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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Australia First’ Fortifies Turnbull Position

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Australia First’ Fortifies Turnbull Position

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a rise in voter support just days after tightening rules for foreigners seeking work and citizenship under an “Australia first” policy, a newspaper poll showed on Monday.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Gains Support After Paris Attack: Poll

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Gains Support After Paris Attack: Poll

France Election 2017 Update: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen gained some support in the first opinion poll to be held entirely after the Paris attack.

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USA POLITICS: Americans Name Dissatisfaction With Government as Top Problem: POLL

USA POLITICS: Americans Name Dissatisfaction With Government as Top Problem: POLL

This is by far the problem U.S. adults most frequently mention, followed by healthcare, immigration and the economy. Americans have often named government dissatisfaction as the top problem in the nation.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Military Prestige Service Doubles

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Military Prestige Service Doubles

“As a result, we are now witnessing a phenomenon in which people are trying to bribe recruiters to join the military, not to evade the draft like it has been before,” Mikhailova wrote.

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GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll

GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll

Moscow pointed out Syria eliminated its stockpiles of chemical weapons, which was confirmed by Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Clashes With Macron Le Pen

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Clashes With Macron Le Pen

Macron retorted: “Sorry to tell you this, Madame Le Pen, but you are saying the same lies that we’ve heard from your father for 40 years.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said. It put Le Pen on 25 percent, down one point.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Now Favorite to Win

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Now Favorite to Win

Macron presented his manifesto on Thursday and has been climbing in the polls since scandal engulfed Fillon – once the favorite to win the presidency.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Hugo Chavez Most Popular President

Chavez is also perceived as being Venezuela’s most democratic president, with 51 percent of the vote, and the country’s most efficient president, with 57 percent of the vote.

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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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FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Gains Narrows Gap Against Macron, Fillon: Poll

FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Gains Narrows Gap Against Macron, Fillon: Poll

The Opinionway poll of voting intentions had Le Pen easily beating her four main rivals and winning the April 23 first round with a score of 27 percent to move through to the two-way runoff against either Macron or Fillon.

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CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: One in Four Canadians Support Temporary Syrian Refugees Ban: Poll

Sixty percent of those surveyed in an online poll said the Canadian government had done a good job of resettling Syrian refugees since the Liberals came to power in 2015.

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USA POLITICS: Who Are the Top 3 United States of America President in History?

USA POLITICS: Who Are the Top 3 United States of America President in History?

Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Bill Clinton.

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USA POLITICS: Top US Presidents: Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, 12th Obama

USA POLITICS: Top US Presidents: Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, 12th Obama

“Once again the big three are Lincoln, Washington and FDR – as it should be. Obama came in at number 12 his first time out is impressive,” said Douglas Brinkley.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Shows Australia’s Shift to Right

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Shows Australia’s Shift to Right

A state premier’s desperate move to win re-election by striking an electoral deal with the far-right One Nation party drove a wedge between partners in the ruling coalition on Monday, as Australia’s conservative politics faced a lurch to the right.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

Support for Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, fell 4 points to 33 percent – cutting the gap between the two blocs to its narrowest in records compiled by poll tracker wahlrecht.de going back to Sept 2013.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Do You Support Former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh Going Into Exile?

GAMBIA POLITICS: Do You Support Former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh Going Into Exile?

“The rule of fear has been banished from Gambia for good,” Barrow told a crowd at a Dakar hotel on Friday, once it became clear a deal had been struck for Jammeh to relinquish power.

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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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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Dives After Odebrecht Case

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Dives After Odebrecht Case

Support for Kuczynski was 43 percent, down 5 percentage points from December, according to a survey published by Ipsos Peru in local newspaper El Comercio

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