Government and politics

Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. "I will try very hard not to disappoint the...
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Supporters for president elect Cyril Ramaphosa, portrait on cloth, sing and dance outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018. Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
February 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition (all times local): 5 p.m. South African authorities say they are seeking to arrest a key member of a business family accused of using its links to former president Jacob Zuma to secure state contracts. Police tell local media...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, the White House said. Trump also issued a proclamation honoring the victims of the shooting at the Parkland, Florida, high school. It says, "Our nation...
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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., walk together outside the chamber during debate in the Senate on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Schumer said on the Senate floor that "the one person who seems most intent on not getting a deal is President Trump." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young "Dreamer" immigrants with President Donald Trump's demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Overnight, the Trump administration denounced...
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Cyril Ramaphosa, left, reacts as he is cheered by Parliament members after being elected President in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings, Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 8:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. Ramaphosa was...
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Acting President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa listens to debate in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa Feb. 15, 2018, prior to being sworn in. Ramaphosa replaces Jacob Zuma who resigned Wednesday. (Mike Hutchings, Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 8:18 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa was the only candidate nominated for election in the parliament after two opposition parties said they would not participate. The...
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South African President Jacob Zuma leaves after addressing the the nation and the press at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Zuma resigned on Wednesday in the televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa's biggest economies. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 15, 2018 - 5:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition (all times local): 1 p.m. South African authorities say eight people have been arrested in an investigation into alleged corruption involving a business family linked to former leader Jacob Zuma. The police ministry says police...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, smoke rises from a coalition airstrike which attacked an Islamic State militant position, on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria. The U.S. says an American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing bomb-making files and documents describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year. The government's justification for holding the detainee without charge is part of documents filed late Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in federal court. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing files on how to make bombs plus administrative spreadsheets describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year, according to documents the U.S. government filed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, South African Deputy President and African National Congress party President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at the Grand Parade in Cape Town, South Africa. Now acting President Ramaphosa is in charge until parliament elects a new leader Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, the government said. (AP Photo)
February 15, 2018 - 5:36 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up from Soweto township to become a leading anti-apartheid activist and then wealthy businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been a central figure in South Africa's tumultuous history before becoming the country's acting president. Astute and articulate, the 65-year-old former deputy...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is pictured during a talkshow in Berlin, Germany. Yucel was imprisoned in Turkey on espionage charges on Feb. 14, 2017. (Karlheinz Schindler/dpa via AP, file)
February 15, 2018 - 4:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Berlin. The two countries are taking small steps toward restoring friendlier relations after more than a year of tension. Hopes are high in Berlin that Thursday's visit by Yildirim will bring...
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