Tag Archives: South Africa

South Africa's ANC rallies round Zuma; Moody's cuts outlook

By Thekiso Lefifi JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's ruling ANC rallied round President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, rejecting calls for him to stand down after he rocked financial markets last…

Atletico pulls even with Barca at top of Liga, Madrid loses

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal to fall five points behind the Spanish league's two frontrunners on Sunday, after Atletico Madrid pulled level with leader Barcelona…

French far-right fails to win a single region in elections

France's far-right National Front (FN) failed to win a single region in elections Sunday despite record results in the first round, as voters flocked to traditional parties to keep them…

Libya's rival factions agree date to sign U.N. peace deal

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libya's rival factions on Friday agreed to Dec. 16 as a target date for signing a United Nations-backed national unity government agreement meant to end their conflict….

Oscar Pistorius – bailed, tagged and free to roam

By TJ Strydom PRETORIA (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, was granted bail on Tuesday & has the freedom of South Africa's…

Kerry says aiming for New York Syria meeting on Dec 18

By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) – Countries involved in the Syrian peace process are set to meet in New York on Dec. 18 yet the talks may hinge on efforts…

Iraqi forces seize neighborhood on outskirts of IS-held city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops battling the Islamic State group on Tuesday retook a neighborhood on the outskirts of Ramadi, a provincial capital west of Baghdad that was captured by…

Holman wins Australian PGA championship in 3-way playoff

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australian Nathan Holman parred the first hole of a three-way playoff with American Harold Varner III & South Africa's Dylan Frittelli to win the Australian…

Chinese president in South Africa to discuss trade

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Welcomed by a military band & a guard of honor, Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit to South Africa on Wednesday, part of…

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U.S. targets Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies staged 18 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq on Thursday, according to the U.S.-led coalition leading the military operations. The…