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USA POLITICS: Democrats Pressure Pelosi to Quit But She Will Not Leave Without a Fight

USA POLITICS: Democrats Pressure Pelosi to Quit But She Will Not Leave Without a Fight 0

Rep Filemon Vela (D-TX) told Politico: “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top…”

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Mull Inviting Democrats into US Budget Negotiations

USA POLITICS: Republicans Mull Inviting Democrats into US Budget Negotiations 0

In December 2013, Republican Representative Paul Ryan, now speaker of the House of Representatives, and Democratic Senator Patty Murray worked out a two-year deal that canceled some spending cuts in fiscal 2014 and 2015 in return for some longer-term spending reductions.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Bukola Saraki Acquittal, Discharge Takes Center Stage

NIGERIA POLITICS: Bukola Saraki Acquittal, Discharge Takes Center Stage 0

Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a saint nor is any mortal. He is by no standard infallible. But everything about his trial was flawed ab initio.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki’s Acquittal And President Buhari’s Anti Corruption Troubles

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki’s Acquittal And President Buhari’s Anti Corruption Troubles 0

If we inquest deeper, the flurry of acquittal of corruption cases we have been seeing recently in our courts is not ordinary.

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USA POLITICS: Bitter and Angry, Democrats Squabble Over Trump Impeachment Plan

USA POLITICS: Bitter and Angry, Democrats Squabble Over Trump Impeachment Plan 0

Representative Al Green (D-Texas) stood in solidarity with Sherman, saying, Trump “continues to validate the reasons why he should be impeached.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria 0

Cory Booker, Rand Paul expressed concern Nigeria’s acquisition of the aircraft would “spur unrest, violence particularly north-eastern part of the country.”

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USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate 0

Sessions, supporter of Trump’s election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on Russia issue. The matter has dogged the Republican president’s early months in office.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki to Tribunal: Dismiss False Assets Declaration Charges Against Him

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki to Tribunal: Dismiss False Assets Declaration Charges Against Him 0

Saraki told the Tribunal that from the 18-count charges and the totality of evidence adduced by the government witnesses, he had not been linked in any way with the allegations against him.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Fired Him to Undermine FBI Russia Investigation: Comey

USA POLITICS: Trump Fired Him to Undermine FBI Russia Investigation: Comey 0

“I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct. I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning,” Comey told the committee.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Century-Old Sex Crime Law Finally to be Amended

JAPAN POLITICS: Century-Old Sex Crime Law Finally to be Amended 0

“This is a chance to change the penal code after 100 years: a once in a century opportunity,” said an online petition by more than 30,000 people.

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IRAN POLITICS: Gunmen Attacked Iranian Parliament, 12 People Killed

IRAN POLITICS: Gunmen Attacked Iranian Parliament, 12 People Killed 0

The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack,” a Guards statement said.

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USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds 0

“Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected,” the measure stated.

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USA POLITICS: James Comey Testimony: Trump Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege

USA POLITICS: James Comey Testimony: Trump Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege 0

“In order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey’s testimony,” White House says.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Aides of Guillaume Soro Questioned Over Arms Cache

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Aides of Guillaume Soro Questioned Over Arms Cache 0

Soro headed a northern rebellion between 2002 and 2011 that helped President Alassane Ouattara to power after his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in a 2010 election.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion 0

South Africa President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to step down from the ANC helm in December. His term as South African head of state runs until 2019.

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USA POLITICS: Al Green Calls For Trump Impeachment Backfires

USA POLITICS: Al Green Calls For Trump Impeachment Backfires 0

“You’ll be hanging from a tree. Try it and we will lynch all of you,” one caller said in a voicemail. “We are not going to be intimidated,” All Green said.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate

JAPAN POLITICS: Cabinet Approves Bill to Allow Emperor to Abdicate 0

Japan’s cabinet approved bill to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.

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USA POLITICS: Al Green Democratic Congressman First to Call for Trump Impeachment in US Congress

USA POLITICS: Al Green Democratic Congressman First to Call for Trump Impeachment in US Congress 0

Al Green, of Texas, told fellow representatives in Congress declares: “This is where I stand. I will not be moved. The President must be impeached.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights 0

If approved by the Canadian Parliament, the new rules would come into effect in 2018.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete Cannot Remain Fair, Impartial

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete Cannot Remain Fair, Impartial 0

Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete cannot fulfil her obligation to remain fair and impartial because her position as ANC national chairman creates “irreconcilable conflict of interest”.

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