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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Considering NATO Request to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Considering NATO Request to Send More Troops to Afghanistan 0

“It is very important that we continue – we and our other allies in the effort in Afghanistan – continue to work together,” Australian PM Turnbull said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea 0

“The resolution of North Korean nuclear issue must be comprehensive and sequential, with pressure and sanctions used in parallel with negotiations,” Moon’s spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, quoted Moon as telling Xi.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal 0

U.S.-Mexican trade relations have been strained by Trump’s repeated vow to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement if he cannot secure better terms for U.S. workers and industry.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners 0

“Labor cannot support making people on modest incomes give up even more of their pay packet,” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.

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USA POLITICS: Softening His Approach, Trump Helps Seal Healthcare Deal

USA POLITICS: Softening His Approach, Trump Helps Seal Healthcare Deal 0

U.S. President Donald Trump said, “For the last week, I’ve been hearing, ‘Paul Ryan doesn’t have it … Then today, I heard Paul Ryan is a genius.’”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Budget 2017: Turnbull School Funding Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Budget 2017: Turnbull School Funding Takes Center Stage 0

Turnbull has tempted a backlash with the Coalition’s voter base, particularly Catholic families, as he seeks to “right Labor’s wrongs’’ by implementing needs-based funding and “bring the school-funding wars to an end”.

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USA POLITICS: White House Predicts Healthcare Vote Soon

USA POLITICS: White House Predicts Healthcare Vote Soon 0

Top aides to President Donald Trump predicted a vote this week in the House of Representatives on legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system even as Republican lawmakers remained skeptical.

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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’ 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

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’ 0

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 0

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 0

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’ 0

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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