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[LISTEN] 'I was attacked, assaulted by Grace Mugabe'

[LISTEN] 'I was attacked, assaulted by Grace Mugabe'

Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe , is alleged to have attacked a 20-year-old model at a hotel in South Africa , local media there report. "The police were very helpful when I opened the case". "There was a criminal case opened in Sandton at Morningside (station) yesterday, but I cannot release any name". Clayson Monyela, the spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, said Mugabe may not receive diplomatic immunity over the incident.


North Korea Backs Off From Its Threat to Attack Guam

North Korea Backs Off From Its Threat to Attack Guam

Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there would be no military action without Seoul's consent and his government would do anything to prevent war. The U.S. has 28,500 troops permanently stationed in South Korea and 54,000 troops in Japan . "I think if they fire at the United States it could escalate into war very quickly".


Charlottesville victim's death an act of terror, friends say

Charlottesville victim's death an act of terror, friends say

Mark Heyer said he learned of his daughter's death Saturday when Heather's mother called him. "Thank you, President Trump, for those words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred", Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, said in a statement on Monday, just after Trump condemned Saturday's violence.


Canada NAFTA Negotiations: Freeland Says 'Moments Of Drama' Expected In Talks

Canada NAFTA Negotiations: Freeland Says 'Moments Of Drama' Expected In Talks

Canada wants to reform the investor-state dispute settlement - criticized for allowing foreign companies to undermine elements of government policy - to underscore that governments have an "unassailable right" to regulate. Trade among the three nations has quadrupled since NAFTA came into effect in 1994, surpassing $1 trillion in 2015. "American partners have been listening", Freeland said.


Confrontation with North Korea not imminent, say U.S. officials

Confrontation with North Korea not imminent, say U.S. officials

U.S. officials and South Korea's president in recent days have played down the risk of an imminent conflict after Washington and Pyongyang exchanged fiery rhetoric last week. "In the president's words they are behind us 1,000 percent". The United States would "take out" any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.