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PALESTINE POLITICS:  IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

PALESTINE POLITICS: IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

The hunger strike across Israeli prisons began Monday as Palestinian inmates protested against their conditions of incarceration.

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FRANCE POLITICS: French Overseas Voters Begin Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: French Overseas Voters Begin Presidential Election

47 million registered French voters in places like French Polynesia in the South Pacific, and Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique in the Caribbean.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pence to Turnbull: US Will Honor Refugee Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pence to Turnbull: US Will Honor Refugee Deal

“We will honor this agreement out of respect to this enormously important alliance,” Pence said at Turnbull’s harbor side official residence in Sydney.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Lindiwe Sisulu Name Added to ANC Presidential Race

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Lindiwe Sisulu Name Added to ANC Presidential Race

African National Congress (ANC) branch in Keiskammahoek puts ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu as presidential candidate to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Sorcha O’Neill Resigns Over ‘Bullying, Hostility’ Claims

IRELAND POLITICS: Sorcha O’Neill Resigns Over ‘Bullying, Hostility’ Claims

Sorcha O’Neill said she raised “multiple concerns” with Sinn Féin’s head office over recent years but failed to get any more than a “casual response”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Snipers, Road Closures, Heavy Security Because of US Mike Pence Visit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Snipers, Road Closures, Heavy Security Because of US Mike Pence Visit

Pence is on the final leg of his Asia-Pacific tour to reaffirm the US and Australia as allies and focus on regional security concerns — including growing tensions with North Korea — economic development and trade.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Gains Support After Paris Attack: Poll

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Gains Support After Paris Attack: Poll

France Election 2017 Update: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen gained some support in the first opinion poll to be held entirely after the Paris attack.

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USA POLITICS: US Navy F-18 From Carrier Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines

USA POLITICS: US Navy F-18 From Carrier Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines

F/A-18E fighter jet, which was part of Carrier Air Wing 2, was on final landing approach after conducting “routine flight operations,” US 7th Fleet Command said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Paris Shooting

FRANCE POLITICS: Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Paris Shooting

France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 and has suffered a spate of Islamist militant attacks that have killed more than 230 people in the past two years.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Scott Brown New Zealand Ambassador

USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Scott Brown New Zealand Ambassador

Brown, 57, burst onto the national stage in 2010 when he unexpectedly won a special Senate election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

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TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.

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USA POLITICS: CIA Hunting For ‘Traitor’ Who Leaked ‘Vault 7’ to WikiLeaks: Report

USA POLITICS: CIA Hunting For ‘Traitor’ Who Leaked ‘Vault 7’ to WikiLeaks: Report

Manhunt by the FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency CIA into the source of WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” dump has begun.

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WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test

WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test

“US delegation stopped the work on the document without any explanation and claimed to the media that Russia had ‘blocked’ it,” the Russian delegation said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Parliament Endorsement For June 8 Snap Election

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Parliament Endorsement For June 8 Snap Election

“I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, not division,” Theresa May told parliament.

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Hichilema Lawyers Ask Court to Dismiss Treason Case

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Hichilema Lawyers Ask Court to Dismiss Treason Case

Hichilema and his UPND deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and seditious practices in October after a party meeting.

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ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

ETHIOPIA POLITICS: 669 People Killed in Unrest

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission presented its findings and acknowledged that security forces had taken disproportionate measures in some areas.

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UK POLITICS: Gina Miller Takes Center Stage in June 8 Snap Election

UK POLITICS: Gina Miller Takes Center Stage in June 8 Snap Election

Gina Miller said her “Best for Britain” campaign would raise money to support election candidates who promised to hold full vote on May’s final Brexit deal.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: Anies Baswedan Wins Election

INDONESIA POLITICS: Anies Baswedan Wins Election

Anies Baswedan won with 58 percent of the votes versus 42 percent for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his Chinese nickname as “Ahok”, based on 100 percent of the votes in an unofficial “quick count” by Indikator Politik. Other pollsters showed similar results with 99 percent counted.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Calls General Election 8 June

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Calls General Election 8 June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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