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USA POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Inmate Dies By Lethal Injection

USA POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Inmate Dies By Lethal Injection 0

Tommy Arthur to his children: “I’m sorry I failed you as a father. I love you more than anything on earth,” and died at at 12:15am in Atmore, Alabama.

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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 0

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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UKRAINE POLITICS: Judge Artur Yemelianov is Corrupt: Here’s Why

UKRAINE POLITICS: Judge Artur Yemelianov is Corrupt: Here’s Why 0

Ukrainian judge Artur Yemelianov acknowledged that he owns a Breguet watch worth nearly a third of his annual salary and keeps piles of cash.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh’s 86 Bank Accounts, 131 Properties Seized

GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh’s 86 Bank Accounts, 131 Properties Seized 0

“The government has obtained a court order to freeze and place temporary hold on all of Jammeh’s known assets and companies directly linked to him,” Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambedou says.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi Battle in Supreme Court Take Center Stage

NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi Battle in Supreme Court Take Center Stage 0

Ahmed Makarfi-led is challenging validity of Court of Appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Ali Modu Sheriff as the substantive National Chairman of the PDP.

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USA POLITICS: Chelsea Manning to Gain Freedom After 7 Years in Prison

USA POLITICS: Chelsea Manning to Gain Freedom After 7 Years in Prison 0

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, will walk out of prison on Wednesday after seven years to find a country that has grown more accepting of her transgender identity but less enamored

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NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode

NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday re-arraigned former Ministers of Aviation and Finance, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Senator Nenadi Usman, for alleged N4.6billion fraud.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says 0

Lula, Brazil’s first working-class president who held the office between 2003 and 2011, faces five court cases related to Operation Car Wash that could bar him from running – something his supporters have branded a witch hunt.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition 0

“This judgment signifies unfettered encroachment of the judiciary into the realm of the executive – pandering to the whims of the opposition who want to co-govern with the popularly elected government through the courts,” the ANC said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff 0

Prosecutors accused Jose Dirceu, who was released from jail pending an appeal, of taking 2.4 million reais ($755,880) in bribes from two engineering firms – UTC Engenharia SA and Engevix Engenharia SA.

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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: Stalled! Saraki’s Trial Date Adjourned By Rotimi Jacob SAN

NIGERIA POLITICS: Stalled! Saraki’s Trial Date Adjourned By Rotimi Jacob SAN 0

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been standing trial over alleged false asset declaration during his tenure as governor of Kwara State.

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USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement 0

Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT at the state’s death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said.

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UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright

UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright 0

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC is prepared to go to court to demand that former Prime Minister Tony Blair not be prosecuted over the Iraq war.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Javier Duarte Arrested For Corruption

MEXICO POLITICS: Javier Duarte Arrested For Corruption 0

Javier Duarte, former governor of Veracruz state wanted on graft and organised crime charges, was detained in a hotel in the colonial town of Panajachel, about 80 miles (129 km) west of Guatemala’s capital, the national police said in a statement.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Court Sentences Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi to Death

YEMEN POLITICS: Court Sentences Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi to Death 0

Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi was arrested on Sept. 2016, had received 4,500 Saudi riyals ($1,200) a month for his services since 2010.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack 0

The Supreme Court last month upheld death sentences for the three militants, who included Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

USA POLITICS: Official! Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 0

“I will never forget that the seat I inherit today is of a great, great man,” Gorsuch said after the ceremony. “I promise you, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and the laws of this country.”

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USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice 0

US Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice on US Supreme Court. Senator Rand Paul cast the decisive 51st vote in favor of the nomination.

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USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch 0

But with the 55-45 tally, Republicans fell short of the 60-vote super-majority needed to overcome the Democratic procedural tactic called a filibuster and proceed to a vote in which senators could confirm Neil Gorsuch by a simple majority.

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