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USA POLITICS: In Blow to Obama, Trump Revokes Guidelines On Transgender Bathrooms

USA POLITICS: In Blow to Obama, Trump Revokes Guidelines On Transgender Bathrooms

Reversing the Obama guidelines stands to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and social progressives, and is likely to prompt more of the street protests that followed Trump’s Nov. 8 election.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Clashes With U.S. Border Agents Powers in Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Clashes With U.S. Border Agents Powers in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau defends plans to give more powers to US border agents stationed in Canada, saying travelers to be protected by domestic laws.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Bristles at ‘Hostile’ Trump Deportation Rules

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Bristles at ‘Hostile’ Trump Deportation Rules

Trump, who took office last month, campaigned on a pledge to get tougher on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, playing on fears of violent crime while promising to build the wall and stop potential terrorists from entering the country.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Security Forces Storm Mosul Airport

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Security Forces Storm Mosul Airport

U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul stormed the city’s airport and a nearby military base on Thursday, state television said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Thinking With You… Nigeria Break Up Imminent Oduduwa Republic Inevitable

NIGERIA POLITICS: Thinking With You… Nigeria Break Up Imminent Oduduwa Republic Inevitable

Nigerians in general and Yorubas in particular, are slowly becoming aware that there is a better way to live and this is not it.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Game Changer! Bayrou Boosts Macron With Alliance

FRANCE POLITICS: Game Changer! Bayrou Boosts Macron With Alliance

“I have decided to offer Emmanuel Macron an alliance. The danger is too big we must change things,” Francois Bayrou told a news conference, describing his decision as a “sacrifice”.

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HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

Donald Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial and the highest ranking one to be put behind bars.

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USA POLITICS: Bestseller Book: The Autobiography of Malcolm X: By Malcolm X

USA POLITICS: Bestseller Book: The Autobiography of Malcolm X: By Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X was hailed by the New York Times as “Extraordinary. Buy Bestseller Book: The Autobiography of Malcolm X: By Malcolm X.

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USA POLITICS: Malcolm X Biography

USA POLITICS: Malcolm X Biography

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm was the fourth of eight children born to Louise. Read Malcolm X Biography.

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UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Government Imposed Curfew After 14 People Killed

NIGERIA POLITICS: Government Imposed Curfew After 14 People Killed

As a result of violence in Kaura and the Jema’a region, the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the two areas, Samuel Aruwan, a spokesman for the governor of Kaduna, said in a statement.

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CYPRUS POLITICS: 1950 Vote Row Stalls Reunification

CYPRUS POLITICS: 1950 Vote Row Stalls Reunification

Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray on Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week’s meeting in an escalating row that opened old wounds over past Greek Cypriot ambitions to unite with Greece.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe At 93 Dismisses Corruption Allegations

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe At 93 Dismisses Corruption Allegations

“I think the big fish, more of it has been talk, talk and talk. People have not come out and actually said here is a case against a big fish,” Mugabe said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Alexandre de Moraes Approved for Supreme Court

BRAZIL POLITICS: Alexandre de Moraes Approved for Supreme Court

President Michel Temer’s nominee Moraes, who took leave as minister when he was nominated two weeks ago, vowed to be “absolutely independent and impartial.”

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Completing South China Sea Structures to House Missiles

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Completing South China Sea Structures to House Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has called China’s island building in the South China Sea illegal.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Will Not Halt Illegal Border Crossing

Opposition Conservatives want Trudeau’s center-left Liberal government to stem the flow of asylum seekers from the United States because of security fears and a lack of resources to deal with them.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership

Governor Okorocha and other southeast governors would do well to borrow the example of their southwest counterparts.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Reflections on Muhammadu Buhari’s Protracted Absence

NIGERIA POLITICS: Reflections on Muhammadu Buhari’s Protracted Absence

By the time you read this, it must have been exactly one month and three days since president Muhammadu Buhari jetted out of the country ostensibly on a short leave which according to a statement credited to one his handlers, would also form part of his “annual vacation”.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

“The government will ensure that all the humanitarian and developmental organizations have unimpeded access to the needy population across the country,” Kiir said in a speech to parliament.

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UK POLITICS: BBC Impartiality Questioned Over Map of Israel Which Erased Gaza

UK POLITICS: BBC Impartiality Questioned Over Map of Israel Which Erased Gaza

BBC has come under fire for using a map that depicted Jerusalem as a part of Israel, the West Bank annexed to Jordan, and the Gaza Strip erased altogether.

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