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US-China fentanyl case just ‘the tip of the iceberg’

Here is a look at the opioid crisis and the tensions it has caused between China and the United States

China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, has infuriated Beijing

China, US to resume trade talks in late August

The two countries are expected to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16-billion worth of goods from each country on August 23

Nato battles fatigue three months into Libya war

After three months of air strikes in Libya, the Nato alliance is showing growing signs of fatigue and discord with no end in sight in the conflict.

Nato ministers meet on Libya as air strikes intensify

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministers gathered on Thursday in Berlin amid calls for increased air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

Split leaves Nato on sidelines of Libya strikes

A push by several allies for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to take over operations in Libya ran into resistance from France on Monday.

West mobilises for Libya air strikes

A coalition of Western nations mobilised on Friday to launch quick air strikes against Libya after the United Nations approved military action.

Cold War foes sign nuclear pact

Two years after Washington vowed to "reset" ties with Russia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to launch a landmark nuclear pact.

EU hammers Iran with new sanctions

The European Union hammered Iran on Monday with fresh sanctions against its vital energy sector.

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R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

VBS case delays cause massive frustration

A certificate is needed from the head of the NPA for more arrests to be made

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