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Morsi death sentence draws international condemnation

The US has joined the chorus of condemnation against Egypt's mass trials, in which former president Mohamed Morsi was this weekend sentenced to death.

‘Independent thinker’ – former physicist tipped to be new US defence secretary

Veteran Washington insider, Ashton Carter, is an independent thinker whose opinions have not always aligned fully with those of the president.

G7 agrees on further sanctions against Russia

New sanctions will be imposed on Russia as punishment for failing to adhere to an international deal aimed at stabilising the crisis in Ukraine.

Israel bids farewell to divisive Sharon

At the first of two funeral services, Israel has paid tribute to Ariel Sharon who is viewed as a hero at home and a war criminal by some others.

Israel tightens security ahead of Sharon’s funeral

Following the death of Ariel Sharon, Isreal has increased its security for the former prime minister's funeral near the Gaza border.

Obama: US to keep targeting al-Qaeda-linked groups in Africa

Barack Obama says that the US would focus its attack on al-Qaeda-linked groups in Africa but had no intention of going to war on the continent.

Obama takes Syria strike proposal to sceptical Congress

US President Barack Obama and his aides have attempted to convince a doubtful Congress that the country needs to intervene - with force - in Syria.

Obama calls for ‘meaningful action’ after school shooting

"We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," Obama said during a somber televised appearance in the White House briefing room.

Obama aces foreign policy debate, Romney comes out solid

US President Barack Obama came out with guns blazing at the final presidential debate on Tuesday but Republican Mitt Romney held his own just as well.

Clint Eastwood talks to a chair on Romney’s big day

Dirty Harry himself nearly hijacked Mitt Romney's presidential nomination with a rambling diatribe against Barack Obama - addressed to an empty chair.

Obama urges China to rein in North Korea

US President Barack Obama has urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behaviour" in a nuclear standoff with the West.

Obama targets Wall Street wallets in State of the Union

US President Barack Obama painted himself as a champion of the middle class during his State of the Union, demanding higher taxes for millionaires.

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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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