The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
US President Donald Trump has warned that North Korea's Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a "new weapon" test, state media reported Sunday, the latest in a series of launches that US President Donald Trump has played down as Washington seeks to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang.
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to deploy new missiles against Western capitals as he delivered a state of the nation address aimed at boosting falling approval ratings.
Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearisation and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted.
African countries have the power to force the rest of the world to ban nuclear weapons – if almost all of them adhered to the treaty on this, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
Hours after Russia released footage of its military might, it raided its own space research agency.
If you thought nuclear weapons were dangerous, you'd be surprised to find out what it takes to get rid of them.
White House national security adviser John Bolton said he believed the bulk of North Korea's weapons programmes could be dismantled within a year, although some experts say the complete process could take far longer.
North Korea will never completely give up its nuclear weapons, a top defector said ahead of leader Kim Jong Un's landmark summit with US President Donald Trump next month.
Israel's strikes on Syria saw 28 planes take part in raids with a total of around 70 missiles fired, Russia's defence ministry says.
Pope Francis arrives in Japan on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a robust anti-nuclear message of peace in the only country to have suffered an atomic bomb attack.
A new guided missile destroyer that's among the US Navy's newest class of warships has arrived in Pearl Harbor.
North Korea says it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first.
Pyongyang says it dismantled Punggye-ri site in May, but did not allow international inspections at the time.
Sailors on four submarines which hold the UK's nuclear deterrent operate under strict protocol for working out when to act and what to do — part of which is said to include listening to BBC radio.
US President Donald Trump says there is no hurry to denuclearise North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un – a shift in tone from when the US leader said the process would start very soon.
South Africa's apartheid government built nuclear weapons in the 1970's because they were worried about Soviet expansion into Africa.
North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul.
The UN's nuclear watchdog says its top inspector has quit with immediate effect, just as the agency's work in Iran is once again in focus.
While mainstream media stumbles along dazed in the headlights of this roller-coaster diplomacy, no-one has bothered to draw up viable scenarios of what Kim Jong-un is planning for the summit, writes Robert J. Traydon.
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