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Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

Washington fears that Huawei will provide Beijing with a way to spy on communications from the countries that use its products and services

US-Iran tensions: No route for de-escalation in sight

Trump stepped back from launching US airstrikes inside Iran, but the conflict is unabated and there appears to be no way out of confrontation for now

Nuclear stalemate one year after Trump-Kim summit — analysts

In Singapore, Kim signed a vaguely-worded deal on denuclearisation, touted by Trump as a historic breakthrough

Venezuela to prosecute lawmakers who backed failed uprising

​Venezuela will prosecute seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido

Trump ‘walks’ as North Korea talks end abruptly without deal

The much-anticipated second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore

Iran slams US as huge crowds mark 40 years since revolution

​Iran's president on Monday blasted a US "conspiracy" against the country as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution

Phantom-like Mueller holds Washington spellbound

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

Gun economics in Trump’s America

Students in over 800 cities and towns are calling for tougher gun control laws in the United States, demanding an end to gun violence

At climate talks, it’s America alone more than America first

Donald Trump has vowed to exit the Paris Climate accord, just not yet, leaving US policy in limbo for the next three years.

Russia defends slashing US diplomats as hope fades of better ties

President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that the US will have to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755

The renaissance of Rasool

Reinvigorated after a spell of the "diplomacy of ubuntu", our man in Washington is coming home.

NYE high: US counts down hours to legalise pot shops

From January 1, cannabis growers can legally trade marijuana in parts of the United States. The legalisation of pot is expected to boost US tourism.

US could lift Rwanda sanctions if Kigali cuts M23 ties

After freezing financial aid to Kigali, Washington has indicted it is ready to lift sanctions against Rwanda if it severs ties with rebel group M23.

Mother of Washington navy yard gunman apologises to victims

Aaron Alexis's mother has said sorry to the victims caught up in the shooting spree by the former navy reservist.

Syria: Assad dismisses allegations of chemical weapons use

Bashar al-Assad has denied that his forces used chemical weapons on civilians, warning the US that a military intervention in Syria would fail.

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Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

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Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

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The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

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