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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 20 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 20 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz entered the fray on Sunday, criticizing Erdogan in an interview with newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag. Kurz, who is running for Chancellor in October’s election, accused Erdogan of trying to rile up the Turkish diaspora.

“President Erdogan is trying to instrumentalize ethnic Turkish communities, especially in German and Austria. He polarises and brings Turkish conflicts into the EU. I condemn the constant interference by Erdogan in the internal affairs of other states – and it’s not happening only in Germany.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 19 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 19 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “Steve has a powerful voice, and he’s going to keep that voice up,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser and Bannon friend. “He’s going to continue to promote policies that got Donald Trump in the White House.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 18 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 18 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Catalan government official Joaquim Forn said, “The priority right now is work out the identity of these people, to prove and show the relationship between the different people involved, those that took the van and those that have been able to escape,” Forn said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 17 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 17 August 2017

Both Australia and Papua New Guinea have said the Manus camp will close by October, but the fate of the men living there remains in doubt. The High Court challenge to Australia’s policy was launched by an Iranian asylum seeker who has been held on Manus since 2013.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 16 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 16 August 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said, “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 15 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 15 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told CNBC in an interview, “We are on track to deliver transformational, bold tax reform this year. We have the White House, the House, the Senate working together on the same page unifying behind a single tax reform plan. That didn’t happen with healthcare.”

“We’re still working with the White House and Senate on the details of this plan but we’re going to push rates as low as we can and we’re going to incentivize as much business investment now and in the future as we can,” Brady told CNBC, adding that any changes should be permanent “so that families and businesses can count on this.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 14 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 14 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “We must get across the message that Norwegian politics won’t have to go left when it’s so obvious that the economy is improving and jobs are being created,” Norway’s Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg told Reuters on the sidelines of a news conference.

The government sharply raised spending from Norway’s $975 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, to aid the recovery, but the growth in public spending should moderate now that growth is normalizing, Solberg added.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 13 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 13 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Former President Cristina Fernandez, who was indicted for corruption last year, is vying for a Senate seat in Buenos Aires province, home to nearly 40 percent of the country’s voters. Fernandez dismisses the corruption accusations as politically motivated. A seat in Congress would give the 64-year-old Fernandez immunity from arrest, though not from trial. She dismisses the corruption accusations as politically motivated.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 12 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 12 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Government forces reportedly killed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters and destroyed their weapons. The town is located some 50km from Deir al-Zor province, a major IS foothold in Syria. Damascus troops have already crossed the western borders of Deir al-Zor province.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 11 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 11 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: James Chapman, a former aide to Brexit Secretary David Davis said, “there is an enormous gap in the center now of British politics” that could be filled by an anti-Brexit force. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has also called for pro-EU politicians from all parties to unite.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 10 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 10 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Wang Wenli, the deputy director general of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs in China’s Foreign Ministry, reportedly conveyed this information to an Indian media delegation on Wednesday, the newspaper said. She did not provide any evidence to back her claim, which has been strongly denied by Bhutan.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 09 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 09 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Austria’s interior minister says police and soldiers are increasing controls on the country’s eastern and southern borders in response to what he says are increased numbers of migrants entering illegally. Wolfgang Sobotka says the measures will be in effect on border crossing points with Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Slovakia.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put forward a new cabinet line-up on Tuesday that again included no women, despite criticism of their absence from his reformist allies.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 07 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 07 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities. “Germany is abetting terrorists,” Erdogan told a conference in the Black Sea province of Rize, in comments likely to further escalate tensions between the two countries.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 06 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 06 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denounced as false a New York Times article suggesting he is eyeing a 2020 run for president, calling it “disgraceful and offensive. The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration,” Pence said in a statement.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Iran’s re-elected president Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for his second term in an open parliament session. Rouhani, a moderate cleric who secured re-election on May 19, promised that his country will pursue a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday formed a cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a reshuffle that appears aimed at bolstering support ahead of general elections due in mid-2018.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office. Temer won enough ballots to keep the opposition from attaining two-thirds of the vote required to move the corruption case forward.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 02 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 02 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “We are working to gather additional information as quickly as possible and will release more details as appropriate,” the NATO-led coalition said. The airport in Kandahar is home to a major military base for international troops helping Afghan security forces.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 01 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 01 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: The number of people with an immigrant background in Germany rose 8.5 percent to a record 18.6 million in 2016, largely due to an increase in refugees, the Federal Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

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