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INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment 0

Modi is due to meet with Trump on Monday at the White House, when he will seek to revitalize ties that have appeared to drift, in spite of the priority they were afforded under former President Barack Obama.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery 0

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Meets With Igbo, Muslims Leaders on Ethnic Unrest

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Meets With Igbo, Muslims Leaders on Ethnic Unrest 0

“It will be wrong of us to approach our grievances by threatening to disobey the laws or by threatening the integrity of our nation,” Osinbajo told leaders.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Officially on the Clock With a Week to Prevent Her Government from Falling Apart

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Officially on the Clock With a Week to Prevent Her Government from Falling Apart 0

UK observers tend to think Theresa May’s failure to form a government would weaken support for the Conservatives even further.

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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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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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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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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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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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback 0

“His speech was aggressive and threatening, … revealing his contempt and ignorance,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech. “We reject Donald Trump’s declarations against our brother Cuba. It is an offence against Latin America.”

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USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says 0

“Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump declared as he made a full-throated verbal assault on the government of Cuban President Raul Castro.

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UK POLITICS: Police Rushed Theresa May Away as Protesters Shouted ‘Shame on You, We Want Justice’

UK POLITICS: Police Rushed Theresa May Away as Protesters Shouted ‘Shame on You, We Want Justice’ 0

Protesters stormed the local town hall chanting: “We want justice.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt enraged.

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ROMANIA POLITICS: Sorin Grindeanu Refuses to Resign

ROMANIA POLITICS: Sorin Grindeanu Refuses to Resign 0

Under Romanian law, the president must endorse a premier after consultations with political parties. The nominee must then secure a vote of confidence in parliament.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Grant Comey Asylum’: Putin Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Grant Comey Asylum’: Putin Says 0

“At any rate, if this entails some kind of prosecutions against Comey, we are ready to grant him asylum in Russia. He should be aware of that,” Putin says.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo to Igbo Leaders Over Biafra: God Bless You (Full Text)

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo to Igbo Leaders Over Biafra: God Bless You (Full Text) 0

Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President, said: “By the grace of God, we will leave to coming generations a peaceful, secure and prosperous nation.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe: Report

USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe: Report 0

US President Donald Trump is currently under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, a leading American newspaper report published.

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