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USA POLITICS: Democrats to Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

USA POLITICS: Democrats to Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments 0

Trump has accused his Democratic opponents of “judge shopping,” even threatening to “break up” the unruly court that oppose his anti-immigration policies.

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GUINEA POLITICS: Alpha Conde Offers to Mediate in Gulf Crisis

GUINEA POLITICS: Alpha Conde Offers to Mediate in Gulf Crisis 0

“I would like to affirm my readiness as president of African Union and of Muslim country to work to find peaceful solution,” Conde wrote to King Salman.

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QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official 0

Taliban opened a “political office” in Qatar in 2013, but the Qatari government later shut it down. Taliban leaders are still said to be in Doha, however.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook 0

The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election 0

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay 0

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates say they may allow some Qatari nationals to stay in their countries as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home amid a diplomatic crisis.

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UK POLITICS: Downing Street Made Statement on DUP Deal in Error

UK POLITICS: Downing Street Made Statement on DUP Deal in Error 0

Ruth Davidson is unhappy about a deal with DUP because of it’s opposition to gay marriage and abortion and other policy clashes with Conservatives.

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UK POLITICS: Humiliated and Alone Theresa May Top Advisers Quit

UK POLITICS: Humiliated and Alone Theresa May Top Advisers Quit 0

Theresa May’s aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer 0

Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) — considering charges that Temer’s election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money — voted 4-3 to acquit the embattled center-right president.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC) 0

Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

USA POLITICS: Trump Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama 0

Trump administration has moved to reopen the cases of hundreds of illegal immigrants who, like Velasquez, had been given a reprieve from deportation, according to government data and court documents reviewed by Reuters and interviews with immigration lawyers.

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UK POLITICS: Strong and Stable to Weak and Unstable: Theresa May Clinging to Power and Backlash from Conservative MPs

UK POLITICS: Strong and Stable to Weak and Unstable: Theresa May Clinging to Power and Backlash from Conservative MPs 0

Conservative MP, Heidi Allen, predicted she would be gone in six months. Other Conservative MPs are taking soundings about removing Mrs May in the autumn.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer 0

Temer took over in 2016 after Rousseff was impeached. But if the court rules against him, he too may be forced to step down, plunging Brazil into its second leadership crisis in just over a year.

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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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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Line on Human Rights ‘Outrageous’: Amnesty Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Line on Human Rights ‘Outrageous’: Amnesty Chief 0

“It’s outrageous, it’s just outrageous, the idea that she’s willing to tear up human rights principles,” Amnesty International head Salil Shetty said.

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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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YEMEN POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Used UK Bombs in 81 Attacks in Yemen: Activists

YEMEN POLITICS: Saudi Arabia Used UK Bombs in 81 Attacks in Yemen: Activists 0

In its “devastating aerial campaign” in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has used bombs and cluster munitions made in the UK, worth £3 billion, over the past two years, The Independent reported.

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USA POLITICS: Despite Trump Vow to End Catch and Release, He is Still Freeing Migrants

USA POLITICS: Despite Trump Vow to End Catch and Release, He is Still Freeing Migrants 0

Since Trump took office, immigrants awaiting court proceedings while living freely in the United States has grown by nearly 30,000, rising by an average of about 7,500 per month, according to the ICE data.

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