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USA POLITICS: Congress Passes Stopgap Legislation to Avert Government Shutdown

USA POLITICS: Congress Passes Stopgap Legislation to Avert Government Shutdown

The bill in the Republican-led Congress provides federal funding until May 5, allowing lawmakers to hammer out legislation over the next few days to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Controversial Anzac Day Post Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Controversial Anzac Day Post Takes Center Stage

Julie Bishop will “carefully consider” conservative backbencher Eric Abetz’s demands for Yassmin Abdel-Magied to be dismissed from government advisory board following her controversial Anzac Day post.

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UK POLITICS: Twitter Bans UK Government, Spy Agency MI5 From Accessing Public Data

UK POLITICS: Twitter Bans UK Government, Spy Agency MI5 From Accessing Public Data

Twitter blocked British government and its spy agency MI5 from accessing data on potential terrorist threats in a bid to tackle its “surveillance” plans, according to the Telegraph.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Government to Lower Police Retirement Age After Violent Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Government to Lower Police Retirement Age After Violent Protest

The violent clash, during which the guards used pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, illustrated the unpopularity of the reform proposal that is central to President Michel Temer’s austerity agenda.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion

UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion

It will be “very difficult” for the UK government to refuse military assistance to the US in Syria if they expressly ask for it, British FM Boris Johnson has said, responding to an MP’s question on if he intends to heed parliament’s vote against the incursion.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Revealed! Abbott Had ‘Very Blunt Conversation’ With Mathias Cormann

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Revealed! Abbott Had ‘Very Blunt Conversation’ With Mathias Cormann

Mr Abbott used his first appearance on Ray Hadley’s 2GB radio program to offer an insight into the internal workings of the Liberal Party. He revealed details of a “man to man” talk with Senator Cormann.

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USA POLITICS: Secretly Trump Allows Aides to Get Away With Violating Government Ethics Rules

USA POLITICS: Secretly Trump Allows Aides to Get Away With Violating Government Ethics Rules

According to the report, the Trump administration has been trying to hide the nature of the violations by issuing waivers for the ethics rules.

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USA POLITICS: Americans Name Dissatisfaction With Government as Top Problem: POLL

USA POLITICS: Americans Name Dissatisfaction With Government as Top Problem: POLL

This is by far the problem U.S. adults most frequently mention, followed by healthcare, immigration and the economy. Americans have often named government dissatisfaction as the top problem in the nation.

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INDIA POLITICS: BJP Alleges AAP Government Squanders Public Funds

INDIA POLITICS: BJP Alleges AAP Government Squanders Public Funds

BJP leader Piyush Goyal termed the alleged expenditure mind boggling. “This is criminal waste of government exchequer by Kejriwal government,” Gupta said.

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MALDIVES POLITICS: Qasim Ibrahim Held For Alleged Plot Against Government

MALDIVES POLITICS: Qasim Ibrahim Held For Alleged Plot Against Government

Qasim Ibrahim, the leader of the Jumhooree Party and a former presidential candidate, was remanded for six days by a Male court. Denying the allegations, his lawyer said Qasim had acted lawfully.

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BULGARIA POLITICS: GERB Wants to Form Government By End-April

BULGARIA POLITICS: GERB Wants to Form Government By End-April

“The prime minister of the next government that will be formed I suppose by the end of this month … will be Boiko Borisov”, said Vladislav Goranov.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Government Should Be Run Like Great American Company’: Jared Kushner Says, Tapped By Trump to Streamline Government

USA POLITICS: ‘Government Should Be Run Like Great American Company’: Jared Kushner Says, Tapped By Trump to Streamline Government

“Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens,” Jared Kushner told the Post.

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MOROCCO POLITICS: Saad Eddine El Othmani Agrees to Form Coalition Government

MOROCCO POLITICS: Saad Eddine El Othmani Agrees to Form Coalition Government

Othmani, from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as premier last week by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. He replaced PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane, whose efforts to form a government following October elections had been frustrated.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

“The truth is that the Left is incapable of winning this election and would only have a chance of succeeding if there was no adversary from the Right. That will not happen,” Fillon told francinfo radio.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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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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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

“It is the pre-eminent global strategic power in Asia and the world by some margin,” Ms Bishop told the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Government to Pay Bonuses After Civil Servants Sit-In Protest

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Government to Pay Bonuses After Civil Servants Sit-In Protest

“The issue we were clamoring for, which is the cash payment of bonuses, has been accepted,” said Raymond Majongwe, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson to Christensen: Don’t Destabilise Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson to Christensen: Don’t Destabilise Government

“If you are elected to parliament with a party, then you should stay with that party,” Pauline Hanson to MP George Christensen: “stay where you are.”

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