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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Breaks Political Taboos

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Breaks Political Taboos 0

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reinvented himself as a rabble-rousing political street fighter to shore up his chances in an unexpectedly tight race against a united conservative bloc.

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UK POLITICS: Corbynistas Planning Jeremy Corbyn’s Victory Party

UK POLITICS: Corbynistas Planning Jeremy Corbyn’s Victory Party 0

In anticipation of victory, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s fans already set up an event on Facebook, which has seized the interest of thousands of supporters.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: After 2020 Tory Will End Triple Lock Pension

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: After 2020 Tory Will End Triple Lock Pension 0

Ahead of a June 8 election, Theresa May said the double lock would mean pensions would rise in line with earnings or inflation, whichever was highest.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lesotho King Letsie III to Consult Mugabe on Elections

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lesotho King Letsie III to Consult Mugabe on Elections 0

Lesotho King Letsie III, born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso to consult President Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle on election management as the mountain kingdom prepares for crunch polls in June this year.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Key Election Pledges

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Key Election Pledges 0

Labour Party launched its election manifesto to renationalise mail, rail and water services, increase tax. Here’s key summary of Labour Party pledges.

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UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Will ‘Immediately Recognize’ Palestine State if Party Wins June 8 Election

UK POLITICS: Manifesto: Labour Party Will ‘Immediately Recognize’ Palestine State if Party Wins June 8 Election 2

“Labour is committed to comprehensive peace in Middle East based on a two-state solution – a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine,” the document said.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Destroy Labour, We Are Not Allowed to Crow’: Conservative Lawmaker Says

UK POLITICS: ‘Destroy Labour, We Are Not Allowed to Crow’: Conservative Lawmaker Says 0

Conservatives say, would hand Theresa May the kind of commanding victory she needs to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the EU.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Launches ‘Radical, Responsible’ Labour Party Election Manifesto

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Launches ‘Radical, Responsible’ Labour Party Election Manifesto 0

“It’s a program that will reverse our national priorities to put the interests of the many first. It will change our country, while managing within our means,” Corbyn said at the launch event in Bradford.

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UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights

UK POLITICS: Targeting Core Labour Voters, Theresa May Promises More Workers’ Rights 0

“Theresa May is taking working people for fools,” said Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s campaigns and elections chairman.

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UK POLITICS: Campaign Trail: Angry Voter Confronts Theresa May and She Didn’t Like May’s Reply to Her

UK POLITICS: Campaign Trail: Angry Voter Confronts Theresa May and She Didn’t Like May’s Reply to Her 0

Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, tweeted: “PM comes face to face with the consequences of the brutal cuts in support for disabled people.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Fails to Gain Post-Budget Poll Bounce

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Fails to Gain Post-Budget Poll Bounce 0

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains in precarious position with polls showing he would lose election against Labour opposition.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Coalition Shatters, Snap Election Takes Center Stage

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Coalition Shatters, Snap Election Takes Center Stage 0

“A working relationship with the Freedom Party would be a novelty for the SPO and we will therefore now discuss that internally in a sensitive way,” Kern said, alluding to a deep split within the party on the issue.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Inauguration: Emmanuel Macron Officially Takes Power as French President

FRANCE POLITICS: Inauguration: Emmanuel Macron Officially Takes Power as French President 0

France’s Emmanuel Macron predecessor, François Hollande welcomed him. Watch Emmanuel Macron​’s first speech as president of the French Republic.

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UK POLITICS: June 8 Theresa May Will Win ‘Thatcher Style’ Landslide: Tom Watson Warns

UK POLITICS: June 8 Theresa May Will Win ‘Thatcher Style’ Landslide: Tom Watson Warns 0

“If we get to June 8 and (Conservative leader Theresa May) still commands the lead in the polls she had at the start of the election, she will command a Margaret Thatcher style majority,” said Watson.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza 0

“No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people,” said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul. “Unfortunately this joy is taking place in the West Bank alone because Hamas is preventing the people from practising this right in Gaza.”

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UK POLITICS: Cannabis Could Be Legalised, Taxed, Sold on High Street: Liberal Democrats Manifesto

UK POLITICS: Cannabis Could Be Legalised, Taxed, Sold on High Street: Liberal Democrats Manifesto 0

Huppert Liberal Democrat says: “Cannabis is freely available and widely used. It generates significant health problems and vast profits for organised crime.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Belly Dancer Mona Prince to Run For President

EGYPT POLITICS: Belly Dancer Mona Prince to Run For President 0

Previously criticized for posting a belly dancing video on social media, Mona Prince now aspires to become Egypt’s president.

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NEPAL POLITICS: Local Elections Take Center Stage First Time in 20 Years

NEPAL POLITICS: Local Elections Take Center Stage First Time in 20 Years 0

Nepal votes in local elections on Sunday for the first time in 20 years, a major step in the young republic’s difficult transition to democracy more than a decade after the end of its civil war.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Team Announces Candidates for June Parliamentary Election

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Team Announces Candidates for June Parliamentary Election 0

Emmanuel Macron officially takes power on Sunday. Macron’s victory was seen across the world as a victory for supporters of European Union integration.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Manifesto Unanimously Agreed’: Corbyn Labour Leader

UK POLITICS: ‘Manifesto Unanimously Agreed’: Corbyn Labour Leader 0

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party’s manifesto has been “unanimously agreed” and will be published “in the next few days”.

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