World Bulletin / News Desk South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged greater progress in land redistribution for the sake of national unity, saying not enough had been done since the end of apartheid. "Without the redistribution of land, we will not build a united South Africa. Without giving the poor the means to productively farm the land, we will not defeat poverty," said Ramaphosa as he addressed a key 2019 election issue. "We need to acknowledge that the lack of progress in land reform can be attributed to a great extent to weaknesses in the institutions responsible for effecting our polices, to inconsistencies in legislation, to misguided interventions and to a misallocation of resources," he told the opening session of a two-day policy workshop of the ruling African National Congress. "To have placed 87 percent of the land into ownership hands of a white minority and only 13 percent being made available to the black majority was a clear act that was meant to … [Read more...] about Ramaphosa says national unity depends on land reform
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Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: It's Sunday May 20. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have several shots fired. (END AUDIO CLIP) BRENNAN: The country is reeling from yet another deadly school shooting. This time, eight students and two teachers were killed and 13 injured at Santa Fe High School just outside of Houston on Friday. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will have the latest on what motivated the 17-year-old attacker to take his father's shotgun and revolver to stage a massacre at his own high school. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GOV. GREG ABBOTT (R), TEXAS: The red flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will hear from Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who says … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on May 20, 2018
On Saturday, China said it would increase purchases of American goods and services and take steps to reduce the trade deficit, but it did not commit to a specific dollar amount. The move comes after trade negotiations between the two countries this week. As director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow is President Trump's top economic adviser. He joined us to discuss trade negotiations with China, the status of promised tariffs and Americans' views of the economy. The following is a transcript of the interview with Kudlow that aired Sunday, May 20, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to Larry Kudlow. As the director of the National Economic Council he is the president's top economic adviser. Larry, it's good to have you on the show. LARRY KUDLOW: Wonderful, Margaret. Thank you. BRENNAN: Have we avoided a trade war or is the threat of tariffs still on the table? KUDLOW: You know I think we've made a lot of progress and perhaps even more … [Read more...] about Transcript: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on “Face the Nation,” May 20, 2018
World Bulletin / News Desk France's Marine Le Pen was set to lead a rally of far-right European partners in southern France on Tuesday to denounce the EU and celebrate gains for nationalist movements across the continent. The head of Italy's eurosceptic League party, Matteo Salvini, whose movement is vying to form a government in the politically deadlocked country, was invited but will instead send a video message of support. Dutch politician Geert Wilders is also expected, as are representatives from Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Greece. "The European Union is having catastrophic consequences on our country, but another Europe is possible, a union of nations which we wish for," Le Pen told France Bleu Azur radio on Tuesday morning. A counter-demonstration against the far-right, organised by leftist and anti-racism groups, is expected in Nice at a site some distance from Le Pen's rally. As well as successes for the far-right in Austria and Italy, the AfD in Germany garnered … [Read more...] about Le Pen leads far-right European rally in southern France
Farid Hafez While most Western liberals continue to claim French President Emmanuel Macron as their champion, the realpolitik behind his rhetoric is far more worrisome than one might assume. In contrast to Donald Trump, whose lies have continuously been identified, Macron is much more successful in masquerading the reality of his politics behind a cosmopolitan and seemingly liberal face. A new pro-business labor law and university reforms that restrict admission procedures have passed without much protest. The latest target of the reform was immigration policy to be introduced in February or March, which sparked criticism from leading human rights groups as well as a constitutionally mandated ombudsman. Amid these restrictive policies, Macron made headlines by calling for a "reorganization of Islam" in France. Macron already tried to impress the Muslim electorate during the elections. He would not repeat the discourse on French national identity and laïcité [French … [Read more...] about Macron en route to new policy on Islam?