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"RTGs Dollar Is Rubbish, Dollarise": Tendai Biti Advises John Mangudya
- February 21, 2019

RTGS, bond notes and coins to be immediately denominated as "RTGS Dollars". "The domestic currency has bounced back", said Mashakada in response after Mangudya's monetary policy. "The Bank has taken note of the excellent contributions from the business community, bankers, the academia, the media and members of the public on the need to establish an inter-bank foreign exchange market to formalise the selling and buying of USDs through banks and bureau de change". (more...)
Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections
- February 21, 2019

In anticipation of the announcement, Netanyahu orchestrated a merger of far-right parties on Wednesday that could help him build a governing coalition after the ballot. In recognition of this pivotal moment and national task at hand, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi has also made a decision to join the new party. Opinion polls have shown the two as the main challengers to Netanyahu, who is expected to win despite corruption investigations into his affairs. (more...)
South Africa Pledges 49 billion ESKOM bailout South Africa Pledges 49 billion ESKOM bailout
- February 21, 2019

The fiscal support is conditional on an independent Chief Reorganisation Officer (CRO) being jointly appointed by the Ministers of Finance and Public Enterprises, with the explicit mandate of delivering on the recommendations of the Presidential Task Team. (more...)
What Shahid Afridi Said On Imran Khan's Statement After Pulwama Attack What Shahid Afridi Said On Imran Khan's Statement After Pulwama Attack
- February 21, 2019

The Prime Minister said "We expect India to positively respond to these offers ". "Unfortunately, Pakistan has not taken action against LeT and JeM despite evidence". Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that any Indian aggression or misadventure will get a most befitting response. Ahead of the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa held a one-on-one meeting during which they discussed region's security situation, Geo TV reported, citing sources. (more...)
NYT report demonstrates Donald Trump's NYT report demonstrates Donald Trump's "corrupt intent"
- February 21, 2019

President Donald Trump on Wednesday took direct aim at The New York Times , calling the news organization a "true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE," in an escalation from his previous lashings which were typically addressed to a group of news organizations or over specific Times articles. (more...)
Fox News host unleashes on historian who called out Davos billionaires Fox News host unleashes on historian who called out Davos billionaires
- February 21, 2019

Speaking to an audience of the world's wealthiest figures, Bregman called on billionaires to stop avoiding taxes and to pay more to begin with. In a segment posted to his Twitter account at the conclusion of his show, Carlson said that he spiked the segment because Bregman accused the host of taking orders from his "corporate masters" on the content of his show. (more...)
LGBT Magazine Accuses Trump Of Racism Over International Gay Rights Campaign LGBT Magazine Accuses Trump Of Racism Over International Gay Rights Campaign
- February 21, 2019

The effort, which is to be led by Richard Grenell , President Donald Trump's Ambassador to Germany and the only openly gay man of any note in the administration, is a genuinely positive step. "People understand - religious people, individuals who may not always be in the LGBTI fight - they understand that criminalizing homosexuality is absolutely wrong", Grenell said. (more...)
Third Egyptian policeman dies of wounds after Cairo blast Third Egyptian policeman dies of wounds after Cairo blast
- February 21, 2019

The interior ministry said two policemen died when the bomb went off in El-Darb al-Ahmar district in the capital's old Islamic Cairo , while three officers were wounded. One of the first photos of the explosion site near Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo, Egypt, February 19, 2019. They also said that upon searching his apartment, police found a time bomb and temporarily evacuated the building until the bomb was defused. (more...)
United States special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit United States special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit
- February 21, 2019

Trump is to meet Kim in Hanoi next week to again discuss a possible agreement under which Pyongyang would give up its nuclear arsenal. Hai told Reuters that, "I like Donald Trump's haircut". Kim pledged then to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but negotiations have made little headway since, with North Korea demanding a lifting of punishing USA -led sanctions, a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and security guarantees. (more...)
Feel the Bern in 2020: Vermont Senator Sanders to run again Feel the Bern in 2020: Vermont Senator Sanders to run again
- February 21, 2019

The tweet was noticed by journalists including Business Insider politics reporter John Haltiwanger who said linking Sanders campaign to Russian influence was " completely unfounded " and a " serious allegation " to be making in the current political climate. (more...)
Saudi Aramco in talks with Reliance Industries, others to invest in oil Saudi Aramco in talks with Reliance Industries, others to invest in oil
- February 21, 2019

Tirumurti said . Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng and Crown Prince Mohammed will then co-chair the third meeting of the China-Saudi Arabia High-Level Joint Committee. India-Saudi Joint statement: The two sides agreed to hold the inaugural joint naval exercises at the earliest and agreed to further expand bilateral exercises in other domains. (more...)
Julie Bishop will resign from Australian politics at the coming election Julie Bishop will resign from Australian politics at the coming election
- February 21, 2019

In a statement, the Prime Minister said she was "a giant of the Liberal Party and she has been a ground breaker for women in public life". Ms Bishop told Parliament that she had won her seat of Curtin in 1998 with a primary vote of 44.6 per cent and had increased this to 65.6 per cent at the last election. (more...)
IS teen will not be allowed into Bangladesh IS teen will not be allowed into Bangladesh
- February 21, 2019

However, Bangladesh's state minister of foreign affairs, Sharial Alam, said Begum was not a Bangladeshi citizen and did not have dual citizenship. "She is a British citizen by birth and never applied for dual nationality with Bangladesh..." It added that the country had a "zero tolerance" approach to terrorism and violent extremism. (more...)
Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69 Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69
- February 21, 2019

Witnesses told local TV stations that many gas cylinders stored in the buildings continued to explode one after another. Firefighters work at the scene of a fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Dhaka , Bangladesh February 21, 2019. (more...)
US Coast Guard officer Hasson 'planned terror attack' US Coast Guard officer Hasson 'planned terror attack'
- February 21, 2019

In the court filing, U.S. Attorney Robert Hur said the current weapons charges against Hasson, who the feds describe as a white supramacist and former Marine, are "the proverbial tip of the iceberg ". Breivik encouraged identifying targets and traitors . Beto O'Rourke, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Maxine Waters , MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough and CNN's Chris Cuomo and Van Jones , according to the court filing. (more...)
New Zealand to consider digital tax overhaul New Zealand to consider digital tax overhaul
- February 21, 2019

A proposed tax on multi-nationals like Google and Facebook is expected to level the playing field for local media companies. At the start of the year, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) said its tax avoidance taskforce raised AU$2.96 billion in liabilities for 2017-18 from multinationals and large public groups, and a further AU$1.8 billion from wealthy individuals and associated private groups. (more...)
Michael Cohen gets prison sentence postponed over shoulder surgery
- February 21, 2019

District Court Judge William Pauley set a May 6 surrender date in response to a request Cohen's attorneys submitted February 12. U.S. District Judge William H. Trump. In the request for a delay dated Wednesday, Cohen attorney Michael D. Monico cited a "more fulsome letter" sent to Pauley eight days ago by Cohen that was sealed. (more...)
Vandals spray paint kissing sailor statue in Sarasota Vandals spray paint kissing sailor statue in Sarasota
- February 21, 2019

In an interview with the Library of Congress in 2005, Friedman, who was 21 at the time of the kiss, said she did not know who the soldier was. There also was no surveillance video of the incident. The WWII "kissing sailor" statue in Sarasota, Florida, was vandalized on Monday Morning with the words #MeToo spray painted on the woman's leg, authorities said. (more...)
USA to Alabama woman who joined Islamic State: Don't come back USA to Alabama woman who joined Islamic State: Don't come back
- February 21, 2019

The 24-year old made headlines this week when her lawyer said she wanted to return to the USA with her 18-month-old son after realizing she was wrong for aligning herself with the terrorist organization. Hoda Muthana wants to come home after leaving to join ISIS: "I hope they excuse me because of how young and ignorant I..." Only now does she "really understand how important the freedoms that we have in America are". (more...)
Saudi Defends Smartphone App Allowing Men to Monitor Women Relatives Saudi Defends Smartphone App Allowing Men to Monitor Women Relatives
- February 20, 2019

Amnesty International said that the SMS alerts that men receive through the app are "another example of how the Saudi Arabian government has produced tools to limit women's freedoms". When Cook was asked about the repressive app, he responded through National Public Radio on Monday that he had not heard about the issue. Apple's Cook told NPR last week that the company would "take a look at it". (more...)
EU Commission lashes out at Orban over campaign posters EU Commission lashes out at Orban over campaign posters
- February 20, 2019

The Guardian also said it was "not immediately clear what the Hungarian government meant by "migrants" visas'", before suggesting that the campaign might have been alluding to the EU's "little-used blue card scheme", which the newspaper describes as an initiative "to attract skilled labour" despite the Commission offering funding to countries receiving these supposedly "highly skilled" migrants from the third world, with the admission that many will require "education, employment and ... (more...)
No incursion by Spanish during Gibraltar incident: UK PM May's spokesman No incursion by Spanish during Gibraltar incident: UK PM May's spokesman
- February 20, 2019

The incident stems from a long-running disagreement between the British and Spanish governments over Gibraltar's sovereighty. Royal Navy boats were deployed after the Spanish vessel, with its guns manned, ordered commercial ships to leave British Gibraltar waters on Sunday, according to Gibraltar's government. (more...)
McCabe book details dysfunction and frenzy in Trump administration McCabe book details dysfunction and frenzy in Trump administration
- February 20, 2019

McCabe explained, "We wrote down things when we were dealing with people we didn't trust"-to which Behar quipped, "Uh-huh, like the president". Trump called McCabe "a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax - a puppet for Leakin' James Comey ". (more...)
Putin: We'll target U.S. if Washington deploys missiles in Europe Putin: We'll target U.S. if Washington deploys missiles in Europe
- February 20, 2019

He added that Russian Federation will be ready to engage in nuclear arms control talks with the US when Washington is ready for that, but said Moscow will not initiate such negotiations. He charged that the USA made false accusations against Russian Federation to justify its decision to opt out of the pact. The pact banned either side from stationing short and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe and its demise raises the prospect of a new arms race between Washington and ... (more...)
Eighth MP Defects From Corbyn's Labour to Centrist Group, Citing Anti-Semitism Eighth MP Defects From Corbyn's Labour to Centrist Group, Citing Anti-Semitism
- February 20, 2019

Seven other Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left". His concern is that if more Labour MPs are not given a voice in their party, they will follow the seven refuseniks out the door. The breakaway lawmakers hope to gain members from among disgruntled pro-Europeans in both the Labour and Conservative parties. (more...)

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