A rising Bloomberg qualifies for US Democratic debate

2020-02-18 22:00

US media tycoon Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate, after a new poll shows him leapfrogging several of his rivals, including Joe Biden, to claim second spot in the race for the party nomination.

SA sees trade unaffected by US subsidy-preferences loss

2020-02-17 06:03

Exports to the US are unlikely to be affected by the Trump administration’s decision to remove the country’s exemption from trade-remedy laws, says the Department of Trade and Industry.

Trump insists he can intervene in criminal cases

2020-02-14 22:01

President Donald Trump has dismissed rare criticism from his attorney general, tweeting that he has the "legal right" to intervene in criminal cases whenever he likes.

US Senate votes to restrain Trump from attacking Iran

2020-02-13 22:00

The US Senate voted Thursday to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, with eight members of his Republican Party bucking their leadership to agree.

OPINION | Do we really need another hero leader or do we need to step up ourselves?

2020-02-12 13:07

The rise of the hero leader around the world - strongmen who promise to be able to rescue their followers from difficult circumstances - is driving a wedge between citizens and undermining democratic institutions, writes Babar Dharani.

Abbas warns UN that Trump plan 'will not last'

2020-02-11 18:52

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has told the UN Security Council that the world should reject President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, calling it an outside imposition that cannot bring lasting peace.

Trump expects coronavirus crisis to 'go away' in April

2020-02-10 20:01

US President Donald Trump says he expects the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 900 people to disappear in April due to hotter weather.

Ramaphosa compares US, Israel plans for Jerusalem to that of apartheid regime

2020-02-09 16:08

President Cyril Ramaphosa has compared the peace plan by US President Donald Trump and his ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to that of the South African apartheid system.

Trump says Congress should 'expunge' his impeachment

2020-02-07 22:00

President Donald Trump has called on Congress to "expunge" his impeachment for abuse of power following his acquittal in the Senate.

Trump says he suffered 'terrible ordeal' in impeachment

2020-02-06 17:09

President Donald Trump says he suffered a "terrible ordeal" during his impeachment.


In US politics, height matters and Trump knows it

2020-02-17 18:40

When Donald Trump literally belittles his perceived enemies - by mocking their stature - he is weaponizing a long-standing maxim of US presidential politics: taller guys tend to win the White House.

Iran foreign minister says Trump misled by advisors

2020-02-15 20:50

International efforts to mediate between Tehran and the US are being thwarted by President Donald Trump's advisors misleading him into thinking the Iranian regime is collapsing, the country's foreign minister said Saturday.

Justice chief Barr blasts Trump for making job 'impossible'

2020-02-14 08:42

US Attorney General Bill Barr has delivered a highly unusual public rebuke of Donald Trump, saying the president's tweets were making his job at the Justice Department "impossible".

Former White House chief of staff rips Trump

2020-02-13 18:29

President Donald Trump's respected former chief of staff let rip against the "illegal" scheme in Ukraine that led to impeachment, The Atlantic has reported.

Trump under fire for intervening in Roger Stone case

2020-02-12 11:06

US President Donald Trump has faced fresh accusations of abuse of power after the Justice Department moved to override its own prosecutors who are seeking a stiff sentence of seven to nine years for Republican political operative Roger Stone.

US revokes WTO subsidy preferences for South Africa & some other countries

2020-02-11 09:02

The Trump administration is changing a key exemption to America’s trade-remedy laws to make it easier to penalise about two dozen self-declared developing countries, including SA, India and China.

Palestinians withdraw request for UN vote on US Mideast plan: diplomats

2020-02-10 20:01

The Palestinians have abandoned their request for a vote at the UN Security Council on rejecting the US Mideast plan, over a lack of international support, diplomats say.

WATCH | Army officer who testified at Trump impeachment loses White House job

2020-02-08 09:37

A US Army officer who testified at the hearings in the House of Representatives which led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump has been ousted from his White House job, his lawyer says.

WATCH: Trump takes impeachment victory lap over 'vicious' Democrats

2020-02-06 20:05

President Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal Thursday in a rambling, emotional speech raging against the investigations that have overshadowed his entire administration.

From sex scandals to impeachment: the unsinkable Donald Trump

2020-02-06 13:12

Impeached for abuse of power, President Donald Trump's acquittal by the Senate is just the latest escape for the real estate tycoon turned politician who has repeatedly defied the odds.

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