The Gupta family has been linked to state capture involving the president, one of his sons, Duduzane, and a number of government ministers. They have a close relationship with President Jacob Zuma and his family. Finance minister Malusi Gigaba said Zuma would speak at 08:00 GMT and satellite trucks were in position at Pretoria's Union Buildings, the seat of government.
Almost all of Netanyahu's Cabinet ministers issued statements of support and no coalition partners appeared ready to bolt. A decision could take months and Netanyahu's government appeared stable for the time being. In an emailed statement a spokesman for Packer said: "There is no allegation of wrongdoing on Mr. Packer's behalf". In Case 1000, Netanyahu is suspected of having received gifts from businessmen overseas totaling 1 million shekels (approximately $280,000), including cigars, ...
South Korea's Unification Ministry has sought to play down the incident, saying the photo was just a "good-looking" man. Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong , led a charm offensive during the Games, inviting Moon for a summit in Pyongyang and asking him to play a "leading role" in reuniting the two Koreas after almost seven decades.
The future of the embattled president has been in doubt for some time. If President Jacob Zuma wants extra protection or amnesty‚ he can find it in a maximum security prison. According to Dr Groenewald, the drawn-out negotiations over whether or not President Zuma must step down as president of the country is now damaging the economy more than removing Zuma as such.
The lack of trust between Washington and Ankara grew after Turkey started an air and ground offensive in Afrin, Syria, against a Kurdish group known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG. Sisi, a former military chief, gave the armed forces three months to clear Sinai of militants after more than 300 people were killed by gunmen at a mosque in Sinai in November.
Trump Friday blocked the release of the memo which responds to a Republican memo alleging Justice Department surveillance abuses concerning Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Schiff pointed out the President's different treatment of the memos in a tweet Saturday, noting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had released a statement on the Republicans' document expressing "grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy".
Pence's full interview with Holt is to run on NBC News Friday night before the network airs its recorded coverage of the Opening Ceremonies, which are already underway. The group included Kim Yong Nam , who is the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo Jong - the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .
Modi arrived here Saturday evening on the second leg of his three-nation tour to West Asia and the Gulf. PM @narendramodi begins Day 4 with business - Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat . After a bilateral meeting, Abbas gave the Indian leader a medal "in recognition of his wise leadership" and "efforts to promote the historic relations between the State of Palestine and the Republic of India".
The hurricane tore through Puerto Rico with 155-mile-per-hour winds and pummeled the island with more than 30 inches of rain, leaving a deadly path of destruction in its wake. In many cases, power workers are repairing equipment that should have always been replaced but remained online due to the power authority's long financial crisis.
The Trump administration is wary of engagement with the North, which has been subjected to increasingly tough global sanctions, unless it shows clear signs of giving up its nuclear weapons program. The United States fought with South Korea and maintains tens of thousands of troops and an "ironclad" agreement to protect its ally. Prior to the beginning of opening ceremony festivities, the Pyeongchang 2018 official Olympics web presence stopped functioning, and users could not access ...
Critics have accused him of badly mishandling the situation and possibly even exposing one of the ousted aides to the risk of blackmail. White House legislative director Marc Shortt told NBC "I think the president is shaped by a lot of false accusations against him in the past", a reference to numerous allegations of sexual misconduct made against Trump , which he denies.
North and South Korean athletes marched in the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag as Kim Yo Hong, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, was the first member of the dynasty to set foot in South Korea since the Korean War ended in 1953.
He added that a commander called Mufti Noor Wali Wali was appointed by the Taliban chief to succeed Sanja. The militant group has not yet commented on the reported deaths. The deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a United States drone strike, the militant group said in a statement Monday, as Washington continues to intensify attacks along the Afghan border region.
Pence's announcement follows North Korea extending an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae In to be the first-ever head of state to meet Kim Jong Un . Based on that assurance, Pence was cited as saying he felt confident he could endorse post-Olympic engagement with Pyongyang . But reactions among ordinary South Koreans have been more mixed.
To calm Turkish threats over Manbij, U.S. National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster visited Turkey on Sunday for the first time since Donald Trump was elected president. While discussing these issues, they addressed issues affecting bilateral relations in detail and explored ways to expand the joint fight against all forms of terrorism", the statement read.
The pilot, 42-year-old Scott Booth and passengers, 29-year-old Ellie Milward, 32-year-old Jonathan Udall and 39-year-old Jennifer Barham were all flown to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where they're listed in critical condition.
The plan involves around $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years, to be taken from cuts to other programs, including $100 billion in incentives to state and local governments to stimulate spending on infrastructure including highways, ports, and airports reports Reuters .
He had an opening to clarify to Kim what the United States wants, what it expects, and what would occur if he was stupid enough to attack the US or its allies in Northeast Asia. They won't be the only cheer squad at the Olympics. will represent the United States in Pyeongchang, performing at the closing ceremony and in a competition with other countries.
Duterte asked Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Friday to provide flights for Filipinos who want to leave Kuwait, after the body of a Filipino worker was found in a freezer of an abandoned apartment. Officials added they were eyeing China and Russian Federation as "alternative markets" for overseas workers. He said that, if the ban to Kuwait continues, "there will be a dramatic drop in dollar remittances amounting to over $1.3 billion because of the over 270,000 documented workers now in ...
The conference, organized by the Kuwait-based International Islamic Charitable Organization comes in parallel with KICRI, also kicking off February 12. Iraq is the 10th most corrupt country in the world, according to Transparency International. Egyptian Presidential Assistant For National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's participation in the International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq reflects its pioneering role at the Arab, regional and international levels.
Dropped from balloons, these fliers show two cartoony mascots that stand under Olympic rings. Unfortunately for them, the attention they drew also got the kicked out of the event. Pence, who is leading the USA delegation to the Olympics, briefly encountered Kim Yong-nam at the Games but the two tried to avoid directly facing each other.
ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe opens proceedings at the Mandela centernary celebrations in Cape Town . The uncertainty about Zuma's fate as president has left the country in limbo with opposition parties, alliance partners and some in the ANC calling for his removal.
David Bowie's "Life on Mars " was playing in the background, obviously. Perhaps the sight seen in Arizona, could have been one of the Falcon Heavy's periods of staging. For now, we can only thank Elon Mask and the Falcon Heavy for ferrying our dreams into the depths of space. The Tesla roadster could be lapping the sun for hundreds on millions of years unless the mannequin-driven, Bowie-jammin electric auto hits a space pothole, is hit by a meteor or reckless UFO driver, or its extension ...
The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations on February 8 suggested that China and Arab League could also be part of any future "peace process" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Top Palestinian officials condemned the move, saying it disqualified the United States from playing the role of arbiter. He told the free daily Israel Hayom newspaper in an interview Sunday, "You are going to see".
Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace. For the people of the Korean Peninsula, that was likely more significant than Pence's non-interaction with Kim Yo-jong. Others, such as 23-year-old Yoon Jun-young, were angry that that North Korea's participation on the worldwide sporting stage had come without any political concessions.