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South Africa's Zuma pledges to transform economy for poor

All of us know that Zuma's targets were Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. The Gordhan affair has threatened to split the ANC, some of whose senior officials reportedly back calls for Zuma to resign. "Comrade Jonas has served both as deputy minister and MP with absolute distinction and dedication", the office of the ANC chief whip said. Similar bids have failed to muster the needed votes to oust Zuma in the past.

Hillary Clinton's Nephew Just Signed a Contract to be a Male Model

Signing with IMG is huge news and he's clearly in good company, as the agency's roster also boasts unstoppable sister duo Gigi and Bella Hadid, along with Karlie Kloss and Ashley Graham . Move over Hillary, there's a new Clinton stepping into the spotlight! Tyler Clinton made the announcement on his never-not-sexy Instagram account , and TMZ breathlessly related the news soonafter.

Head of USA intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating Russia's role in the election, wants to question Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, about meetings he held with the Russian ambassador and a Russian banker in December.

Palestinian kills soldier in West Bank — Israeli military

The reasoning of the occupying soldiers was that the large pieces could fall on and thus injure or damage settlers walking on the streets or settler cars - not Palestinians on the same part of the street though. Israeli government development of settlements in the West Bank has been a focus of friction with Palestinians and contributed to the breakdown of peace talks.

Gay Putin Pic is Banned by Russian Court, Listed as 'Extremist Material'

A viral meme appears to have hurt poor Russian President Vladimir Putin's very sensitive feelings. The depiction of Putin in brightly colored cosmetics began to crop up following the Kremlin's 2013 gay propaganda law, which effectively banned the distribution of materials giving information on LGBTQ rights.

Investment in renewable energy dips globally as prices fall

Investments in renewable capacity were roughly double those in fossil fuels in 2016, BNEF data show. United Nations -backed report says global investments in renewable energy fell by nearly a quarter a year ago amid a drop in prices and lower spending in some markets.

Eight-year-old girl found living with monkeys

The girl started screeching at Yadav just like monkeys when they tried to get hold of her. Her incredible story only emerged this week when video surfaced of the girl, dressed in a white flowered patterned frock, screaming and cowering on her hospital bed as a doctor tries to calm her down.

Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

Because you should have taken it all the way. " I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled", Trump told the Times on Wednesday. Ailes, who has denied all of the allegations against him, was forced to resign from Fox News just one week after that interview . More advertisers have joined the list of defectors from Fox's The O'Reilly Factor show bringing the total to around 20.

Fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and Trump

Most of the top Federal Reserve officials said it was likely that the central bank would start to shrink its balance sheet this year, according to minutes of the March policy meeting released Wednesday. Elsewhere in the minutes policymakers appeared to see upside risks to the economy while there was still disagreement on how close the Fed was to meeting its 2 percent inflation goal this year.

Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

Spicer's remark was in contrast to a tweet earlier in the day from Trump that agreed Flynn should seek immunity for testifying in what he likened to politically motivated harassment campaigns. Its violations of global law are a matter of record, including its Crimea annexation and "mucking around" in other countries' elections, he said. Flynn has offered to testify about his Russian contacts in hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees - but only if he were granted ...

Bodies of Kiwi family lost in NSW floods found

Rescuers are searching for passengers believed to be in the water. He said he felt "helplessness" as he watched air bubbles surfacing in the river but "just couldn't find the car". Police have recovered three bodies from a auto that crashed off a slippery road and sank into the Tweed River in the northern NSW town of Tumbulgum.

Chelsea Clinton is in no hurry to get into politics

No, Chelsea, we don't all need to ask ourselves that question - particularly you. "I think there are a lot of ways to get involved". She said her mom is focused on encouraging young people who consider running for public office to throw their hats into the ring and focused on supporting organizations like Planned Parenthood under the Republican-controlled government.

Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

In response to questions about Mr Manafort's consulting firm, a spokesman for Mr Deripaska in 2008 - at least three years after they began working together - said Mr Deripaska had never hired the firm. Manafort's plans were laid out in documents obtained by the AP that included strategy memoranda and records showing worldwide wire transfers for millions of dollars.

Mike Pence breaks tie as Senate passes anti-Planned Parenthood bill

The Obama administration moved to block the states, issuing its rule a year ago preventing abortion providers from being singled out. "Republicans didn't listen to us", said Senator Patty Murray of Washington . In the background section, the proposed rule did note that with this interpretation of Title X , abortion is not expected to be part of the mandated taxpayer funding.

Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Money

If the Trump administration succeeds in overturning the rule, then Republican state legislatures will likely target other money that goes to abortion providers, which could lead to closures. Senate voted March 30 to let states cut off funds for Planned Parenthood . Does Trump administration even realize the devastating affect their personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood would have on American women? "A final vote on getting rid of the Obama-era rule could happen as early as ...

Schweinsteiger scores on MLS debut but Chicago Fire held to draw

The former Germany worldwide said his "dream came true" when he was able to force his way back into contention and play under Mourinho. Schweinsteiger scored a goal on a header seventeen minutes into the match. But three minutes into stoppage time, Chicago scored again through Luis Solignac to earn a deserved share of the points. "It's not easy. I came here I think four, five days ago so, but it was OK, I was actually prepared", the 32-year-old said.

Sindhu conquers Marin to bag maiden India Open title

Sindhu won the India Open Super Series tournament in New Delhi on Sunday, defeating Marin 21-19, 21-16. Sung exploited Sindhu's relative weakness at the net, and took a large percentage of her points with a series of drop shots which were out of her opponent's reach.

Venezuelan Supreme Court closes Legislative gives all power to Maduro

Peru's government immediately recalled its ambassador in protest while condemnations poured in from governments across Latin America. An attempt a year ago to hold a recall referendum against Maduro was blocked when the national electoral council, controlled by loyalists of the president, cancelled the process, alleging fraud.

Merkel's party CDU remains largest in German election

In Saarland, recent polls had indicated a narrow lead for the CDU, but there had also been predictions that a coalition between the SPD, the far-left Linke and the environmentalist Greens may emerge. "It will be a hard election campaign and we have every chance", she added. She called the state election the day before "encouraging" and "great".

Comey sought to reveal Russian election meddling last summer

House and Senate have launched individual intelligence committees to explore possible ties between Russian officials and members of President Trump's campaign team. Months before the election, FBI Director James Comey tried to reveal that Russian Federation was interfering in America's electoral process in order to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

Oil stable on falling Libyan output, but bloated United States market still weighs

US crude oil was 10 cents lower at $49.41. Meanwhile, Nigeria's crude oil exports are set to rise to 1.66 million bpd in May, according to a loading programme compiled by Reuters on Tuesday. The falls came after two days of price increases which supported Brent above $50 a barrel and lifted WTI close to that level. Major oil traders gathered in Switzerland this week said they expected the output cuts to be extended, providing Russian Federation complies.

UN secretary-general starts official visit to Iraq

He will next visit Arbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Islamic State overran about a third of Iraq in 2014, benefiting from the Sunni-Shi'ite rift that weakened the army. The US-led coalition that has been carrying out strikes against IS says it "probably" played a role in reported civilian deaths in west Mosul. "We are in the final stage of liberating Mosul and our forces are exerting their utmost efforts to protect the civilians", Abadi said.

Nunes, Comey clash on whether FBI chief invited to House Russia investigation

According to the Times , Nunes met with Michael Ellis , a former staffer on Nunes' House Intelligence Committee who now works in the White House counsel's office on national security issues, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director of intelligence at the National Security Council.

Jaitley hopes GST Bill will be passed through consensus

The CGST Bill also provides for e-commerce companies to collect tax at source at a rate not exceeding one percent of net value of taxable supplies, out of payments to suppliers supplying goods or services through their portals. "One nation-one tax - it's only a myth", Moily said, referring to the multiple tax slabs under the proposal. Both Congress and Left questioned that with surrendering powers to legislate on tax is the Parliament and state assemblies losing its sovereignty.

Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

Trump's first visit to a golf course since becoming President was on February 4 at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida. He's expected back soon. The US would also be dirtier, as he slashes the EPA budget by 31 percent, and unhealthier, as unchecked pollution can lead to health emergencies, chronic health problems and premature death .

Coast Guard seizes $420M in cocaine from Canadian boats

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James was loaded with approximately 16 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $420 million, that was seized in global waters. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the Canadian vessel was involved in one case, seizing an estimated one tonne of cocaine. She said federal agents fired at the boat early Monday to disable its engines because the men did not stop as instructed.

Activists to target lawmakers who vote against net privacy rules

In October of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that would require broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to protect the privacy of their customers. "We reveal who we are by where we go...and there's a lot of sophisticated targeting you can do if you know a person's internet life". Numerous social media sites like whatsApp, Facebook, Twitter already have access to your information which is easily available to these marketers, but through this policy of ...

III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII) Trading Down 3.3% After Earnings Miss

There is no concrete way to calculate a price target. Wunderlich reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of G-III Apparel Group in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. Earnings per share for the full fiscal year was $1.12, less than half of what it was in fiscal 2015. Apple sold a mere 1 billion iPhones in 10 years but a new breakthrough is expected to generate more than 27 billion devices in just 3 years, creating a $1.7 trillion market.

Saudis announce new tax code for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Saudi authorities had been considering such a change for months, sources told Reuters . Saudi authorities plan to sell shares in Aramco next year and have been considering whether to cut the effective tax rate on the company in order to facilitate the sale.

Netherlands head coach Danny Blind fired

Blind's assistant Fred Grim will take charge of the team for today's friendly against Italy in Amsterdam , the Dutch football federation (KNVB) said. After the match Blind questioned whether he was still the man for the job. "We hope to have a new coach in place quickly but it won't be ready in one week", KNVB technical director Jean Paul Decossaux said on Sunday.