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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

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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USA POLITICS: Trump Blasts Russia Probe

USA POLITICS: Trump Blasts Russia Probe

Witch Hunt!” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the former directors of the FBI and CIA.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Must Keep West Bank Military Control Under Any Deal: Netanyahu

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Must Keep West Bank Military Control Under Any Deal: Netanyahu

“In order to assure our existence, we need to have military and security control over all territory west of Jordan [River],” Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli PM.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Powerful Bureaucracy Preventing US Presidents Making Changes: Vladimir Putin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Powerful Bureaucracy Preventing US Presidents Making Changes: Vladimir Putin

“Can you imagine France or Russia acting this way? This would have been a disaster. But it is possible in United States and continues to this day,” Putin said.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers six months to consider how to address a law it said damages the self-worth of those seeking refugee status.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Shocked’ Moon Jae-in Orders Probe into US THAAD Additions

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Shocked’ Moon Jae-in Orders Probe into US THAAD Additions

“President Moon said it was very shocking” to hear the four additional launchers had been installed without being reported to the new government or to the public, presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan told a media briefing.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Misses Second Anniversary as President

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Misses Second Anniversary as President

Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo were sworn into office on May 29, 2015, two months after securing the first opposition victory against a sitting president in Nigerian history.

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USA POLITICS: US No Longer Reliable Partner: Angela Merkel Warns

USA POLITICS: US No Longer Reliable Partner: Angela Merkel Warns

Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

The class action is led by an Iranian immigrant, Majid Karami Kamasaee, who spent 10 months at the Manus Island facility and who now lives in community detention in Melbourne.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

Temer could also be forced out if an electoral court annuls the 2014 re-election of Rousseff and Temer, her running mate, on accusations the ticket was funded by illegal campaign donations.

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ANGOLA POLITICS: Official: Jose Eduardo dos Santos Has Medical Checkups in Spain

ANGOLA POLITICS: Official: Jose Eduardo dos Santos Has Medical Checkups in Spain

“President Dos Santos has regular checkups in Spain so it is perfectly normal for him to be there,” foreign minister Georges Chikoti admitted.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

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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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Lead Drops Sharply After Manchester Bomb Attack, Landslide Win in Doubt

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Lead Drops Sharply After Manchester Bomb Attack, Landslide Win in Doubt

“Theresa May is certainly the overwhelming favourite to win but crucially we are in the territory now where how well she is going to win is uncertain,” John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, told Reuters.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Ends Nine-Day Overseas Trip With Flourish as Trouble Looms at Home

USA POLITICS: Trump Ends Nine-Day Overseas Trip With Flourish as Trouble Looms at Home

“My husband worked very hard on this trip and I am very proud of him,” U.S. President Donald Trump wife, Melania Trump said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

Temer’s coalition partners and members of his own party are seeking agreement on a caretaker to replace the scandal-plagued president, who they see as too damaged to govern.

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UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn also vowed to reverse Prime Minister Theresa May’s police cuts and give the security services more resources if they needed them, saying Britain could not “be protected on the cheap”.

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USA POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Inmate Dies By Lethal Injection

USA POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Inmate Dies By Lethal Injection

Tommy Arthur to his children: “I’m sorry I failed you as a father. I love you more than anything on earth,” and died at at 12:15am in Atmore, Alabama.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

The tough verdicts were issued amid wave of unrest in Shia town of Awamiyah in Qatif, which has come under attack by regime forces over the past weeks.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

Temer’s decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia provoked outpouring of criticism in a country with memories of its 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

“I’m not going to Lorengau,” said one asylum seeker. “Many refugees have been beaten, robbed and abused (there) in different ways.”

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