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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Hakainde Hichilema Gains Freedom From Prison

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Hakainde Hichilema Gains Freedom From Prison

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema said, “As of yesterday, some of our members were arrested. Even today, as I speak, others were arrested. Zambia’s criminal justice system has broken down. I can’t say I am free when our members are in detention. I am willing to go back to prison if the arrests persisted.”

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USA POLITICS: Police Arrrest Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, 30 Other Protesters Outside White House For Protesting Agaist Trump Immigrant Policy

USA POLITICS: Police Arrrest Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, 30 Other Protesters Outside White House For Protesting Agaist Trump Immigrant Policy

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said, “The same values that I inculcated in my daughters, that my wife and I raised them, [Dreamers] are an example and exemplify them. Their dreams are just like my kids’ dreams.”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with police. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace Mugabe had been traveling on an ordinary non-diplomatic passport. “She was here on business,” the source told Reuters.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Shia Dissident Haider Al Lif Must Die: Saudi Court Verdict

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Shia Dissident Haider Al Lif Must Die: Saudi Court Verdict

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued the ruling against Haider Al Lif on Friday, Arabic-language Ahrar television network reported. Saudi rights activists have condemned the verdict, arguing that Saudi authorities had earlier decided to overturn the decision against the Shia activist.

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UK POLITICS: UK Top Judge to Theresa May: Provide Legal Clarity on Brexit

UK POLITICS: UK Top Judge to Theresa May: Provide Legal Clarity on Brexit

David Neuberger, President of the UK’s Supreme Court, told the BBC in an interview: “If the United Kingdom parliament says we should take into account decisions of the ECJ then we will do so, if it says we shouldn’t then we won’t, and basically we will do what the statute says. If it doesn’t express clearly what the judges should do about decisions of the European Court of Justice, then the judges will simply have to do their best. But to blame the judges for, as it were, making the law when parliament has failed to do so would be unfair.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Luisa Ortega Diaz Office Blocked By Security Forces

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Luisa Ortega Diaz Office Blocked By Security Forces

“Aggression against Ortega is aggression against all of us,” Luis Almagro, head of the Organization of American States tweeted, adding that the presence of the security forces “puts evidence of human rights violations and corruption on the part of the (Maduro) regime at risk.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Former Aide Ari Harow to Testify Against Him in Corruption Case

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Former Aide Ari Harow to Testify Against Him in Corruption Case

The police have been interrogating Netanyahu, over allegations that he unlawfully accepted lavish gifts from wealthy supporters and separately held talks with the publisher of a top-selling Israeli newspaper for positive coverage in exchange for diminishing the impact of a free pro-Netanyahu daily.

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UK POLITICS: Tony Blair Escapes War Crime Prosecution

UK POLITICS: Tony Blair Escapes War Crime Prosecution

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won’t be prosecuted for invading Iraq in 2003, a High Court in the U.K. ruled Monday.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Politicians Not Yet Keen to Fight Corruption’: Judge Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Politicians Not Yet Keen to Fight Corruption’: Judge Moro

“Unfortunately, I see lack of vigorous attitude from Brazilian authorities regarding problem of corruption,” said Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

“Go, Nawaz, Go,” shouted supporters of the PTI opposition party who had gathered outside the court and jeered politicians from Sharif’s party.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ready to Go to Jail With Aluko, Omokore: Alison-Madueke Declares

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ready to Go to Jail With Aluko, Omokore: Alison-Madueke Declares

The trio of Alison-Madueke, Aluko and Omokore were listed as persons of interest in the civil complaint filed at the US District Court, Houston, Texas.

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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, has been sent to prison on Sunday over financial charges.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, was convicted on corruption charges.

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UK POLITICS: Court Ruling May Stop UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

UK POLITICS: Court Ruling May Stop UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The court has been studying the case lodged with it by UK-based Campaign Against the Arms Trade NGO since February, and is due to issue its ruling on Monday, The Guardian reported.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Court Rejects Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s Lawsuit Against Army

NIGERIA POLITICS: Court Rejects Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s Lawsuit Against Army

Zakzaky was seeking 5.6 million dollars in damages over 2015 attacks by army troopers killing of 350 of his followers in Zaria including his three children.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

Javier Duarte, who governed Veracruz for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) until last year, denies any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

Supreme Court grants President Donald Trump emergency request allowing parts of refugee ban to go into effect.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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USA POLITICS: Mistrial! Ray Tensing Who Fatally Shot and Killed Unarmed Sam DuBose Cleared of Murder

USA POLITICS: Mistrial! Ray Tensing Who Fatally Shot and Killed Unarmed Sam DuBose Cleared of Murder

Ray Tensing, 27 and white police officer, killed 43-year-old African-American Sam DuBose in July 2015 after pulling him over a missing front license plate.

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