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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Critics, Allies in Senate Vow to Block Budget Cut for Rights Body

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Critics, Allies in Senate Vow to Block Budget Cut for Rights Body

Duterte on Tuesday appeared to distance himself from the lawmakers proposing the meager budget. He said CHR was constitutionally created and should probe whatever it wants, adding he was “not here to destroy institutions”.

“He had it coming. He opens his mouth in a most inappropriate way. He knows nothing,” Duterte said, referring to Gascon. “The congressmen are really angry. I have nothing against him. Give them a budget for all I care, whatever he likes to investigate.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Still On The Executive-Legislature Slugfest On The Budget

NIGERIA POLITICS: Still On The Executive-Legislature Slugfest On The Budget

Before Buhari, budgets have no impact and spark no interest among the common man whose interests were neither captured nor represented in yearly ritual.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Despite Budget Being Signed By Osinbajo, Still Being Amended

NIGERIA POLITICS: Despite Budget Being Signed By Osinbajo, Still Being Amended

Osinbajo signed this year’s budget, despite it not being finalised, because the process had already dragged on for too long, the official said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Budget: Fashola’s Allegation Stirs Up Executive, Legislature Spat

NIGERIA POLITICS: Budget: Fashola’s Allegation Stirs Up Executive, Legislature Spat

Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senate said Fashola flouted extant laws and agreements on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway by voting funds for the project.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Mull Inviting Democrats into US Budget Negotiations

USA POLITICS: Republicans Mull Inviting Democrats into US Budget Negotiations

In December 2013, Republican Representative Paul Ryan, now speaker of the House of Representatives, and Democratic Senator Patty Murray worked out a two-year deal that canceled some spending cuts in fiscal 2014 and 2015 in return for some longer-term spending reductions.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

Senate scrutiny over the government’s budget has become a major irritant to Trudeau, whose attempt to reform the unpopular chamber has made it more independent just as Trudeau needed legislation passed to counter a refreshed opposition.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Massively Cut Medicaid, Food Stamps in Budget Proposal

USA POLITICS: Trump Massively Cut Medicaid, Food Stamps in Budget Proposal

Donald Trump’s budget to drive millions of people from food stamps, part of new wave of spending cut proposals getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Fails to Gain Post-Budget Poll Bounce

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Fails to Gain Post-Budget Poll Bounce

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains in precarious position with polls showing he would lose election against Labour opposition.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Budget 2017: Turnbull School Funding Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Budget 2017: Turnbull School Funding Takes Center Stage

Turnbull has tempted a backlash with the Coalition’s voter base, particularly Catholic families, as he seeks to “right Labor’s wrongs’’ by implementing needs-based funding and “bring the school-funding wars to an end”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Emphasizes Women’s Issues in New Budget

Trudeau, who took power in 2015, stressed the importance of gender equality and made a point of appointing a cabinet with same number of men and women.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Budget: The Winners and Losers

USA POLITICS: Trump Budget: The Winners and Losers

Congress, controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, may reject some or many of his proposed cuts. Some of the proposed changes, which Democrats will broadly oppose, have been targeted for decades by conservative Republicans.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Budget Opens New Fight Among Republicans

USA POLITICS: Trump Budget Opens New Fight Among Republicans

More moderate Republicans are less enthusiastic and worry Trump’s budget could force lawmakers to choose between opposing the president or backing reductions in popular programs such as aid for disabled children and hot meals for the elderly.

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CHINA POLITICS: China to Strengthen Defenses

CHINA POLITICS: China to Strengthen Defenses

China’s military build-up has rattled nerves around the region, particularly because it has taken an increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East China Sea, the South China Sea and over Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

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USA POLITICS: Mick Mulvaney Confirmed Trump’s Budget Director

USA POLITICS: Mick Mulvaney Confirmed Trump’s Budget Director

The vote came as Republican Senator John McCain opposed Mick Mulvaney along with 46 Democrats and two independents.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Presents Record Budget, Deficit To Rise

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Presents Record Budget, Deficit To Rise

Buhari is facing rising disenchantment with his handling of the economy as Nigeria struggles with 18 percent inflation and its first recession in 25 years.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Shifts 2017 Budget Presentation At N’Assembly To 2PM

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Shifts 2017 Budget Presentation At N’Assembly To 2PM

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday failed to keep to the time he had scheduled for the presentation of the 2017 budget to the national assembly.

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VENEZUELA: Nicolas Maduro Signs 2017 Budget

VENEZUELA: Nicolas Maduro Signs 2017 Budget

Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Maduro to put forth the budget without lawmakers’ approval, overriding a constitutional obligation.

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RUSSIA: Russians Say Budget For Defense Major Priority

RUSSIA: Russians Say Budget For Defense Major Priority

50% of Russian citizens consider budget allocations for defense a major priority and think development of the weapons industry can bring positive changes.

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NIGERIA: Osinbajo Says, Money Recovered From Anti-Corruption Fight Will Fund Budget

NIGERIA: Osinbajo Says, Money Recovered From Anti-Corruption Fight Will Fund Budget

“If you look in the 2016 budget, N350bn is the amount we expect to recover so we really have provided for it. That’s what we are expecting,” Osinbajo said.

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