Paul Handley

Paul Handley is a former AFP bureau chief in Riyadh. He is currently the US security correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Washington DC, covering crime, justice and US politics. His reporting has appeared in Business Insider, New Zealand Herald, AlterNet, France 24, Yahoo, The New York Times, The Times South Africa, The Globe and Mail, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He is author of The King Never Smiles about the late Thai monarch.

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

China's foreign ministry pushed back, calling Washington hypocritical for demanding TikTok be sold

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

Top diplomat implicates Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

Gordon Sondland says he followed the president's orders in seeking a "quid pro quo" deal for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden

Fireworks expected as televised Trump impeachment hearings open

Trump says the inquiry is "corrupt" and "illegal," and maintains he did nothing wrong

Trump denounces impeachment inquiry as a ‘coup’

Trump faces the possibility of becoming only the third US president ever impeached by Congress

Trump attacks Mueller ahead of testimony on Russia probe

Two days before Mueller testifies the president repeated his longstanding claim it was a biased 'witch hunt'

Iran accuses US of ‘unacceptable’ escalation in tensions

Despite international scepticism, the US government has been pointing to increasing threats from Iran

Trump declares ‘complete exoneration’ after Mueller finds no collusion

Mueller report clears Russian collusion claims, but does not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice.

US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

​The US Justice Department has unveiled sweeping charges against Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the US and China

Phantom-like Mueller holds Washington spellbound

Eighteen months into his investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller has the US capital spellbound

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The US is prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court, says National Security Adviser John Bolton

The man who pledged to ‘take a bullet’ for Trump

On Tuesday that once-deep loyalty melted away when Cohen stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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