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South Africa’s sharp economic decline a major blow to President Ramaphosa's reforms

South Africa’s national statistical service has revealed the worst quarterly contraction of country’s economy in nearly a decade after Cyril Ramaphosa ousted Jacob Zuma from leadership. From January through March, the country’s GDP declined by 2.2 percent against the previous three months, Stats SA said on Tuesday. That’s the biggest drop since the first quarter of 2009, when the economy ...

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John McAfee vows to 'serve the crypto community' when he runs for president in 2020

Cybersecurity guru and cryptocurrency enthusiast John McAfee has announced plans to run for the US presidency in 2020 as part of a broader agenda to “best serve the crypto community.” The founder of McAfee Antivirus Software said that he would set up his own political party if necessary, according to a tweet that was posted on Monday and has picked ...

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Another day, another vendetta: Trump-haters use prison ‘baby bus’ photo to attack president

Just a day after the anti-Trump brigade admitted that a photo of caged migrant children they used to attack the president was actually taken under the Obama administration, there’s a new scandal doing the rounds – the baby bus. ABC Houston journalist Antonio Arellano tweeted a photo on Sunday of a prison transport bus with a difference: every seat was ...

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‘President undermines election results, pushes for his own govt.’ – MP from Italy's M5S

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has used a shady pretext to turn down a Euro-skeptic coalition pick for economy minister, as he seeks to mold a cabinet after own political views, an MP from the coalition told RT. Manlio Di Stefano, an MP from the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S), which has teamed up with Lega Nord in a parliament, argued that ...

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What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

David Kline Contributor David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor Where human intelligence outperforms AI A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks After meeting with Chinese Vice Premiere Liu He this week, President Trump is still considering easing penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE over its violation of ...

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Kim Jong-un and South Korean president hammer out US summit plans

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held a surprise closed-door meeting with his South Korean counterpart over the cancelled summit with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is the second of its kind in two months, with the pair sitting down at a location near the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula READ MORE: ‘They’re playing with world peace’: What next ...

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President threatens to use army to clear Brazil truckers blocking roads in protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some of the truckers protesting high fuel prices in Brazil have agreed to unblock the roads after the government threatened to send in the army against them. The five-day strike highlighted Brazil’s economic woes. On Friday, President Michel Temer threatened to send the army to clear the roads, as one of the trucker unions said it would continue the strike ...

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Chechen lawmakers draft bill allowing third consecutive term for Russian president

The Chechen parliament has drafted a bill in the State Duma that, if passed, would allow Vladimir Putin and all future Russian presidents to remain in office for three consecutive terms instead of the current two. Russian laws allow regional legislatures to draft federal laws and earlier this month the legislative assembly of the Chechen Republic unanimously voted in favor ...

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Who framed President Putin? CIA veteran hints at culprit, slams Senate-backed ‘collusion’ tale

A Senate committee thinks it’s a viable scenario that Vladimir Putin ordered the manipulation of US elections to install Donald Trump as president. A CIA veteran of 55 years believes it’s more likely the spy agency framed Russia. Ray McGovern made his comments as the Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed a report on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative surrounding the 2016 presidential ...

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Cutting Assange off from the world is ‘torture,’ ‘attack’ on mental health – ex-Ecuadorian president

The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, says the current government’s denial of the WikiLeaks founder to receive visitors in the embassy in London amounts to “torture” and badly affects Julian Assange’s wellbeing. Rafael Correa, who was in office when Assange found refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the British capital in 2012 and has since supported the whistleblower, called ...

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