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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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Censures Judges

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Censures Judges

Venezuela newly militant opposition leaders also announced another round of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro for Thursday, despite chaos and violence in Caracas on Tuesday that left 20 injured and 18 arrested.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Revealed! Christian Nwosu of INEC Says ‘Diezani Alison-Madueke Gave Him N30m to Compromise 2015 Election’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Revealed! Christian Nwosu of INEC Says ‘Diezani Alison-Madueke Gave Him N30m to Compromise 2015 Election’

Nwosu pleaded guilty after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned alongside Mrs. Alison-Madueke, who was not present for the arraignment.

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HUNGARY POLITICS: Law Approved Targeting George Soros-Founded University, US ‘Disappointed’

HUNGARY POLITICS: Law Approved Targeting George Soros-Founded University, US ‘Disappointed’

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a critic of liberal civil organizations funded by George Soros, said University violated regulations in awarding diplomas.

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BAHRAIN POLITICS: Court Reduces Sheikh Ali Salman Jail Term

BAHRAIN POLITICS: Court Reduces Sheikh Ali Salman Jail Term

Salman, 51, is considered a moderate who has pushed for constitutional reforms in Bahrain, unlike hardline groups who have demanded the toppling of the ruling dynasty in a string of protests that go back to 2011.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian court ruled on Sunday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial sources said, potentially reviving a deal that triggered protests in Egypt.

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USA POLITICS: Two Journalists Sue Trump, US Officials for Being On ‘Kill List’

USA POLITICS: Two Journalists Sue Trump, US Officials for Being On ‘Kill List’

Bilal Abdul Kareem, a US citizen, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, a dual Pakistani-Syrian citizen who works, reject accusation they are members of militant organizations.

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USA POLITICS: $25m Settlement of Trump University Lawsuit Approved By Court Judge

USA POLITICS: $25m Settlement of Trump University Lawsuit Approved By Court Judge

“The amount offered in settlement provides significant and immediate recovery,” U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego concluded.

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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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