The Democratic Alliance won Nelson Mandela Bay after fielding a white candidate for mayor. During the municipal elections nearly every local government seat was up for grabs, including urban powerhouses such as Johannesburg as well as tiny municipalities.
Numerous questions that came the president's way focused on Trump. "I am pleased with the progress that we've made on the ground in Iraq and Syria ", Obama told Reuters. "And their message to followers - they're increasingly acknowledging that they may lose Mosul and Raqqa". "They will lose them". USA defense secretary Ashton Carter has set the capture of both cities, the principal redoubts of Isis in Iraq and Syria, as a priority for the U.S.
Jon, 67, moved from Tile Hill to the seaside resort of Hua Hin when he retired. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks Thursday and Friday, which followed a successful referendum last weekend on a new constitution that critics say will bolster the military's power for years to come.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation went out of its way Wednesday to insist that Turkey - whose president this week visited Moscow and promised a new level of cooperation with the man he repeatedly called his "dear friend", Russian President Vladimir Putin - remains a "valued ally" whose alliance membership "is not in question".
Washington and Seoul announced July 8 a plan to install the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system to counter, what they called, the increasing threat from North Korea's missile and nuclear programme. said they would not budge on the proposed changes China wanted the draft to reflect. All press statements issued by the Security Council also require the consent of 15 members of the Council, including states elected for two-year terms.
Hillary Clinton doubled down on her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Thursday at a rally in Warren, Michigan, going against President Obama's support for the deal. Clinton has tailored her claim so narrowly that it obscures the bigger picture. A Trump campaign economic position paper says Clinton "will enact the TPP if given the chance".