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22 October 2018 1:06 PM Working with Trump 'not always simple'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said working with US President Donald Trump is "not always simple", as he welcomed the successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking on an episode of Quebec's most popular talk show, Tout Le Monde En Parle, broadcast on Sunday, Trudeau said he had done his job of "standing up for Canadians" 19

22 October 2018 10:24 AM Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution. Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and announced sweeping political 22

22 October 2018 4:21 AM Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. The Turkish leader's statement came the day after Saudi authorities 23

21 October 2018 5:30 PM Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. Sturgeon said she believes "passionately in free speech" but declares she "would not be part of any process that risks legitimizing or normalising far-right, racist views". Bannon is to be interviewed 24

21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 25

21 October 2018 10:38 AM Gungubele: Rescuing VBS would send message that 'criminals can steal' and state will bail out

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele has cautioned against a bailout of VBS Mutual Bank, saying rescuing the bank would send a message that “criminals can steal” and the state would pay, according to a Sunday Times report. Some MPs in the African National Congress (ANC) caucus have argued that government must step in to save the beleaguered bank, just as it did with African 25

19 October 2018 4:42 PM Kenya's ex-sports minister Wario charged over Olympic corruption

Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials were on Friday formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday. Wario pleaded not guilty to six charges levelled against him of abuse of office and was released on a $10 000 bond. However, Kipchoge Keino, a two-time Olympic gold medallist on the track and a former 22

18 October 2018 12:21 PM Mini budget: Treasury expected to weigh in on zero-rated items

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to make announcements in the mini budget about the progress Treasury is making on the review of zero-rated items, according to analysts. During a panel discussion ahead of the mini budget to be held on October 24, Mazars senior tax partner Bernard Sacks shared views on the VAT hike and the zero-rated items list which 63

18 October 2018 11:20 AM Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption

Malaysia's opposition leader was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of corruption, a fresh blow to his party which was ousted at elections this year after six decades in power. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, was detained after being questioned by anti-corruption authorities. He will be charged 23

18 October 2018 10:23 AM Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545 000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials 23