Trump snubs John McCain in signing defense policy bill

CLOSE President Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after delivering remarks that failed to mention the senator. The measure boosts military pay by the largest amount in nine years and replaces aging equipment. (Aug. 13) AP President Donald Trump points to the crowd as he signs the $716 […]

US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Representative Keith Ellison has served six terms in Congress. Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison has denied claims of domestic abuse days before his primary election for state attorney general. His former girlfriend Karen Monahan and her son allege Mr Ellison once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at […]

Shaun Abrahams faces D-day over his job as ConCourt judgment looms

The Constitutional Court is on Monday expected to hand down the much-anticipated judgment on whether Shaun Abrahams’ appointment as head of the NPA was unconstitutional.  The ruling is expected to be delivered at 10:00.  In February, the Constitutional Court heard an application to confirm two declaratory orders of constitutional invalidity, made by the North Gauteng […]

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows stolen plane’s aerial stunts An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close. Two F15 fighter […]

Canadian police charge suspect in shooting

Associated Press Published 11:20 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2018 | Updated 12:00 p.m. ET Aug. 11, 2018 CLOSE Here’s the latest for Friday August 10th: Israel’s military says its struck a Hamas position; An aide to Roger Stone is held in contempt; Two police officers are among four killed in Canada shooting; Baby rhino Malindi […]

Ramaphosa praises Kabila’s ‘respect’ for DRC constitution

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday praised Joseph Kabila, the outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo head of state, for his “respect for the constitution”, according to a statement. The presidents met in Kinshasa for a “working visit”, the African Union said, two days after Kabila announced his withdrawal from DRC’s presidential race which is scheduled for […]

Ikea finally opens first store in Hyderabad, India

Justina Crabtree, CNBC Published 2:31 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2018 | Updated 5:53 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2018 CLOSE Have you ever been to IKEA and thought to yourself, “Can I just live here?” The answer’s still no, but pretty soon, you may be able to check in for an extended stay. Sort of. Buzz60 […]