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USA POLITICS: Democrats Pressure Pelosi to Quit But She Will Not Leave Without a Fight

USA POLITICS: Democrats Pressure Pelosi to Quit But She Will Not Leave Without a Fight 0

Rep Filemon Vela (D-TX) told Politico: “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top…”

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: Japanese Bank Nomura Picks Frankfurt as Headquarters After UK Leaves EU

UK POLITICS: Brexit: Japanese Bank Nomura Picks Frankfurt as Headquarters After UK Leaves EU 0

It comes despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s loss of a majority in elections this month, which made it more likely the UK will seek a softer Brexit deal that would reduce the impact on its financial services industry.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Germany, Namibia Continue Dialogue on the Gruesome ‘Forgotten Genocide’ in Namibia

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Germany, Namibia Continue Dialogue on the Gruesome ‘Forgotten Genocide’ in Namibia 0

Germany and Namibia are continuing their dialogue about the genocide German troops committed in the former colony in the early 1900s.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Xi Jinping: Do More on North Korea Nuclear Program

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Xi Jinping: Do More on North Korea Nuclear Program 0

“China is North Korea’s only ally and China is the country that provides the most economic assistance to North Korea,” Moon said. “Without the assistance of China, sanctions won’t be effective at all.”

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Mull Inviting Democrats into US Budget Negotiations

USA POLITICS: Republicans Mull Inviting Democrats into US Budget Negotiations 0

In December 2013, Republican Representative Paul Ryan, now speaker of the House of Representatives, and Democratic Senator Patty Murray worked out a two-year deal that canceled some spending cuts in fiscal 2014 and 2015 in return for some longer-term spending reductions.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Replaces Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud With Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud,

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Replaces Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud With Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, 0

Saudi media say King Salman has called for a public pledge of allegiance to the new crown prince in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday night.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes 0

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives

USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives 0

Russia disagrees with Washington’s claim the shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday was an ‘act of self-defense’ and has demonstrated its displeasure by halting cooperation with the US-led coalition in Syria over the incident.

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UK POLITICS: Ireland – Theresa May’s New Brexit Blunder

UK POLITICS: Ireland – Theresa May’s New Brexit Blunder 0

If the Brexit negotiations fail and the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, Theresa May will have made her worst blunder of all.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit 0

“As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” an ADF spokeswoman said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review 0

Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Activists, Journalists in Mexico Complain of Government Spying

MEXICO POLITICS: Activists, Journalists in Mexico Complain of Government Spying 0

Mexico’s government purchased about $80 million worth of spyware from NSO Group on condition it would only be used to investigate criminals and terrorists, the Times said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill 0

Senate scrutiny over the government’s budget has become a major irritant to Trudeau, whose attempt to reform the unpopular chamber has made it more independent just as Trudeau needed legislation passed to counter a refreshed opposition.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps 0

“I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision,” said Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel.

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UK POLITICS: Government Bans Grenfell Tower Cladding: Philip Hammond

UK POLITICS: Government Bans Grenfell Tower Cladding: Philip Hammond 0

The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Bukola Saraki Acquittal, Discharge Takes Center Stage

NIGERIA POLITICS: Bukola Saraki Acquittal, Discharge Takes Center Stage 0

Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a saint nor is any mortal. He is by no standard infallible. But everything about his trial was flawed ab initio.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Has Means to Punish US After US Senate New Sanctions Bill: Top General

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Has Means to Punish US After US Senate New Sanctions Bill: Top General 0

“The ruling establishment in the US is a hegemonic, expansionist, bullying and blackmailing regime and the root of hostilities with us is based in these things,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations 0

“Temer is the leader of a lower house criminal organisation,” Época quoted Batista as saying. “Those who are not under arrest are in the government. They’re very dangerous.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Warns More US Sanctions Harmful, Talk of Retaliation Premature

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Warns More US Sanctions Harmful, Talk of Retaliation Premature 0

“This will, indeed, complicate Russia-American relations. I think this is harmful,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said, according to RIA.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Scrambles for Deal to Stay in Power as Brexit Talks Loom

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Scrambles for Deal to Stay in Power as Brexit Talks Loom 0

May’s future was uncertain, darkened by her botched gamble on a snap election and muted response to a deadly fire in London.

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