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New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick runs with the ball during a training session at the Stade du Parc in Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris, on Thursday, ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
Oct 27, 2023
World Cup fever builds in New Zealand ahead of 'cracking' final
The All Blacks and the Springboks are both bidding to become the first nation to win the World Cup for a fourth time.
New Zealand's blindside flanker Shannon Frizell (left) takes part in a training session in Rueil-Malmaison, France, on Tuesday ahead of the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 25, 2023
New Zealand and South Africa take ultimate rivalry to grandest stage
The rich history of this 102-year-old matchup has seen political turmoil, countless bruising battles, a previous World Cup final and even a 0-0 draw.
Construction works at the site of the proposed Amazon regional headquarters development beyond the Liesbeek River in Cape Town, South Africa
WORLD / Society
Oct 23, 2023
How one river highlights South Africa's land inequality
The river has become emblematic of the myriad of sometimes conflicting land disputes in a country struggling to right the wrongs of the past.
South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates after his team's quarterfinal win over France at the Rugby World Cup in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 15.
Oct 20, 2023
Siya Kolisi says South Africa's purpose goes beyond winning trophies
"I believe we are a purpose-driven team, we're not a trophy-driven team," Kolisi said.
France's head coach Fabien Galthie (top, center) stands with his players ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match between France and South Africa in Saint-Denis, France, on Sunday.
Oct 16, 2023
France coach Galthie has no regrets over defeat to South Africa
Fabien Galthie's first thoughts after the 29-28 defeat were for the fans who had supported the team so vociferously.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has worked to make sure all the Springboks have a voice on the pitch.
Oct 13, 2023
South Africa benefiting from Siya Kolisi's leadership at World Cup
"I think what sets Siya aside from other leaders is how he includes everyone's opinions in the team," center Jesse Kriel explained.
Ireland's scrum-half Conor Murray (far left) celebrates victory at the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool B match against South Africa at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on Saturday.
Sep 24, 2023
Ireland beat South Africa in statement World Cup win as England romp
Ireland absorbed near-constant pressure from the physically imposing South Africans and took their chances when they got them.
South Africa's Franco Mostert (top) attempts to tackle Scotland fullback Oliver Smith during their match at the Rugby World Cup in Marseille, France, on Sunday.
Sep 11, 2023
South Africa and Wales make winning starts at Rugby World Cup
The Springboks defeated Scotland, while Wales had to hold off a late rally by Fiji.
Survivors of the fire that ripped through the five-story building in the early hours on Thursday, killing 74 people, wait in line to receive donated food at a provisional shelter in Johannesburg on Friday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2023
Inside the Johannesburg building where scores burned alive
Dozens of abandoned buildings have been "hijacked" or taken over by criminal syndicates who charge fees for staying there.
Load and haul operations at Thungela's thermal coal mining operation, Isibonelo Colliery (formerly Anglo American), in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in March 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 1, 2023
Coal miners forced to insure themselves amid climate concerns
Dozens of insurers have announced restrictions on their cover for the coal industry, particularly for new projects
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks during the 2023 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Aug 26, 2023
Bigger isn’t necessarily better for the future of BRICS
Shared grievances may bind them, but they are not enough to fuel concerted action to challenge the dominace of the West.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, during the 2023 BRICS summit in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Aug 25, 2023
BRICS expansion to boost bloc’s clout, but political rifts remain
While expanding may be a step toward challenging the G7, experts have mixed views over whether the BRICS summit was a success.
(From left to right) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Indian President Narendra Modi and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on the closing day of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Aug 24, 2023
BRICS asks Saudi Arabia, Iran, other nations to join to add heft
More than 20 nations from the Global South had formally requested to join ahead of this week's summit.
Challenges to the U.S. dollar’s vital role in the world economic and financial system are often said to be imminent, but somehow never materialize.
Aug 23, 2023
A BRICS common currency is still a pipe dream
The greenback comprises just under 60% of global currency reserves, down from around 70% in 2000. Still that is well above any competitor.
South Africa's Siya Kolisi is set to make his return on Saturday against Wales.
Aug 17, 2023
Springboks elated to have captain Siya Kolisi back ahead of World Cup
Kolisi suffered a serious knee injury in April that cast doubt over his availability for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
A market in Kolkata, India. Developing nations are demanding control of their resources, in part by insisting on factories in their own countries.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2023
The Global South breaks away from the U.S.-led world order
Developing nations are demanding control over their resources and reordering relationship that date back to colonial times.
Trucks wait to cross South Africa’s border into Mozambique at Lebombo Border control in Komatipoort.
Aug 7, 2023
Global demand for coal is bringing mayhem to South African towns
The trucks began running through in ever greater numbers after South Africa became one of Europe’s main alternatives to Russian coal.
The Netherlands' Jill Roord (right) celebrates her goal against South Africa in the round of 16 at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 6, 2023
Jill Roord on target as Dutch march past South Africa in last 16
The 54th-ranked African champion never gave up the fight and always threatened in its first appearance in the Women's World Cup knockout stage.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 20, 2023
Putin, facing arrest risk, to skip BRICS summit in South Africa
The U.S. and its allies have sought to make Putin into a pariah over his invasion, but many countries in the global south have refused to join sanctions against Moscow.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2023
South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa tells Putin Ukraine 'war must be settled'
South Africa's president, in Russia as part of a delegation pushing for peace between Kyiv and Moscow, told Vladimir Putin that the fighting had to stop.


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