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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires 0

Temer’s decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia provoked outpouring of criticism in a country with memories of its 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

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USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans

USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans 0

Trump, who has said the travel bans were intended to make Americans safer from attacks, signed an executive order on Jan. 27 barring people from the seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest 0

“At this moment, federal troops are already here in [the Foreign Ministry],” Brazil’s Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said in a brief televised statement on Wednesday, adding that soldiers would soon be arriving to protect all ministry buildings.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria: Isaac Folorunso Adewole Explains

NIGERIA POLITICS: Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria: Isaac Folorunso Adewole Explains 0

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, assured Nigerians there is no cause for concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic 0

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia a ‘Reliable Partner’: Duterte Philippine President Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia a ‘Reliable Partner’: Duterte Philippine President Says 0

During a Tuesday meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Duterte said, “I came to secure your support and to confirm our friendship.”

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao 0

“Duterte has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow.

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UK POLITICS: Rattled Theresa May Faces Accusations of Dishonesty

UK POLITICS: Rattled Theresa May Faces Accusations of Dishonesty 0

Prime Minister May’s character has become issue in the election campaign, raising its head after Tory lead narrowed to single digits in several polls.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Abbas Currently Meeting in Bethlehem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Abbas Currently Meeting in Bethlehem 0

The meeting follows US President Donald Trump’s Monday talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem al-Quds.

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IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani 0

Hassan Rouhani said: “Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran? Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?”

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UK POLITICS: 2017 Election: Theresa May Biggest Misstep

UK POLITICS: 2017 Election: Theresa May Biggest Misstep 0

Theresa May: “We will make sure nobody has to sell their family home to pay for care. We will make sure there’s absolute limit on what people need to pay.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’ 0

“During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a brief speech on arrival.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Massively Cut Medicaid, Food Stamps in Budget Proposal

USA POLITICS: Trump Massively Cut Medicaid, Food Stamps in Budget Proposal 0

Donald Trump’s budget to drive millions of people from food stamps, part of new wave of spending cut proposals getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Pukguksong-2 Missile Meets all Specifications, Ready for Mass Production

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Pukguksong-2 Missile Meets all Specifications, Ready for Mass Production 0

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, which confirmed reliable late-stage guidance of the warhead and the functioning of a solid-fuel engine, the KCNA state news agency said.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Emmerson Mnangagwa Close to Succeeding Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Emmerson Mnangagwa Close to Succeeding Mugabe 0

“Inevitably, this self-serving proselytising leads to destination (Emmerson) Mnangagwa,” Biti said in his contribution.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Will Not Resign Despite Corruption Scandal

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Will Not Resign Despite Corruption Scandal 0

Audio recording appears to prove Temer endorsed payment of bribes to ex-house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence in the probe against Temer.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: British Government Warns Against Coup in Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: British Government Warns Against Coup in Nigeria 0

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, warned of undue interactions between Army officers and politicians, as concerns mount over Mr. Buhari’s health.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Trump Wins Warm Welcome in Saudi

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Trump Wins Warm Welcome in Saudi 0

It was a warmer welcome than had been granted to Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, who was seen in Arab kingdom as soft on Iran and hesitant on Syria.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage 0

Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a year after he took over in the wake of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff’s own impeachment.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Theresa May to Create New Internet to be Controlled and Regulated by Government

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Theresa May to Create New Internet to be Controlled and Regulated by Government 0

Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works.

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