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  • South Africa's top court okays secret no-confidence Zuma ballot, but won't order one

    June 22, 2017 3:29 PM 13

    JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South Africa's top court ruled on Thursday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of beleaguered President Jacob Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair. The court's ruling by no means guarantees a secret ballot will be held, however. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

  • Parsing the reasons it was weird Trump told Iowa that he was worried about dead birds

    June 22, 2017 3:05 PM 14

    President Trump has an interesting habit that’s revealed when he’s speaking off the cuff or tweeting. Over the years, he’s built up a core set of beliefs that inform his decision-making process, each packed tight like a snowball. As he moves forward in business and politics, he stumbles across new things that reinforce those beliefs, and he tamps more snow onto them, first

  • World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050

    June 22, 2017 2:24 PM 20

    The population of India, which currently ranks as the world’s 2nd most populous country with 1.3 billion inhabitants, is expected to surpass China's 1.4 billion by 2024; and Nigeria, which ranks 7th, is expected to replace the United States as the 3rd most populous country by 2050, according to a new report by the United Nations published on Wednesday

  • The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech

    June 22, 2017 1:43 PM 20

    On Wednesday evening, an evidently gleeful President Trump gave a campaign-style speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in which he attacked some of his favorite objects of ire in front of diehard fans, including Democrats, the Russia investigation and the news media. Feisty following a Republican winning the fifth special election for a House seat in a heavily

  • Zuma no-confidence vote can be secret, up to South Africa's parliament

    June 22, 2017 12:10 PM 14

    JOHANNESBURG South Africa's top court, in a potential blow to President Jacob Zuma, ruled on Thursday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, but stopped short of ordering one. A secret ballot is seen by Zuma's critics as emboldening lawmakers from his own party to support his ouster by shielding them from pressure

  • Trump Doesn't Want a 'Poor Person' in Cabinet Roles, Praises Goldman Sachs

    June 22, 2017 10:35 AM 15

    President Donald Trump defended his appointment of several billionaires—including the former President of Goldman Sachs—to his Cabinet and senior posts at a 2020 election campaign rally in Iowa Wednesday. “In those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense?” Trump said during the rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, referring

  • Chelsea boss resigns over Grenfell Tower tragedy

    June 22, 2017 9:46 AM 16

    The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, Nicholas Holgate has resigned from his position. Holgate stepped down saying it would have been a “distraction” if he had stayed in his post after the “heart-breaking tragedy,” which left at least 79 feared dead. In a statement, he said the Communities and Local Government Secretary had “required

  • Young Nigerian threatens to kill lots of people if billionaire kidnapper Evans is killed (photo)

    June 22, 2017 9:31 AM 8

    T Shine Sisi Eko who is an artiste according to his profile on Facebook wrote that although he doesn't know Evans personally, he just does not want him dead. But if the inevitable happens, he threatened to take up the kidnapping job of Evans and he would kill uncountable persons. "Nigeria is so useless. I don't know this man but I don't jst want him dead. And if he mistakenly

  • Brussels Central Station suitcase bomber supported IS, prosecutors say

    June 22, 2017 3:04 AM 18

    A Moroccan national who attempted an attack on Central Station in Brussels is suspected of supporting the Islamic State (IS) group, prosecutors have said, a day after the man tried to detonate a suitcase bomb packed with nails and gas bottles. Investigators have said he likely made the bomb at his home in the Brussels borough of Molenbeek, a known hotbed

  • French president reaffirms hope for EU ahead of first summit

    June 22, 2017 2:43 AM 18

    Macron French president reaffirms hope for EU ahead of first summit In the face of the threats of extremism, inequality and authoritarian regimes, it is up to the European Union to "win the battle" for "freedom and democracy... to ensure social justice and preserving the climate of our planet," Macron said. France can play the role of a "driving motor"