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South Africa’s “Teflon President” Might Be Finally Be Kicked Out Of Office. This Is Why.

South Africa’s “Teflon President” Might Be Finally Be Kicked Out Of Office. This Is Why.

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Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting pressure from within his own party to step down amid years of allegations of corruption. The ruling political party of South Africa has finally asked its president to resign, potentially breaking weeks of deadlock. Known as the “teflon president,” the 75-year-old Jacob Zuma was first elected in 2009. Sumaya Hisham / Reuters Zuma’s future as president plunged into uncertainty when mounting tensions from various opposition parties prompted him to postpone his State of the Nation speech last week. It was the first time a president has had to make such a move since former President Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech in 1994. Wikus De Wet / AFP / Getty I
Winter Olympics Skater Meagan Duhamel Rescued a Dog from the South Korea Dog Meat Trade

Winter Olympics Skater Meagan Duhamel Rescued a Dog from the South Korea Dog Meat Trade

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This year, Canadian pair skater Meagan Duhamel is leaving the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with at least one gold medal, as part of the winning Canada skate team. Last year, she came back from the country with a dog. The vegan figure skater rescued her mini-dachshund Moo-tae, destined for a dog meat farm, from the country during a visit last February, reports New York Post. Duhamel, a two-time world champion, hopes that other animal-loving athletes take the opportunity to save a canine during the Olympics. In South Korea, close to two million dogs are raised on meat farms in horrible conditions each year and then slaughtered to be served as a delicacy. Dog meat dishes can be found throughout the country, including in Pyeongchang. Free Korean Dogs is one of the groups w
24 South Koreans Say What They Really Think About North Korea

24 South Koreans Say What They Really Think About North Korea

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“Dangerous and naughty but family.” "North Korea, who are you guys? Can we be friends?" BuzzFeed "NK & SK: We love each other, I guess..." BuzzFeed BuzzFeed "Now we seem far away but I hope we can be friends later on." BuzzFeed "NK: Dangerous and naughty but family." BuzzFeed "We were one. Now we are two." BuzzFeed "So scared." BuzzFeed "The situation is very uncomfortable, uncertain, and dark. I hope spring comes soon." BuzzFeed "Kim Jung-un." BuzzFeed "...
Kim Jong-un Just Invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in To Visit North Korean Capital Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un Just Invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in To Visit North Korean Capital Pyongyang

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While President Trump and Vice President Pence proceed to use severe rhetoric when discussing relations with North Korea, the governments of the two Koreas are continuing to take diplomatic steps to ease tensions that have existed between them for decades. The latest show of cooperation is a surprising invitation to the North Korean capital Pyongyang […] The post Kim Jong-un Just Invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in To Visit North Korean Capital Pyongyang appeared first on Politicus USA.