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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: China to Set Up Hunter-Killer Aerial Drones Factory in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: China to Set Up Hunter-Killer Aerial Drones Factory in Saudi Arabia

Beijing sold more than three dozen of its then-advanced, nuclear-capable, intermediate-range DF-3A ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabia in 1988 at a cost of US$3.5 billion.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan to Build Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan to Build Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Bajwa, visited the northwestern tribal region on Saturday and announced the construction of fencing in “high threat zones.”

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CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

All NDP and Liberal MPs supported the motion, which passed 201-91. Majority of Conservative voted against. Gagan Sikand and Barrie Alex Nuttall abstained.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Mr. President, Forget About Ibrahim Magu… Pick Yoruba Or Igbo For The Job!

NIGERIA POLITICS: Mr. President, Forget About Ibrahim Magu… Pick Yoruba Or Igbo For The Job!

There are millions of Yorubas and Igbos who are more qualified, more competent, and more capable than Magu to be the next EFCC Chairman.

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MOROCCO POLITICS: Saad Eddine El Othmani Agrees to Form Coalition Government

MOROCCO POLITICS: Saad Eddine El Othmani Agrees to Form Coalition Government

Othmani, from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as premier last week by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. He replaced PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane, whose efforts to form a government following October elections had been frustrated.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survives Republican Assaults, But 2018 Uncertain

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survives Republican Assaults, But 2018 Uncertain

After the failed Republican effort to push through the bill, insurers are looking at changes to help 2018, America’s Health Insurance Plans Kristine Grow said.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that tax reform in many ways is “a lot simpler” than healthcare reform.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

Iraq War: American confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

Republican Representative Joe Barton, asked about the impact of Friday’s loss on Paul Ryan, said: “The speaker is a human being. He’s not Superman.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

Mosul War Report Updates: “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life,” Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Stop Brexit!’ Thousands Protest in London Against Britain Leaving EU

UK POLITICS: ‘Stop Brexit!’ Thousands Protest in London Against Britain Leaving EU

In bright sunshine, they waved EU flags and banners with slogans like “So what’s the Plan” and “Stop Brexit” as they made their way to parliament.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

“Today we renew reaffirm our commitment to undivided and indivisible Union,” Juncker said urging EU not to get bogged down in details that alienated voters.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said. It put Le Pen on 25 percent, down one point.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Whistleblower Daniel Gouveia Teixeira in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes On Powerful Industry

BRAZIL POLITICS: Whistleblower Daniel Gouveia Teixeira in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes On Powerful Industry

Teixeira, 39, is the agriculture ministry whistleblower credited by Brazil’s Federal Police with triggering an investigation into alleged bribes paid by meat companies to government food-sanitation inspectors in the world’s top exporter of beef and poultry.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: EU Says Britain’s Divorce Bill May Reach $62b

UK POLITICS: Brexit: EU Says Britain’s Divorce Bill May Reach $62b

“British government took on certain commitments as EU members and must be honored,” Juncker said. “This isn’t a punishment or sanctions against the U.K.”

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EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak Gains His Freedom

EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak Gains His Freedom

“Yes, he is now in his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid El Deeb told Reuters when asked if Mubarak had left Maadi Military hospital in southern Cairo where he had been detained.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

“We’ll see what happens,” U.S. President Donald Trump said at the White House, adding that Ryan should keep his job regardless of the outcome.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense

GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense

“Defense spending goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into European missions and into our contribution to fight against IS terrorism,” von der Leyen said.

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