Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

44 minutes ago

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former campaign rival Ben Carson to be nation's next secretary of housing and urban development.

Donald Trump picks Twitter fight with China

2016-12-05 11:09

US president-elect Donald Trump has fired a Twitter broadside at China, accusing the Asian giant of currency manipulation and military expansionism in the South China Sea.

Brexit, Trump… now Italy: Euro drops to 20-month low

2016-12-05 07:51

The euro has fallen to the weakest level since March 2015 as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will resign after conceding defeat in the nation’s referendum.

Trump presidency offers Russia hope of sanctions relief

2016-12-05 05:35

Foreign policy experts have said Russian President Vladimir Putin probably has self-serving motives in interfering in US politics.

Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

2016-12-04 12:37

Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign, but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama

2016-12-04 09:50

A former prisoner of war, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering his US comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is seeking a presidential pardon.

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

2016-12-03 21:14

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak to Taiwan's leader by phone.

Trump upsets China by speaking directly with Taiwan leader

2016-12-03 10:43

In a break with decades-long diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over US policy toward Asia.

Trump picks 'Mad Dog' Mattis for defence secretary

2016-12-02 11:37

US president-Elect says he will appoint a retired general renowned for his tough talk as defence secretary.

Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action

2016-12-01 21:40

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia hopes to normalise ties with the United States and make joint efforts to fight international terrorism.


Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon

2016-12-05 13:23

Michigan must begin its presidential recount, a federal judge has ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of next week's deadline.

Trump's leadership traits are bad news for democrats in Africa

2016-12-05 09:00

Besides worries that Donald Trump might not make Africa a priority of his presidency, his temperament and views bode ill for democracy on the continent, writes John J Stremlau.

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

2016-12-05 07:25

President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on US companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans

Political twists and turns dominate SA media coverage

2016-12-04 20:46

Various stories covering the political aftermath of the State Capture report grabbed headlines across South Africa this week, ROi Africa reports.

Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

2016-12-04 11:53

Universities and colleges, including those in the nation's most Hispanic state, are considering labelling themselves "sanctuary universities" .

Friends & Friction: Capitalism’s debts accrue to the poor

2016-12-04 06:01

‘Low fuel,” a bright yellow light signals on the dashboard. I am on my way to the airport for a flight taking me from Mexico City to Guadalajara that leaves in an hour and a half.

Trump says Duterte fighting drugs 'the right way'

2016-12-03 18:09

US President-elect Donald Trump has told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way".

REVEALED: The 1 African person Donald Trump follows on Twitter

2016-12-02 13:00

USA President-elect Donald Trump has over 16.4 million Twitter followers, but only follows 40 companies and individiuals - including ONE from Africa. And he is...

Trump pledges to unite 'very divided nation' at first victory rally

2016-12-02 09:45

Donald Trump pledged at his first post-election victory rally to heal America's deep wounds, saying the country had no choice but to come together and reject bigotry.

Trump not as 'dangerous' as world expects - economist

2016-12-01 19:57

Markets have already priced in a moderate Trump policy and the effect is not as bad as people may think, an economist says.

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