Foreign

Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s scandal-plagued Zuma to face ANC integrity panel

Mr. Zuma’s meeting with the ANC commission is expected to be held on Dec. 3 behind closed doors.

Fidel Castro is to be cremated, brother confirms

Mr. Castro died on Saturday.

Former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, dies

Mr. Castro transformed Cuba from a playground for rich Americans into a symbol of resistance to Washington.

Trump Election: Wisconsin Elections Commission ready for recount of presidential votes

There are concerns over the credibility of the election in the battleground states where Clinton lost to Trump.

Lufthansa flights grounded for third day

Lufthansa said some 830 more flights would be cancelled.

Two dead, 4 injured in U.S. Thanksgiving Day shooting

Police are still searching for possible suspects.

U.S. Green Party files for votes recount, raises $4.5 million

There are concerns of statistical anomalies in three states.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

EU Parliament wants freeze of Turkey membership talks

“Turkey is an important partner of the EU. But in partnerships, the will to cooperate has to be two-sided.”

At least 73 people killed in suicide attack in Iraq

Most of the passengers in the buses were Shiite Iranian pilgrims coming from the city of Karbala.

South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s biggest union group backs Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma

Zuma is expected to stand down as African National Congress, ANC, president at a party conference in December 2017.

Barack Obama

Obama thanks Americans for trusting him

The president begins to wind down on his presidency.

Clinton’s lead over Trump now over 2 million popular votes

Much of that lead was generated by California, where Clinton had 3.7 million more votes than Trump.

Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal

Iran and world powers concluded the nuclear agreement, also known as JCPOA, last year.

Samsung raided in connection with South Korea corruption scandal

A corruption scandal involving the South Korean President is being investigated.

Obama commutes 1,023 sentences

The figure is more than past 11 presidents combined had done.

Map of Switzerland [Photo credit: wikimedia.com]

Swiss defend title of world’s richest people

This confirms Switzerland’s top ranking for the 16th year in a row.

Cameroon President, Paul Biya

Cameroon’s English speakers in violent protest over ‘marginalisation’

“We have no roads, no hospitals, no water, nothing,” Bamenda resident Fidelis Manchou told journalists.

In new video, Trump outlines incoming administration’s policy plans

Mr. Trump says he would cancel U.S.’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Obama: I cannot guarantee Trump will not pursue campaign rhetoric

“What I can guarantee is that reality will force him to adjust how he approaches many of these issues.”

Germany Chancellor, Angela Merkel

German Angela Merkel announces bid for fourth term

That country’s constitution does not limit the number of terms that a chancellor can serve.

Death toll in India train accident hits 119

The death toll could still rise, officials said.

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine leader lashes out at U.S. at APEC meeting with Putin

“I see a lot of these Western nations bullying small nations. And not only that, they are into so much hypocrisy.”

At least 60 killed in Indian train derailment

“Still many more passengers are trapped,” an official said.

U.S. President-elect settles $25 million in Trump University lawsuits

About 6,000 former students are covered by the settlement.

Trump picks conservative loyalists for attorney general, CIA

The choices include U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA Director.