(Reuters) – Greek leaders clinched a long-stalled deal on reforms and austerity measures needed to secure a bailout and avoid a messy default, government sources said, hours before the country’s financial backers were to meet in Brussels on Thursday.
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Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has “exhausted” his potential as Russia’s leader and his inability to change the Kremlin’s political system might prompt more massive anti-government protests.
Putin – who became prime minister after serving as … Read the rest
Yesterday NUMSA, the National Mineworkers Union of South Africa, issued a document replete with Marxist references to the class struggle, calling for the nationalisation of mines in South Africa. It based its policy position on two fundamental ANC documents: the … Read the rest
Hackers from the group Anonymous said Wednesday they had accessed classified German files and posted them online, revealing details of the country’s military operations in Afghanistan.
Anonymous said it obtained the data from a server at the Bundestag or German … Read the rest
LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Banks and trading houses have found a way to beat the ravages of economic downturn, storing millions of tonnes of metal with a business model that outsmarts new rules put in place following widespread concern … Read the rest
(Reuters) – Glencore and Xstrata agreed an all-share merger worth $90 billion (56 billion pounds) on Tuesday in the industry’s largest ever deal, creating a commodities powerhouse spanning mining, agriculture and trading.
Glencore, the world’s largest diversified commodities trading house, … Read the rest
Argument in a trial within the trial of two people accused of killing rightwing leader Eugene Terre’Blanche will be heard on Tuesday.
The High Court sitting in Ventersdorp would then decide on the validity of information gathered from the two … Read the rest
A male nurse who allegedly raped a terminally ill cancer patient in a Bloemfontein hospital will appear in the city’s magistrate court on Tuesday.
Last month, the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court postponed the matter for a final decision from the provincial … Read the rest
Two Mozambican criminals who terrorised homes in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, in 2009 have been convicted on four counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, according to a report on Tuesday.
Eric Nkuna and Fortunato Simbine targeted townhouse complexes in the … Read the rest
South Africa will be looking for new minerals to mine as a way to boost investment, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Tuesday.
“There is significant potential for the discovery of other world-class deposits in areas that are yet … Read the rest
Republican Newt Gingrich vowed on Sunday to press ahead with his struggling presidential bid after a big loss in Nevada, saying he will focus on drawing a contrast with “timid” rival Mitt Romney.
Romney, the Republican front-runner, easily thumped Gingrich … Read the rest
Asian shares rose on Monday as surprisingly robust U.S. jobs data bolstered investors’ risk appetite, but the euro sagged on worries over a lack of progress in Greek debt restructuring talks which are vital to containing the euro zone crisis.… Read the rest
A fishing boat seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit after it was allegedly used by a Chinese syndicate to smuggle 1.7 tons of cocaine into Knysna harbour was sold on auction for R450,000 at the weekend.
The Cape Times newspaper … Read the rest
Two men died and two were critically injured when they were attacked by Diepsloot community members, north of Johannesburg, in the early hours of Monday morning, Johannesburg emergency management services said. Diepsloot is a black township north of Johannesburg in … Read the rest