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INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

Indian nationals are by far the largest group of recipients of the 65,000 H-1B visas issued annually to new applicants under a cap mandated by Congress.

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USA POLITICS: EU Relieved But Wary After Trump Endorses It As ‘Wonderful’

USA POLITICS: EU Relieved But Wary After Trump Endorses It As ‘Wonderful’

When Donald Trump called the European Union “wonderful” and said he was “totally in favor of it”, some Brussels officials feared the headline was a hoax, given the U.S. president’s earlier apparent disdain for the bloc.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari Illness, Osinbajo and the Opposition

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari Illness, Osinbajo and the Opposition

Buhari and Osinbajo are a team. The success of either is the success of the team and the success of the political alliance between the North and the Yoruba.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Purveyors of ‘Fake News’ At CPAC

USA POLITICS: Trump Slams Purveyors of ‘Fake News’ At CPAC

“I’m against the people that make up stories and make up sources. Let their name be out there,” Trump said. “Let there be no more sources.”

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UK POLITICS: Conservatives Wins Landmark Election Victory

UK POLITICS: Conservatives Wins Landmark Election Victory

Conservatives captured the northwestern seat of Copeland that Labour have held since 1935, the first by-election gain for a governing party for 35 years and a result that piles pressure on the opposition’s under-fire socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump to FBI: Stop Leaks Now!

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump to FBI: Stop Leaks Now!

Trumps says, “They can’t find leakers within FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have devastating effect on US. FIND NOW.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

Abbott is portraying his book, “Making Australia Right”, as merely a policy discussion, a back bencher taking a pew in the Liberal broad church and raising urgent matters.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie Abe, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

Sergeant Elor Azaria is the only member of the Israeli security forces to have been brought to trial for such a killing, she added.

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USA POLITICS: U.S. Governors Prepare Wish Lists for Trump

USA POLITICS: U.S. Governors Prepare Wish Lists for Trump

President Donald Trump’s campaign promise for a $1 trillion infrastructure program will be in focus when U.S. governors gather on Friday in Washington, D.C.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Profile And Timeline

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Profile And Timeline

circa 11th century onwards – Formation of city states, kingdoms and empires, including Hausa kingdoms and Borno dynasty in north, Oyo and Benin kingdoms in south.

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UK POLITICS: Labour Wins Stoke By-Election, Holds Off UKIP

UK POLITICS: Labour Wins Stoke By-Election, Holds Off UKIP

Labour Party won by a comfortable margin over UKIP, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in third.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Government Mulls 2018 Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Government Mulls 2018 Independence Referendum

Scottish government is increasingly convinced it can win a new independence referendum and is thinking seriously about calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Scottish government said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Women Demand U.N. Talks Address Fate of Detainees

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Women Demand U.N. Talks Address Fate of Detainees

Staffan de Mistura, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, met them after seeing delegations from the Syrian government and opposition separately at the start of the first negotiations in nearly a year.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Why is Buhari Still in London?

NIGERIA POLITICS: Why is Buhari Still in London?

And unlike Big Brother, there are no constant updates – in fact, President Buhari, 74, has not given a single interview since arriving in the UK.

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USA POLITICS: Conservatives Unite to Praise Trump

USA POLITICS: Conservatives Unite to Praise Trump

Known as CPAC, the event is being held at a new MGM resort and casino located in Maryland, just outside Washington. So Trump, a former casino developer, should feel at home.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 48 Hours South Africans Must Leave Nigeria: NANS Demand

NIGERIA POLITICS: 48 Hours South Africans Must Leave Nigeria: NANS Demand

Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s two largest economies and pre-eminent diplomatic and military powers, have a volatile relationship.

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USA POLITICS: James O’Keefe Conservative Undercover Journalist to Leak ‘Hours of Tape’ in CNN Exposé

USA POLITICS: James O’Keefe Conservative Undercover Journalist to Leak ‘Hours of Tape’ in CNN Exposé

“My audience, the American people, are deeply upset at the media,” O’Keefe told CNN in a telephone interview. “We think our media needs to be held to account, and CNN is kind of the leader of that. CNN has a very important role as an arbiter of news.”

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USA POLITICS: Clinton Foundation Hacker Timothy Sedlak to Plead Guilty

USA POLITICS: Clinton Foundation Hacker Timothy Sedlak to Plead Guilty

Timothy Sedlak, 43, is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court in Manhattan, according to court records. Prosecutors accused him in September 2015 of trying to gain access to an unnamed New York-based global charitable organization’s network.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Favourites to Win: POLL

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Favourites to Win: POLL

Marine Le Pen remains favourite to win the first round of France’s presidential election but would lose the May 7 runoff against either the centre-right’s Francois Fillon or centrist Emmanuel Macron, two polls showed on Thursday.

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