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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

Jesus Estrada, Victor Flores and Jose Contreras, were convicted of planning to kill the Honduran leader in a September 2014 scheme, said supreme court.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

Supreme Court will in Abuja, hear the case filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

“Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral judge but his record shows he harbors a right wing, pro-corporate special interest legal agenda,” Schumer said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

Targeted cities: New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered the government to pay social grants on April 1 via its current service provider, seeking to end a fiasco that had threatened the payment of benefits to 17 million people.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

Carlos Lima said the Odebrecht statements expanded the probe far beyond expectations and would ensnare top congressmen, senior members of the executive branch and other powerful figures.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

It will be up to the Court to determine whether the Minister’s amendment should stand and whether or not the STBs will be produced without encryption capacity.

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NIGER POLITICS: Hama Amadou Jailed for Baby-Smuggling

NIGER POLITICS: Hama Amadou Jailed for Baby-Smuggling

Prosecutors claim that Amadou was one of a group of people accused of smuggling babies from Nigeria via Benin to wealthy couples in Niger by falsely claiming the parenthood of around 30 children.

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IRAN POLITICS: Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Jailed For Six Months

IRAN POLITICS: Mohammad Hossein Karroubi Jailed For Six Months

Mehdi Karroubi son, Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, was accused of publishing propaganda against the state over the letter to President Hassan Rouhani.

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USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

U.S. Court District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia in San Antonio found that the districts’ shapes diluted minority voters’ power.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Credited By Ex-CIA Spy Sabrina de Sousa For Saving Her From Italian Jail

USA POLITICS: Trump Credited By Ex-CIA Spy Sabrina de Sousa For Saving Her From Italian Jail

“This administration has been absolutely awesome… If the Trump didn’t didn’t do anything, I’m I’d be in an Italian jail,” Sabrina de Sousa said.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Yemenis Arrested Ahead of Saudi King Salman’s Visit

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Yemenis Arrested Ahead of Saudi King Salman’s Visit

Yemenis were arrested in Serdang and Cyberjaya – near the capital Kuala Lumpur – for suspected links to a Yemeni insurgent group, Malaysian police had said.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted with charges of corruption including through benefiting a family friend with public contracts.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Nominates Mandisa Maya Supreme Court of Appeal President

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Nominates Mandisa Maya Supreme Court of Appeal President

“President Jacob Zuma has nominated Madam Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal,” said Zuma in a statement.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

Brazil’s Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot plans to ask the Supreme Court for authorization to investigate ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senior senators from his PMDB party for corruption as soon as this week, a source familiar with the plans said on Sunday.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 35 Biafra Agitators Freed By Court

NIGERIA POLITICS: 35 Biafra Agitators Freed By Court

Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt discharged 35 Biafra agitators charged with conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, for want of diligent prosecution.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Delays Process to Unseat Him

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Delays Process to Unseat Him

President Michel Temer’s government expects a federal judge to recommend his removal for illegal campaign funding but believes it can stall a final decision by Brazil’s top electoral court until after he leaves office next year, aides said.

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