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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 31 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 31 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary, its borders with Serbia and Croatia fortified with a fence, police and troops, “was protecting all the citizens of Europe from the flood of illegal migrants” and it was time the EU helped Hungary as it did Italy, Greece and Bulgaria. “Double standards cannot be applied,” Lazar said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 30 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 30 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “It is clear from my overall remarks that I regard Hitler in extremely negative terms, and it’s clear that his motives were also wrong,” Aso said, adding that he wanted to stress the importance of delivering results, but not defend Hitler. Aso is no stranger to gaffes, having retracted a comment in 2013 about Hitler’s rise to power that was interpreted as praising the Nazi regime.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 29 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 29 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: In a message aimed at US President Donald Trump, who has ordered a review of the lifting of sanctions after the agreement and called it “the worst deal ever negotiated,” Macron told French ambassadors that the agreement was good. “There is no alternative to the regime on nuclear non-proliferation,” he said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 28 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 28 August 2017

WORLD BRIE: Stormfront.org had more than 300,000 registered users, Black said, with traffic increasing since a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Popular with the KKK and neo-Nazi groups, the site included forums where users sometimes promoted white power events.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 26 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 26 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “It is regrettable that the government pushes through the airline tax, but we won’t demand a no-confidence vote due to that,” Center Party leader Annie Loof of the opposition said on Twitter.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 25 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 25 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Russian warplanes made over 360 combat runs, targeting groups such as the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Al-Nusra Front. In addition, 190 objects of interests were noted by surveillance drones that carried out over 140 flights.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “So now is the time to think of possibilities, pauses or otherwise that might facilitate the escape of civilians, knowing that Islamic State fighters are doing their absolute best to keep them in place,” he said. The UN is still assessing the outcome of talks held this week in Riyadh between the three Syrian opposition groups – who failed to unite – Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, the UN deputy special envoy for Syria, said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 23 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 23 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: In error, Britain tells dozens of EU citizens to leave.

“A limited number of letters were issued in error and we have been urgently looking into why this happened. We are contacting everyone who received this letter to clarify that they can disregard it,” a spokeswoman for the Britain’s Home Office said in a statement.

“We are absolutely clear that the rights of EU nationals living in the UK remain unchanged.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 22 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 22 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.

“The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea). Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another Member state informed the panel that it had reasons to believe that the goods were part of a KOMID contract with Syria,” the experts wrote in the 37-page report.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Police are still searching for Abouyaaqoub and released photos of him on Monday. Police now consider that the death toll from the attacks stands at 15, including the Spanish man stabbed in his car as he was parking. They believe Abouyaaqoub took the car, rammed into officials at a police checkpoint in the city and then abandoned the vehicle with the dead body in it.

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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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