November 25th @ 7:26 PM GMT
Yahoo! A former banker, a congressman, a former captain of industry: which one President-elect Donald Trump chooses as the US Treasury secretary will send a key message about his administration's economic plans. Several names have circulated in the race to replace Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's finance minister since 2013, but two seem to stand out: former Goldman Sachs investment banker Steven Mnuchin, 53, and the conservative Congressman Jeb Hensarling, 59. (Politics)
November 27th @ 5:21 PM GMT
CNN The threat of presidential abuse of power is very real with President-elect Trump, but the media, courts and Congress can help prevent this, writes Julian Zelizer (World)
November 28th @ 9:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least three South African ministers have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign, local media reported Monday, in the most serious challenge to his leadership since he took power in 2009. The News24 news agency, citing sources in the ruling ANC party, said that Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi had called on Zuma to step down. The clash came at a weekend meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) party, which was... (World)
November 27th @ 3:49 PM GMT
Yahoo! Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party holds its first congress since 2009 on Tuesday as the 81-year-old leader seeks to close ranks and fend off a key rival. While Abbas's advisers insist the congress is being held because it is overdue, some analysts see it as an opportunity for him to sideline allies of his exiled longtime rival Mohammed Dahlan. Talk of who will eventually succeed Abbas as Palestinian president has intensified, with the ageing leader not having publicly desig... (World)
November 28th @ 11:03 AM GMT
Yahoo! U.S. wind and solar companies for the first time gave more money to Republicans than Democrats during the 2016 election cycle, according to federal campaign disclosures, part of a years-long effort to expand renewable energys appeal beyond liberal environmentalists. The industry is now hoping its strategy of reaching across the political divide will pay off in the form of Congressional support as Republican Donald Trump, a climate change skeptic who has expressed doubts about the role of cl... (Politics)
November 27th @ 7:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals. In a rare weekend news conference, the president sought to reassure Brazilians that he is fighting corruption among the political elite and working to restore an economy that he predicted will see an upturn in the second quarter of 2017. Temer -- a center-right veteran ... (Politics)
November 25th @ 7:11 PM GMT
Yahoo! One of Brazilian President Michel Temer's closest allies resigned as minister in charge of relations with Congress on Friday, following accusations he pressured the culture minister to approve a property investment. The resignation of Geddel Vieira Lima - along with accusations that Temer himself also raised the investment with then Culture Minister Marcelo Calero - rattled investors. Brazil's currency and stock prices sank as traders worried the turmoil would derail Temer's efforts to o... (World)
November 27th @ 3:20 PM GMT
Yahoo! President Michel Temer said on Sunday that he and leaders of Brazil's Congress will not allow an amnesty for election slush funds sought by some lawmakers to avoid prosecution for receiving graft money. Temer called a news conference to staunch a deepening crisis over new corruption allegations against members of his government that are causing new political uncertainty that is delaying economic recovery from a severe recession. ''We agreed there will no consideration of an amnesty for s... (World)
November 26th @ 3:25 PM GMT
Yahoo! Castro died Friday night aged 90 after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule. Trump's shock victory this month has cast uncertainty over two years of moves by President Barack Obama to end more than 50 years of Cold War enmity with the communist island. Blocked from ending the US embargo on the island by a Republican-controlled Congress, Obama pushed smaller reforms using executive authority. (Politics)
November 25th @ 6:04 PM GMT
Yahoo! South African President Jacob Zuma will meet with the ruling ANC party's ''integrity commission'' next week, party officials said, after a year of political scandals and poor local election results. Zuma has deep support within the African National Congress and its lawmakers, but has faced growing criticism from some senior party activists as well as anti-apartheid veterans and trade unions. ''The Integrity Commission will meet with the President on the 3rd of December to discuss the... (World)