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12 November 2018 3:50 PM Running on Empty? Kim Jong Un's struggle to fuel his economy

Twenty-plus years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il almost bargained nuclear weapons away for a pair of nuclear reactors, his son Kim Jong Un still has a nation plagued by chronic blackouts. That is the North's Achilles heel as Kim turns his attention from developing its nuclear weapons arsenal to building its economy. If stalled nuclear talks with Washington 22

05 November 2018 7:02 PM UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

The UN Security Council has authorised action against illicit oil exports from Libya for another six months and added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for sanctions, despite objections from Russia and China. Monday's vote in the UN's most powerful body was 13-0, with Russia and China abstaining. The Netherlands and Sweden 22

04 November 2018 7:17 AM Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the agreement concluded by the Obama administration, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump had made an "historic" decision by restoring sanctions against "the murderous terror regime 35

02 November 2018 5:46 AM Markets LIVE: Rand races to R14.30/$, oil set for biggest weekly loss and global stocks extend gains

Oil is poised for the biggest weekly loss since February on concerns over growing supply at a time when speculation is increasing that US sanctions on Iran won’t cut the OPEC producers' exports to zero. While futures in New York edged higher on Friday on signs of a possible trade deal between the US and China, they’re still on course for a 5.7% weekly 27

01 November 2018 10:57 AM Jali could play against Baroka despite legal issues

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is reportedly considering using troubled Andile Jali in Saturday's Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash with Baroka. The former Orlando Pirates destroyer is set to return to court on December 5. However, it was unclear whether he would face sanctions from his club and take part in any competitive action 19

14 October 2018 5:23 AM Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request

Washington — The State Department says former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other people Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including for aide Cheryl Mills. The State Department disclosed Clinton's request in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee 30

01 October 2018 9:22 AM Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship. Two months after the peace deal was signed, the UN Security Council has not moved to lift the arms embargo and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in 2009 for its alleged 27

14 September 2018 7:14 PM Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau said Rwanda soccer federation secretary general Francois Regis Uwayezu and commissioner for competitions Eric Ruhamiriza 115

08 September 2018 11:37 AM Turkey calls for global resistance to US economic attacks

Turkey’s finance chief said the imposition of sanctions by the US on the Middle East’s largest economy was politically motivated, and called on other nations to form a united front against such actions. US President Donald Trump used sanctions and tariffs to sabotage the Turkish economy, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said in an opinion 36

08 September 2018 5:02 AM US places Kenyan Islamic State group 'financier' on blacklist

The US Treasury named to its sanctions blacklist on Friday a Kenyan who it said was a key player in the Islamic State group's global financial network. The Treasury said Waleed Ahmed Zein, who was arrested in Nairobi in early July, "established an intricate worldwide financial network to facilitate funds transfers" for the jihadist group. Zein was named 44