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Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court treaty

Moscow never ratified the court's founding treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.

Europe should boycott World Cup to oust Blatter – UK

Pressure is mounting on Fifa's chief, Sepp Blatter, to step down as the association's president, while the UK calls for a boycott of the World Cup.

Early results shows Ukip likely winners of Europe elections

Partial results show the United Kingdom's eurosceptic party has stormed to victory in the European vote with its raised anxiety over immigration.

Pro-Russia forces open fire in Ukraine

Pro-Russia troops have used gunfire in seizing a Ukraine military base, while Nato has declared early-warning flights around the east.

Warnings that sanctions will ‘boomerang’ as Ukraine standoff intensifies

Russia says any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang and that Crimea has the right to self-determination.

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ actor Peter O’Toole dies at 81

Stage and screen star Peter O'Toole, who shot to fame in "Lawrence of Arabia", has died at age 81 after a long illness.

UK opposes Syria intervention as US considers actions

Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat of a government motion on the issue.

Putin and Obama face off over Syria

US President Barack Obama has faced a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Obama's decision last week to arm the insurgents.

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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