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Eskom load shedding continues as rand struggles to gain ground

Eskom load shedding continues as rand struggles to gain ground Mohale said Rand Water had an agreement with Eskom that its pumps would be the last to be blacked out during electricity shortages. Board chairperson Jabu Mabuza noted more than R5 billion had been spent on diesel to cover the shortfall caused by labour disputes, coal shortages and unplanned outages. [Full Article...]

Statement on International Criminal Court

Statement on International Criminal Court The Clinton administration in 2000 signed the Rome Statute that created the ICC but had reservations about the scope of the court's jurisdiction and never submitted it for ratification to the Senate, where there was broad bipartisan opposition to what lawmakers saw as a threat to US sovereignty. [Full Article...]

Cindy McCain posts stranger's vicious message after Trump attack on her husband

Cindy McCain posts stranger's vicious message after Trump attack on her husband There were plenty of "other things" that Trump didn't like about the senator. Trump tweeted on Saturday about new reports involving McCain that said the senator and an associate had shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and various media outlets the unverified dossier alleging that Moscow held compromising information on Trump. [Full Article...]

New Zealand prime minister vows to 'never' say mosque shooter's name

New Zealand prime minister vows to 'never' say mosque shooter's name Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the parliament Tuesday as New Zealand considers new gun laws after the mass shooting in that stunned the country. New Zealand's global spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, confirmed in a statement that it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of the shootings. [Full Article...]

Brazil's president praises Trump and slams 'fake news' at White House

Brazil's president praises Trump and slams 'fake news' at White House The former paratrooper is vehemently opposed to leftist currents, both at home and overseas, and he shares the United States president's hostility to the "dictator" Maduro, who took over after the death of socialist leader Hugo Chavez in 2013. [Full Article...]

Two die at St. Patrick's Day event at Northern Ireland hotel

Two die at St. Patrick's Day event at Northern Ireland hotel Located just off the Drum Road on the outskirts of Cookstown , the Greenvale Hotel sits nearly unnoticed in tree-lined grounds. Three young people are dead, they deserve a full inquiry. "There were ambulances passing our entrance", he said. It's scary, and you just hoped everyone was OK. A multi agency incident is under way at Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown. [Full Article...]

Christchurch Terror Attack Suspect Charged With Murder

Christchurch Terror Attack Suspect Charged With Murder Ardern said Tarrant was a licensed gun owner who allegedly used five weapons, including two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns, which had been modified. 36 wounded , including two Indian nationals and two persons of Indian origin, are undergoing treatment at Christchurch Hospital following Thursday's attacks, as the police have informed that 11 people out of them continue to be in critica... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen’s hush money bank account ‘received substantial payments from foreign sources’

Michael Cohen’s hush money bank account ‘received substantial payments from foreign sources’ We put together a timeline based on the newly unsealed documents to show exactly how the Cohen investigation came together. In them, officials in the Southern District of NY laid out their suspicions about Cohen, how they planned to investigate and why those warrants were needed. [Full Article...]

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces resignation

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces resignation Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, speaker of the upper house of parliament, will take over as the country's acting president for the remainder of his term in line with the constitution, Nazarbayev said. World Bank also recognises a series of reforms and measures implemented by the government that have improved the business environment. In the early years, after the fall of the Soviet Union, he started brin... [Full Article...]

Exasperated EU powers demand Brexit clarity from London

Exasperated EU powers demand Brexit clarity from London At home, a new vote on UK Brexit deal has been blocked by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. "It seems unlikely that there will be a third vote in the House of Commons on May's Brexit deal before the European Union summit starts on Thursday (21 March)". [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court gives Donald Trump victory on immigration detention

US Supreme Court gives Donald Trump victory on immigration detention The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more hard for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes. The 4th Circuit in Virginia ruled that Malvo deserves at least a new sentencing . The case is expected to be heard in the fall. The top court will decide the case in its next term, which begins in October and ends in June 2020. [Full Article...]

Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for Millions Over Parody Accounts

Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for Millions Over Parody Accounts The Congressman and former chair of the House Intelligence Committee filed the suit in Virginia state court accusing the social media giant of "negligence, defamation per se, insulting words, and civil conspiracy". Most of the complaint instead focuses on the three accounts that he claims posted defamatory content, and Twitter's failure to enforce its Twitter Rules and Terms of Service. [Full Article...]

Quake-triggered landslide kills two on Indonesia’s Lombok

Quake-triggered landslide kills two on Indonesia’s Lombok The parents of one of the babies were washed away and died. Martono, who goes by a single name, said rescuers evacuated more than 4,000 people to temporary shelters as more than 300 houses were damaged. Two moderate earthquakes struck Lombok on Sunday afternoon, triggering the landslides when tourists were visiting the Tiu Kelep waterfall, in north of the island, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesma... [Full Article...]

Fox News Finds Way to Attack AOC After Christchurch Massacre

Fox News Finds Way to Attack AOC After Christchurch Massacre The New York Democrat and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, joined the board of Justice Democrats in December 2017, according to the political action committee's website. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks with Rep. Michael Welch (D-Vt.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, on February 27, 2019. Ocasio-Cortez is the best known of 26 previously not... [Full Article...]

Trump says media 'working overtime' to blame him for NZ massacre

Trump says media 'working overtime' to blame him for NZ massacre Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of numerous Democrats seeking the party's presidential nomination to oppose Trump in the 2020 election, said on Twitter after the New Zealand attack, " Time and time again, this president has embraced and emboldened white supremacists and instead of condemning racist terrorists, he covers for them". [Full Article...]

Christchurch school students perform powerful haka for terror victims

Christchurch school students perform powerful haka for terror victims The semi-automatic AR-15 is a US-made assault weapon. Mary O'Keeffe found out about the event while listening to CBC Radio and said that as a volunteer with the Association of New Canadians, she wanted to help in whatever way she could. [Full Article...]

Kirsten Gillibrand to deliver 2020 speech in front of Trump hotel

Kirsten Gillibrand to deliver 2020 speech in front of Trump hotel On March 24, Gillibrand will deliver a launch speech in her home state in front of Trump International Hotel in New York City, to take "her positive, courageous vision of restoring America's moral integrity straight to President Trump's doorstep", her campaign said . [Full Article...]

Turkey Will Not Allow Istanbul to Transform Into Constantinople - Erdogan

Turkey Will Not Allow Istanbul to Transform Into Constantinople - Erdogan President Erdogan has broadcast clips from the video filmed by the New Zealand mosque killer during an election rally. Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. [Full Article...]

Meghan McCain Blasts Trump: 'He Will Never Be a Great Man'

Meghan McCain Blasts Trump: 'He Will Never Be a Great Man' He explained: "I frankly think the president's continued attacks on now-late Sen". McCain's daughter, Meghan, responded less than an hour after Trump sent his tweet , asking him to lay off her late father. On Sunday, Trump retweeted a tweet from a supporter who wrote that 'millions of Americans truly LOVE President Trump, not McCain'. McCain admitted that he provided the dossier to the Fe... [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM Says Cabinet Has Agreed to Gun Law Reform

New Zealand PM Says Cabinet Has Agreed to Gun Law Reform He was charged with a single count of murder and a judge said Saturday he may face other charges. "What the public rightly are asking right now is why is it and how is it that you are currently able to buy military style semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand , and that's the right question to ask", Ms Ardern told TVNZ earlier on Monday . [Full Article...]


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