• Ben Ngubane quits as Eskom chairman
Ben Ngubane quits as Eskom chairman

Rantho said it is not correct that board members at Eskom can just choose to resign when being held accountable for their actions and decisions. Reports on leaked documents by non-profit investigative journalism group Amabhungane have put Eskom at the centre of allegations of improper dealings in government contracts by business friends of Pres...

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  • What Does UK Hung Parliament Mean for Europe ETFs?
What Does UK Hung Parliament Mean for Europe ETFs?

Corbyn said Labour would try to amend the Queen's Speech to include its own commitments to end austerity and boost public spending. Prime Minister Theresa May took over after David Cameron sung himself off with the ill-advised Brexit vote , setting the United Kingdom on a course to separate from the EU.

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  • Friend says Trump is considering firing special counsel
Friend says Trump is considering firing special counsel

It was Mr Rosenstein who appointed Mr Mueller to the job in the first place, since he took carriage of the Russia investigation from the Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to recuse himself because of his own contacts with Russian officials in the lead-up to last year's United States election.

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  • Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'
Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

One senior pro-EU lawmaker who attended a party meeting with May - and who herself opposed Brexit past year - said the prime minister told them she wanted to build a "consensus" on how to pull out of current arrangements with Britain's main trading partner.

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. It found support for Corbyn remained high for people in their 20s and 30s but fell sharply among middle-aged and older voters, who strongly favoured May and her promises of strength and stability in the Brexit...

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  • British police arrest seventh man in London Bridge attack probe
British police arrest seventh man in London Bridge attack probe

The fake explosive belts were visible during the attacks , Haydon said, and may have looked real to those who saw them. Police Commander Dean Haydon speculated that the bloodthirsty zealots might have worn bomb props "as protection from being shot themselves".

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  • Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia
Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia

The sanctions package was hammered out by the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Banking and Foreign Relations Committees and could set up an unusual showdown between Congress and President Trump's administration . While Corker didn't specifically mention Russia , his comments followed senators' recent indications that a deal on Russian sanc...

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  • President Trump Accuses Fired FBI Director James Comey Of Lying Under Oath
President Trump Accuses Fired FBI Director James Comey Of Lying Under Oath

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer plans to file a complaint early next week about former FBI Director James Comey's disclosure of conversations with the president, a person close to the legal team said today. Comey said he shared an unclassified memo of their conversation about Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointme...

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  • Brexit: Record number of Britons become German citizens
Brexit: Record number of Britons become German citizens

If and when Britain leaves the European Union as well as its single market, British citizens are likely to lose their right to live and work across the 27-nation regional body. According to the office, the total number of new German citizens in 2016 increased by 2.9 percent, compared to a fall of 1 and 3.5 percent in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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  • Hart likely to miss out for England in France
Hart likely to miss out for England in France

But captain Harry Kane volleyed an equaliser four minutes into added time to salvage a 2-2 draw and keep England in pole position to qualify from Group F for the World Cup. "Harry will captain the team". Leigh Griffith's beauties from free-kicks were the only two goals England have conceded in six qualifying fixtures.

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  • SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation
SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation

The Scottish Conservatives' leader saw her party accrue 13 seats, their best performance in the country since 1983. "It is the policy of both the Conservative Party and the UK Labour Party to respect the Brexit referendum result ".

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  • LCD Soundsystem criticise album reissues
LCD Soundsystem criticise album reissues

This article was originally published by Stereogum . LCD Soundsystem , 45:33, This Is Happening , and London Sessions were all supposed to be made available on vinyl this month - a claim the band have rejected saying they "certainly aren't announcing shit".

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  • Manhunt on for suspect in fatal shooting of Arkansas officer
Manhunt on for suspect in fatal shooting of Arkansas officer

The manhunt ended late Monday and the unidentified suspect was taken into custody overnight, police said. Also Tuesday, a search was underway at a lake near the scene of the incident where the suspect was believed to have thrown his gun. Weatherford is the first officer shot in Newport in 24 years. A later one identified the 15-year-old Newport...

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  • Afghan commando kills 3 U.S. soldiers in
Afghan commando kills 3 U.S. soldiers in "green-on-blue" attack

Army Rangers were killed Saturday during an insider attack by an Afghan National Security Forces soldier, U.S. officials now say. The Taliban took responsibility for the attack, claiming that the attacker was a Taliban fighter who had joined the Afghan army .

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  • Morocco To Send Food To Qatar Amidst Gulf Diplomatic Crisis
Morocco To Send Food To Qatar Amidst Gulf Diplomatic Crisis

They argue that the comments highlight Doha's close ties with Iran and reinforce their long-held concerns over Qatar's support for terrorism . Jubeir says Qatar can move goods in and out "whenever they want". Qatar though has received the support of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who said on Sunday that the emirate would remain as 2022 h...

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  • Pakistan shock Sri Lanka to reach semi-finals of the Champions Trophy
Pakistan shock Sri Lanka to reach semi-finals of the Champions Trophy

It was in rough seas and Ahmed couldn't afford to be seasick. Sarfraz also promised his side would play "positive" cricket against England , the side they conceded the world record ODI total of 444 for 3 against at Trent Bridge a year ago.

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  • Militants hurl grenade at CRPF camp in Pulwama, 9 injured
Militants hurl grenade at CRPF camp in Pulwama, 9 injured

Police said that militants had fired UBGL at CRPF camp in Tral late on Monday night. A police spokesperson told New Indian Express that militants armed with AK-47 rifles attached the residence of Justice (Retd) Muzaffar Hussain Attar at Anchidora area in south Kashmir's Anantnag district this evening.

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  • Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate
Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Mr Comey told a Senate hearing on Thursday that he had written a series of memos about his relationship with the President and had a friend leak them to the press. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go..." President Trump said Friday he would be willing to testify under oath about his interactions with for...

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  • Major 'wary' DUP deal could put Northern Ireland peace process at risk
Major 'wary' DUP deal could put Northern Ireland peace process at risk

Sir John said he wanted Theresa May to "succeed" and "stay" as Prime Minister, and that he understood and sympathised with her wanting to "shore up her parliamentary position" but said his "main concern" was the peace process. However the DUP leader rejected that idea. Northern Ireland's returning secretary of state has warned the latest deadline...

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  • Trump calls Comey
Trump calls Comey "cowardly" as more questions on Russian Federation loom in Congress

A Justice Department spokeswoman said Sessions requested the open setting because "he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". "The notion that Comey was sacked because of the Russian investigation isn't actually new or controversial", Oliver observed. "We have to keep in mind that this is one person'...

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  • Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties
Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt cut links with Qatar last Monday. He said Qatar must also do more to address support for extremist organisations, building on the steps they have already taken to tackle funding to those groups.

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  • Ex-FBI Director James Comey visits hometown, dad
Ex-FBI Director James Comey visits hometown, dad

He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Spicer told reporters Monday that it "depends on the scope of the questions" and said it was "premature" to say. "It's hard to tell and that's why we need every iteration of information that's going to include Comey, if [Attorney General Jeff] Sessi...

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  • Sessions to testify at open Senate hearing on Tuesday, committee says
Sessions to testify at open Senate hearing on Tuesday, committee says

The next day, facing questions about why he did not disclose those two meetings with Kislyak, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation because of his role in the Trump campaign. Sessions then conceded and one more agreed to testify publicly , though before a different Senate committee - one on which, perhaps not co...

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  • British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback
British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

Theresa May has been in damage control since a disastrous snap election result lost the Conservative Party its majority in parliament. In an attempt to avoid a second election that could deepen Britain's worst political turmoil since last June's shock vote to leave the EU, May held talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) on Tuesda...

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  • The two women who saved Theresa May could yet be her undoing
The two women who saved Theresa May could yet be her undoing

Ruth Davidson, the influential leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, which voted heavily to remain in the European Union past year and where May's party won rather than lost seats on Thursday, called for a deal that put "economic growth first" and said after the meeting with May that the Brexit policy could change.

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  • Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year
Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year

With the Conservatives unable to govern on their own, the party is looking to secure support from Northern Ireland's right-wing Democratic Unionist Party in order to govern. "As of yet, no date for opening the negotiations has been agreed", an European Union official told AFP on condition of anonymity. With opinion polls showing the Conservat...

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  • Arlene Foster and Theresa May set for crucial talks in London
Arlene Foster and Theresa May set for crucial talks in London

May will meet DUP leader Arlene Foster later today. Michael Gove, fired by May a year ago, was returned to cabinet in a surprise move Monday and declared himself "delighted" to be there. Referring to the "strong relationship" she had with the DUP, May said the new government would "guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks" that begin in...

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  • Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier
Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

State Department strongly advises against it. "It's all about doing one thing; it's about peace", Rodman said . "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime" in North Korea , they said .

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  • South Korea's Moon Asks for Japan's Patience in Resolving Past History
South Korea's Moon Asks for Japan's Patience in Resolving Past History

Under a deal with Moon's conservative predecessor, the United States deployed key components of the so-called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system last spring to cope with what it calls North Korea's advancing nuclear threats. "The drone was similarly shaped to the one found in March 2014 on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, but a bit lar...

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  • Dennis Rodman headed to North Korea for another visit
Dennis Rodman headed to North Korea for another visit

Officials in President Barack Obama's administration said they would have blocked Rodman from visiting if they had any power to do so. "I'm just trying to open the door", he said. It wasn't immediately clear whether his release was connected to Rodman's visit. That trip generated a string of negative headlines and an outburst from Rod...

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  • Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis
Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Monday that the country's government still has "no clue what are the main reasons behind all these measures". Qatar Air's strategy has included adding destinations served by wide-body planes that use Doha as a transfer point, as well as buying stakes in key airlines, such as British Ai...

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  • Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow
Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow

Her predecessor, David Cameron , first asked British voters to decide in 2016 whether to leave the European Union or stay in, triggering the divorce that will leave the bloc with 27 members when Britain leaves in 2019. Tory supporter Nick, 31, blamed the defeat on May's "arrogance". This translated into 318 seats for the Conservatives (a net...

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  • Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Rodman , who played for the Pistons and Bulls, has visited the country at least four times, with three of the visits taking place between 2013 and 2014. It is not clear whether Rodman , who once dated Madonna and was married to model and actress Carmen Electra, will be meeting Kim Jong-Un during the trip or what its exact goal is.

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  • White House Official Confirms Discussions on S. Korean Missile Defense
White House Official Confirms Discussions on S. Korean Missile Defense

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the launch came from the North Korean eastern coastal town of Wonsan, and that the projectiles likely flew about 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) with an apogee of about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).

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  • For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory
For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory

The fact is Mrs May gambled the country's wellbeing on an unnecessary election she called with the aim of crushing the Labour Party. It drew strong support from young people, who appeared to have turned out to vote in bigger-than-expected numbers, lured by the promise of the elimination of tuition fees, the hope of better jobs and a chance to own p...

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