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South Africa finally shows Zuma the door

International | Country’s new president credited with driving negotiations that ended apartheid
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/16/18, 12:27 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Jacob Zuma, who once said his party would govern South Africa until Jesus returns, bowed to pressure within the African National Congress (ANC), resigning the presidency Wednesday as the ANC prepared to side with opposition parties to support his impeachment.

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UN vote on Israel caps combative year for U.S. on world stage

International | Plus, WORLD’s senior editor picks the top 10 Globe Trot stories of 2017
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/22/17, 04:59 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Eight countries joined the United States in voting against a resolution to condemn it for its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel—a combative chapter closing a combative year for the United States on the world stage. In the vote, 35 countries abstained, including leading U.S. allies Canada and Australia, and 128 voted in favor, including most European nations and Great Britain.

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Wooing Iran, Obama nixed probe of terror group

International | Report says the United States had the chance to cripple Hezbollah
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/18/17, 03:41 pm

IRAN: We knew U.S. President Barack Obama sent money to Iran to grease a nuclear deal. Now we have evidence Obama shuttered a massive U.S. Department of Justice project aimed at bringing down the Iranian-backed Hezbollah as part of the president’s effort to improve relations with Tehran and the Muslim world.

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