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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

The tough verdicts were issued amid wave of unrest in Shia town of Awamiyah in Qatif, which has come under attack by regime forces over the past weeks.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

“I’m not going to Lorengau,” said one asylum seeker. “Many refugees have been beaten, robbed and abused (there) in different ways.”

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USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans

USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans

Trump, who has said the travel bans were intended to make Americans safer from attacks, signed an executive order on Jan. 27 barring people from the seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days.

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IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting to remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who called on re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country’s defensive missile tests during a visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

Since Conservatives took power in 2010, 20,000 police jobs have been scrapped with budgets slashed 4 percent each year over the last seven years.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aboriginal Leaders Abandon Meeting on Their Future

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aboriginal Leaders Abandon Meeting on Their Future

“We have agreed there is need for a voice of aboriginal society. We need to be able to control our own destiny and should be formalized by treaty,” Clark says.

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USA POLITICS: United States Aggressively ‘Stealing Secrets’: Pompeo CIA Director

USA POLITICS: United States Aggressively ‘Stealing Secrets’: Pompeo CIA Director

“We are back in the business of stealing secrets,” Mike Pompeo Central Intelligence Agency Director told a small group of reporters.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

“Duterte has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow.

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USA POLITICS: 700,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas in 2016: DHS Report

USA POLITICS: 700,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas in 2016: DHS Report

This report shows “we have a problem with visa overstays in United States. The integrity of our immigration system is at stake,” DHS official said.

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UK POLITICS: 2017 Election: Theresa May Biggest Misstep

UK POLITICS: 2017 Election: Theresa May Biggest Misstep

Theresa May: “We will make sure nobody has to sell their family home to pay for care. We will make sure there’s absolute limit on what people need to pay.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Massively Cut Medicaid, Food Stamps in Budget Proposal

USA POLITICS: Trump Massively Cut Medicaid, Food Stamps in Budget Proposal

Donald Trump’s budget to drive millions of people from food stamps, part of new wave of spending cut proposals getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Theresa May to Create New Internet to be Controlled and Regulated by Government

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Theresa May to Create New Internet to be Controlled and Regulated by Government

Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

Japan’s cabinet approved bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

“Making polluters pay is a critical part of any climate plan,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters, saying every penny raised would be returned to the provinces.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence Secrets With Russians

USA POLITICS: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence Secrets With Russians

Trump said on Twitter: “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

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UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights

UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights

“Theresa May is taking working people for fools,” said Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s campaigns and elections chairman.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the ban in which he took power on a pledge to balance resource development with protecting the environment.

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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

“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

“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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