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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Slams Shorten of New Zealand Labour Party Conspiracy to Undermine the Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Slams Shorten of New Zealand Labour Party Conspiracy to Undermine the Government

‘We have learned this morning the Australian Labor Party has been conspiring with the NZ Labour Party to undermine the position of the deputy prime minister and the government of Australia,’ Malcolm Turnbull said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal: Netanyahu Household Under Scrutiny

ISRAEL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal: Netanyahu Household Under Scrutiny

Court filings revealed Netanyahu was now officially a suspect in bribery, breach of trust, and fraud cases. It’s not just the prime minister — his whole household is under scrutiny: The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported on Monday that his wife, Sara Netanyahu, will likely be indicted soon for misuse of government funds.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Houthis Will Not Keep Hodeidah: Yemeni Government Says

YEMEN POLITICS: Houthis Will Not Keep Hodeidah: Yemeni Government Says

The government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi accuses the Houthis of using the port to smuggle in weapons and of collecting custom duties on goods, which they use to finance the war. The Houthis deny this.

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UK POLITICS: Free Movement After Brexit Divides Theresa May’s Government

UK POLITICS: Free Movement After Brexit Divides Theresa May’s Government

Boris Johnson – who has advocated a tough approach to the Brexit negotiations – has been silent on the issue recently.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 14 Anti-Government Protesters to be Beheaded Including Michigan-Bound Student

“King Salman’s signature is now all that stands between them and their execution,” Samah Hadid, of Amnesty International’s Middle East group said.

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UK POLITICS: Britain May Need Fewer than 10 New Regulators Post-Brexit: Government Source

UK POLITICS: Britain May Need Fewer than 10 New Regulators Post-Brexit: Government Source

Untangling decades of complex legal ties between Britain and EU seen as one of the most difficult technical challenges of enacting Brexit vote.

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UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

Hammond: “I think you’ll find the cabinet rallying around a position that maximises our negotiating leverage and gets the best possible deal for Britain.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

Theresa May Brexit minister, veteran anti-EU campaigner David Davis is expected to meet Barnier, a French former cabinet minister, at European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters on Monday morning.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Government’s Peace Efforts to in Niger Delta Are Empty Rhetoric: Community Leaders Say

NIGERIA POLITICS: Government’s Peace Efforts to in Niger Delta Are Empty Rhetoric: Community Leaders Say

“The people of the Niger Delta can hold this government or any government to ransom because we are the people feeding the nation,” said Godspower Gbenekama, a chief in the Kingdom of Gbaramatu.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Selfish’ to Challenge Government’s Austerity Measures: Cameron

UK POLITICS: ‘Selfish’ to Challenge Government’s Austerity Measures: Cameron

David Cameron UK ex-Prime Minister: “Giving up on sound finances isn’t being generous, it’s being selfish: spending money today that you may need tomorrow.”

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MEXICO POLITICS: PAN Officials Targeted By Government Spying: Report

MEXICO POLITICS: PAN Officials Targeted By Government Spying: Report

“That the government spies, invading privacy of people in this magnitude, is unacceptable,” National Action Party (PAN) head Ricardo Anaya said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians to Pay More Tax for Streaming Services Because of New Taxes

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australians to Pay More Tax for Streaming Services Because of New Taxes

Australians can expect to pay more for streaming services such as Netflix as well as for songs and movies downloaded from the internet when a range of new taxes kick in at the end of the week.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 15 ‘Mega Coalition’ Parties Formed to Take on The Ruling Parties

NIGERIA POLITICS: 15 ‘Mega Coalition’ Parties Formed to Take on The Ruling Parties

“Mega Coalition will reduce inconviences INEC faces in conducting elections. It will make elections and candidates management easier”, the document says.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Subversive Biafran Agitation, Ethnic Responses and The Nigerian Government

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Subversive Biafran Agitation, Ethnic Responses and The Nigerian Government

The Nigerian constitution makes clear that the unity of Nigeria is indivisible. That said, the constitution allows for changes and provides mechanisms through which changes can be effected. If a tribe within the Nigerian nation state wants out, it must do so within the parameters of the Nigerian constitution. The Federal Government is therefore handling matters very well. The behaviour of the Igbo elite has been disgraceful. They have now fully embraced the racist thug and now self acclaimed supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu.

Any casual listener to Radio Biafra when it was hosted by Kanu can attest to the most repugnant racist slurs and stereo types that were directed at the North and the Yoruba. This climate of hate speech has now been a feature of Igbo internet warriors all over the net.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: MDC Slams Mugabe Government Choosing Chinese Firm for Voter Registration

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: MDC Slams Mugabe Government Choosing Chinese Firm for Voter Registration

Zimbabwe is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next year. Mugabe will be 94 if he stands for re-election, as he has indicated he is likely to.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Government Soldier Find Stash of Banknotes as Fighters Pull Back

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Government Soldier Find Stash of Banknotes as Fighters Pull Back

“The recovery of those millions of cash indicates that they are running because the government troops are pressing in and focusing on destroying them,” Marines Operations Officer Rowan Rimas told a news conference in the town as helicopters on machinegun runs buzzed overhead.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

The class action is led by an Iranian immigrant, Majid Karami Kamasaee, who spent 10 months at the Manus Island facility and who now lives in community detention in Melbourne.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

“International law is unambiguous. The protection of civilian lives is legal and moral duty that stands above all other objectives,” underscored the UN aid chief.

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Government Wants to Construct New Capital City

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Government Wants to Construct New Capital City

Minister of National Planning Lucky Mulusa and his team have identified Ngabwe in Central Province as the new site for the country’s new capital city.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

Voters also want to see a closer-knit Europe after Britain leaves the Union, with 67% of respondents saying that they want to see further EU integration once a Brexit deal has been agreed.

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