Category Archives: Politics

10Apr/17

Trump’s Supreme Court appointee takes oath for lifetime post

President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court appointee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is sworn into his lifetime post during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden attended by President Trump, the second of two such oaths that restores the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority.
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10Apr/17

Berlusconi “saves” Easter lambs, angering Italy’s meat lobby

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has infuriated Italy’s meat industry by joining a vegetarian campaign and “adopting” five lambs that would have been butchered for Easter.
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10Apr/17

Far-right’s Le Pen sets her eyes on French election win

Polls indicate that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s “detoxifying” of her party’s image, shifting the focus onto the forgotten victims of globalisation, has been a success and many see her topping the first round vote on April 23. But they also see her losing the second round run-off to a mainstream rival.
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06Apr/17

Nunes temporarily steps down from U.S. House probe on Russia

The chairman of the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, steps down as head of the panel’s investigation into Russia, citing what he said were “entirely false” accusations filed against him with the Office Of Congressional Ethics. Continue reading

31Mar/17

Zuma sacks finance minister, shaking S. Africa

President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading