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Ratings agency S&P Global also cited Gordhan's exit as a major factor in its decision to downgrade South Africa's credit rating on Monday, making it harder and more expensive for the country to borrow money on worldwide markets. According to Whip Mthembu, the ANC's chief, the ruling party will side with Jacob Zuma . South Africans will now have to pay more for general expenses such as food, petrol, taxes and credit.
  • North Korea threatens 'all-out war'

    North Korea threatens 'all-out war'

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    It said the dialogue would focus on three areas: trade and investment rules and issues, cooperation in macroeconomic policy and specific industry sectors. But Trump is new to the job of president, a neophyte on global affairs and inclined to look at danger zones the way he approached the real estate game: He believes desirable outcomes are just a matter of negotiation.
  • North Korea accuses the USA of provoking a nuclear war

    North Korea accuses the USA of provoking a nuclear war

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    Opinions among South Koreans seem sharply divided. The Turnbull government believes North Korea is on a path to achieving nuclear weapons capability. McMaster is finally calling for action that will lead to lasting stability on the Korean peninsula, action carried out by all the region's major players in coordination with the United States.
  • Jimmy Fallon Returns to His 'SNL' Roots for Jared Kushner Parody

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    As Fallon's Kushner and skele-Bannon faced off to be Trump's right-hand man, the president compared their skills. The New York Times article also refers to what is described as the "marginalisation" of Mr Bannon inside the White House, at the expense of Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, and the souring of the relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Bannon.
  • Iraq Accuses ISIS of Launching Gas Attacks in Mosul

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    A map of Mosul shows areas of control as of March 16, 2017. The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul , Iraq's second-largest city, in January. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the nation's defense ministry also accused Syrian rebels and ISIS of staging chemical attacks and framing Assad to draw global support.
  • Pence, Mattis take tough stance on North Korea following latest missile test

    Pence, Mattis take tough stance on North Korea following latest missile test

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    Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay. Pence signed baseballs for players and was presented with two jerseys at Wednesday's gathering with dozens of young ballplayers. "The USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group, which includes Aegis-equipped destroyers, is headed for the Korean peninsula", the report noted. But it would not arrive until next week at the earliest given the vast distance.
  • Theresa May's Election Opportunity

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    As the campaign begins, there is little reason to see that coming. Under the terms of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, Mrs May must secure a two-thirds majority of MPs to bring the election forward by three years from the scheduled date of May 2020.
  • Blast in Syria's Aleppo kills 6

    Blast in Syria's Aleppo kills 6

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    The explosion took place in Salahuddien neighborhood, said the report, spelling no further details. Government media said the area between Madaya and Zabadani came under military control Wednesday after gunmen and opposition activists were evacuated.
  • N Korea displays vast military parade, warns U.S. amid nuclear test fears

    N Korea displays vast military parade, warns U.S. amid nuclear test fears

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    North Korea has said it is ready to conduct a pre-emptive strike on the U.S. if tensions between Pyongyang and Washington continue to escalate. North Korea has begun a vast military parade to celebrate the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, and warned that it was prepared to take the "toughest" action unless the United States ended its " military hysteria ", The Guardian reports.