Trump has publicly expressed his anger about Barr’s statement earlier this month that the Justice Department had found no widespread election fraud that would change the outcome of the election.
The White House says Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump, will meet Trump later this week, amid media reports that Rosenstein was about to lose his job.
The power struggle over Jacob Zuma's departure put the president at loggerheads with Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected successor, who is the head of the ruling African National Congress party.
The ANC's secretary-general did not confirm whether Zuma had agreed to resign. But according to sources other ANC leaders said a deal was struck that would see Zuma "go in a dignified way"
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a former guerrilla chief who led the decade-long Maoist insurgency before entering politics, is stepping aside after less than 10 months in office.
Bruno Le Roux has been placed under preliminary investigation for hiring his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides.
Mohammad Alloush resigned on Sunday over the failure of UN-brokered peace talks to end the civil war that continues to rage for more than half a decade.
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