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USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Reince Priebus: “The idea that an agency can’t put in reasonable restrictions on how some of these monies are spent is something that will be overturned.”

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RWANDA POLITICS: Parliament Passes Cyber Security Bill

RWANDA POLITICS: Parliament Passes Cyber Security Bill

In December the same year, the draft law was returned to parliament following President Paul Kagame’s request that it’s revised further to include articles, mostly concerning national security.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Sign New Executive Orders on Environment, Energy Before Completing His First 100 Days

USA POLITICS: Trump to Sign New Executive Orders on Environment, Energy Before Completing His First 100 Days

U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Metals Mining Banned By El Salvador

EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Metals Mining Banned By El Salvador

“Mining is not an appropriate way to reduce poverty and inequality in this country,” said Ivan Morales, country director for the charity Oxfam in El Salvador.

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CANADA POLITICS: July 2018 Canada on Track to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: July 2018 Canada on Track to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Canada was on track to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018 after the government put forward legislation on Thursday that will see it regulate production but left the details of how the drug will be sold up to the provinces.

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USA POLITICS: Trump In Abrupt Shift on Syria, Turns to Military Advisers

USA POLITICS: Trump In Abrupt Shift on Syria, Turns to Military Advisers

“I think it does demonstrate that President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line … It is clear that President Trump made that statement to the world,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Revise Pension Reform Proposal to Secure Approval

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Revise Pension Reform Proposal to Secure Approval

Temer authorized lawmaker sponsoring the plan to alter its terms as long as he maintains the bill’s minimum retirement age. He did not specify what changes could take place.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Hassan Ali-Khaire Vows to Defeat Corruption

SOMALIA POLITICS: Hassan Ali-Khaire Vows to Defeat Corruption

Hassan Ali-Khaire, said he is mobilizing his government to tackle corruption and vowed to make the fight against misconduct a non-negotiable principle in his administration.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Trump Declares End to ‘War On Coal’

USA POLITICS: Official: Trump Declares End to ‘War On Coal’

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s “war on coal”, usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back to work.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Economic Recovery Plan Takes Center Stage Now

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Economic Recovery Plan Takes Center Stage Now

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he would today launch the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 in his administration’s pursuit of economic revival, improved security and sustained war against corruption.

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USA POLITICS: White House Aims to Resuscitate Failed Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: White House Aims to Resuscitate Failed Healthcare Bill

Under White House offer, states would be allowed to apply for waivers from several coverage requirements President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law imposed on insurers.

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HUNGARY POLITICS: Law Approved Targeting George Soros-Founded University, US ‘Disappointed’

HUNGARY POLITICS: Law Approved Targeting George Soros-Founded University, US ‘Disappointed’

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a critic of liberal civil organizations funded by George Soros, said University violated regulations in awarding diplomas.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Trump Abandons Regime Change in Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Trump Abandons Regime Change in Syria

“Do we think he’s a hindrance? Yes. Are we going to sit there and focus on getting him out? No,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley to the United Nations stressed.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Opposes Trump Working With Democrats on Healthcare

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan Opposes Trump Working With Democrats on Healthcare

“I don’t want that to happen,” U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said, referring to Trump’s offer to work with Democrats.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: Theresa May Officially Triggers Article 50, Tim Barrow Delivers the Letter to Donald Tusk EU President

UK POLITICS: Brexit: Theresa May Officially Triggers Article 50, Tim Barrow Delivers the Letter to Donald Tusk EU President

“The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union,” Theresa May told parliament nine months after Britain shocked investors and world leaders by unexpectedly voting to quit the bloc. “This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back.”

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CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the beginning of March.

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CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

All NDP and Liberal MPs supported the motion, which passed 201-91. Majority of Conservative voted against. Gagan Sikand and Barrie Alex Nuttall abstained.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survives Republican Assaults, But 2018 Uncertain

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survives Republican Assaults, But 2018 Uncertain

After the failed Republican effort to push through the bill, insurers are looking at changes to help 2018, America’s Health Insurance Plans Kristine Grow said.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

Republican Representative Joe Barton, asked about the impact of Friday’s loss on Paul Ryan, said: “The speaker is a human being. He’s not Superman.”

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