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USA POLITICS: Trump Lawyer Suggests Secret Service Vetted Don Jr.’s Meeting

USA POLITICS: Trump Lawyer Suggests Secret Service Vetted Don Jr.’s Meeting

“Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time,” the emailed statement said.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Uncertainty Hurting Investment: Hammond

UK POLITICS: Brexit Uncertainty Hurting Investment: Hammond

“It is absolutely clear businesses where they have discretion over investment, where they can hold off, are doing so – you can understand why,” Hammond told BBC on Sunday.

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UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

Hammond: “I think you’ll find the cabinet rallying around a position that maximises our negotiating leverage and gets the best possible deal for Britain.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

“Trump told me he would try to find solution in the coming months,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

Maduro says his July 30 vote for the controversial constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace to Venezuela after three months of violent anti-government protests.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: If South-Easterners Don’t Want to Stay in Nigeria, Let Them Go

NIGERIA POLITICS: If South-Easterners Don’t Want to Stay in Nigeria, Let Them Go

Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu said only one thing would make the rebels cease fire: “that the Republic of Nigeria be split into its component parts.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

Khoza is under fire from within ANC for publicly backing a secret ballot when MPs vote on motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next month.

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MALI POLITICS: Thousands of Malians Protest Against Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Referendum on Constitutional Changes

MALI POLITICS: Thousands of Malians Protest Against Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Referendum on Constitutional Changes

“We don’t need a revised constitution. We need the state to liberate the north and centre of Mali and to take account of people’s aspirations,” protester and local councillor Sonore Sidibe said at the march.

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UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

“European leaders from my discussions are willing to consider changes to accommodate Britain, including around freedom of movement,” Tony Blair said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

“We became concerned that Kanu has finally crossed the boundaries of Nigerian laws and has blatantly breached international laws that specifically frown at the use of terror to achieve a goal”.

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MEXICO POLITICS: PRI Mulls Tweaking Rules for Presidential Selection

MEXICO POLITICS: PRI Mulls Tweaking Rules for Presidential Selection

Corruption scandals, rising gang violence and anemic growth have damaged the PRI’s credibility and battered Pena Nieto’s authority, prompting some in the party to argue it must look beyond the membership if it wants to hold on to power.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Despite Budget Being Signed By Osinbajo, Still Being Amended

NIGERIA POLITICS: Despite Budget Being Signed By Osinbajo, Still Being Amended

Osinbajo signed this year’s budget, despite it not being finalised, because the process had already dragged on for too long, the official said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang May Have More Bomb Fuel than Thought: US Think Tank

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang May Have More Bomb Fuel than Thought: US Think Tank

There were signs too of at least short-term activity at North Korea’s Experimental Light Water Reactor that could be cause for concern, 38 North said.

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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: Abacha’s Killer Squad Poisoned Yar’Adua: Obasanjo Reveals

NIGERIA POLITICS: Abacha’s Killer Squad Poisoned Yar’Adua: Obasanjo Reveals

Obasanjo described the day he was court-martialled and sentenced as one of the ‘worst days in his life.’

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USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

USA POLITICS: Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan Clash in Virginia

“I just want to say that they [the Klan] represent the past, we represent the future,” Lacy MacAuley,

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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UK POLITICS: ‘Brexit May Never Happen’: Sir Vince Cable Liberal Democrat MP

UK POLITICS: ‘Brexit May Never Happen’: Sir Vince Cable Liberal Democrat MP

““The problems are enormous, divisions within the two major parties are enormous, I can see a scenario in which this doesn’t happen,” Sir Vince Cable.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said, “(Trump) asked a lot of questions on this subject. I, in as much as I was able, answered these questions.”

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