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USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Pledges to Gambians

GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Pledges to Gambians

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country’s faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.

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CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

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MALAWI POLITICS: Parliament Passed Bill On Marriage Age

MALAWI POLITICS: Parliament Passed Bill On Marriage Age

Malawi Parliament passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage.

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USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Republicans Set Timeframe to Replace Obamacare

USA POLITICS: Trump, Republicans Set Timeframe to Replace Obamacare

“We’re doing Obamacare, we’re in the final stages,” Trump told a news conference. “So we will be submitting sometime in early March, mid-March.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Absolutely ‘Supports’ Two-State Solution: Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to UN

USA POLITICS: Trump Absolutely ‘Supports’ Two-State Solution: Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to UN

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, “We absolutely support the two-state solution but we are thinking out of the box as well.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Proposes Stricter Obamacare Rules

USA POLITICS: Trump Proposes Stricter Obamacare Rules

The proposed new rule issued by part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sets out changes to shore up the system developed under Obamacare.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Barrow Says Gambia to Stay in ICC

GAMBIA POLITICS: Barrow Says Gambia to Stay in ICC

“We reaffirm The Gambia’s commitment to the principles enshrined in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court,” President Adama Barrow said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Trump Discuss US Arms Sale to Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Trump Discuss US Arms Sale to Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari discussed new arms deal with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone to help fight terrorism.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Disability Funding to Welfare Cuts Backfires Spectacularly

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Disability Funding to Welfare Cuts Backfires Spectacularly

Turnbull government’s bid to link disability funding to welfare cuts has backfired spectacularly, angering the Senate crossbenchers it was meant to win over and drawing fire from advocates and even a Paralympic champion.

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AFRICA POLITICS: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick

AFRICA POLITICS: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick

Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Khaled Sharrouf ISIS Fighter First Australian Stripped of Citizenship

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Khaled Sharrouf ISIS Fighter First Australian Stripped of Citizenship

Australian Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf has become the country’s first dual nationality individual to be stripped of Australian citizenship under anti-terrorism laws.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Introduce Additional National Security Steps Next Week

USA POLITICS: Trump to Introduce Additional National Security Steps Next Week

“We are going to do whatever’s necessary to keep our country safe,” U.S. President Donald Trump said during a White House news conference.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Rejects Safe Zones in Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Rejects Safe Zones in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad rejected the creation of safe zones for refugees and displaced people in Syria, an idea supported by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a transcript from an interview with Yahoo News released on Friday.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Now Backs ‘One China’ Policy

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Now Backs ‘One China’ Policy

“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘one China’ policy,” the statement said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Lower Chamber Approval to Trigger Brexit From EU

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Lower Chamber Approval to Trigger Brexit From EU

Lawmakers (MPs) voted 494 to 122 in favour of legislation giving May the right to trigger Brexit, ending days of intense debate. The bill now needs the approval of the upper chamber, in which May does not have a majority, before it becomes law.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the reform will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Denounced Obama-Era ‘New START’ Nuclear Arms With Putin As Bad Deal

USA POLITICS: Trump Denounced Obama-Era ‘New START’ Nuclear Arms With Putin As Bad Deal

During a debate in 2016 presidential election, Trump said Russia had “outsmarted” the United States with the New START treaty, which he called “START-Up.”

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CHINA POLITICS: Trump Breaks Ice With Xi Jinping in Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Trump Breaks Ice With Xi Jinping in Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

“President Trump stated he looks forward to working with President Xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits United States and China,” it said.

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