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UK POLITICS: Spats Over How to Leave, Irish Border Entangle Brexit

UK POLITICS: Spats Over How to Leave, Irish Border Entangle Brexit

As Prime Minister Theresa May holidayed in Italy, her ministers engaged in a public debate about how Brexit how should look.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Transition Could Last Until 2022: Hammond

UK POLITICS: Brexit Transition Could Last Until 2022: Hammond

“I think there’s broad consensus this process has to be completed by the scheduled time of next general election which is in June 2022,” Hammond told BBC.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

“Go, Nawaz, Go,” shouted supporters of the PTI opposition party who had gathered outside the court and jeered politicians from Sharif’s party.

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USA POLITICS: McCain Joins Democrats to Prevent Obamacare Repeal Bill in US Senate

USA POLITICS: McCain Joins Democrats to Prevent Obamacare Repeal Bill in US Senate

When McCain walked to the front of the Senate chamber to cast his deciding “no” vote, giving a thumbs down, Democrats cheered, knowing the bill would fail.

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USA POLITICS: Neoconservatives Seeking to Remove Trump From Office: Mark Dankof

USA POLITICS: Neoconservatives Seeking to Remove Trump From Office: Mark Dankof

“Donald Trump is approaching a crisis in presidency,” said Mark Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Successfully Tests Simorgh Satellite Carrier

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Successfully Tests Simorgh Satellite Carrier

Iran successfully tested Simorgh space-launch vehicle for sending satellites into space. According to Tasnim news agency, the launch was carried out by Imam Khomeini Space Center.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

“What we have done definitely is to lay the foundation for a far-reaching reform of our political, economic and social development,” Bukola Saraki said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: ‘EU, UK Free Labor Movement to End’ After Brexit

EUROPE POLITICS: ‘EU, UK Free Labor Movement to End’ After Brexit

According to reports, Britain and the EU have failed to reach an agreement on the future rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe after Brexit.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Slams US, Western Allies Rushed to Judgment in Syria Gas Incident

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Slams US, Western Allies Rushed to Judgment in Syria Gas Incident

Over 90 people died in an April 4 gas incident involving chemicals in Khan Shaykhun. Later US fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield, Syria.

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USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

US Senator Black said he believes that in pushing for Russia sanctions, Congress is attempting to use a political tool to gain economic advantage.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Vows ‘Merciless Blow With Nuclear Hammer’ if US Attempts to Topple Kim Jong-un

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Vows ‘Merciless Blow With Nuclear Hammer’ if US Attempts to Topple Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s FM said it would “preemptively annihilate those countries and entities” by all possible “kinds of strike means, including nuclear ones.”

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USA POLITICS: Transgender Not Welcome in US Military: Trump Declares

USA POLITICS: Transgender Not Welcome in US Military: Trump Declares

Donald Trump says: “Our military cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student

“King Salman’s signature is now all that stands between them and their execution,” Samah Hadid, of Amnesty International’s Middle East group said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Will Resist Western Bully: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Will Resist Western Bully: Erdogan

In concerns of US military over purchase by Turkey of Russia’s advanced S-400 anti-missile defense systems, Erdogan is looking forward to the deliveries.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

“Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has invaded its neighbor Ukraine, seizing its territory and destabilizing its government,” House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce claimed in applauding passage. “Left unchecked, Russia is sure to continue its aggression.”

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USA POLITICS: Rexit? Tillerson Frustrated With Trump Mulls Quitting

USA POLITICS: Rexit? Tillerson Frustrated With Trump Mulls Quitting

Sources familiar with Tillerson’s conversations told CNN he is frustrated with President Trump and his administration that there may soon be a “Rexit.”

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UK POLITICS: Trident Nuclear Submarine Replacement Plans ‘Unachievable’: Watchdog

UK POLITICS: Trident Nuclear Submarine Replacement Plans ‘Unachievable’: Watchdog

Arthur West, chairman of Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: “The Trident program continues to be a shambles from a cost point of view.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: ‘I Am Making Good Progress’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: ‘I Am Making Good Progress’

Buhari: “As soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Dismantling Controversial Metal Detectors From Temple Mount

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Dismantling Controversial Metal Detectors From Temple Mount

The detectors “will be replaced by advanced technological means” that will enable “smart inspection” in the Old City of Jerusalem, a senior Israeli official who was present at the meeting told Haaretz.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Must Prevent China From Grabbing Bhutan

INDIA POLITICS: India Must Prevent China From Grabbing Bhutan

The recent standoff between India and China over the Doka La area is one of the many tactical attempts by China at a strategic containment of India.

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