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USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT at the state’s death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

The Supreme Court last month upheld death sentences for the three militants, who included Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

US Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice on US Supreme Court. Senator Rand Paul cast the decisive 51st vote in favor of the nomination.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

Temer’s reform of Brazil’s social security system – key to his plans to restore fiscal discipline – also faces a first vote in committee by mid-April.

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BAHRAIN POLITICS: Court Reduces Sheikh Ali Salman Jail Term

BAHRAIN POLITICS: Court Reduces Sheikh Ali Salman Jail Term

Salman, 51, is considered a moderate who has pushed for constitutional reforms in Bahrain, unlike hardline groups who have demanded the toppling of the ruling dynasty in a string of protests that go back to 2011.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian court ruled on Sunday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial sources said, potentially reviving a deal that triggered protests in Egypt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Called ‘Dictator’, Maduro Tries to Defuse Court Protests

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Called ‘Dictator’, Maduro Tries to Defuse Court Protests

“This controversy is over … the constitution has won,” Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech just after midnight.

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USA POLITICS: $25m Settlement of Trump University Lawsuit Approved By Court Judge

USA POLITICS: $25m Settlement of Trump University Lawsuit Approved By Court Judge

“The amount offered in settlement provides significant and immediate recovery,” U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego concluded.

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USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Top Senate Democrat Vows to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, a day after Gorsuch finished marathon Judiciary Committee testimony.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

HONDURAS POLITICS: Court Convicts Mexican, Hondurans For Plotting to Assassinate Juan Orlando Hernandez

Jesus Estrada, Victor Flores and Jose Contreras, were convicted of planning to kill the Honduran leader in a September 2014 scheme, said supreme court.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

Supreme Court will in Abuja, hear the case filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

Duterte: “I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Court to Government: Pay Social Grants On April 1

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered the government to pay social grants on April 1 via its current service provider, seeking to end a fiasco that had threatened the payment of benefits to 17 million people.

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POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

POLAND POLITICS: Court Approves Bill to Crackdown On Unwanted Protests

Poland’s constitutional court gave its final approval to a bill that could be used to ban certain demonstrations and is part of a wider crackdown on opponents by the right-wing government.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Judgment Could Change TV Landscape

It will be up to the Court to determine whether the Minister’s amendment should stand and whether or not the STBs will be produced without encryption capacity.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 1 April ‘Fairly Confident’ Welfare Benefits Will Be Paid: Gordhan Assures

South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said, “I am fairly confident grants will be paid.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: European Court of Justice to Give Ruling on Islamic Headscarf Bans

EUROPE POLITICS: European Court of Justice to Give Ruling on Islamic Headscarf Bans

European Court of Justice (ECJ) will determine whether an employer can prohibit staff from wearing Islamic headscarf in the first case before EU top court.

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USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

U.S. Court District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia in San Antonio found that the districts’ shapes diluted minority voters’ power.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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