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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

Trudeau, who took power in 2015, stressed the importance of gender equality and made a point of appointing a cabinet with same number of men and women.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Hage Geingob Calls For Land Expropriation

“If we are committed to achieving further economic growth and maintaining peace, then everyone should be open to new approaches,” said Hage Geingob.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

USA POLITICS: Trump to Republican Lawmakers: There’ll Be Backlash for Healthcare Failure

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Republican lawmakers that voters could punish them if they do not approve a plan he favors to dismantle Obamacare.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

The rule by Trump’s administration, would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and will affect at least nine airlines.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

The changes to the childcare system appear likely to be blocked in Senate, because key crossbenchers are concerned they come at the expense of other cuts.

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UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Tax Policy Backfires

UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Tax Policy Backfires

“I have decided not to proceed with the Class 4 NIC measures set out in the budget,” Chancellor Philip Hammond said in a letter to Conservative lawmakers.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Has Brexit Backup Plan if Divorce Talks Fail: David Davis Says

UK POLITICS: Britain Has Brexit Backup Plan if Divorce Talks Fail: David Davis Says

“I don’t think, firstly, that is remotely likely,” Davis told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, responding to the report. “It’s in absolutely everybody’s interest that we get a good outcome.”

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BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales Approves Coca Law

BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales Approves Coca Law

“Coca beat the United States,” Morales said during the public event Wednesday as some coca farmers listened to his speech chewing on coca leaves.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Charm Offensive to Win His Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: Trump Charm Offensive to Win His Healthcare Bill

In doing so, the often blustery U.S. President Donald Trump faces a test of credibility for the voters that catapulted him into office

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

“We have great ideological and political differences with what Trump is doing and we will show our opposition in all possible scenarios,” Maduro said.

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CHINA POLITICS: J-20 New Generation Warplane Launched in China

CHINA POLITICS: J-20 New Generation Warplane Launched in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing sweeping modernisation of China’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including anti-satellite missiles.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Steps Up Campaign Against U.S. Border Tax

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Steps Up Campaign Against U.S. Border Tax

Canada stepped up its campaign against a possible move by Washington to impose border tariffs, telling the new U.S. commerce chief that such a move would hurt both countries.

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USA POLITICS: CIA Leaks Bolster Case for Privacy Treaty: UN Expert

USA POLITICS: CIA Leaks Bolster Case for Privacy Treaty: UN Expert

Joe Cannataci UN Rapporteur on right to privacy, said he was not surprised by CIA’s capabilities, but the case highlighted need for effective oversight.

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USA POLITICS: Republican Obamacare Repeal Clears First Hurdle

USA POLITICS: Republican Obamacare Repeal Clears First Hurdle

Republicans cleared the first hurdle early on Thursday in their plan for a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system backed by President Donald Trump.

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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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