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Published on 19 May 2013, 15:33
White House insists Obama was not involved in IRS
A top White House adviser insisted President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the administration for answers

White House defends IRS handling, McConnell asserts 'culture of intimidation'
A top White House official defended President Barack Obama's handling of information that the IRS had targeted conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, warning Republicans in Congress against playing politics with the revelations.

South Africa's NUM seeks 15-60 percent wage hikes from gold, coal producers
South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers said on Sunday it would seek pay hikes of up to 60 percent from the country's gold and coal producers in upcoming wage talks which are expected to be among the toughest ever.