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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees Fleeing War, Persecution

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees Fleeing War, Persecution 0

“To those fleeing persecution, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau said on Twitter.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Dutch Commit $10m to Replace Trump’s Ban On Abortion Funding

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Dutch Commit $10m to Replace Trump’s Ban On Abortion Funding 0

Trump reinstated a policy on Monday requiring overseas organizations that receive U.S. family-planning funds to certify they do not perform abortions or provide abortion advice as a method of family planning.

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CANADA POLITICS: ‘Secret Political Fundraisers to End’: Trudeau

CANADA POLITICS: ‘Secret Political Fundraisers to End’: Trudeau 0

“If Justin Trudeau suddenly believes that fundraisers he held during his leadership race were wrong, will he be returning all of that money?” Mulcair said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Condemns Israel’s Plans for 2,500 Settlement Homes on Israeli-Occupied West Bank

GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Condemns Israel’s Plans for 2,500 Settlement Homes on Israeli-Occupied West Bank 0

Germany, in unusually strong criticism of Israel, said on Wednesday plans to build 2,500 more settlement homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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USA POLITICS: 10 Top US Sanctuary Cities Face $2.27 Billion in Cuts By Trump Policy

USA POLITICS: 10 Top US Sanctuary Cities Face $2.27 Billion in Cuts By Trump Policy 0

U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to strip municipalities of federal dollars for shielding illegal immigrants threatens $2.27 billion in annual funds for the nation’s 10 largest cities, a Reuters analysis of federal grants found.

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USA POLITICS: Health Insurers Quietly Shape Obamacare Replacement With Fewer Risks

USA POLITICS: Health Insurers Quietly Shape Obamacare Replacement With Fewer Risks 0

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal Obama’s (Obamacare) national healthcare law on his first day in office.

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UK POLITICS: Any Trade Deal Will Put Britain First: Theresa May

UK POLITICS: Any Trade Deal Will Put Britain First: Theresa May 0

Trade will dominate the first talks between President Donald Trump of the United States and British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.

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USA POLITICS: Official: President Trump Orders Building of Mexico Border Wall

USA POLITICS: Official: President Trump Orders Building of Mexico Border Wall 0

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and crack down on U.S. cities that shield illegal immigrants.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Business-Friendly Decisions Fuel Dow Jones to Extend Gains, Hitting 20,000 Record

USA POLITICS: Trump Business-Friendly Decisions Fuel Dow Jones to Extend Gains, Hitting 20,000 Record 0

Trump has taken business-friendly decisions such as signing executive orders to clear way for construction of 2 oil pipelines. Trump tweets “Great!#Dow20K”.

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USA POLITICS: President Trump Temporarily Freezes EPA Grants

USA POLITICS: President Trump Temporarily Freezes EPA Grants 0

U.S. President Donald Trump’s has promised to slash U.S. environmental regulation as a way to promote oil drilling and mining.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Allies Propose Easing Penalty For Domestic Violence

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Allies Propose Easing Penalty For Domestic Violence 0

President Vladimir Putin’s allies have passed a preliminary draft bill in Russia’s parliament that would ease some penalties for domestic violence, which supporters say would keep the state from meddling in the home but critics say would encourage abuse.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Revives Push to End Maduro’s Rule

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Revives Push to End Maduro’s Rule 0

The opposition Democratic Unity coalition demands dates for regional elections, and also urging President Nicolas Maduro to hold a new presidential ballot.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Ministers to Discuss Trump Plans For NAFTA

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Ministers to Discuss Trump Plans For NAFTA 0

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will begin a two-day retreat with his cabinet on Monday, focused mainly on the best approach to take with new U.S. President Donald Trump, whose vow to renegotiate NAFTA could damage Canada’s economy.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Seek Compromises With President Trump On Trade, Military Spending

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Seek Compromises With President Trump On Trade, Military Spending 0

“He made his convictions clear in his inauguration speech,” Merkel said in remarks broadcast live, a day after Trump vowed to put ‘America first’.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Signs First Order On Obamacare in Oval Office

USA POLITICS: Trump Signs First Order On Obamacare in Oval Office 0

President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor’s healthcare law.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Target Obama’s Climate Initiatives

USA POLITICS: Trump to Target Obama’s Climate Initiatives 0

Trump website says, “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as Climate Action Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Parliament Legalises Cannabis For Medicinal Purposes

GERMANY POLITICS: Parliament Legalises Cannabis For Medicinal Purposes 0

Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law that legalises the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes for people who are chronically ill.

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USA POLITICS: CIA Unveils New Rules Before Trump Sworn Into Office

USA POLITICS: CIA Unveils New Rules Before Trump Sworn Into Office 0

While 1982 guidelines were made public two years ago, sections were blacked out. The updated procedures were posted in full on the CIA’s website.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Finally Outlines What Brexit Really Means

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Finally Outlines What Brexit Really Means 0

Theresa May called for a deal to be done within two years, emphasised cooperation with the bloc and called for a “phased-in” transition to Brexit.

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USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom 0

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the White House said.

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