Feb 12 2018
A spokesman for Ramaphosa, who also serves as South Africa's deputy president, said the ANC leader no longer had any public engagements yesterday or today. Zuma, whose presidency has been marked by numerous scandals, has stubbornly refused to budge.
Opposition parties have criticized reports of ongoing private talks between Zuma and Ramaphosa.
On Tuesday, Parliament's presiding officers announced that Thursday's State of the Nation Address had been indefinitely postponed amid fears that it might descend into chaos. He also promised to tackle corruption.
He said the party's national executive committee (NEC) would at an extraordinary meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon seek to "finalise this matter" and do so in a manner that put first and foremost the interest of the country. "For now, I afford the ANC the opportunity to reflect within its own highest decision-making body, the NEC".
"As we emerge from a period of difficulty, a period of disunity and discord, this Nelson Mandela centenary year offers us what I would call a new beginning", said Ramaphosa, who was Mandela's favoured successor two decades ago. It is Madiba's example that should inform our approach to the tasks that we must undertake.
He has faced increasing pressure to quit since December, when Mr Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
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"The successful resolution of this matter has significant consequences for the country and for the African National Congress".
The ANC's chairperson said on Saturday that South Africans should be patient with Ramaphosa as he holds talks with Zuma for a transition of power. Critics have expressed concern that Zuma may be requesting immunity from prosecution in exchange for his resignation.
Citing people close to the process, City Press has outlined Zuma's conditions for stepping down: "state-guaranteed safety for him and his family, his security being maintained at its current level and for the state to pay his legal fees for current and future matters linked to his tenure in government". We know you want this matter to be finalised.
Holding the microphone for Mandela that day was a young Ramaphosa, then a trade union leader.
He said Ramaphosa had returned Gauteng province, where the ANC's headquarters is located in the country's commercial capital Johannesburg.
The Sunday Times has learnt that Ramaphosa is trying to secure Zuma's co-operation in the state-capture investigations and has solicited opinions on legal avenues that would allow the president to avoid prosecution or receive a reduced sentence.
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Feb 10 2018
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in south Tripura taking his party's call of "Chalo paltai" to the voters. After his UAE visit, Modi will travel to Oman in the final leg of his visit from February 11-12.
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Fans have been dissecting every frame of Venom's first trailer today, looking for clues about the plot of the secretive project. Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October.
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Years after acquisition, Nest, Google hardware teams to unify
The new structure will make it easier to integrate Google's artificial intelligence and digital assistant into new Nest products. It certainly makes sense for Nest to merge with Google's hardware group, especially since the two are already working together.
Feb 08 2018
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of NY . The Senate is expected to pass the package before the shutdown deadline Thursday, leaving the matter in the House's hands.
Feb 07 2018
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The Echo then compares live commands to the acoustic fingerprint of the snippet to determine if the commands are authentic or not. During the advert, Amazon had cleverly ensured the Alexa in your house wouldn't respond when the advert was running.
Feb 07 2018
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A former US counterterrorism official told NBC News that Turkey has jailed fighters and seized their passports. He was among a small number of Americans to join al-Nusra in Syria , an extremist group linked to al-Qaida.
Feb 06 2018
Coach Bill Belichick takes questions about decision to bench cornerback Malcolm Butler
On Monday, Belichick offered a hopelessly vague response to a question about Butler: "There are a lot of things that go into that. Butler ranked fourth in pass breakups in 2015 and 2016 before finishing 13th this season, according to Pro Football Focus .
Feb 05 2018
Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. Mattis told reporters the Syrian government had committed multiple attacks using chlorine gas.
Feb 05 2018
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Brent for April delivery traded up 52 cents at Dollars 69.41 a barrel at 11:45 a.m.in London after earlier rising to USD 69.67. If you look at the production as oil prices have soared, it's very evident that these producers want to cash in.
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