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KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

Appellate Judge Wanjiru Karanja said the seven officials would be released immediately. She said the parties in the labor dispute had seven days to find a resolution.

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PERU POLITICS: Carlos Basombrio Says Bid to Detain Alejandro Toledo Stalled in US

PERU POLITICS: Carlos Basombrio Says Bid to Detain Alejandro Toledo Stalled in US

United States told Peru that there did not appear to be sufficient probable cause to merit detaining Toledo and asked the Andean country to refile its request, Basombrio said by phone.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America’s largest country.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

The court said in a statement that law enforcement agencies in France had enough other resources to monitor websites which incited militancy, and people who clearly had “a terrorist intention”.

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PERU POLITICS: Judge Concepcion Orders Alejandro Toledo Arrest

PERU POLITICS: Judge Concepcion Orders Alejandro Toledo Arrest

Toledo, who was president from 2001-2006, has denied any wrongdoing. He is believed to be abroad. He was in Paris for a meeting earlier in the week and is a visiting scholar at Stanford University in California.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Court Orders Review of Jailed Anti-Putin Activist Ildar Dadin

Ildar Dadin was sentenced to 3 years in prison – reduced to 2 and a half on appeal – in Dec. 2015 for a series of peaceful one-man protests against Kremlin.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot had earlier this week accused ex-President Jose Sarney, who now sits in the Senate, along with Senators Romero Juca and Renan Calheiros of conducting “political maneuvers” in a bid to hamper the massive investigation, known as Operation Carwash.

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USA POLITICS: Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Travel Ban

Moments after the court ruling, President Donald Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court to Luiz Fernando Pezão: Step Down

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court to Luiz Fernando Pezão: Step Down

Electoral court in Rio de Janeiro ordered Rio de Janeiro state governor Luiz Fernando Pezão and his deputy to stand down, accusing them of offering state contracts to attract financing for a 2014 reelection campaign.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

Trump’s Jan. 27 order barred travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Court Rejects Case Against Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Court Rejects Case Against Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court dismissed case against President Robert Mugabe lodged by an activist who accused Mugabe of violating the southern African country’s supreme law during protests last year.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

By professing his innocence, Trump who is now president of the United States had effectively called her a liar, Summer Zervos alleges in a defamation case.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial

FRANCE POLITICS: Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial

Charge against Sarkozy, who led France for five years from 2007, exposes the 62-year old conservative politician to a one-year prison sentence if convicted.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Evan Mawarire Denied Bail

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Evan Mawarire Denied Bail

Evan Mawarire – whose #ThisFlag movement led the biggest anti-government rallies in a decade in 2016 – is also charged with inciting violence and insulting the national flag.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Urges ‘Nuclear Option’ For Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Trump Urges ‘Nuclear Option’ For Gorsuch Confirmation

“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said at a White House meeting with conservative activists.

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USA POLITICS: Lifetime Job! Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

USA POLITICS: Lifetime Job! Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

“Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous disciple, and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump told an audience included Scalia’s widow.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Fraud Affair! Police Search Fillon’s Office

FRANCE POLITICS: Fraud Affair! Police Search Fillon’s Office

French police searched presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Penelope Fillon did real work for her pay as a parliamentary assistant.

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UK POLITICS: Jolyon Maugham London Lawyer Plots Case to Make Brexit Reversible

UK POLITICS: Jolyon Maugham London Lawyer Plots Case to Make Brexit Reversible

Jolyon Maugham London Lawyer, an opponent of leaving the EU, said it was right for Prime Minister Theresa May to start the exit process.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Gerrie Nel Resigns

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Gerrie Nel Resigns

“We confirm that advocate Gerrie Nel tendered his resignation on the 30th of January,” said the NPA’s spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku.

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USA POLITICS: You’re Fired! Trump to Sally Yates Top Federal Government Lawyer

USA POLITICS: You’re Fired! Trump to Sally Yates Top Federal Government Lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump fired top federal government lawyer Sally Yates after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House.

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