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UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

Brexit negotiations continue. The City of London is still rich, still semi-detached from the rest of the UK – but it’s running a little scared.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘Next Week Venezuelans Will Vote for Constituent Assembly’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘Next Week Venezuelans Will Vote for Constituent Assembly’: Maduro

“Who doesn’t go vote next Sunday is hurting the Republic of Venezuela, is hurting the right for peace,” Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said.

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USA POLITICS: Top US General Says Russia No Longer America’s ‘Single’ Biggest Threat

USA POLITICS: Top US General Says Russia No Longer America’s ‘Single’ Biggest Threat

“Obviously, North Korea today from a sense-of-urgency perspective would be our number one challenge,” Dunford Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Jerusalem Mosque Metal Detectors to Stay: Israel Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Jerusalem Mosque Metal Detectors to Stay: Israel Says

“If they (Palestinians) do not want to enter the mosque, then let them not enter the mosque,” Tzachi Hanegbi, Israeli minister for regional development and a senior member of the ruling Likud party, told Israel’s Army Radio.

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USA POLITICS: Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton Message to the World’, America’s Enemies Will ‘Shake With Fear’

USA POLITICS: Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton Message to the World’, America’s Enemies Will ‘Shake With Fear’

“Our allies will rest easy and our enemies will shake with fear because everyone will know America is coming, and America is coming strong,” Trump said.

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HAWAII POLITICS: Hawaii Prepares for ‘Unlikely’ Missile Attack By North Korea

HAWAII POLITICS: Hawaii Prepares for ‘Unlikely’ Missile Attack By North Korea

Hawaii is first state in US to plan missile preparedness following North Korea’s 4th of July announcement it developed intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Asks His Lawyers if he Can Pardon Himself Over Russia Investigation

USA POLITICS: Trump Asks His Lawyers if he Can Pardon Himself Over Russia Investigation

“This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself’,” a close adviser told the Washington Post.

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IRAQ POLITICS: US Created ISIS Now Claims Victory Over It: Iraqi VP al-Maliki Talks Tough

IRAQ POLITICS: US Created ISIS Now Claims Victory Over It: Iraqi VP al-Maliki Talks Tough

“Yes, they supported us with aviation, but the main credit goes to the Iraqi soldiers, people’s militia, Iraqi air force,” al-Maliki stated in his interview with the Russian news agency.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

Putin’s decree also points out that Russia’s navy is “one of the most effective tools of strategic (nuclear and non-nuclear) containment, including in preventing a global strike.”

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USA POLITICS: Why United States Must Avoid War With Iran: New York Times Explains

USA POLITICS: Why United States Must Avoid War With Iran: New York Times Explains

“The last thing the United States needs is another war in the Middle East,” the paper said in the opinion piece,” The New York Times.

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CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

The U.S. wants Canada to allow a whopping increase in the value of goods American companies can send into Canada without paying an import tax.

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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Addiction and Intrigue: Inside Saudi Palace Coup

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Addiction and Intrigue: Inside Saudi Palace Coup

Quoting a witness at the palace, one Saudi source said King Salman this month pre-recorded a statement in which he announces the transfer of the throne to his son.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Brings ‘Profound and Unpredictable’ Consequences: Lords Michael Jay

UK POLITICS: Brexit Brings ‘Profound and Unpredictable’ Consequences: Lords Michael Jay

“Brexit’s impact on United Kingdom future will be profound and unpredictable. At the moment, the internal politics are pretty toxic,” Michael Jay said.

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FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly to replace de Villiers with General Francois Lecointre, 55.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Halt Brexit!’: Prominent Scots Say

UK POLITICS: ‘Halt Brexit!’: Prominent Scots Say

“We call for national debate on Brexit. We ask our fellow citizens, and our politicians, to think again. It is time to call a halt to Brexit,” a letter said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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UK POLITICS: David Davis Leaving EU Talks Early Backfires

UK POLITICS: David Davis Leaving EU Talks Early Backfires

Liberal Democrats mocked UK Brexit minister David Davis for “skulking back to the UK after just half a day.”

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

Trump, who had made replacing Obamacare a pillar of his campaign, said after the new defections that Republicans should focus on repealing for now.

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