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BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

New lands have not been demarcated for indigenous groups since August amid a push by lawmakers from Brazil’s rural areas to change the process, said former FUNAI president Marcio Santilli in comments echoed by campaigners.

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USA POLITICS: Senate Votes 51-48 To Dismantle Obamacare

USA POLITICS: Senate Votes 51-48 To Dismantle Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week he wants to pack as many replacement provisions as possible into the legislation repealing Obamacare.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

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USA POLITICS: US Companies Have New Business Risk – Being Labeled ‘Anti-American’ By Trump

USA POLITICS: US Companies Have New Business Risk – Being Labeled ‘Anti-American’ By Trump

“You never want to be against the president – especially not one as vocal as (Trump),” the Fortune 500 CEO said.

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THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

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GHANA POLITICS: Mahama To Public Officials: No More Buying State Bungalows

GHANA POLITICS: Mahama To Public Officials: No More Buying State Bungalows

President John Mahama has directed the abolition of the policy that allows public office holders to purchase state bungalows allocated to them.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Can’t Figure Out Trump’s Foreign Policy Goals: German Officials

GERMANY POLITICS: Can’t Figure Out Trump’s Foreign Policy Goals: German Officials

Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and nominated people seen as friendly toward Moscow to senior administration posts.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Wins In Policy, Democratic Party Flounders

USA POLITICS: Obama Wins In Policy, Democratic Party Flounders

When President Barack Obama exits White House, he’ll leave behind a Democratic Party that languished in his shadow for years and is searching for itself.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Devastation: Obama Disastrous Middle East Policy

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Devastation: Obama Disastrous Middle East Policy

The fall of Aleppo just weeks before U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal.

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USA POLITICS: Trump, Al Gore Meet, Discuss Climate Policy

USA POLITICS: Trump, Al Gore Meet, Discuss Climate Policy

“It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” Gore told reporters, adding, “I found it an extremely interesting conversation and, to be continued.”

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UK: Factbox – Re-Elected Labour Leader Corbyn’s Key Policy Views

UK: Factbox – Re-Elected Labour Leader Corbyn’s Key Policy Views

Following are some of Corbyn’s main policy views, many of which have fired up a new generation of left-wing activists. Here are the facts.

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AUSTRALIA: Turnbull Slams Kevin Rudd Over ‘Biggest Policy Failure

AUSTRALIA: Turnbull Slams Kevin Rudd Over ‘Biggest Policy Failure

Malcolm Turnbull slammed Kevin Rudd’s approach after 2007 as wantonly ill-advised and ultimately as the cause of more than a thousand drownings.

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GHANA: John Mahama Outlines Policy Plans Ahead Of 2016 Election

GHANA: John Mahama Outlines Policy Plans Ahead Of 2016 Election

John Mahama said, “The manifesto highlights contain policies and programmes that will consolidate the achievements so far.”

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GERMANY: Merkel Slams Critics Of Her Migrant Policy

GERMANY: Merkel Slams Critics Of Her Migrant Policy

“All of us should realize AfD is a challenge not only for Christian Democrats, but that they are challenge for everyone in this house,” Angela Merkel said.

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ARGENTINA: Workers Protest Against Mauricio Macri Economic Policy

ARGENTINA: Workers Protest Against Mauricio Macri Economic Policy

“There is nothing more democratic than the workers fighting for their rights,” said Daniel Catalano, secretary general of the ATE Capital union.

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NIGERIA: Endemic Corruption: Improving US Anticorruption Policy In Nigeria

NIGERIA: Endemic Corruption: Improving US Anticorruption Policy In Nigeria

U.S. anticorruption policy continues to be ineffective in Nigeria for four reasons.

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UK: Corbyn Calls For End To UK ‘Arms Bazaar’ Policy In Middle East, Especially Saudi Arabia

UK: Corbyn Calls For End To UK ‘Arms Bazaar’ Policy In Middle East, Especially Saudi Arabia

Jeremy Corbyn: “Are we not responsible? We sold those arms knowing they were going to be used in Bahrain.”

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USA: Trump Brings Some Refreshing New Foreign Policy

USA: Trump Brings Some Refreshing New Foreign Policy

What Trump ultimately offers is an American foreign policy more focused on narrow American national interests than previously pursued by the United States.

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INDIA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh To Impact Education Policy

INDIA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh To Impact Education Policy

“The new education policy should be nationalist in its character,” Mukul Kanitkar, organising secretary of the BSM, said.

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AUSTRALIA: Voters Back Malcolm Turnbull’s Plebiscite Policy

AUSTRALIA: Voters Back Malcolm Turnbull’s Plebiscite Policy

Fairfax-Ipsos poll of 1377 voters found overwhelming support for the landmark social reform.

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