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USA POLITICS: McCain Joins Democrats to Prevent Obamacare Repeal Bill in US Senate

USA POLITICS: McCain Joins Democrats to Prevent Obamacare Repeal Bill in US Senate

When McCain walked to the front of the Senate chamber to cast his deciding “no” vote, giving a thumbs down, Democrats cheered, knowing the bill would fail.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

“What we have done definitely is to lay the foundation for a far-reaching reform of our political, economic and social development,” Bukola Saraki said.

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USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

US Senator Black said he believes that in pushing for Russia sanctions, Congress is attempting to use a political tool to gain economic advantage.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

“Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has invaded its neighbor Ukraine, seizing its territory and destabilizing its government,” House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce claimed in applauding passage. “Left unchecked, Russia is sure to continue its aggression.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Happy’ With New Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Happy’ With New Russia Sanctions Bill

The administration of US president Donald Trump is “happy” with the latest congressional push for more sanctions against Russia, says the White House.

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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

“The security assessment confirmed that a security threat existed and that appropriate support must be provided to Dr Khoza,” Mothapo said on Tuesday.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

“Queensland Greens have never been stronger. Despite today’s events, Queensland will still have a Green voice in the federal Parliament.”

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

Trump, who had made replacing Obamacare a pillar of his campaign, said after the new defections that Republicans should focus on repealing for now.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Escapes Trial on Graft Charges

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Escapes Trial on Graft Charges

The vote by the committee prompted other lawmakers to shout “Temer out!” and “Purchased vote!” while others responded by saying “Long live Temer!”

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USA POLITICS: FBI New Boss Christopher Wray Vows Independence

USA POLITICS: FBI New Boss Christopher Wray Vows Independence

Christopher Wray, nominated by Trump to replace James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, firmly sought to establish independence from Trump.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

Rodrigo Maia speaker of lower house of Brazil’s Congress urged that a vote be held this week on a corruption charge facing President Michel Temer.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Repeal, Replace Bill Will Fail: McCain Predicts

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Repeal, Replace Bill Will Fail: McCain Predicts

“My view is that it’s probably going to be dead,” US Republican Senator John McCain said on the CBS program Face the Nation.

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USA POLITICS: McCain, Graham Slams Tillerson’s Russia Stance

USA POLITICS: McCain, Graham Slams Tillerson’s Russia Stance

“Maybe they’ve got the right approach and we’ve got the wrong approach,” Tillerson said after Putin and Trump’s first meeting at this year’s G20 summit.

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USA POLITICS: Rise in Car Accidents in Legalized States: Is It the Greenery?

USA POLITICS: Rise in Car Accidents in Legalized States: Is It the Greenery?

Lawmakers should be putting their energies toward cracking down on alcohol consumption and driving even more, not on cannabis and driving.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: U.S. ‘Corporate Transparency Act of 2017’ to Expose Illicit Funds From Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: U.S. ‘Corporate Transparency Act of 2017’ to Expose Illicit Funds From Nigeria

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, stressed the long-term commitment needed to combat cross-border illicit financial transactions.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Goodluck Jonathan to Testify Over $1.3 Oil Block Sale Scandal

NIGERIA POLITICS: Goodluck Jonathan to Testify Over $1.3 Oil Block Sale Scandal

It is “imperative evidence should be taken from former president Jonathan,” said a statement from National Assembly committee investigating the deal.

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USA POLITICS: New Jersey Lawmakers Scramble to End Partial Government Shutdowns

USA POLITICS: New Jersey Lawmakers Scramble to End Partial Government Shutdowns

The shutdown came after LePage threatened to veto a compromise reached by lawmakers in the state’s $7.055 billion, two-year budget.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace,” Merkel said.

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