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CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo 0

Canada’s refugee tribunal has put people from certain war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen on an expedited track that requires no hearings.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries 0

Supreme Court grants President Donald Trump emergency request allowing parts of refugee ban to go into effect.

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USA POLITICS: How Federal Reserve Serves US Foreign Intelligence

USA POLITICS: How Federal Reserve Serves US Foreign Intelligence 0

The insights into the Federal Reserve operation come at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump threatens new economic sanctions on countries that could again be monitored through the foreign accounts.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Strikes £1b Deal to Get DUP Support

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Strikes £1b Deal to Get DUP Support 0

“Today we have reached an agreement with the Conservative Party on support for government in parliament,” DUP leader Arlene Foster said in Downing Street.

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CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector 0

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

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UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit

UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit 0

Citizenship requires passing a ‘Life in UK Test’ for aged 18-65, giving fingerprints, taking English exam, submitting to judgement of ‘good character’.

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USA POLITICS: Collins Has ‘Serious Concerns’ on Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: Collins Has ‘Serious Concerns’ on Healthcare Bill 0

“I have very serious concerns about the bill,” Susan Collins said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “It’s hard for me to see the bill passing this week.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians to Pay More Tax for Streaming Services Because of New Taxes

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians to Pay More Tax for Streaming Services Because of New Taxes 0

Australians can expect to pay more for streaming services such as Netflix as well as for songs and movies downloaded from the internet when a range of new taxes kick in at the end of the week.

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry 0

“Leaders in the region were saying to me personally, and to the president, President Obama, you should bomb these guys,” John Kerry said.

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