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UK POLITICS: Timeline for Theresa May’s Brexit Legislation

UK POLITICS: Timeline for Theresa May’s Brexit Legislation

UK House of Lords begins debating legislation which would give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

Sixty percent of those surveyed in an online poll said the Canadian government had done a good job of resettling Syrian refugees since the Liberals came to power in 2015.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Election Update: Lenin Moreno Within Striking Distance of Winning First Round

ECUADOR POLITICS: Election Update: Lenin Moreno Within Striking Distance of Winning First Round

With eight candidates, Moreno was close to the threshold needed to avoid an April runoff and continue a decade-long period of leftist rule, just as South America is moving to the right.

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USA POLITICS: North Korean Officials to Meet US For talks

USA POLITICS: North Korean Officials to Meet US For talks

The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ‘We’re Not Here for Your Oil’: Jim Mattis US Defense Secretary Tells Iraqis

IRAQ POLITICS: ‘We’re Not Here for Your Oil’: Jim Mattis US Defense Secretary Tells Iraqis

Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess the war effort as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launch a new push to evict Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the city of Mosul.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! Netanyahu Secretly Met With Egypt, Jordan for Peace

ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! Netanyahu Secretly Met With Egypt, Jordan for Peace

Netanyahu again raised the possibility of what he described as a “regional approach” to Israeli-Palestinian peace at a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump, who appeared to embrace the idea.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: Trump Now Allows Green Card Holders Into U.S.

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: Congo Probes Video Showing Apparent Massacre By Soldiers

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Macri, Trump Discuss Venezuela in Call

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and U.S. President Donald Trump shared their “concern” over Venezuela in a phone call, Macri’s spokesman said.

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NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Election Campaign Takes Center Stage

NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Election Campaign Takes Center Stage

“There is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe,” Wilders said. “If you want to regain your country, make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands again, then you can only vote for one party.”

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LEBANON POLITICS: Michel Aoun Says, Lebanon Will Avenge Israeli Attack With ‘Appropriate Response’

LEBANON POLITICS: Michel Aoun Says, Lebanon Will Avenge Israeli Attack With ‘Appropriate Response’

“Any attempt to hurt Lebanese sovereignty or expose the Lebanese to danger will find the appropriate response,” Lebanese President Michel Aoun said.

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CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

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SYRIA POLITICS: U.N. Abandons ‘Political Transition’ Phrase on Syria Talks in Concession to Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: U.N. Abandons ‘Political Transition’ Phrase on Syria Talks in Concession to Assad

“Political transition” is a phrase understood by the opposition to mean a removal of Syrian President Bashar al Assad or at least an erosion of his powers.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistani Security Forces Killed Dozens of Militants

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistani Security Forces Killed Dozens of Militants

The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack for two years, killing at least 83 people and highlighting the threat of militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Guillermo Lasso Vows to Remove Wikileaks Assange

ECUADOR POLITICS: Guillermo Lasso Vows to Remove Wikileaks Assange

Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso is the opposition’s frontrunner in Sunday’s presidential election.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Almost Taken al-Bab

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Almost Taken al-Bab

“The operation to gain complete control of the al-Bab region has neared its end and the resistance of the Daesh terror group has largely been broken,” the Turkish military statement said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

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USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

USA POLITICS: Europe ‘Indispensable Partner’: Pence to Assure Europeans During His Europe Tour

“We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united,” the adviser said, previewing Pence’s trip.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Must Not Bow to US Spending Demands On NATO: EU’s Juncker

EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Must Not Bow to US Spending Demands On NATO: EU’s Juncker

“It has been the American message for many, many years. I am very much against letting ourselves be pushed into this,” Juncker said in a speech on the sidelines of the international Munich Security Conference.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Holds ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Mass Rally

CHINA POLITICS: China Holds ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Mass Rally

The large-scale parade in Hotan, a hotspot of ethnic tension in Xinjiang’s southern Muslim Uighur heartland, involved thousands of armed police and paramilitary officers and was designed to “show strength and intimidate”.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

Venezuela’s government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country’s collapsing economy.

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