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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Lead Drops Sharply After Manchester Bomb Attack, Landslide Win in Doubt

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Lead Drops Sharply After Manchester Bomb Attack, Landslide Win in Doubt 0

“Theresa May is certainly the overwhelming favourite to win but crucially we are in the territory now where how well she is going to win is uncertain,” John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, told Reuters.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles 0

Zuma is finding himself with fewer friends outside of ANC; the SACP and Cosatu, that were pivotal to his rise to power, have called for him to step down.

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UK POLITICS: British Media Coverage of Corbyn: Balanced or Biased? (Video)

UK POLITICS: British Media Coverage of Corbyn: Balanced or Biased? (Video) 0

The media is attacking Jeremy Corbyn far more than Theresa May through the election campaign, according to a new analysis.

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UK POLITICS: Manchester Arena Suicide Bomber Brings Tragic Twist to June 8 Election

UK POLITICS: Manchester Arena Suicide Bomber Brings Tragic Twist to June 8 Election 0

The Manchester attack will nonetheless change the agenda. Tragedy makes electoral politics seem trivial, but can still bring political consequences.

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WALES POLITICS: New Poll: Labour 44, Tories 34

WALES POLITICS: New Poll: Labour 44, Tories 34 0

The YouGov survey released on Monday showed a massive 16-point shift towards the Welsh Labour, putting it ahead of Tories 44 percent to 34 percent.

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UGANDA POLITICS: Nalufenya Detention Facility: What You Need to Know Now

UGANDA POLITICS: Nalufenya Detention Facility: What You Need to Know Now 0

The visit by members of parliament to Nalufenya detention facility provided detail on how and where Kamwenge town council mayor Geoffrey Byamukama was arrested and tortured.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Unit 180 Cyber Warfare Cell Worries West

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Unit 180 Cyber Warfare Cell Worries West 0

North Korea is one of the most closed countries in the world and any details of its clandestine operations are difficult to obtain.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Emmerson Mnangagwa Close to Succeeding Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Emmerson Mnangagwa Close to Succeeding Mugabe 0

“Inevitably, this self-serving proselytising leads to destination (Emmerson) Mnangagwa,” Biti said in his contribution.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation

CRIMEA POLITICS: A Long Way of Crimean Tatars to Repatriation 0

On May 18, Crimean Tatar people commemorate victims of deportation. This day is truly holy for all Crimean Tatar people. Read more.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Key Election Pledges

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Key Election Pledges 0

Labour Party launched its election manifesto to renationalise mail, rail and water services, increase tax. Here’s key summary of Labour Party pledges.

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CRIMEA POLITICS: Deportation of Crimean Tatars in XXI Century

CRIMEA POLITICS: Deportation of Crimean Tatars in XXI Century 0

The process of repatriation of the indigenous people of Crimea began from 1990s only, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, after Ukraine in which Crimea exists as autonomy became independent. However, even more than twenty years later not half of Crimean Tatars succeeded to return home.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 69 Years of Despair For Palestinians in Lebanon

PALESTINE POLITICS: 69 Years of Despair For Palestinians in Lebanon 0

Palestinians on Monday marked 69 years since thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Daily Protests and Counter-Protests 0

Venezuela’s neighbouring governments, in spite of their considerable internal discontent, have explicitly taken up the cause of the Venezuelan opposition.

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USA POLITICS: New Leaks Besiege Trump After Comey Sacked

USA POLITICS: New Leaks Besiege Trump After Comey Sacked 0

Trump’s firing of Comey have stirred opposition from the former FBI director’s loyalists, who are pushing back on the administration’s claims in the press.

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UK POLITICS: Did Someone Leak Labour’s Manifesto to Expose Corbyn or Protect His Radical Ideas?

UK POLITICS: Did Someone Leak Labour’s Manifesto to Expose Corbyn or Protect His Radical Ideas? 0

There are many rumours circulating as to who leaked Labour manifesto and why, but it seems there are two key possible motivations for making it public now.

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USA POLITICS: Why Did Hillary Clinton Lose?

USA POLITICS: Why Did Hillary Clinton Lose? 0

Hillary Clinton faced unique circumstances, but there are lessons from these polls for the 2020 Democratic aspirants.

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UK POLITICS: Reluctant Corbynites Could Help Labour Win 8 June General Election

UK POLITICS: Reluctant Corbynites Could Help Labour Win 8 June General Election 0

Jeremy Corbyn is closing the lead down and if a large enough group of shy voters surface on 8 June Labour might do considerably better than everyone thinks.

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UK POLITICS: Bad For Brexit: British Newspapers Split Over Emmanuel Macron Win

UK POLITICS: Bad For Brexit: British Newspapers Split Over Emmanuel Macron Win 0

“In the UK, Macron’s rise has been followed with keen interest by politicians keen to lay claim to what they regard as British politics’ deserted centre ground,”argued writer Gabriel Bristow on Monday’s Independent.

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USA POLITICS: US Allows al-Qaeda, Daesh Proliferation: Here’s Why

USA POLITICS: US Allows al-Qaeda, Daesh Proliferation: Here’s Why 0

“In Afghanistan US doesn’t want to defeat al-Qaeda, Daesh. They want them to serve as rationale for the occupation of Afghanistan,” Professor Dennis Etler.

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USA POLITICS: Softening His Approach, Trump Helps Seal Healthcare Deal

USA POLITICS: Softening His Approach, Trump Helps Seal Healthcare Deal 0

U.S. President Donald Trump said, “For the last week, I’ve been hearing, ‘Paul Ryan doesn’t have it … Then today, I heard Paul Ryan is a genius.’”

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