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USA POLITICS: Quarter of Republicans Would Keep Obamacare: Poll

USA POLITICS: Quarter of Republicans Would Keep Obamacare: Poll

Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control Congress, have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

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GREECE POLITICS: Alexis Tsipras Sees Progress On Cyprus

GREECE POLITICS: Alexis Tsipras Sees Progress On Cyprus

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras: “A precondition is the other side, particularly Turkey, come to negotiations in similar spirit, putting aside aggressive rhetoric.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Army Advance in Northeastern Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Army Advance in Northeastern Mosul

Iraqi forces recaptured most of eastern Mosul in a 3-month old U.S.-backed offensive to drive Islamic State out of its last major stronghold in the country.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US, Mexico, Cuba to Sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ Deal in Gulf Waters

MEXICO POLITICS: US, Mexico, Cuba to Sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ Deal in Gulf Waters

United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and he has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.

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USA POLITICS: Bradley Manning Biography and Autobiography

USA POLITICS: Bradley Manning Biography and Autobiography

Bradley Manning was born in Oklahoma December 17, 1987. Later Manning became transgender named Chelsea Manning. Read Bradley Manning Biography and Profile.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Officials to Handle Trump Challenge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Officials to Handle Trump Challenge

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau plans to promote a former army commander as he shuffles senior officials to help handle ties with the Trump administration.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh Declares State of Emergency

GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh Declares State of Emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month.

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USA POLITICS: Senate Democrats to Jeff Sessions: Recuse From Russia Probes

USA POLITICS: Senate Democrats to Jeff Sessions: Recuse From Russia Probes

Nine Democratic senators asked President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions.

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USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

USA POLITICS: 17 May Chelsea Manning Will Gain Freedom

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the White House said.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Says Scotland Must Have Choice On Independence If Brexit Wishes Ignored

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Says Scotland Must Have Choice On Independence If Brexit Wishes Ignored

Scottish First Minister Sturgeon said Scots, who voted by clear majority against leaving EU in last referendum, were now more likely to want independence

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USA POLITICS: Sabrina De Sousa Ex-CIA Agent to Be Extradited to Italy Begs Trump to Save Her From Prison

USA POLITICS: Sabrina De Sousa Ex-CIA Agent to Be Extradited to Italy Begs Trump to Save Her From Prison

Sabrina De Sousa, 60, is scheduled to be extradited from Portugal today to serve four years in jail for her role in the Bush-era US extraordinary renditions program.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Sets For ‘Hard Brexit’, Britain Will Leave EU Single Market

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Sets For ‘Hard Brexit’, Britain Will Leave EU Single Market

“I want to be clear: What I am proposing cannot mean membership of the single market,” Prime Minister Theresa May told an audience of foreign diplomats and Britain’s own Brexit negotiating team at a mansion house in London.

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LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave

LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave

Lithuania politician Rasa Jukneviciene said “this fence will not stop military equipment” but it would help to “reduce the potential threat posed by Russia”.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Says, Those Behind Allegations ‘Against Trump Have No Moral Scruples’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Says, Those Behind Allegations ‘Against Trump Have No Moral Scruples’

“Prostitution is ugly social phenomenon,” Putin said, adding people who stand behind “fabrications” being used against Trump “are worse than prostitutes.”

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GAMBIA POLITICS: 4 Jammeh’s Ministers Resign

GAMBIA POLITICS: 4 Jammeh’s Ministers Resign

Jammeh’s defiance has sent the tiny West African country into crisis. As well as the defections from the government, hundreds of Gambians have fled abroad, fearing violence.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Brexit Speech: What People Are Saying

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Brexit Speech: What People Are Saying

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday Britain could not remain a member of the EU single market after leaving the European Union, but would seek an agreement to allow for the freest possible trade in goods and services.

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CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

A brief statement said Rhodes was in Cuba for “official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Says Unemployment, Not Graft Probe, Biggest Worry

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Says Unemployment, Not Graft Probe, Biggest Worry

“We will have to focus carefully on unemployment. That is our main worry, and that requires economic growth,” President Michel Temer said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Abiola Ajimobi: Belligerent, Bellicose, Bully

NIGERIA POLITICS: Abiola Ajimobi: Belligerent, Bellicose, Bully

Sadly, the political leadership at all levels in Nigeria is made up of people who are not properly trained and ill prepared for leadership positions and who do not understand the importance of their roles.

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