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South Africa’s Finance Minister to announce budget

South Africa’s Finance Minister to announce budget

“I have a job to do in a difficult economic environment and serve South Africa as best I can."

Russia: Al Nusra blocking Aleppo aid delivery

Russia: Al Nusra blocking Aleppo aid delivery

Meanwhile, an Amnesty International report says US-led Coalition air raids have killed 300 in Syria.

Oil prices continue slide

Oil prices continue slide

Iraq wants to be exempt from quota cuts; US may have a build in inventories, and Buzzard comes back online.

Brazil: Congress urged to pass austerity, reforms

Brazil: Congress urged to pass austerity, reforms

Congress faces a sink or swim situation as it mulls measures that could hurt working class families.

Venezuelan opposition call for mass protests

Venezuelan opposition call for mass protests

Venezuelan opposition parties say that an electoral council's decision to halt a recall referendum on Maduro amounts to a coup d'etat.

China’s sixth plenary to tackle corruption, centralization

China’s sixth plenary to tackle corruption, centralization

Local media speculate that Xi may look to centralize Party roles in a bid to push forward his reforms.

Exhibit on Nanjing Massacre opens in France

Exhibit on Nanjing Massacre opens in France

The exhibition is being housed at the Caen Memorial and includes hundreds of photos and videos.

Egypt seeks return of Russian tourists before end of 2016

Egypt seeks return of Russian tourists before end of 2016

A biometric employee-access system, which monitors the time of arrival and departure of staff, will be implemented.

Russia says US coalition jets killed civilians near Kirkuk

Russia says US coalition jets killed civilians near Kirkuk

Moscow says attacks on funerals, civilian families, hospitals and aid convoys constitute war crimes.

Duterte’s China visit a ‘turning point’

Duterte’s China visit a ‘turning point’

In addition to discussing the South China Sea issue the two countries signed 13 agreements worth more than $13 billion.