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Associated Press Published 9:07 a.m. ET Feb. 15, 2018 Newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Parliament during an extraordinary sitting, on Feb. 15, 2018.(Photo: Mike Hutchings, EPA) JOHANNESBURG — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa’s new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the United States and Turkey, NATO allies, would press on with their collaboration over Syria despite their areas of difference. “I believe we are finding common ground and there are areas of uncommon ground, where sometimes war just gives you bad alternatives to
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was kept waiting at Lebanon’s presidential palace for several minutes before his Lebanese counterpart greeted him ahead of talks with President Michel Aoun on Thursday. Television footage showed Tillerson sitting in a room alongside an empty seat before his Lebanese counterpart Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil walked
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, after the scandal-plagued head of state reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Acting president Cyril Ramaphosa is due to be confirmed as Zuma’s permanent successor in a
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Deputy Australian Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will take a break next week rather than step in for the country’s leader while he is away, as a poll shows his popularity plummeting since admitting to an extramarital affair with a former staffer. Joyce, a Catholic who campaigned on “family values” and been married
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Jim Michaels  |  USA TODAY     YONGPYONG, Korea – As the high-speed chairlift deposited me at the top of Gold Peak I was greeted by a polite bow from the lift operator and a blast of frigid air. I turned downhill, pausing to take in a breathtaking view of Korea’s rugged Taebaek range. Another
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Zaheer Cassim and John Dyer, Special to USA TODAY Published 2:57 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018 | Updated 5:44 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018 CLOSE Cape Town, a coastal paradise of 4 million on the southern tip of South Africa, is to become the first modern major city in the world to completely run dry.
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces detained former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. The country’s state security prosecution ordered the arrest of Abol Fotouh and several leaders of his Strong Egypt party, the news agency said. He
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will stop funding overseas aid agencies if they fail to learn the lessons from Oxfam’s sex abuse scandal, and the government will discuss possible prosecutions with law enforcement, the British development minister said on Wednesday. Penny Mordaunt told anti-poverty groups that Britain – one of the world’s most generous foreign development
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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa, was 65. “I can confirm that he died this
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A couple in wedding dress and gown walks on the Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, on Valentine’s Day in Paris.(Photo: Alain Jocard, AFP/Getty Images) Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is definitely in the air. And the sweetness of romance is on display in countries across the world.  We’ve rounded up
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CLOSE It’s not just rising sea levels. A warmer planet means drought, extreme weather and raging wildfires across Middle America. Video provided by Newsy Newslook A person walks through a flooded street with a dog after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty
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YANGON (Reuters) – A police officer who said he was part of the team that detained two Reuters reporters in Myanmar in December told a court on Wednesday that he was not familiar with police procedures for recording arrests. Second Lieutenant Myo Ko Ko was the latest prosecution witness to give evidence in proceedings to
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s nationalist government introduced legislation that would empower the interior minister to ban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support migration and pose a “national security risk”. The bill, submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, is a key part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-immigration campaign targeting U.S. financier George Soros whose philanthropy aims
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