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HONDURAS POLITICS: Honduran Government Deports Venezuelan Los Guaraguao, Issues Venezuela with New Visa Requirement

HONDURAS POLITICS: Honduran Government Deports Venezuelan Los Guaraguao, Issues Venezuela with New Visa Requirement

Los Guaraguao were detained for eighteen hours and deported after far-right Cuban American politician Otto Reich accused Venezuela of trying to influence Honduran presidential elections.

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IRAN POLITICS: President Hassan Rouhani Declares End of Islamic State

IRAN POLITICS: President Hassan Rouhani Declares End of Islamic State

In his address on Tuesday, Rouhani accused the United States and Israel of supporting Islamic State. He also criticized Arab powers in the region and asked why they had not spoken out about civilian deaths in Yemen’s conflict.

Rouhani is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan in Russia on Wednesday to discuss the Syria conflict.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Renews Call for Wall After Border Patrol Agent is Killed and Partner Injured in Texas

USA POLITICS: Trump Renews Call for Wall After Border Patrol Agent is Killed and Partner Injured in Texas

President Trump appeared to connect Martinez’s death to border security, and plugged his plans for a border wall Sunday night on Twitter.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) asserted, without explanation, that Martinez and his partner were “attacked” and also linked the incident to security on the border with Mexico.

“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them,” Cruz tweeted. “I remain fully committed to working with the Border Patrol to provide them with all the resources they need to safeguard our nation.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Plan to Rejuvenate Russian Politics Bringing in Young People With ‘Fire in Their Eyes’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Plan to Rejuvenate Russian Politics Bringing in Young People With ‘Fire in Their Eyes’

Putin has said his aim is to create “a new governors corps of young promising modern people who will think about the future of the region and all of Russia.”

Critics say the Kremlin’s emphasis on youth is window-dressing designed to create the illusion of political change in a system bereft of real competition.

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GERMANY POLITICS: German Coalition Talks Fail: Chancellor Angela Merkel Fourth Term in Doubt

GERMANY POLITICS: German Coalition Talks Fail: Chancellor Angela Merkel Fourth Term in Doubt

“It is a day of deep reflection on how to go forward in Germany,” Merkel told reporters. “As chancellor, I will do everything to ensure that this country is well managed in the difficult weeks to come.”

The failure of coalition talks is unprecedented in Germany’s post-war history, and was likened by newsmagazine Der Spiegel to the shock election of U.S. President Donald Trump or Britain’s referendum vote to leave the EU – moments when countries cast aside reputations for stability built up over decades.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 24 Deadline: Mugabe Told to Quit as President

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 24 Deadline: Mugabe Told to Quit as President

Speaking before the meeting, Mutsvangwa said Mugabe, who has so far resisted calls to quit, was running out of time to negotiate his departure and should leave the country while he could.

“He’s trying to bargain for a dignified exit,” he said.

If Mugabe refused to go, “We will bring back the crowds and they will do their business,” Mutsvangwa told reporters.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Arab Allies to Hold Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia, Arab Allies to Hold Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia accuses Hezbollah of a role in the launching of a missile at Riyadh from Yemen this month. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Iran’s supply of rockets to Houthi militias was an act of “direct military aggression”.

Yemen’s civil war pits the internationally recognised government, backed by Saudi Arabia and its allies, against the Houthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Iran denies charges it supplies Houthi forces.

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HAITI POLITICS: Jovenel Moise Heralds Haitian Army Return After Two Decades

HAITI POLITICS: Jovenel Moise Heralds Haitian Army Return After Two Decades

Haitian President Jovenel Moise said: “The army is our mother,” he said. “When your mother is sick and wears dirty clothes, you do not kill her. You take her to the hospital. So let us join forces to provide needed care to our mother.”

After Haiti’s independence, the military mounted dozens of coups and its forces were accused of rampant human rights abuses. Moise acknowledged that history, but vowed that the new military would be different.

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USA POLITICS: General John Hyten in Charge of US Nukes Ready to Defy ‘Illegal’ Strike Order From Trump

USA POLITICS: General John Hyten in Charge of US Nukes Ready to Defy ‘Illegal’ Strike Order From Trump

As head of STRATCOM “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” Air Force General John Hyten said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.

“And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I‘m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Reinstates Ban on Trophy Hunting

USA POLITICS: Trump Reinstates Ban on Trophy Hunting

US President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid a public uproar. However, the federal agency responsible for the ban still has on its website that it will issue permits for trophy hunting.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls for Restructuring in Venezuela’s Foreign Debt Policy

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Calls for Restructuring in Venezuela’s Foreign Debt Policy

Maduro, the nation’s leader had within the week required for the rebuilding of Venezuela’s remote obligation, accusing increased American endorses as a result of the president’s organization in addition to possibly flagging the basic latest stage within this nation’s monetary crumple.

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USA POLITICS: US Does Not Consider Itself Constrained By UN, Might Seek ‘Justice’ in Syria on its Own Terms: Nikki Haley

USA POLITICS: US Does Not Consider Itself Constrained By UN, Might Seek ‘Justice’ in Syria on its Own Terms: Nikki Haley

“With the unity of this council, or alone, unrestrained by Russia’s obstructionism, we will continue to fight for justice and accountability in Syria,” US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said, blasting Russia’s vetoing of the draft resolution on the extension of the Syrian chemical weapons probe on Friday.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: King Salman to Relinquish Power to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Report

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: King Salman to Relinquish Power to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Report

“King Salman will play the role of the queen of England. He will only keep the title ‘Custodian of the Holy Shrines,’” , a high-level source close to the country’s royal family says.

After ascending to the throne, Mohammed bin Salman will shift his focus to Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement by seeking assistance from the Israeli military, the source said.

Riyadh has taken on more aggressive policies since bin Salman’s elevation to the position of defense minister and deputy crown prince in 2015, and later to the position of crown prince.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: President Robert Mugabe Appears in Public After Military Coup

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: President Robert Mugabe Appears in Public After Military Coup

Zimbabwe’s military is “currently engaging with the Commander-in-Chief President Robert Mugabe on the way forward and will advise the nation of the outcome as soon as possible,” the statement said.

“Significant progress has been made in their operation to weed out criminals around President Mugabe,” it said, adding that the military had already arrested some although others remained at large. Those sought had been “committing crimes that were causing social and economic suffering in Zimbabwe.”

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USA POLITICS: ‘Russia is Stronger Than Europe’: US State Dept Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Russia is Stronger Than Europe’: US State Dept Says

“The threat to [the West’s] collective security posed by Russia is clear, and we on both sides of the Atlantic cannot ignore it,” Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of policy planning and a senior adviser to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said. He was addressing the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ Transatlantic Forum on Thursday.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: New Photos: Mugabe Meets ZDF Commander and SA Envoys at State House

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: New Photos: Mugabe Meets ZDF Commander and SA Envoys at State House

Here are the latest photos of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe with army officers and others during negotiation after the coup plot.

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CHINA POLITICS: ‘Dual Suspension’ Proposal Still Cest for North Korea: China Says

CHINA POLITICS: ‘Dual Suspension’ Proposal Still Cest for North Korea: China Says

China said on Thursday a “dual suspension” proposal to handle North Korea was still the best option, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had rejected a “freeze for freeze” agreement.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Senate Approves Peace Tribunals for Ex-Rebels

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Senate Approves Peace Tribunals for Ex-Rebels

The law, approved late on Wednesday, is considered the cornerstone of an agreement signed last year between the government and the FARC, which was known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The measure still needs approval by the lower house of Congress, which is likely to vote on it early next week.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ojukwu Dumps APGA, Defects to APC as Buhari Endorses Nwoye for Anambra Governor

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ojukwu Dumps APGA, Defects to APC as Buhari Endorses Nwoye for Anambra Governor

Buhari who touched down in a presidential chopper at about 1:40pm at the Alex Ekwueme square was welcomed by Governor Willie Obiano, before he proceeded to the rally ground at the main bowl of the square.

The president while addressing party faithful called on the people of Anambra State to massively vote Dr. Tony Nwoye, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on. He said Anambra stands to benefit much by voting for the APC.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe ‘Flees to Namibia’

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe ‘Flees to Namibia’

The army said the security of Mr Mugabe and his wife “is guaranteed”.

“We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover,” the military said in a statement.

“We are only targeting criminals around (Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.”

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