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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Most South Koreans Favor Diplomacy Over Military in Dealing With North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Most South Koreans Favor Diplomacy Over Military in Dealing With North Korea

“They understand better than we that the North Korean regime is bluffing, this regime has always been bluffing,” the expert said, “This is a mature attitude from the people [of the country] neighboring [North Korea], who are living just a few dozen kilometers from the threat.”

For its part, Russia which has 17 kilometers (11 mi) of terrestrial frontier and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of maritime border with North Korea warned against the further aggravation of situation in the region.

“As for the Korean Peninsula, of course, Moscow has been calling and continues to call on all parties to the conflict and parties that have relation to these affairs to show restraint and avoid any steps that could only aggravate the situation,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Popularity Slipping in Rural America: New Poll

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Popularity Slipping in Rural America: New Poll

“Rural people are more cynical about the federal government than people in general are,” Stauber said. “They’ve heard so many promises, and they’ve not seen much done.”

Despite all the talk of bringing manufacturing jobs back, Stauber said he has not seen any companies which have relocated to his region, or anyone expand their workforce, due to new federal policies.

“It just seems like we’ve dropped off the screen,” he said.

According to the poll, Trump’s overall popularity has dropped gradually, and for different reasons, this year.

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UK POLITICS: Labour Pull Five Points Clear of Tories, Voters Prefer Jeremy Corbyn to Theresa May

UK POLITICS: Labour Pull Five Points Clear of Tories, Voters Prefer Jeremy Corbyn to Theresa May

The numbers represent a stunning reversal in fortune for both the Tories and Labour, and the poll heaps yet more problems on top of Theresa May, whose authority had already been undermined by Boris Johnson even before her catastrophic conference speech.

The under-fire Theresa May also faces pressure from the European Union where leaders in France and Germany signalled they would not allow Brexit talks to progress on to trade.

The study by BMG Research gives Labour a four point increase to 42 per cent, while the Conservatives fell two to 37 per cent.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Annastacia Palaszczuk Slump in Popularity, May Be Out of Power After One Term: Poll

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Annastacia Palaszczuk Slump in Popularity, May Be Out of Power After One Term: Poll

Ms Palaszczuk’s personal popularity has also taken a hit, with the Reachtel poll having her deadlocked with Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls as preferred premier 50:50.

It has been widely speculated that the premier, who has been on annual leave, could call an election as early as this week for late October or early November. Her government expires in January 2018, but an election can be held as late as May next year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Leads in 2018 Vote Despite Graft Conviction: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Leads in 2018 Vote Despite Graft Conviction: Poll

Lula would beat all potential contenders in a runoff vote, the poll said, expect in an unlikely contest against Sergio Moro, the judge who convicted him of corruption in July. Moro has repeatedly denied being a candidate.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Popularity Drops to 3 Percent

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Popularity Drops to 3 Percent

The number of people who see Temer’s management “bad” or “very bad” has jumped to 77 percent from 70 percent, while 16 percent deem it “acceptable.”

When asked whether they trust Temer, 92 percent said no. A total of 2,000 residents of 126 Brazilian cities were surveyed September 15-20.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Would Win Now If There Were Elections in UK: Analyst

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Would Win Now If There Were Elections in UK: Analyst

“I think Corbyn to his great credit has grown, I think his speech was a success … and I think it is good to see that view point well stated by a British Labour Party leader at the time when the conservatives and [British Prime Minister] Theresa May … really are floundering and are not clear about what they want to do on almost anything,” Brent Budowsky said.

“I think Britain has had a problem with not having the best leadership. I think the Conservative Party which is dominated politically in recent years has a problem with internally divided, conservative against conservative and unclear about what it stands for,” Budowsky stated.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump New Approval Rating and Impeachment Odds

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump New Approval Rating and Impeachment Odds

At the 100-day milestone, Gallup daily polling showed that just 40 per cent of Americans approved of the way Trump is handling his new job – compared to 55 per cent that disapprove.

Historically, it has usually taken American presidents hundreds of days before they reach a majority disapproval rating.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel on Track to Win Fourth Term

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel on Track to Win Fourth Term

With Merkel’s conservatives commanding a solid poll lead, attention in Germany is turning to who she will govern with after the election, rather than whether she will stay in power.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Most South Koreans Don’t Expect War With North: Poll Shows

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Most South Koreans Don’t Expect War With North: Poll Shows

The survey found that 58 percent of those questioned felt there was no possibility North Korea would cause a war, while only 37 percent thought it could. In 2007, 51 percent of respondents said they expected a war, while 45 percent did not.

Trump has repeatedly said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea and on Thursday said he would prefer not to use military action, but if he did, it would be a “very sad day” for North Korea.

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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera Keeps Lead: Presidential Poll

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera Keeps Lead: Presidential Poll

A Pinera win would be welcomed by the Chilean business community, which blames current President Michelle Bachelet and her centre-left coalition of stoking market uncertainty in one of Latin America’s most free-market economies.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Most French Voters Dissatisfied With Emmanuel Macron: Public Opinion

FRANCE POLITICS: Most French Voters Dissatisfied With Emmanuel Macron: Public Opinion

Macron, France’s youngest leader since Napoleon, faces a big test next month when the far-left CGT trade union leads a rally to protest against plans to deregulate the jobs market.

“Now is the key time, with the labour executive orders to be presented,” said Francois Savary, chief investment officer at Geneva-based investment firm Prime Partners.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Chancellor Angela Merkel Falls By 10 Points Six Weeks Before Election

GERMANY POLITICS: Chancellor Angela Merkel Falls By 10 Points Six Weeks Before Election

Despite all this, Merkel’s conservatives, who currently share power with the SPD in a “grand coalition”, look on track to win the Sept. 24 vote. The main question for most experts is whether she will repeat her coalition with the SPD or seek another partner, possibly the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).

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USA POLITICS: Trump Approval Rating Drops to All-Time Low

USA POLITICS: Trump Approval Rating Drops to All-Time Low

“Despite Americans’ optimism regarding the economy, multiple factors are collectively offsetting the boost that the economy should be giving Trump, and driving down his approval rating,” Mayur said.

“Trump’s skirmish with Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions did not go well with many conservatives, and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar exchange with a reporter upset many. On top of this, the daily dose of insinuations from the media regarding collusion with Russia also help to explain the low approval rating.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: 83 Percent Russians Approve Putin as President

RUSSIA POLITICS: 83 Percent Russians Approve Putin as President

According to a study released, Putin’s approval rating as Russian president stood at 83.5 percent at the end of July, slightly down on 84.1 percent reported in the middle of the month, but still far ahead of other prominent Russian political figures.

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USA POLITICS: Americans Prefer Obamacare By 2-to-1 Margin to Trumpcare

USA POLITICS: Americans Prefer Obamacare By 2-to-1 Margin to Trumpcare

50 percent prefer Obamacare while 24 percent prefer Republican health plan, also called Trumpcare. 13 percent of respondents said they like neither.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Falls: Poll

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Falls: Poll

“The fall in popular support for Kuczynski could have many reasons, among them Alfredo Thorne’s exit from the economy ministry,” Ipsos Peru President Alfredo Torres said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

29 per cent of Canadians would have offered Omar Khadr an apology and compensation while 25 per cent would have only apologized.

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UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has a negative approval rating in every country surveyed and is even behind France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, in Britain.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Beats Turnbull in New Poll

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Beats Turnbull in New Poll

“It’s time for Malcolm Turnbull to listen to Australians and his own MPs and senators and just get this done,” Mr Shorten told Fairfax Media.

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