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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Takes Charge to Signal Normality

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Takes Charge to Signal Normality

Osinbajo has thrown himself into his work, holding cabinet meetings and travelling to the Niger Delta in an attempt to end militant attacks on oil facilities which cost up to $100 billion in lost revenues in 2016.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Pledges to Gambians

GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Pledges to Gambians

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country’s faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Life is A Campaign’: Trump Takes to Campaigning

USA POLITICS: ‘Life is A Campaign’: Trump Takes to Campaigning

“Life is a campaign. Making our country great again is a campaign,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One ahead of the rally, when asked about criticism that he was starting to campaign already.

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NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Election Campaign Takes Center Stage

NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Election Campaign Takes Center Stage

“There is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe,” Wilders said. “If you want to regain your country, make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands again, then you can only vote for one party.”

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USA POLITICS: McCain, A Trump Critic, Tells Europe, ‘Trump’s Team in Disarray’

USA POLITICS: McCain, A Trump Critic, Tells Europe, ‘Trump’s Team in Disarray’

“I think Flynn issue obviously shows in many respects this administration is in disarray and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Senator John McCain.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Kim Jong Nam’s Murder: North Korean Man Arrested

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Kim Jong Nam’s Murder: North Korean Man Arrested

Kim Jong Nam died this week after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with what was thought to be a fast-acting poison. South Korean and U.S. officials have said he was assassinated by North Korean agents.

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CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

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USA POLITICS: Top US Presidents: Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, 12th Obama

USA POLITICS: Top US Presidents: Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, 12th Obama

“Once again the big three are Lincoln, Washington and FDR – as it should be. Obama came in at number 12 his first time out is impressive,” said Douglas Brinkley.

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SYRIA POLITICS: U.N. Abandons ‘Political Transition’ Phrase on Syria Talks in Concession to Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: U.N. Abandons ‘Political Transition’ Phrase on Syria Talks in Concession to Assad

“Political transition” is a phrase understood by the opposition to mean a removal of Syrian President Bashar al Assad or at least an erosion of his powers.

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FRANCE POLITICS: WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Presidential Election

A seven-page document made public by WikiLeaks purports to show that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered its spies to gather information on the 2012 French presidential election.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President

GERMANY POLITICS: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President

Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany’s 16 federal states. There 103 abstentions and 14 votes were invalid.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires Ballistic Missile

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would have a calibrated response to avoid escalating tensions.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America’s largest country.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Bola Tinubu Visits Buhari in London

NIGERIA POLITICS: Bola Tinubu Visits Buhari in London

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Juncker Says Britain May Split EU Over Brexit Talks

EUROPE POLITICS: Juncker Says Britain May Split EU Over Brexit Talks

“Now everyone is saying in relation to Trump and Brexit: ‘Now is Europe’s big chance. Now is time to close ranks and march together,'” Juncker said.

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LIBYA POLITICS: US Rejects Salam Fayyad As UN Envoy to Libya

LIBYA POLITICS: US Rejects Salam Fayyad As UN Envoy to Libya

Salam Fayyad, a Texas-educated former International Monetary Fund official, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka Resigns

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka Resigns

Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the deputy head of logistics, is the highest-ranking officer to resign since former Vice President Riek Machar fled after his supporters clashed in Juba in July with soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.

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