The 10th summit of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, or collectively BRICS, was held in Johannesburg from Wednesday to Friday, with the Johannesburg Declaration issued, mapping out a blueprint for the emerging-market bloc's second “Golden Decade.” The international community highly regarded the outcomes of the summit, saying that this summit marks that the BRICS countries are taking new steps in strengthening innovation and industrialization, sending a clear message for defending multilateralism and opposing trade protectionism, and it will further BRICS cooperation and play a key and positive role in boosting the world economic growth and improving global governance.
Johannesburg, July 27 : Former South African President Jacob Zuma, facing charges on multiple counts of corruption, was able to postpone on Friday a court trial after his new defence team argued it had not had enough time to prepare for the case against him. Zuma, who served as the fourth President of South Africa between 2009-18, appeared at the KwaZulu-Natal region high court in Pietermaritzburg, only to have his team of lawyers successfully negotiate for the trial to be postponed until November 30, despite protests from the prosecution that the time period given was too long.
The fireworks shells arrived in Vancouver from a factory in Spain. Ross MacKeen and Toby Hughes help put them into mortars and attach the wiring.
I go out to Robben Island on a bright clear day with my daughter, Adele, who chose to do her semester abroad at the University of Cape Town. Full circle: My family, Lithuanian Jews, stepped onto the teeming dock at Cape Town in June 1895, with their bundles borne from Europe.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will pay a state visit to Germany, probably around late September, German newspaper Bild reported in Saturday editions, citing government sources in Berlin and Ankara. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a group picture at the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 27, 2018. Zimbabwe goes to the polls Monday after Mnanngagwa became president After Robert Mugabe resigned in November last year.
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