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World News President Cyril Ramaphosa On the Report of the Public Protector
Author: 0 President Cyril Ramaphosa On the Report of the Public Protector

The court dismissed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's appeal against a high court order, that she be held personally liable for 15-percent of the costs of the matter involving Absa/Bankorp. The ruling came the day after Ramaphosa slammed as "fundamentally and irretrievably flawed" Mkhwebane's findings regarding a donation to his 2017 campaign for the ANC presidency.

World News Trump says White House, Congress reach 2-year budget deal
Author: 0 Trump says White House, Congress reach 2-year budget deal

The deal will likely face stiff pushback from fiscal conservatives as well as from Democrats angered over some concessions made by Pelosi and party leaders. While that is $15 billion less than House Democrats initially sought, it still represents a substantial boost of almost 4.5 percent above the comparable fiscal 2019 numbers.

World News Huawei reportedly helped build North Korea's wireless network and everyone's freaking out
Author: 0 Huawei reportedly helped build North Korea's wireless network and everyone's freaking out

The Washington Post today reported that it had obtained internal documents from Huawei that indicated the Chinese telecom vendor had helped the government of North Korea build and operate its commercial wireless network in secret. Huawei released a statement saying it has no business presence in North Korea and is "fully committed to comply with all applicable laws and regulations".

World News As Mueller testimony approaches, Trump can't look away
Author: 0 As Mueller testimony approaches, Trump can't look away

On Wednesday, Mueller faces five hours of questioning by two separate House committees. On March 22, Mueller submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) his 448-page report about the result of his investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia , and allegations of obstruction of justice.

World News San Juan streets packed with protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign
Author: 0 San Juan streets packed with protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign

Lebron, who was also born and raised in Puerto Rico, said the leaked text messages of Rossello and his inner circle using offensive language to demean Puerto Rican citizens was just the last straw in a series of debacles and scandals. "We want him [Rossello] out of there", Lebron said. "Puerto Rico has spoken up, not only as a strong, broad and united voice but as the right voice", the editorial said.

World News Iran warns against USA destabilising acts in world
Author: 0 Iran warns against USA destabilising acts in world

Iran dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy destroyed one of its drones. As part of its campaign, the USA has re-imposed sanctions on exports of Iranian crude oil, which have nosedived the Iranian economy. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) last week in NY, with Paul serving as an envoy for the Trump administration. Zarif was bellicose on Twitter over the weekend as well, warning the United Kingdom that it might be pressured into a disastrous military confrontation ...

World News French submarine found after 50 years off coast of Toulon
Author: 0 French submarine found after 50 years off coast of Toulon

The submarine La Minerve vanished with 52 crew members on board as it was conducting exercises with a maritime patrol aircraft on January 27, 1968. "It's a relief, hugely emotional", Herve Fauve, the son of the Minerve's captain, told AFP about the latest discovery.

World News Storms today, but relief from the heat coming
Author: 0 Storms today, but relief from the heat coming

Highs will reach into the upper 70s and lower 80s with light north and northwest winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Threats included damaging wind, hail and possibly an isolated tornado. A Severe Weather Alert Day has been issued due to heavy rainfall from thunderstorms causing flooding concerns the next few days. Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers/storms.

World News De Blasio calls for probe of NYC power outages
Author: 0 De Blasio calls for probe of NYC power outages

According to Con Edison's outage map , over 49,000 people throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx , as well as surrounding areas, were still without power as of 10:00 p.m. A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods sit coated in darkness during a partial blackout in the Manhattan borough of New York City on July 13, 2019.

World News Auto driven at crowd in Dundalk graveyard
Author: 0 Auto driven at crowd in Dundalk graveyard

It is being reported that the auto in question had been hijacked by the driver in the carpark of the cemetery where he carried out his attack. An image of the scene in St Patrick's cemetery, Dowdallshill in Dundalk, where several people were injured, including one seriously, after reports a vehicle collided with crowds.

World News India sends unmanned mission to Moon’s far side
Author: 0 India sends unmanned mission to Moon’s far side

It was at this stage that the national space agency had made a decision to abort the mission during early hours of 15 July. Chandrayaan 2 was launched today at 2.43 PM. This Chandrayaan-2 mission is the second spacecraft India has sent to the Moon, and it represents a significant effort to explore the lunar surface and its potential as a source for water ice.

World News Lufthansa, British Airways suddenly suspend all flights to Cairo as 'precaution'
Author: 0 Lufthansa, British Airways suddenly suspend all flights to Cairo as 'precaution'

Waterside, UK-based British Airways and Cologne, Germany-based Lufthansa Airlines announced flight cancellations for seven days and one day, respectively, for all flights operating to Egypt . He stressed that the decision is not related to Egypt's security measures at its airports. They gave no further details. According to Reuters.com , British Airways and Lufthansa announced flights to the destination would be suspended for seven days while officials review security protocols at ...

World News Storms Knocked Out Power To 800000+ Michigan Residents
Author: 0 Storms Knocked Out Power To 800000+ Michigan Residents

Consumers Energy had about 67,000 homes and businesses still without power tonight, compared to the 220,000 of its customers affected overall. The weather downed about 2,000 of its lines. The utility said it hoped to restore power to everyone by Tuesday. "We urge the public to be careful of any downed wire". The utility says it could be as late as Wednesday before power is fully restored.

World News U.S. says Venezuelan plane aggressively shadowed a U.S. military aircraft
Author: 0 U.S. says Venezuelan plane aggressively shadowed a U.S. military aircraft

The actions of the Venezuelan plane were " jeopardizing " to the U.S. aircraft and its crew, Southern Command said, claiming it was at an " unsafe distance ." . Video footage released by the military, shows the Venezuelan fighter jet closing in on the USA surveillance aircraft. The South American nation was plunged into political turmoil in January when National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido declared himself acting president in a direct challenge to Maduro's authority.

World News Israel demolishes Palestinian homes on Jerusalem outskirts
Author: 0 Israel demolishes Palestinian homes on Jerusalem outskirts

This morning the Jerusalem Electricity Company cut off power to Mr Obeidi's home and other buildings with demolition orders today on the orders of Israeli forces. "The cabinet condemns this grave aggression". Residents say Wadi al-Hummus is the only direction Sur Baher is able to expand as the barrier and increased Israeli building in the capital have hemmed in the neighborhood from other directions.

World News Ukraine president's party wins snap vote
Author: 0 Ukraine president's party wins snap vote

The tally broadly reflected earlier exit poll results. Instead, Zelensky has offered a chance to the pro-Western Voice party, led by popular rock star lead singer Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, to enter the government. "All Ukrainians are disappointed (in politics), so we need to change it". Vakarchuk's Voice party was fifth. The election gives Zelenskiy a firmer grip on a country at the centre of a standoff between Moscow and the West, arising from Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea ...

World News Four Keralites onboard tanker held by Iran, Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Centre
Author: 0 Four Keralites onboard tanker held by Iran, Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Centre

Kochi/London: Three Keralites are likely among the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker " Stena Impero " seized by Iran in Omani waters on Friday. Another person from Thrippunithura, Kochi, could also be among the crew members. Iran's seizure of the ship came in response to the July 4 capture of an Iranian oil tanker by Royal Marines.

World News Countdown for India’s mission to the moon begins; lift-off at 2.43 pm
Author: 0 Countdown for India’s mission to the moon begins; lift-off at 2.43 pm

Sunday evening, the countdown for the launch will begin. Just like the protagonist of the film lifted a heavy Lingam in one of its scenes, the rocket will carry the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. Billed as the most complex and prestigious mission undertaken by the ISRO since its inception, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land a rover on the lunar surface after Russian Federation, the United States and China.

World News Trump says ready to help resolve SKorea-Japan dispute
Author: 0 Trump says ready to help resolve SKorea-Japan dispute

This was stated on Friday at a press briefing Deputy head of the national security Directorate of the presidential administration of the Republic of Korea Kim Hyun-Chong, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN. "What South Korea is now doing is tantamount to overturning the global order after World War II. It is extremely impertinent to propose it again by pretending to not know that".

World News Hackers Post Bizarre And Explicit Messages On Met Police Twitter Account
Author: 0 Hackers Post Bizarre And Explicit Messages On Met Police Twitter Account

Another said: "FREE DIGGA D ON FOENEM GANG [sic]". Apparently they lost control of their twitter account too '. The posts also linked to false press releases regarding the rapper. They were unable to resolve the problem for over half an hour, even though they quickly flagged that something was amiss. "At this stage, we are confident the only security issue relates to access to our My News Desk account".

World News Trump says congresswomen squad should apologize to America
Author: 0 Trump says congresswomen squad should apologize to America

The " anti-Semitism " and "anti-Israel" card has been played by Trump against the congresswomen before, as Omar and Tlaib are prominent supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. In a string of tweets, Trump said they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came" before speaking out about how the United States government should be run.

World News Is FaceApp Safe to Use? Read How Does This App Work?
Author: 0 Is FaceApp Safe to Use? Read How Does This App Work?

However, the opposers claim that the company can do whatever they want and misuse the information that becomes accessible when people use FaceApp. The top Senate Democrat notes that the agreement means users allow FaceApp to use any content shared with the app, including their real name or username without notifying them.

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