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S.African parliament 'failed' to hold Zuma to account

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Detailing the court orders, Judge Jafta said "the failure of the National Assembly to make rules regulating the removal of a President in terms of section 89 (1) of the Constitution constitutes a violation of Section 89 and is invalid". That section deals with the removal of the president. "In this regard, Parliament will ensure finalisation of the Assembly's rules, in line with the court's order". Read More »

Trump will fail against Iran as did 'smarter' Reagan

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The Iranian regime remains broadly supportive of the nuclear deal, which allowed an influx of foreign investment and started to reverse years of worldwide isolation. The U.S.is the only country in the deal considering withdrawal. "(I) n the event we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated", Trump said in a speech on October 13. Read More »

Narwhal Capital Management Boosts Holdings in Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $162.44 billion market cap company. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, May 11. BMO Capital Markets maintained SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) rating on Thursday, October 12. Read More »

Helwan: Gunman launches deadly attack on Marmina Church

It is understood at least three people have been killed in the attack. On April 9, two explosions targeted churches in Tanta, north of Cairo , and Alexandria during Palm Sunday services, leaving at least 44 dead and over 70 injured. Cairo's security chief was headed to the scene, local media reported. Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 per cent of the country's 93 million people, and are the largest religious minority in the region. Read More »

Protest in support of Ahed Tamimi outside detention camp suppressed

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They then push the soldiers away with their bare hands. In her testimony at a military court on Monday, Ahed said that she slapped the soldiers because they had earlier shot a rubber bullet at one of her cousins. Ahed, 16, was arrested by Israeli forces during a predawn raid on her home last week in the village of Nabi Saleh, located in the central occupied West Bank. Read More »

Baby among 12 dead in 'historic' NY apartment fire

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Other residents are in a critical condition after a blaze NY fire commissioner Daniel Nigro described as "historic in its magnitude" broke out at around 7pm on Thursday local time. New York Fire said it had almost 160 firefighters on the scene of the fire. Our hearts go out to every person who lost a loved one here and everyone who is fighting for their lives. Read More »

Fresh US sanctions for North By

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The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any property or interests in property within USA jurisdiction and prohibit them from transactions with American citizens. Earlier, a Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun had reported that North Korea was looking to mount the anthrax virus on its inter-continental ballistic missiles. Read More »

Manure 'bomb scare' near U.S. official Mnuchin's home

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The box was found Saturday at the home of Mnuchin's neighbor in the wealthy Bel Air neighborhood in Los Angeles. Police cleared the package an hour later and the Secret Service is investigating, CBS said. 'Bomb scares certainly were not my intention, but maybe they should be a little scared, eh'. Pictures from the scene show the package was wrapped with Christmas paper. Read More »

Australian actress critical after sister, parents killed

Reports suggest that Jessica's remaining family are by her hospital bedside. Both Jessica and Annabelle were rushed from the scene with serious injuries. They alleged that Mr Whitall had a criminal record and that he had a long criminal history. Mr Whitall's family released a statement to Channel 7 News: "Our hearts are broken not only for our loss but also for the loss the Falkholt family are feeling". Read More »

North Korea soldier found to have anthrax antibodies

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The decision to suspend the Kaesong project was "unilaterally and verbally" made by Moon's predecessor, ousted president Park Geun-hye, a day after the missile test and without any formal discussions within the administration, the panel, appointed by the unification ministry, said. Read More »

Israel and US Create Secret Plan to Counter Iran

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Negotiated behind closed doors, The deal was a series of memorandums of understanding negotiated through National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster which will see the establishment of multiple teams of both United States and Israeli officials charged with targeting different aspects of Iran , from their civilian nuclear program to their defensive missile systems. Read More »

Clark County treasurer: No, you can't pay property tax early

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People can't guess at what next year's assessment might be, pay it now and claim a deduction for that amount. Joseph Arnone, a local CPA, is advising some of his clients to pay property taxes and estimated state and local income taxes before the end of the year to take advantage of the 100-percent deduction for the last time and see a bigger tax return this season. Read More »

Appeals court upholds BOLI decision against 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' owners

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PORTLAND, OR-The Oregon Court of Appeals today upheld emotional distress damages for a same-sex couple denied service by the Sweet Cakes bakery in Gresham. A three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals rejected a petition by Melissa and Aaron Klein , former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, to overturn the ruling by the state's labor commissioner as a violation of their rights under the U.S. Read More »

Trump Christmas dinner serves up extravagant gut-busting desserts

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Back in 2010, while former president Barack Obama was still in office, Trump plumped for the more generic phrase "happy holidays". Under the new bill, nearly all Americans will see their taxes go down next year, but many critics feel that the wealthiest citizens benefit the most and at a disproportionate rate. Read More »

SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) Rises 0.37% for Dec 28

Traders following the indicator may be using the reading to identify a possible sell. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The 50-day is 61.27, and the 7-day is sitting at 65.29. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators meaning that they confirm trends. They may also be used to help the trader figure out reliable support and resistance levels for the stock. Read More »

Letting Saudi Arabia host a chess tournament was a big mistake

The tournament, called the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, runs until Saturday. While the top three male players are all travelling for the tournament, many will be missing and the women's competition is still reeling from Muzychuk's withdrawal on Tuesday. Read More »

Voters' remorse for Franken: 50% in Minnesota poll wish he'd stay put

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The new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) found 50 percent of voters surveyed thought that the senator should resign, 42 percent believed that he should not resign, and eight percent were undecided. Seventy-six percent of voters felt that their feelings on the resignation should have been more important to the process. Franken remains well above average in popularity for a senator; 53 percent of voters surveyed approve of his performance, compared with 42 percent who disapprove. Read More »

South Korea Criticizes 'Flawed' Deal with Japan Over Wartime Sex Slaves

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Moon noted that the 2015 deal was not only against the global community's universal principle of resolving historical issues, but also a political agreement excluding the victims and ordinary South Koreans. The Japanese Embassy in Seoul made the same complaint and request to South Korea's Foreign Ministry. "By no means is this a review created to worsen Japan-South Korea relations", the source said. Read More »

Freeman: No decision this year on Justine Damond case

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It is more important to get it right than to get it done quickly", Freeman said in the statement. "He expressed the deepest sympathies from himself and the Hennepin County attorney's office and explained why there would be no decision by December 31". Read More »

Trump criticises China for allowing oil to N Korea

That doesn't include the theft of intellectual property, O.K., which is another $300 billion", Trump said, according to a transcript of the interview. "As North Korea continues to threaten global peace and security, we are steadfast in our determination to maximize economic pressure to isolate it from outside sources of trade and revenue while exposing its evasive tactics", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said at the time. Read More »

What Do Analysts Say About Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP)

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The stock increased 1.13% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $17.04. About 1.67M shares traded. By digging out more, shifting focus on performance of the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. The rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan on Friday, September 2 with "Overweight". The stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 26. Read More »

NYC unveils new serenity design for New Year's Eve ball

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To avert a Las Vegas-style sniper shooting from above, NYPD officers are being assigned to every hotel in the Times Square area, and O'Neill hinted that the guest rosters are being scrutinized, but declined to elaborate. EST. If you're one of the fearless souls who plans on joining the roughly 2 million people that typically make their way to Midtown to watch the ball drop, we suggest you layer up this year. Read More »

Russian Federation to limit United States military observation flights: RIA

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Russian Federation has consistently lashed out when neighboring countries purchase USA missile defense systems, which Moscow claims have the capability of launching missiles. Interfax quoted Zakharova was quoted as saying that putting the new restrictions on surveillance flights over Russian Federation in place required the cancellation of "some bilateral agreements with the USA side" and that the US mission at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was notified. Read More »

At Least 6 Dead in Apartment Fire Near Bronx Zoo

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is also planning to hold a press conference at the scene upon his arrival. The fire broke out at 6:51 p.m. local time on the building's third floor and rapidly tore through the building, the Daily News reported , citing a FDNY spokesman. Read More »

Disney Staff Can Enter Your Hotel Room for Any Purpose

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The updated policy now applies to monorail-accessible resorts, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian. It isn't hard to envision children's naps being interrupted, a staff member entering a room while guests are dressing or showering, or even something much worse. Read More »

Weather warning of ice issued

The warning is in place until 6am on Friday, with rain to soon follow, clearing any snow. "Any snow will clear to rain by Friday morning". There will be a widespread sharp or severe frost and icy patches tonight. The Met Office has advised that travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. Cold, bright start. However cloud soon thickens from the southwest, with rain and snow spreading northeast. Read More »

Steelers planning to rest Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell against Browns

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The Steelers (12-3) wrapped up their third AFC North title in four years earlier this month and secured a first-round bye by dominating Houston on Christmas night. "I'm undecided as I stand here right now", Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Compared to Brown , though, no one is having as impressive of a season. Read More »

Teen resisted arrest, led to use of physical force

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Police say that the teenager refused to comply with their orders and reached behind his back as if to retrieve a weapon. " During the arrest, the juvenile was injured, and was transported directly to Troy Regional Medical Center ", the SBI said in a statement, adding that an investigation is underway into " the use of force " by the officers. Read More »

Blaze in Mumbai's Lower Parel leaves at least 14 dead, many injured

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Some of those trapped on the upper floors managed to reach the adjoining building from where the fire brigade rescued them with the help of a special ladder. "It's a Level-II fire and we have mobilised our resources". According to reports, the fire broke out at 12:30 AM. S Jay Kumar, a senior Mumbai police officer said he could not speak on the cause of fire. Read More »