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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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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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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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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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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

USA POLITICS: Trump Ultimatum to Republicans: ‘Pass Healthcare Bill Friday Or Keep Obamacare in Place’

US President Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare.

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USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, a day after Gorsuch finished marathon Judiciary Committee testimony.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Healthcare Bill Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump Healthcare Bill Takes Center Stage

U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

Trudeau, who took power in 2015, stressed the importance of gender equality and made a point of appointing a cabinet with same number of men and women.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

“Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground,” Erdogan said at an event for Turkish journalists in Ankara, in comments broadcast live on national television.

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GHANA POLITICS: Akufo-Addo’s Ministers Approved in Record Time

GHANA POLITICS: Akufo-Addo’s Ministers Approved in Record Time

MP said Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s first batch of 36 ministers were vetted and approved in record time.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

SOMALIA POLITICS: 26-Minister Cabinet Named By Hassan Ali Khaire

Hassan Ali Khaire, who was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed last month, read out his list of cabinet ministers to reporters.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

“If we are committed to achieving further economic growth and maintaining peace, then everyone should be open to new approaches,” said Hage Geingob.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

The rule by Trump’s administration, would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and will affect at least nine airlines.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Pantaleon Alvarez Mulls Impeaching Leni Robredo For Criticising Duterte War On Drugs

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Pantaleon Alvarez Mulls Impeaching Leni Robredo For Criticising Duterte War On Drugs

Robredo issued strong rebuke of Duterte’s war on drugs, describing it as an issue of public health that cannot be solved “with bullets alone”.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday to engage with nations of United Kingdom before she launches Britain’s departure from European Union.

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