Category Archives: Politics

05Jul/17

Zambia’s President to seek parliament approval to declare state of emergency

LUSAKA, July 5 (Reuters) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu will seek parliament’s approval to impose emergency laws, he said on Wednesday, after a fire gutted the country’s biggest market in what Lungu said was a politically motivated arson attack.
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05Jul/17

South Africa’s ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading

02Jul/17

Qatar says demands are ‘made to be rejected’

ROME, ITALY / DOHA AND ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER, QATAR / ANKARA, TURKEY
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Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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15Jun/17

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

SHOWS: INTERNET (JUNE 15, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early on Thursday (June 15) after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Continue reading

15Jun/17

British Lib Dem leader quits, says can’t lead party and be a Christian

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 15, 2017) (UK POOL) – Tim Farron, the leader of Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrat Party, resigned on Wednesday (June 14) saying questions about his Christian faith ahead of last week’s election meant he felt it was impossible to continue in the role. Continue reading

26May/17

Clinton predicts impeachment for Trump

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told graduates at a Commencement address at Wellesley College Friday, “We were furious about the past presidential election — of a man who’s presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice.” Continue reading

17May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe: source

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, an associate of Comey, who has seen the memo, said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading

16May/17

White House locked down after person jumps barrier – Secret Service

WASHINGTON, D.C, , UNITED STATES (MAY 16, 2017) (NBC) – The U.S. Secret Service said late on Tuesday (May 16) that it had lifted a security lockdown put into effect at the White House after a person tried to jump over a bike rack used as a barrier along the north fence of the mansion where President Donald Trump lives and works.

The suspect was in custody, the security office also said on Twitter.

Security had been tight for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s visit earlier in the day, as protesters gathered in front of the White House. Erdogan left before the lockdown.