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US designates none of major trading partners as currency manipulator

The department is required by law to report to Congress twice a year on whether America's major trading partners are gaming their currencies. Trump's Treasury took the same route as the Obama administration did past year, putting Germany and China on watch for potential problems.


ANC backs Zuma as opposition calls for his resignation

ANC backs Zuma as opposition calls for his resignation

The African National Congress in South Africa closed ranks on Wednesday behind President Jacob Zuma, who has faced growing criticism and calls for his resignation after firing a widely respected finance minister last week. Jonas had meant to stay on at Parliament but realised after yesterday's briefing from the ANC's national working committee that the party will not allow its MPs to vote with their conscience on April 18.


DoD releases satellite images of Syrian airfield hit by US

DoD releases satellite images of Syrian airfield hit by US

The chemical attack prompted the U.S.to launch almost 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base early Friday, which killed nine people and marked the first time Washington has directly targeted Syrian government forces since the war began in 2011.



Iraqi Officials Say Islamic State Fighters Used Chemical Weapons In Mosul

Thursday battles are part of slow push toward the western edge of Mosul's densely populated old city center, where roughly 400,000 residents are believed to still be trapped under IS rule. The Iraqi government has issued instructions to civilians on how to stay safe as forces continue their assault on the IS-held western side of the city.


Korea's Lotte chairman charged in connection with corruption scandal

Korea's Lotte chairman charged in connection with corruption scandal

She was indicted Monday on counts of bribery, abuse of power, coercion and sharing state secrets. Park, 65, was charged with colluding with her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil to receive tens of millions of US dollars in bribes from Samsung Group and Lotte Group , while demanding millions dollars from SK Group.


Bomb experts create beeping Easter Egg Hunt for blind children

Bomb experts create beeping Easter Egg Hunt for blind children

Saturday in Lincoln Park north of the church. Different age-group egg patches were roped off, with easter eggs hidden throughout the grass, bushes and trees, offering tantalising glints of foil to children ready to pounce. The other eggs will also contain other prizes like school supplies and sweets. "They were excited that they were going to have another egg hunt", Paiz said about her children after they had an egg hunt at school earlier that day.