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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: EU Seeks Australia Trade Deals By 2019: Juncker President European Commission

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: EU Seeks Australia Trade Deals By 2019: Juncker President European Commission

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said there were “good chances” that the EU would agree the main elements of a new free trade with the Mercosur countries of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and of an updated trade partnership with Mexico by the end of this year.

“And today, we are proposing to open trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand,” Juncker told EU lawmakers.

“I want all of these agreements to be finalised by the end of this mandate. And I want them negotiated in the fullest transparency,” he added.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Biography

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Biography

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician who has been the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 1 August 2017. Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where her father, Ross Ardern, worked as a police officer.

“I believe in an Auckland and a New Zealand that owns its future, and its assets, that is smart and grows the economy by investing in Research and Development, clean technology and supporting it’s small businesses.” – Jacinda Ardern

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Officially Launches Election Campaign

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Officially Launches Election Campaign

New Zealand’s opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern said, “I will always maintain that a successful economy is one that serves its people. Not the other way around. And that means judging success differently. For me it’s simple: I want to build a country where every child grows up free from poverty and is filled with hope and opportunity This is my generation’s nuclear-free moment, and I am determined that we will tackle it head on.”

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Gerry Brownlee Biography

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Gerry Brownlee Biography

Gerard Anthony Brownlee was born 4 February 1956. Gerry Brownlee is a New Zealand politician of the National Party. Read Gerry Brownlee Biography.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Scott Brown New Zealand Ambassador

USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Scott Brown New Zealand Ambassador

Brown, 57, burst onto the national stage in 2010 when he unexpectedly won a special Senate election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

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CANADA POLITICS: No U.S., No TPP Trade Deal: Says Canada

CANADA POLITICS: No U.S., No TPP Trade Deal: Says Canada

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal cannot proceed without the United States, Canada said on Tuesday, even as Australia and New Zealand pledged to salvage it.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands Protest Trump As ‘Sister Marches’ Begin in Australia And New Zealand

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands Protest Trump As ‘Sister Marches’ Begin in Australia And New Zealand

Thousands of protesters in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organized around the world in a show of disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump as he began his first day in office.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Distances Itself From Obama’s Stance Against Israeli Settlements

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Distances Itself From Obama’s Stance Against Israeli Settlements

In a statement to the ABC, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop reiterated that the Australian Government remained “firmly committed to a two-state solution.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: U.S. Isolates Israel By Anti-Settlement UN Vote

ISRAEL POLITICS: U.S. Isolates Israel By Anti-Settlement UN Vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them and had more harsh words for the Obama administration.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Passes Resolution to End Israeli Settlements, US Abstained

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Passes Resolution to End Israeli Settlements, US Abstained

It was adopted with 14 votes in favor. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Bill English Names His Cabinet, Changes Inner Circle

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Bill English Names His Cabinet, Changes Inner Circle

New Zealand’s new prime minister Bill English announced his cabinet on Sunday, introducing four new faces and rejigging his inner leadership group.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: John Key Quits Job As Prime Minister

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: John Key Quits Job As Prime Minister

The prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, has announced he will resign, calling it “the hardest decision I have ever made”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trump Wins, Americans Fleeing To Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Trump Wins, Americans Fleeing To Canada

Canada’s immigration website crashes for residency visas from U.S. nationals in the hours before Donald Trump surged to victory.

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AUSTRALIA: New Zealand, South Sudanese Migrants ‘Report Highest Levels Of Discrimination’

AUSTRALIA: New Zealand, South Sudanese Migrants ‘Report Highest Levels Of Discrimination’

“Nonetheless people feel resentment having worked in this country for years, paid their taxes, contributed to the community and then having difficulties and not being able to get Centrelink benefits.

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NEW ZEALAND: Government Adds Red Peak To New Flag

Designer Aaron Dustin says it contains references to New Zealand’s mountainous terrain and indigenous Maori culture.

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