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Nigel Farage, the divisive politician at the heart of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, on Wednesday threw his support behind Donald Trump's bid to become US president, with a rabble-rousing speech. Farage, the outgoing leader of the UK Independence Party, was instrumental in the surprise Brexit vote that rocked Europe in June, painting the decision as a chance for fed-up Britons to take back control of their country. The parallels are there," Farage told a rally for the upstart Republican nominee in Jackson, Mississippi.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he has full confidence in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is under police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service. Zuma said he could not intervene in the investigations despite the negative impact the probe has caused on the economy, according to a statement released by the presidency. The rand, which had tumbled since Tuesday in response to the investigation, extended gains to 1.3 percent after Zuma's statement. (Reporting by James Macharia; editing by John Stonestreet)
Wells Fargo , Advanced Micro Devices and Fifth Third Bank have in recent years agreed to settlement deals that seek to muzzle former employees in ways that some lawyers said could violate U.S. whistleblower protection laws. Five lawyers, including three who represent whistleblowers, said that the settlements appear aimed at blocking workers from airing their concerns and contain similarities to those used by other companies that ran afoul of government rules. The deals by Wells Fargo, AMD, and Fifth Third Bank were among a dozen such corporate settlements reached between 2012 and 2015 that were reviewed by Reuters.