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RUSSIA POLITICS: Ready to Retaliate After Meeting US on Diplomatic Row: Russia Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: Ready to Retaliate After Meeting US on Diplomatic Row: Russia Says

Russia wanted to resume regular dialogue with the United States about strategic stability too, it said, saying it was up to Washington to make a move on the issue.

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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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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte to Congress: Extend Martial Law in Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte to Congress: Extend Martial Law in Southern Island of Mindanao

Duterte further told the congressmen that the militancy in the south would not be crushed by July 22, when his two-month martial law expires.

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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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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Vows to Use ‘Deadly Force’ to Destroy Islamist Militants

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Vows to Use ‘Deadly Force’ to Destroy Islamist Militants

“We shall bury them. Fire must be met with fire,” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said at a campaign rally, according to his press service.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

South Korea President Moon Jae-in pledged to engage the North in dialogue as well as bring pressure to impede its nuclear and missile programmes.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Turnbull said it was important to remember that “a constitutionally conservative nation has to be persuaded that the amendments respect the fundamental values of the Constitution, and will deliver precise changes, clearly understood, that will ­benefit all Australians … we do not want to embark on some sort of exercise in heroic failure”.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

“China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,” Lu told reporters at a regular press briefing, adding that Beijing had made “stern representations” to Washington over the “negative content” of the bill.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ready to Go to Jail With Aluko, Omokore: Alison-Madueke Declares

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ready to Go to Jail With Aluko, Omokore: Alison-Madueke Declares

The trio of Alison-Madueke, Aluko and Omokore were listed as persons of interest in the civil complaint filed at the US District Court, Houston, Texas.

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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, has been sent to prison on Sunday over financial charges.

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UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

Hammond: “I think you’ll find the cabinet rallying around a position that maximises our negotiating leverage and gets the best possible deal for Britain.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

“Trump told me he would try to find solution in the coming months,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

“More trade barriers .. does not help working families over the long term, or even the mid-term. Such policies kill growth,” Trudeau.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Because of Brexit It’s ‘Worth Fighting for Stronger Europe’: Angela Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Because of Brexit It’s ‘Worth Fighting for Stronger Europe’: Angela Merkel

“For many people including myself something changed when Britons want to leave, we were worried about the outcome of elections in France,” Merkel to voters.

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UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

“European leaders from my discussions are willing to consider changes to accommodate Britain, including around freedom of movement,” Tony Blair said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Despite Budget Being Signed By Osinbajo, Still Being Amended

NIGERIA POLITICS: Despite Budget Being Signed By Osinbajo, Still Being Amended

Osinbajo signed this year’s budget, despite it not being finalised, because the process had already dragged on for too long, the official said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

Theresa May Brexit minister, veteran anti-EU campaigner David Davis is expected to meet Barnier, a French former cabinet minister, at European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters on Monday morning.

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HONG KONG POLITICS: Carrie Lam Offers Condolences to Wife of Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

HONG KONG POLITICS: Carrie Lam Offers Condolences to Wife of Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

“Hong Kong people are compassionate and so I share that compassion of Hong Kong people by sending my condolences to the wife and family of Mr Liu,” Lam.

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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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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

China warned Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen saying her remarks about death of a Nobel Peace laureate were “very dangerous” for cross-strait relations.

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