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NIGERIA POLITICS: 2019 Election: Don’t Rule Buhari Out, Aides Say

NIGERIA POLITICS: 2019 Election: Don’t Rule Buhari Out, Aides Say

Close aides say though Buhari is not even thinking of the 2019 presidential race at the moment, those who rule him out are doing so at their own peril.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pence Tries Hand At Koala Diplomacy Down Under

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pence Tries Hand At Koala Diplomacy Down Under

“That’s my usual position on a Sunday afternoon,” Pence said as a bank of cameras clicked, capturing yet another picture-perfect moment for his family in Australia.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans March in Memory of People Killed in Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuelans March in Memory of People Killed in Protests

The protesters, dressed in white shirts, marched peacefully to the headquarters of Venezuela’s Catholic bishops’ confederation on the west end of Caracas on Saturday, carrying Venezuelan flags.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Election Update: Voters Take Center Stage in 2017 Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: Election Update: Voters Take Center Stage in 2017 Presidential Election

France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment.

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SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

ISIS, the jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Says Its Revolutionary Forces Combat-Ready to Sink US Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Says Its Revolutionary Forces Combat-Ready to Sink US Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike

North Korea defiants: “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” Rodong Sinmun says.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Sisulu Warns ANC Leadership: Don’t ‘Hand Over ‘Disfigured’, ‘Besmirched’ Party to Next Generation’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Sisulu Warns ANC Leadership: Don’t ‘Hand Over ‘Disfigured’, ‘Besmirched’ Party to Next Generation’

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu cautioned that the ANC could lose the 2019 general election if it continued on its current trajectory.

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UK POLITICS: EU to UK: Snap Election Irrelevant to Brexit Negotiations

UK POLITICS: EU to UK: Snap Election Irrelevant to Brexit Negotiations

Guy Verhofstadt slammed what he called “an attempted power grab” motivated by opportunism, saying it will be of very little consequence in Brussels.

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PALESTINE POLITICS:  IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

PALESTINE POLITICS: IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

The hunger strike across Israeli prisons began Monday as Palestinian inmates protested against their conditions of incarceration.

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FRANCE POLITICS: French Overseas Voters Begin Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: French Overseas Voters Begin Presidential Election

47 million registered French voters in places like French Polynesia in the South Pacific, and Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique in the Caribbean.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pence to Turnbull: US Will Honor Refugee Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pence to Turnbull: US Will Honor Refugee Deal

“We will honor this agreement out of respect to this enormously important alliance,” Pence said at Turnbull’s harbor side official residence in Sydney.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Lindiwe Sisulu Name Added to ANC Presidential Race

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Lindiwe Sisulu Name Added to ANC Presidential Race

African National Congress (ANC) branch in Keiskammahoek puts ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu as presidential candidate to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

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UK POLITICS: Fallon Calls Controversial Missiles Producer MBDA ‘Role Model’

UK POLITICS: Fallon Calls Controversial Missiles Producer MBDA ‘Role Model’

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called MBDA known for controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Libya’s Gaddafi, a “role model” of cooperation.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Sorcha O’Neill Resigns Over ‘Bullying, Hostility’ Claims

IRELAND POLITICS: Sorcha O’Neill Resigns Over ‘Bullying, Hostility’ Claims

Sorcha O’Neill said she raised “multiple concerns” with Sinn Féin’s head office over recent years but failed to get any more than a “casual response”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Snipers, Road Closures, Heavy Security Because of US Mike Pence Visit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Snipers, Road Closures, Heavy Security Because of US Mike Pence Visit

Pence is on the final leg of his Asia-Pacific tour to reaffirm the US and Australia as allies and focus on regional security concerns — including growing tensions with North Korea — economic development and trade.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

“Many families have even named their sons Putin. And it is no secret that the President’s own children are learning Russian,” said the official.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian Politicians Engage in ‘Do-Or-Die’ Politics: Mahmood Yakubu Says

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian Politicians Engage in ‘Do-Or-Die’ Politics: Mahmood Yakubu Says

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has accused Nigerian politicians of being extremely desperate for power and engaging in a “do-or-die” politics.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Revealed! US Spy Planes Monitoring Pyongyang Nuclear Test

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Revealed! US Spy Planes Monitoring Pyongyang Nuclear Test

US officials says US Air Force’s special sniffer plane, known as a WC-135W Constant Phoenix, is capable of detecting evidence of a nuclear explosion.

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UK POLITICS: June Election Result ‘Not Certain’: Theresa May Says

UK POLITICS: June Election Result ‘Not Certain’: Theresa May Says

Polls give Theresa May’s governing Conservative party a lead of around 20 percentage points, enough to potentially give her a parliamentary majority of more than 100 seats, but May said she was not complacent.

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