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NORTHERN IRELAND: Early Election Talk Takes Center Stage

NORTHERN IRELAND: Early Election Talk Takes Center Stage

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister expected to call an early election, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: 19 January African Union Will Not Recognize Yahya Jammeh

GAMBIA POLITICS: 19 January African Union Will Not Recognize Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh, whose authoritarian rule began with a 1994 coup, lost the Dec. 1 election to Adama Barrow by a slim margin.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Adenan Satem Passes Away

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Adenan Satem Passes Away

Adenan Satem, the veteran chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, died of a heart attack. There was no official confirmation of the cause.

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NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Elections ‘Highly Likely’, James Brokenshire Says

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICS: Elections ‘Highly Likely’, James Brokenshire Says

“As things stand therefore, an early assembly election looks highly likely,” Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire told parliament.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Says Would Seek Trump-Style Repatriation Of Car Plants

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Says Would Seek Trump-Style Repatriation Of Car Plants

Marine Le Pen to repatriate production of French motor vehicles and other industrial goods – just as Donald Trump hopes to do in United States.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Daniel Kablan Duncan Resigns

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Daniel Kablan Duncan Resigns

“I have tendered my resignation and that of the government,” Ivory Coast PM Daniel Kablan Duncan said after a meeting with President Alassane Ouattara.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

Signalling a readiness for change, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), told Der Spiegel magazine: “We don’t want a new edition of the grand coalition.”

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CHILE POLITICS: Alejandro Guillier Named Presidential Candidate of Radical Party

CHILE POLITICS: Alejandro Guillier Named Presidential Candidate of Radical Party

“I appreciate the support and trust the Radical Party is offering me. I certainly accept the invitation,” Alejandro Guillier of Radical Party said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANCWL NEC to Formally Endorse Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma For Presidency

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANCWL NEC to Formally Endorse Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma For Presidency

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to go up against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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GHANA POLITICS: Nana Akufo-Addo Prmises Tax Cuts

GHANA POLITICS: Nana Akufo-Addo Prmises Tax Cuts

Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday, whilst also promising to protect the public purse by getting value for money on services.

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USA POLITICS: Congress Certifies Trump’s Win, Biden to Democrats: ‘It is Over’

USA POLITICS: Congress Certifies Trump’s Win, Biden to Democrats: ‘It is Over’

Congress certified Trump as winning White House race with 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 227. Mike Pence was certified as the next vice president.

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GHANA POLITICS: Nana Akufo-Addo Swearing-in Takes Center Stage

GHANA POLITICS: Nana Akufo-Addo Swearing-in Takes Center Stage

Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in a ceremony. Akufo-Addo, 72, a former opposition leader, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in elections a month ago.

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FRANCE POLITICS: National Front Scrambles to Raise Cash

FRANCE POLITICS: National Front Scrambles to Raise Cash

National Front is struggling to raise cash to fund its election, but its leader Marine Le Pen vowed: “We will find one bank willing to lend us that money.”

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CHILE POLITICS: Pinera, Alejandro Guillier Favorites For Presidency

CHILE POLITICS: Pinera, Alejandro Guillier Favorites For Presidency

“Pinera and Guillier increased their position by 5 points with respect to last month, and the gap between them remained the same,” the pollster said.

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UK POLITICS: No Chance For Labour To Win Election Outright

UK POLITICS: No Chance For Labour To Win Election Outright

Fabian Society General Secretary Andrew Harrop: “It is much plausible for anti-Conservative parties securing sufficient votes to form a governing alliance.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Florian Philippot Calls Chez nous Film ‘Scandalous’

FRANCE POLITICS: Florian Philippot Calls Chez nous Film ‘Scandalous’

Florian Philippot calls Chez nous (Our Home) scandalous, a film about rising nationalism in Europe featuring a character similar to Marine Le Pen.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Joao Doria, Marcelo Crivella Take Oath Of Office

BRAZIL POLITICS: Joao Doria, Marcelo Crivella Take Oath Of Office

Joao Doria, a millionaire businessman who once hosted “The Apprentice Brazil,” took the oath of office in the country’s financial capital of Sao Paulo.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: ‘We Can’t Go Back to 2008’: Tsvangirai Says

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: ‘We Can’t Go Back to 2008’: Tsvangirai Says

Morgan Tsvangirai: “Power transfer is an issue that we need to deal with and it will be up to the people of Zimbabwe to decide their future.”

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UK POLITICS: Jeremy Corbyn Could Quit Before 2020 Election If ‘His Opinion Polls Are Awful’: Corbyn Supporter Len McCluskey Says

UK POLITICS: Jeremy Corbyn Could Quit Before 2020 Election If ‘His Opinion Polls Are Awful’: Corbyn Supporter Len McCluskey Says

The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn has repeatedly said Labour is ready to fight an early election.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Imran Khan Threatens Protest Before 2018 Poll

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Imran Khan Threatens Protest Before 2018 Poll

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said on Saturday that the government had made all preparations to rig elections 2018 as well.

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