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UK POLITICS: Hammond Hammers Self-Employed With Tax

UK POLITICS: Hammond Hammers Self-Employed With Tax

Hammond defended the move as a first step in addressing unfair difference in tax treatment between employed and growing numbers of self-employed workers.

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GHANA POLITICS: Nana Addo Vows to Empower Ghanaian Women

GHANA POLITICS: Nana Addo Vows to Empower Ghanaian Women

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said his government has started rolling out social intervention programmes to empower women, and make their lives better.

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CYPRUS POLITICS: Anastasiades Says ‘Turkey Referendum Affecting Peace Talks’

CYPRUS POLITICS: Anastasiades Says ‘Turkey Referendum Affecting Peace Talks’

“It would have been honest for Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to have said it’s best to suspend negotiations until referendum is over,” Anastasiades.

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USA POLITICS: Defiant Trump Pushes Ahead With North Korea Review

USA POLITICS: Defiant Trump Pushes Ahead With North Korea Review

U.S. president Donald Trump’s aides are pressing to complete a strategy review on how to counter Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear threats.

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USA POLITICS: Conservatives Rebel Against Trump-Backed Republican Healthcare Plan

USA POLITICS: Conservatives Rebel Against Trump-Backed Republican Healthcare Plan

Trump, in Twitter, said he was “sure” Rand Paul would “come along with the new and great healthcare program because he knows Obamacare is a disaster!”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Pledges ‘Great Strictness’ on Iran Nuclear Deal

USA POLITICS: Trump Pledges ‘Great Strictness’ on Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration pledged on Tuesday to show “great strictness” over restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities imposed by a deal with major powers, but gave little indication of what that might mean for the agreement.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Seeks U.S. Immigration Clarity

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Seeks U.S. Immigration Clarity

Nigeria has advised its citizens against any non-urgent travel to the United States until Washington clarifies its immigration policy, after several incidents in which people with valid visas were denied entry, a presidential aide said

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USA POLITICS: Republicans to Unveil Healthcare Bill This Week

USA POLITICS: Republicans to Unveil Healthcare Bill This Week

Republican U.S. lawmakers expect to unveil this week the text of long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace the Obamacare healthcare law.

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized judges who ruled against him and vowed to fight the case in the Supreme Court.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Calls for White-Owned Land Expropriation Backfires

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Calls for White-Owned Land Expropriation Backfires

ANC is in a quandary after President Jacob Zuma voiced his support of the growing call for land to be expropriated without compensation.

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CHINA POLITICS: China to Strengthen Defenses

CHINA POLITICS: China to Strengthen Defenses

China’s military build-up has rattled nerves around the region, particularly because it has taken an increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East China Sea, the South China Sea and over Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

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UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson to Visit Russia

UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson to Visit Russia

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson will go to Moscow in the coming weeks to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May ‘Will Trigger Article 50 on March 15’

UK POLITICS: Theresa May ‘Will Trigger Article 50 on March 15’

Defiant Theresa May is determined to trigger Article 50 within two weeks as planned despite suffering her first Parliamentary defeat over Brexit.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

“They (Nigerians) have been arbitrarily raided … More (deportations) will likely follow,” said Dabiri-Erewa, adding that drug offenders among those sent back had been handed over to the Nigerian police.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Speech in Congress (Full Text Remarks)

USA POLITICS: Trump Speech in Congress (Full Text Remarks)

President Donald Trump: “Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice, in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present.”

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Tougher Law Against Rejected Asylum Seekers Coming Soon

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Tougher Law Against Rejected Asylum Seekers Coming Soon

Migrants who are denied asylum and refuse to leave will have to face the consequences, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Seeks $54B More in Defense Spending

USA POLITICS: Trump Seeks $54B More in Defense Spending

Trump’s budget also won’t make significant changes to Social Security or Medicare, according to an administration official.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Rejects Trump Taxes on Mexican Imports

MEXICO POLITICS: Enrique Pena Nieto Rejects Trump Taxes on Mexican Imports

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto´s government has expressed strong opposition to any such move.

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