A landmark moment in South Africa for a humbled ANC

A landmark moment in South Africa for a humbled ANC

South Africa once again has a national unity government, 30 years after a similar deal helped stabilise the transition to full democracy from a nation divided by the racist system of apartheid. This time the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was forced to negotiate an agreement after losing its controlling majority in elections. It marks a More...

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Pope calls for ban on ‘lethal autonomous weapons’ at G7 | Technology News
By MDN On Friday, June 14th, 2024
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Pope calls for ban on ‘lethal autonomous weapons’ at G7 | Technology News

Pope Francis spoke about the moral quandaries surrounding artificial intelligence in warfare, saying ‘no machine should ever choose to take the life of a human being’. Pope Francis called for a ban on More...

G7 Leaders, Expanding the Circle, Shift Focus to Migration and the South
By MDN On Friday, June 14th, 2024
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G7 Leaders, Expanding the Circle, Shift Focus to Migration and the South

The leaders of the Group of 7 countries will share the stage on Friday with leaders from India, Brazil, Turkey and other non-Western countries, showcasing a shifting global landscape on the second day of their More...

Donald Trump on Capitol Hill for first time since Jan 6 riot
By MDN On Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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Donald Trump on Capitol Hill for first time since Jan 6 riot

Donald Trump has returned to Capitol Hill to meet Republicans in his first visit to the area since the 6 January riot of 2021. The presumptive Republican nominee in November’s presidential election delivered More...

Protesters clash with police as Milei’s radical overhaul advances in Argentina’s Senate
By MDN On Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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Protesters clash with police as Milei’s radical overhaul advances in Argentina’s Senate

Argentina’s Senate began what’s likely to be an all-night voting marathon on the details of President Javier Milei ‘s sweeping proposals to slash spending and boost his own powers early Thursday, shortly More...

Long time Regina Symphony Orchestra conductor Victor Sawa passes away
By MDN On Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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Long time Regina Symphony Orchestra conductor Victor Sawa passes away

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Victor Sawa, conductor of the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) from 1997 to 2016 has died. In a Facebook More...

France’s SNCF to offer high-speed passenger links in Italy
By MDN On Wednesday, June 12th, 2024
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France’s SNCF to offer high-speed passenger links in Italy

French national rail operator SNCF said Wednesday it planned to offer high-speed passenger services in neighbouring Italy from 2026, competing with rival Trenitalia on its home turf. “Italy is a natural More...

Hong Kong cancels passports of six pro-democracy activists in exile in UK | Politics News
By MDN On Wednesday, June 12th, 2024
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Hong Kong cancels passports of six pro-democracy activists in exile in UK | Politics News

The six, including former legislator Nathan Law, are also banned from any business dealings and financial transactions. Hong Kong has cancelled the passports of six pro-democracy activists who are in exile More...

Israel-Hamas War and Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal: Live Updates
By MDN On Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
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Israel-Hamas War and Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal: Live Updates

A day after the United Nations Security Council unanimously endorsed a U.S.-backed cease-fire proposal for Gaza, both Israel and Hamas emphasized on Tuesday that they were open to the plan, even as it remained More...

Four US college instructors stabbed in public park in China
By MDN On Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
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Four US college instructors stabbed in public park in China

Four US university tutors are in hospital after they were stabbed by an unknown assailant at a public park in China. The Iowa Cornell College instructors were injured in a “serious incident” during More...