Venezuela's democracy.
The announcement follows an appeals court's decision to clear him of charges of killing protesters in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that brought an end to his three-decade rule. Mubarak was tried again in 2014, but the court acquitted him and the co-defendants. An appeal by the public prosecution led to final retrial by the Court of Cassation.
The three men who were hiding in the embassy - including an embassy official and a North Korean airline worker - flew Thursday to Beijing, where they were seen at the airport Friday, presumably on their way home. When asked if they were cleared of wrongdoing, Bakar only stated the men were no longer needed for the investigation, which is ongoing. He said police would continue to press for the surrender of four North Korean suspects who left Malaysia on the day of the murder.
CNN quoted a U.S. official as saying the ban was believed to be related to a threat posed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The British ban includes smartphones, if they are larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide and 1.5cm deep, the BBC reports.
Nunes also said additional Trump transition team members' names were "unmasked" or revealed in these reports without apparent reason. Representative Devin Nunes (R-California) said Friday that he cancelled the public hearing in favor of a closed-session meeting, possibly on March 28, involving the entire committee and the heads of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency.
President Trump tweeted Thursday evening that his scheduled meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week will be "very hard", citing outsourced jobs and past trade deals he opposes. Zheng said as the worldwide situation continues undergoing "profound and complicated changes", the meeting will be of great significance to charting China-US ties in a new era, advancing the development of bilateral ties in a "healthy and stable way from a new starting point, and promoting peace, stability ...
USA officials confirmed North Korea had attempted to launch a missile near Kalma, on the country's east coast, but early reports suggest it failed. Last night, the North's KCNA news agency said its new rocket engine would help the state achieve world-class satellite-launch capability, indicating a new type of rocket engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
President Jacob Zuma finally cracked the whip on Thursday night and axed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, eNCA reported. "This is the so-called intelligence report and if you read it you will know it is absolute nonsense‚" Gordhan said waving the one paged document.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has remained relatively removed from President Trump's administration and his own department, a new report by The Washington Post says, adding that many diplomats have yet to meet him and some have been told to avoid eye contact.
One official said Cohen did so as part of research unrelated to Trump's wiretapping tweet. On Thursday, the White House invited Schiff to see the material. So these NSC revelations leaked to Nunes may turn out to be an irrelevant sideshow, depending on what Flynn has to say - and whether or when he says it.
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new settlement on land the Palestinians seek for a state, his spokesman said on Friday. Another 200,000 Israelis live in East Jerusalem . The Palestinians claim the West Bank and east Jerusalem , areas captured by Israel in 1967, as parts of a future state.
Zuma , who has denied there is a rift between him and the former finance minister, reportedly recalled Gordhan as he did not give permission for the trip. "As stalwarts, we can not allow the ANC to become marginal to the affairs of the country‚" he said. The ANC will vote for Zuma's successor in December with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union Chairwoman Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma viewed as the front-runners.
Speaking at an Arctic forum in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk, he also offered the U.S. closer cooperation, particularly in the fight against terrorism. President Putin sharply criticized what he described as the use of the "Russian Card" in United States domestic politics, saying it contradicts American interests.
The last time they met, Switzerland's Federer claimed a record 18th grand slam title in a rousing 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 triumph over Nadal in Melbourne in January. "In Australia was a very close match", Nadal said. "Unfortunately I am unable to play today due to sickness", he wrote in a statement posted to his Twitter feed.
He said Canberra would "remain in the West's camp" but the lines of the old Cold war ideological camps were starting to blur, and the room for cooperation between China and Australia was rising. Continuing to play down regional tensions with Beijing , Mr Li said that some 100,000 commercial vessels had traversed the South China Sea in past year without incident or interruption.
CNN reported "The FBI can not yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation, the officials said". He was speaking after Mr Comey told USA politicians during questioning on Capitol Hill that the FBI had launched an investigation because it had gathered "a credible allegation of wrongdoing or reasonable basis to believe an American may be acting as an agent of a foreign power".
We'll continue to bring you developments from the region as they happen this morning. SES rescue boats were forced to evacuate people from the worst-affected areas, while others chose to paddle on surfboards, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards through the murky streets.
The British government told the domestic Press Association news agency on Wednesday that it had immediately informed the 14 airlines impacted by the new measure, but that it would be introduced " in the coming days ". "However, if we receive any advisory, we will act accordingly", the Air India official said. They are British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch, Thomas Cook, and Thomson.
The federal administration made this move following intelligence gained during a raid in Yemen claiming that terrorists were attempting to smuggle bombs into the US via commercial electronics, Reuters reported . Passengers would be allowed to carry larger devices such as tablets, portable DVD players, laptops and cameras in their checked luggage. Officials in the United Kingdom and the USA would not give any details on what exactly prompted the bans.
National Assembly President Julio Borges rips Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela , Thursday, Ma. Brazil, Argentina and Peru have all moved to the right recently. "We call for reflection, so that the democratic path can be retaken", she said to the loud applause of several aides gathered around her.