Why has this caused such a fuss? Investors on the JSE on Friday however started to get rid of stocks with big exposure to the South African economy and fled towards rand hedge shares, which earn most of their income overseas. Last October, Gordhan was charged with fraud, but the charges were later dropped. What is being said about the sacking? "We can't be happy (with the decision to sack Gordhan) because we think that the finance minister was a hard worker".
According to one official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the focus to access raw intelligence was a priority under former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The documents, he said, showed that members of Trump transition team may have incidentally had communications intercepted by the intelligence community.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signs the "Declaration of Rome " during a ceremony at Capitoline Hill in Rome , Italy, on March 25, 2017. "We have united for the better", the text concludes. The Pontiff has also been outspoken about the prejudice faced by refugees and asylum seekers, and took the time to criticize the EU's response to the migrant crisis, comparing it to the mass movement of people after and during the Second World War.
Sunday's verdict "reflects the continued attempts of the regime to circumvent the final ruling of the Higher Administrative Court", Ali said in a statement. The High Administrative Court is part of the State Council, a judicial body that gives legal advice to the government, drafts legislation, and exercises jurisdiction over administrative cases.
Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs guard Morgan William, right, is mobbed by guards Blair Schaefer (1) and Dominique Dillingham (00) after making the game-winning basket in overtime against the CT in an NCAA college basketbal game in the semifinals of the women's Final Four at the American Airlines Center in Dallas , Friday, March 31, 2017.
The attack on the small ship happened Saturday as the vessel passed through the narrow channel between Yemen's Socotra island and the Somali coast, said Graeme Gibbon Brooks, the CEO of the maritime firm Dryad Maritime. Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia, the second such hijacking in two months after a four-year lull. The hijacking followed an outpouring of anger by locals over foreign fishermen flooding into their waters, some of whom have licences to ...
Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday said that the state government would only act against slaughterhouses that are illegal. The Chief Minister will also perform puja at his official residence and all the ministers and MLAs will attend a fruit party in the evening.
It also has emerged today that Nunes canceled a scheduled hearing with former acting attorney general Sally Yates to avoid her disclosure of information related to the Russian Federation probe. He added, "At the end of the day here, we're going to get to the truth and we're going to find out who's actually doing a real investigation". The White House did not provide a response, and Yates and her lawyer then believed they tacitly had approval to speak to the committee.
White House video showed Trump entering the Oval Office to announce the orders, but leaving before actually signing any documents. Vice president Mike Pence is then left rushing after Trump to tell him that he'd forgotten to sign the orders.
McRaith: President Obama spent 167 days negotiating and developing a plan. In fact, he said , the Republican Party is "closer to repealing Obamacare than we ever have been before". They wanted to eliminate these things and then when Trump agreed to eliminate them with the Freedom Caucus, the more moderate republicans then peeled off the bill.
Turkish lawmakers are wrapping up political campaign events in Europe ahead of a referendum on expanding the powers of the country's president, in a move that could reduce tensions after a bitter spat with some European nations. Germany has repeatedly said it prizes relations with Turkey, because it is home to three million people of Turkish origin - a legacy of the "guest worker" ("Gastarbeiter) programme of the 1960s and 1970s".
Cameron's successor Mrs May on Wednesday notified the European Council president Donald Tusk that the United Kingdom was triggering article 50. U.K. In a letter handed to the President of the EU Council Donald Tusk by the UK's ambassador to the EU Tim Barron, May stressed the UK's primary intent is to maintain a " deep and special partnership " EU members.
The Federation of Indian Airlines, which has Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet, AirAsia and GoAir as its members has made a decision to blacklist Gaikwad who admitted to his unruly behaviour with Air Indian staffer. Seven airlines including state owned AIR India have barred Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying, for allegedly assaulting an Air India officer.
Kim Jong-nam was attacked with the lethal nerve agent VX on February 13 in Kuala Lumpur airport, in an audacious Cold War-style operation that triggered a diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea. Arrest warrants and Interpol red notices have been issued for four North Korean suspects, who Malaysian police believe are back in Pyongyang. He added that "hardline conservative figures like Ted Cruz", the Republican Senator for Texas, were insulting the "supreme dignity" of Kim by ...
The government ordered the envoy home in January over a statue placed by activists late a year ago outside its consulate in Busan. The term "comfort women" is a euphemism for girls and women, from South Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere, who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels.
Today's SES-10 mission, which blasted off at 6:27 p.m. EDT from the historic Apollo-era Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, is the first of many critical next steps for SpaceX . So if a rocket could simply be refueled like a jetliner for another flight, the cost of space travel could drop to a fraction of what it is now. "This is going to be, ultimately, a huge revolution in spaceflight", he said.
Li's comments were made during his sole briefing during a five-day visit to Australia. The prime minister and Mr Li will get down to business on Friday and sign a range of economic and security agreements. China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claim parts of the waters. Of course, free trade can only thrive in a peaceful and stable environment.
The Spaniard has reached three deciders in 2017 but lost on each occasion, including going down 6-3 6-4 to Federer on Sunday. I need a rest. "My body needs healing". Nadal was forced to save two break points at 3-3 in the second set but Federer eventually got the breakthrough at 4-4, to hand himself the chance to serve for the title which he took.
On the defensive, the White House is throwing counter punches to deflect attention from three investigations into the Kremlin's interference in last year's election and possible Russian ties to President Donald Trump or his associates. First, the Deputy Assistant to the White House informed me when I went to see them that these are exactly the same materials that were shown to the Chairman.
Burr said the committee was in constant negotiations with intelligence officials about access to additional documents. According to two members of the Senate Intelligence committee , Sen. As the hearing got underway in Washington , President Vladimir Putin weighed in from Russian Federation . Le Pen, a self-professed admirer of the Russian leader, is among the frontrunners to become the next French president.
Citing a Scottish parliamentary vote on Tuesday to back her request for those powers, Sturgeon said she had a clear mandate to pursue a referendum based on long Scottish traditions of "popular sovereignty". "This is, first and foremost, about giving the people of Scotland a choice on this country's future", she said, according to the Press Association.
Two security officials said tracking of his car's Global Positioning System showed he drove across Westminster Bridge and approached Parliament on Saturday, March 18. Police officers also held a minute's silence outside New Scotland Yard. PC Keith Palmer was killed when Masood attacked him with a knife outside the Palace of Westminster.
Cambridge winning 11 lengths in a course record of 18 minutes and 33 seconds. By the first mile marker they had opened up a lead of 10 seconds and were left to race only against themselves and the clock, winning in a record time that was faster than their men's team past year.
Water came close to entering the second storey of Ms Devine's home after ex-cyclone Debbie soaked northern NSW. Two women have been killed by NSW floodwaters after ex-cyclone Debbie dumped heavy rainfall on large parts of the state. 'Residents are purely moving items outside to clean them off and return them inside businesses or homes and due to this activity are now becoming victims of theft'.
Brazil , placed at the top of CONMEBOL as well as tops the overall qualifying sections around the world with 30 points defeated Uruguay 4-1 in Montevideo on Friday. Paraguay still have mathematical chances to reach World Cup, but their schedule are very tough. The disappointing performance in the 1-0 victory over Bolivia on Thursday is making Colombia fans worry that their team might not qualify for the World Cup.
Moreno, the designated heir to President Rafael Correa's "21st-century socialism", had 51.07 percent of the vote to 48.93 percent for ex-banker Lasso, with 94.2 percent of districts reporting, said the National Electoral Council. "Lasso represents the neo-liberalism that has done so much harm, but today he's the lesser evil and necessary to recover democracy", said Paco Moncayo, a retired general and former Quito mayor who won 6.7 percent of the votes on February 19.
She said she was staying in a nearby resort and had come down to the beach for having a sunbath when the incident occurred. When she woke up, she was confronted by three unidentified men, who dragged her to a secluded spot by a casuarina grove, where her screams could not be heard.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CBS Thursday the suspect's motives were unclear. Earlier this month, the F.B.I. arrested disgraced journalist Juan Thompson after it was revealed he had made several hoax bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the US and then attempted to frame an ex-girlfriend for the crime.
Lasso said he would challenge the results in all of Ecuador's 24 provinces after three exit polls showed him winning. While Lasso has said he would evict Assange from the embassy where Ecuador granted him asylum in 2012 to prevent his extradition to Sweden, Moreno has said he could stay, increasing worldwide interest in Sunday's vote.
Walia was the MLA from Laxmi Nagar constituency for four consecutive terms. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. According to a representative, Dr. Walia had not sent an official resignation letter to the party, but had issued an "ultimatum". The Congress has so far announced names of 267 candidates for the civic polls.
Malaysian police did not respond to requests for comment. According to South Korean intelligence, Kim Jong Un first ordered the assassination of his half-brother five years ago. Khalid stressed that police were still looking for four other North Koreans, whom they had identified among suspects named in Kim's death. A van believed to be carrying the body of Kim Jong Nam, leaves the Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.
Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada will be remembered for being committed to principle until he drew his last breath, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation said on Tuesday. His activist career spanned 57 years. Following the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour for his organisation and direction of Umkhonto weSizwe , the military wing of the ANC, and specific acts of "sabotage".
In 1990, old fogies Blue Gray, Green Blue, Lemon Yellow, Maize, Orange Red, Orange Yellow, Raw Umber , and Violet Blue were sent out to waxy pastures. More details will be unveiled Friday on National Crayon Day at the event in Times Square. The company, which started making crayons in 1903, says it makes 120 colors, not including speciality colors.
Mr Trump has not said how he will negotiate trade with China while also pressuring them to influence Pyongyang. "Yes, we will talk about North Korea ... The relationship between the United States and China has been an uncomfortable one under the Trump administration, with the President accusing China of unfair trade practices and threatening to raise trade tariffs on Chinese goods.
Palestinians demanded global sanctions against Israel on Friday over its approval of the first officially authorised new settlement in the occupied West Bank for over two decades. Since then, Israel and the USA have been in talks over what kind of construction the White House would tolerate. Former Israeli diplomat Zalmon Shoval believes there is a quiet understanding between Israel and the Trump administration for limited construction in the settlements.