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ANC NEC wants Zuma removed - but not just yet

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The NEC is split among those who once fiercely opposed Zuma and those seen to have once defended him. "The NEC has issued a statement on the totality of discussions yesterday". The ANC's leadership collective will meet with its alliance partners to inform them of the decisions taken over the past two days ahead of the start of an NEC lekgotla taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Read More »

Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police say

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The foreigners were ambushed by unknown gunmen on their way from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital Abuja, Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman for the Kaduna state police, said by telephone. However, abductions of foreigners are not uncommon. In October, kidnappers took four Britons in Delta state in the south. But as the economy stalled in recent years, the crime began creeping north. Read More »

Ex-US Envoys to Africa Urge Trump to Reconsider Comments

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Nielsen says the conversation was impassioned and the president was using tough language. After Mr. Trump's denial, Durbin fired back at the president. Emerging from lunch with the Republican caucus, Graham said he told his colleagues he won't be voting for the CR. "I didn't hear it and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton said on CBS' "Face The Nation ". Read More »

Trump claims credit for what may be mostly Obama's economy

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In an address broadcast from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished". The Trump administration has abandoned the trade agreement of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Paris climate change accord. Some countries displayed higher approval, though: Israel, Ukraine and, curiously enough, Russia. Read More »

Seoul wants Olympic momentum to lead to US-North Korea talks

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Recorded Future's report comes amid recent allegations that North Korea has begun mining and hacking cryptocurrencies in order to sidestep crippling economic sanctions . Despite its wariness, the White House has been careful not to dismiss the talks between the North and the South, provided the two sides stick to issues like security at the Olympics. Read More »

Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

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Republicans are claiming that Democrats are holding the government hostage over demands to protect 700,000 " dreamer " immigrants brought to the country as children and now living in the United States illegally. DETROW: Well I'd say since we last spoke about an hour ago, nearly all of the developments have been incredibly speculative. He says Democrats "could have easily made a deal but chose to play Shutdown politics instead". Read More »

Steele dossier: Fusion GPS chief says Trump may have aided Russians

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The interview took place on November 14, a little less than three months after Simpson spoke with the Senate Judiciary staff - the transcript of which was released by Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) last week. For this hearing and for most of this transcript, the Republicans appear to have just left. The House of Representatives panel is conducting one of three congressional investigations into possible collusion between Mr Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian ... Read More »

South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

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Once the pool of athletes is finalized, it will be up to the suspended Russian Olympic Committee, with which a working relationship was established for the implementation of the IOC sanctions, to propose which clean athletes can fill the earned quota places by sport, discipline and event. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif's daughter to contest next Pakistan polls?

Announcing his latest initiative, Nawaz said he will ensure that the poor have "a roof over their head". Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif . She added that "empty chairs" will not bring them votes. Since Sharif's ouster for being "dishonest", Maryam Nawaz took a more active and visible role in party politics. Maryam has been in the spotlight over corruption references since the Panama Paper leaks saga was unearthed previous year. Read More »

Brexit special trade agreement possible: French President Emmanuel Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron looks on as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an event at the Victoria and Albert museum in central London on Thursday. "And you should understand that you can not by definition have the full access to the single market if you don't tick the box". The BBC released extracts on Saturday of the Macron interview which it will broadcast in full in the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Read More »

Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

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Jackson said he "initially had no intention" of including a test of the president's mental fitness in his first annual physical, and stressed that he had "absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions". "So yes, I have great respect for people who - great respect for this doctor, but if that's what 6-foot-3, 239 pounds looks like, that's a shock to me". Read More »

Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher

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The 13th-seeded Querrey was one of 10 American players - men and women - to reach the second round from the 32 who started the main draws, the lowest number of Americans through to the second round in Melbourne since seven in 2011. "I love coming here". The pair had entered the second round of the Australian Open after splitting their previous two matches in 2017. I did the job in two, and that's not something I did, you know, towards the end of past year. Read More »

La Quinta to sell hotel franchise to Wyndham

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Kemnay Advisory Services holds 0.29% in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN ) or 6,315 shares. (The) began coverage on shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corp in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN ) was up +4.78% ($5.6) to $122.73 and showed a volume of 1.96 mln shares. In related news, Director George Herrera sold 516 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 1st. Read More »

DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats — CNN poll

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Schumer spending 90 minutes in the oval office. But again we're planning for it as if it's 100 percent. The president and Senator Schumer reportedly talked over cheeseburgers this afternoon. "They are treating our men and women in uniform like bargaining chips", he fumed. Social Security and most other safety net programs are unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority. Read More »

Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says

I am stunned that this is their defense", Durbin said. Ivana Trump, who was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, said the pair remain friends and she still talks to him on the phone, mostly about the kids and holidays. They said: "As American ambassadors overseas, we have seen Africa's complex and rich cultures, awe-inspiring resilience, and breathtaking generosity and compassion". Read More »

Trump 'did not use that word' says GOP senator

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Sen. Tom Cotton , R-Ark., said Democratic lawmakers will have to compromise in order to get a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The doctor told reporters Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a "cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease". Read More »

Trump clears medical test: Doctor administered Montreal Cognitive Assessment

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Five things we learned about President Donald Trump from Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson , the doctor who oversaw Trump's first medical checkup in office. Ronny says he's in absolutely flawless shape. The pair argued that after Trump requested his physician perform a cognitive test during his annual physical, "those professionals' voices are needed in the public discourse more than ever". Read More »

Women's marches planned today

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A year later, female empowerment continues to sweep across the U.S. The turnout at the 2017 Women's March made it "likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded USA history", political scientists writing at the Washington Post said. Read More »

Trump again says he's the "least racist" person there is

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Booker says the words attributed to Trump cast a shadow over millions of Americans from those countries. "I certainly didn't hear what Senator Durbin has said repeatedly", said Senator Tom Cotton. She says "others in the room were also using tough language". This latest scandal, which erupted after President Trump allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations as " shithole countries " and expressed a desire for more immigrants from countries like Norway, seems to have been the ... Read More »

Donald Trump Passes A Cognitive Assessment, But Needs To Exercise

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On Tuesday (Jan 16), a White House doctor confirmed Trump is medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief, Trump also passed a voluntary cognitive assessment , which was meant to test his mental reflexes, with ease. Trump said on Sunday: "I'm not a racist". Jackson said Trump has avoided some big heart risks - he's never smoked and isn't diabetic - and has no family history of heart problems. Read More »

White House: US Maintains 'Open Channels' With North Korea

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When asked if President Donald Trump has spoken directly to the North Korean leader, Kelly said there are open channels but he would prefer not to comment, adding there are a lot of people trying to help out. Russian Federation criticized today the accusations made by US President Donald Trump about an alleged aid from this country to Pyongyang, in violation of the sanctions imposed on the Asian nation. Read More »

I want immigrants to come from everywhere: Donald Trump

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Richard Durbin's account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries at an immigration meeting in the Oval Office. I put the question to Bandy X Lee, the Yale Medical School psychiatrist who compiled the controversial book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump , raising doubts about Trump's mental fitness. Read More »

SDF lead Kurdish border guard receives backlash

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Yesterday Turkey moved 10 tanks to its border with the Syrian canton of Afrin. Akar's remarks followed the announcement from the us military command in Baghdad over the weekend, that the U.S.is going to organize and train a " Border Security Force" in northeastern Syria . Read More »

Canadians urged to be cautious in Jamaican resorts

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Travellers arriving and departing were also urged to only use transport booked through their hotels. Jamaica experiences twice as many murders in the average year as Britain, even though the United Kingdom has a population 20 times higher. Read More »

Donald Trump Is Officially Obese, According To His Doctor

At the recommendation of the White House doctor, Trump has agreed to go on a diet and exercise program. Some are actually questioning the expertise of Navy Rear Adm. Dr Jackson said he had not seen the need to include a cognitive component to the exam, noting that he saw the president most days. I don't know. Some people have just great genes. Read More »

Arsenal are relaxed over Sanchez-Mkhitaryan swap deal

Guardiola, whose table-toppers play Newcastle on Saturday, has spent heavily in reshaping City's squad since his arrival from Bayern in July 2016. United's Sanchez deal is expected to include a £20m transfer fee, a £450,000 a week contract and a further £15m bonus for the Chilean's agent Fernando Felicevich. Read More »

6 questions about President Donald Trump's health answered

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Trump now weighs 239 pounds, which at 6-foot-3 puts him just under the technical definition of obese under the body mass index , or BMI. He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness. Read More »