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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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EUROPE POLITICS: Gazprom Splits the EU Apart

EUROPE POLITICS: Gazprom Splits the EU Apart

Reality shows that two lines of Nord Stream 2 enter German spot market refilling it with 55 billion cubic meters of gas due to new capacities.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Falls: Poll

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Falls: Poll

“The fall in popular support for Kuczynski could have many reasons, among them Alfredo Thorne’s exit from the economy ministry,” Ipsos Peru President Alfredo Torres said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has a negative approval rating in every country surveyed and is even behind France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, in Britain.

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VENEZUELA: How Socialist Dream Turned To Nightmare

VENEZUELA: How Socialist Dream Turned To Nightmare

Today that tsunami has receded, and what’s left behind is the catastrophic consequences of the world’s most garishly mismanaged economy.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Beats Turnbull in New Poll

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Beats Turnbull in New Poll

“It’s time for Malcolm Turnbull to listen to Australians and his own MPs and senators and just get this done,” Mr Shorten told Fairfax Media.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe: First Lady Grabbing Mazowe Dam

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe: First Lady Grabbing Mazowe Dam

The Mugabe family reportedly has more than 10 farms, becoming part of the new land aristocracy ushered in by government’s chaotic land reform programme.

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USA POLITICS: Rise in Car Accidents in Legalized States: Is It the Greenery?

USA POLITICS: Rise in Car Accidents in Legalized States: Is It the Greenery?

Lawmakers should be putting their energies toward cracking down on alcohol consumption and driving even more, not on cannabis and driving.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Raiding of Global Level: Russia Nationalizes Ukrainian Enterprises in Donbas

RUSSIA POLITICS: Raiding of Global Level: Russia Nationalizes Ukrainian Enterprises in Donbas

Russia’s clumsy attempts to dissociate itself from the crimes of its puppets, particularly from forcible takeover of the enterprises, deceive no one.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Fall of Mosul Won’t Stop Islamic State Spreading Fear

IRAQ POLITICS: Fall of Mosul Won’t Stop Islamic State Spreading Fear

“Several dozen people directed by Islamic State may be currently present in Europe with a capability to commit terrorist attacks,” the EU warned.

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USA POLITICS: Global Leadership Part of US Foreign Policy DNA, While Russia ‘Defender & Advocate’: Henry Kissinger

USA POLITICS: Global Leadership Part of US Foreign Policy DNA, While Russia ‘Defender & Advocate’: Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, born in Germany, served as secretary of state and national security adviser under the presidential Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Policymakers Mull Deadly Smoke After London Grenfell Tower Blaze

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Policymakers Mull Deadly Smoke After London Grenfell Tower Blaze

Presently, the EU only sets standards to ensure construction materials can be shipped across borders within the bloc, although EU sources said the Commission had decided long before the Grenfell fire to draw up new rules to harmonise fire-safety tests for building facades.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: U.S. Ultimate Goal is to Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: U.S. Ultimate Goal is to Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst

US ultimate goal is to separate Iraq and Syria from Iran to stop Baghdad and Damascus from being part of the axis of resistance against Israel and America.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Integrates Occupied Territories of Donbas in its Economic Space

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Integrates Occupied Territories of Donbas in its Economic Space

Russia plans to establish a powerful metallurgical and energy holding totally focused on the Russian market, using occupied Ukrainian enterprises as a base.

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USA POLITICS: How Federal Reserve Serves US Foreign Intelligence

USA POLITICS: How Federal Reserve Serves US Foreign Intelligence

The insights into the Federal Reserve operation come at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump threatens new economic sanctions on countries that could again be monitored through the foreign accounts.

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QATAR POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Wants to Undermine Qatar’s Sovereignty, Independence

QATAR POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Wants to Undermine Qatar’s Sovereignty, Independence

Omari said Saudi Arabia, supported by its allies, is trying to put pressure on Qatar in order to force it to accept the Saudi guardianship on the country.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Officially on the Clock With a Week to Prevent Her Government from Falling Apart

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Officially on the Clock With a Week to Prevent Her Government from Falling Apart

UK observers tend to think Theresa May’s failure to form a government would weaken support for the Conservatives even further.

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Edgar Lungu Virtually a Dictator

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Edgar Lungu Virtually a Dictator

Zambia has slid into dictatorship under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, an expert on Africa said, adding that “something is definitely wrong” in that country.

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USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives

USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives

Russia disagrees with Washington’s claim the shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday was an ‘act of self-defense’ and has demonstrated its displeasure by halting cooperation with the US-led coalition in Syria over the incident.

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