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USA POLITICS: Trump to Release Classified John Kennedy Files

USA POLITICS: Trump to Release Classified John Kennedy Files

Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump said in a tweet.

Philip Shenon, the author of the Politico article and of a book on the assassination, said he did not think the last batch of papers contained any major bombshells, but may shed light on the activities of Oswald while he was traveling in Mexico City in late September 1963, and courting Cuban and Soviet spies.

“From the record we already have, we know he met there with Soviet spies and Cuban spies and other people who might have wanted to see Kennedy dead,” Shenon said.

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USA POLITICS: ‘We’re Friends’: Trump, McConnell Reaffirm Their Alliance

USA POLITICS: ‘We’re Friends’: Trump, McConnell Reaffirm Their Alliance

“We’re probably now closer than ever before,” president Donald Trump proclaimed as McConnell grinned stiffly at his side. “My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding.”

“Some of the people that he may be looking at, I’m going to see if we talk him out of that, because frankly, they’re great people,” Trump said.

Trump’s change in tone suggested that McConnell, whose allies regularly do battle with Bannon, might have talked Trump into intervening during their lunch together.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: President Robert Mugabe Readies for Grace Takeover

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: President Robert Mugabe Readies for Grace Takeover

Robert Mugabe might be hatching a plan to step-down as national president and remaining party leader. That way he would become president emeritus allowing him to secure his family interests,” Rusero said.

Grace Mugabe, in the past few weeks, has turned on the heat on Mnangagwa demanding that he be fired for leading a faction in the party.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: ‘I Will Declare a Revolutionary Government’: Duterte Warns

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: ‘I Will Declare a Revolutionary Government’: Duterte Warns

“If your destabilization is taking place and there is chaos already, I will not hesitate to declare a revolutionary government until the end of my term and I will arrest all of you and we can go to a full-scale war against the reds,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said, in reference to communist rebels who have waged a nearly 50-year insurgency.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Cuts Off Obamacare Subsidy for Poor, Says ‘ObamaCare a Broken Mess’

USA POLITICS: Trump Cuts Off Obamacare Subsidy for Poor, Says ‘ObamaCare a Broken Mess’

“ObamaCare is a broken mess,” Donald Trump tweeted early on Friday. “Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!”

“The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!” Trump said in another tweet on Friday.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 800 Corruption Charges Finally Get Zuma to Face Prosecution

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 800 Corruption Charges Finally Get Zuma to Face Prosecution

The president, who is accused of corruption, fraud, money-laundering and racketeering, has always insisted he is innocent.

Zuma and other government officials were accused of taking kickbacks from the $5bn purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and other arms manufactured by five European firms, including British military equipment maker BAE Systems and French company Thales.

Charges were first brought against Zuma in 2005 but dropped by prosecutors in 2009.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Says Disappointed By Ruling of Supreme Court of Appeal

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Says Disappointed By Ruling of Supreme Court of Appeal

“The decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal today‚ whilst disappointing‚ was much anticipated‚” the presidency said in a statement.

“The effect of the decision is that the only legitimate decision made by the NPA is to prosecute President Zuma‚” the presidency said.

“Importantly‚ it means that the representations have not been considered and the expectation is that the NDPP will now consider these representations under the correct prescripts of the law and make a legitimate decision relating thereto.

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USA POLITICS: Adamant Trump Mulls Decertifying Iran Deal, US Officials Say ‘Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Troubling’

USA POLITICS: Adamant Trump Mulls Decertifying Iran Deal, US Officials Say ‘Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Troubling’

“They came up with a plan that protects the things they are concerned about but doesn’t recertify, which the president made clear he was not going to do. That ship has sailed,” according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The official said Trump has been telling foreign leaders and U.S. lawmakers that his refusal to certify the Iran deal would not blow it up.

“He’s not walking away from it. The chances of him walking away from it go down if they work with him on making it better,” the official said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Trump Says, Pyongyang Missile Program ‘Very, Very Far Advanced’, and He Blames Barack Obama for it

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Trump Says, Pyongyang Missile Program ‘Very, Very Far Advanced’, and He Blames Barack Obama for it

Their scientists are highly capable, and most of them have studied in Russia,” Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program told BBC Urdu, according to a translation of it published by Dawn.

“Hydrogen bombs are much more powerful than atom bombs. For instance, an atom bomb may destroy the area in the radius of 1.5 to two kilometers, but a hydrogen bomb can devastate an entire city,” Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan said.

US President Donald Trump said: “It should have been handled by numerous – not just Obama, but certainly President Obama should have taken care of it. Now it’s at a point where it’s very, very far advanced. Something has to be done. We can’t allow this to happen.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! Israel Pressuring Trump to Cancel Iran Deal

ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! Israel Pressuring Trump to Cancel Iran Deal

“Donald Trump is getting advice from two very problematic people,” said Wayne Madsen, an author and columnist specializing in intelligence and international affairs.

Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and his senior advisor, is only interested in advancing the interests of Israel, Madsen said during a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday.

“And the other person is Trump’s friend, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, whose friendship not only extends back to Donald Trump, but even includes Donald Trump’s father,” Madsen said.

“It’s not surprising that Trump is trying to sabotage the nuclear agreement,” the analyst noted.

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BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales’ Bid to Extend Term Backfires

BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales’ Bid to Extend Term Backfires

Morales’ administration criticized the demonstrations on Tuesday, saying that the country’s right-wing opposition wants to make sure that the president cannot run for a fourth term in the 2019 race.

“Any constitutional reform needed can be implemented when the will of the people is at stake,” Justice Minister Hector Arce told TV channel Cadena A.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Cabinet Reshuffle! Mugabe Appoints Patrick Chinamasa to Lead New Cyber Ministry

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Cabinet Reshuffle! Mugabe Appoints Patrick Chinamasa to Lead New Cyber Ministry

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the former British colony since independence in 1980, has said he plans to run for another 5-year term next year, his last under the constitution, when he will be 94.

In total, 10 cabinet ministers changed posts while two were dropped entirely.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Popularity Slipping in Rural America: New Poll

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Popularity Slipping in Rural America: New Poll

“Rural people are more cynical about the federal government than people in general are,” Stauber said. “They’ve heard so many promises, and they’ve not seen much done.”

Despite all the talk of bringing manufacturing jobs back, Stauber said he has not seen any companies which have relocated to his region, or anyone expand their workforce, due to new federal policies.

“It just seems like we’ve dropped off the screen,” he said.

According to the poll, Trump’s overall popularity has dropped gradually, and for different reasons, this year.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Steering US Towards World War III: Senior Republican Bob Corker Says

USA POLITICS: Trump Steering US Towards World War III: Senior Republican Bob Corker Says

“He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation,” Senator Bob Corker (R) said of US President Donald Trump.

Bob Corker went on to blame Trump, his fellow party member, for treating the job of running the country like a never-ending reality show, saying that by continually threatening other countries Trump is setting the US “on the path to World War III.”

Corker’s latest remark comes as the two are engaged in a fiery debate, having traded barbs since Sunday morning.

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UK POLITICS: UK Can Get Deal That Will Prove Anti-Brexit ‘Doomsayers’ Wrong’: Theresa May

UK POLITICS: UK Can Get Deal That Will Prove Anti-Brexit ‘Doomsayers’ Wrong’: Theresa May

Mrs May will say: “By approaching these negotiations in a constructive way – in a spirit of friendship and co-operation and with our sights firmly set on the future – I believe we can prove the doomsayers wrong.

“I believe we can seize the opportunities of this defining moment in the history of our nation. A new, deep and special partnership between a sovereign United Kingdom and a strong and successful European Union is our ambition and our offer to our European friends.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Hails Nuclear Programme

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Hails Nuclear Programme

North Korea’s nuclear weapons are a “powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, referring to the “protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists.”

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IRAN POLITICS: ’10 Trumps’ Cannot Deprive Iran of Nuclear Deal Benefits: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: ’10 Trumps’ Cannot Deprive Iran of Nuclear Deal Benefits: Rouhani

Rouhani went on to say that no one can possibly reverse the effects of the deal, including Trump. “If 10 other Trumps emerged in the world” and sought to roll back the benefits of the 2015 nuclear agreement, they would still ultimately fail, he added.

“In negotiating [with world powers], we showed that we are not just strong at war [but] we’re also strong at peace,” he said, adding that “political power” that Iran got as a result of the negotiations cannot just “go away.”

“The party who makes a deal will not lose anything; rather, the one who breaches a deal loses face and dignity,” Rouhani added.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Suggests She’s Not Shy to Demote Boris Johnson

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Suggests She’s Not Shy to Demote Boris Johnson

“It has never been my style to hide from a challenge and I’m not going to start now,” Theresa May told the Sunday Times.

“I’m the PM, and part of my job is to make sure I always have the best people in my cabinet, to make the most of the wealth of talent available to me in the party.”

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Magufuli ‘the Bulldozer’ Splits Energy, Mining in Ministry

TANZANIA POLITICS: Magufuli ‘the Bulldozer’ Splits Energy, Mining in Ministry

Magufuli has sent shockwaves through the mining community since his election in 2015 with actions he says are aimed at ensuring that the African country benefits from its natural wealth.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Reaches Out to Democrats to Do ‘Great’ Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: Trump Reaches Out to Democrats to Do ‘Great’ Healthcare Bill

“I told the president that’s off the table,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. “If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions.”

“I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill,” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!”

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