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USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the White House said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Sets For ‘Hard Brexit’, Britain Will Leave EU Single Market

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Sets For ‘Hard Brexit’, Britain Will Leave EU Single Market

“I want to be clear: What I am proposing cannot mean membership of the single market,” Prime Minister Theresa May told an audience of foreign diplomats and Britain’s own Brexit negotiating team at a mansion house in London.

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CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

A brief statement said Rhodes was in Cuba for “official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”

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USA POLITICS: ‘We’re Going to Have Insurance For Everybody’: Trump

USA POLITICS: ‘We’re Going to Have Insurance For Everybody’: Trump

Donald Trump said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

Turkey’s parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

“We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does, it will not help peace and we hope it does not happen,” Palestinian President Mahmoud told reporters.

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CUBA POLITICS: Obama Ends Special Immigration Policy For Cubans

CUBA POLITICS: Obama Ends Special Immigration Policy For Cubans

“With this change we will continue to welcome Cubans as we welcome immigrants from other nations, consistent with our laws,” US President Barack Obama said.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Law Proposing Child Marriage in ‘Special Cases’ Step Backwards

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Law Proposing Child Marriage in ‘Special Cases’ Step Backwards

The poor South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, despite a three-decade-old law which bans marriage for girls under 18 and men under 21.

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USA POLITICS: Rhode Island Lawmakers Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

USA POLITICS: Rhode Island Lawmakers Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Senator Joshua Miller and state Representative Scott Slater, both Democrats, want to prevent Rhode Island residents from buying the drug in Massachusetts.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

New lands have not been demarcated for indigenous groups since August amid a push by lawmakers from Brazil’s rural areas to change the process, said former FUNAI president Marcio Santilli in comments echoed by campaigners.

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USA POLITICS: Senate Votes 51-48 To Dismantle Obamacare

USA POLITICS: Senate Votes 51-48 To Dismantle Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week he wants to pack as many replacement provisions as possible into the legislation repealing Obamacare.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

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USA POLITICS: US Companies Have New Business Risk – Being Labeled ‘Anti-American’ By Trump

USA POLITICS: US Companies Have New Business Risk – Being Labeled ‘Anti-American’ By Trump

“You never want to be against the president – especially not one as vocal as (Trump),” the Fortune 500 CEO said.

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THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

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GHANA POLITICS: Mahama To Public Officials: No More Buying State Bungalows

GHANA POLITICS: Mahama To Public Officials: No More Buying State Bungalows

President John Mahama has directed the abolition of the policy that allows public office holders to purchase state bungalows allocated to them.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Can’t Figure Out Trump’s Foreign Policy Goals: German Officials

GERMANY POLITICS: Can’t Figure Out Trump’s Foreign Policy Goals: German Officials

Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and nominated people seen as friendly toward Moscow to senior administration posts.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Wins In Policy, Democratic Party Flounders

USA POLITICS: Obama Wins In Policy, Democratic Party Flounders

When President Barack Obama exits White House, he’ll leave behind a Democratic Party that languished in his shadow for years and is searching for itself.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Devastation: Obama Disastrous Middle East Policy

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Devastation: Obama Disastrous Middle East Policy

The fall of Aleppo just weeks before U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Al Gore Meet, Discuss Climate Policy

USA POLITICS: Trump, Al Gore Meet, Discuss Climate Policy

“It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” Gore told reporters, adding, “I found it an extremely interesting conversation and, to be continued.”

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UK: Factbox – Re-Elected Labour Leader Corbyn’s Key Policy Views

UK: Factbox – Re-Elected Labour Leader Corbyn’s Key Policy Views

Following are some of Corbyn’s main policy views, many of which have fired up a new generation of left-wing activists. Here are the facts.

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