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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament (EP)’s Brexit coordinator, said losing majority in the June 8 election was a “rejection” of May’s hard Brexit plan and now the opposition should also join the negotiations.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Parliament Says UK Rights of EU Citizens Casts Dark Cloud of Vagueness, Uncertainty

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Parliament Says UK Rights of EU Citizens Casts Dark Cloud of Vagueness, Uncertainty

“It was damp squib, proposing Europeans obtain status of ‘third-country nationals’ in UK with fewer rights than British citizens are offered throughout EU.”

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ZAMBIA POLITICS: Lungu Seeks Parliament Backing for State of Emergency

ZAMBIA POLITICS: Lungu Seeks Parliament Backing for State of Emergency

Under Zambian state of emergency laws, police can prohibit public meetings, close roads, impose curfews and restrict movements.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

GERMANY POLITICS: Official: Same-Sex Marriage Legalised

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace,” Merkel said.

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UGANDA POLITICS: Passport Shortfall: Gen Odongo Faces MPs Wrath

UGANDA POLITICS: Passport Shortfall: Gen Odongo Faces MPs Wrath

Odongo said, “the ministry has put criteria to regulate the current stock levels to ensure that stocks last up to the delivery of the next consignment”.

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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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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Officially on the Clock With a Week to Prevent Her Government from Falling Apart

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Officially on the Clock With a Week to Prevent Her Government from Falling Apart

UK observers tend to think Theresa May’s failure to form a government would weaken support for the Conservatives even further.

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UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

“The man – aged in his 30s – was arrested,” police. A witness at the scene told Reuters the man ran towards one of the gates to parliament where a militant killed a policeman less than three months ago.

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IRAN POLITICS: Gunmen Attacked Iranian Parliament, 12 People Killed

IRAN POLITICS: Gunmen Attacked Iranian Parliament, 12 People Killed

The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack,” a Guards statement said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Green Party Looks to Build Political Sway Beyond British Columbia

CANADA POLITICS: Green Party Looks to Build Political Sway Beyond British Columbia

“It’s just energizing Greens across the country and sending the message that it’s possible to elect Greens,” said leader Mike Schreiner.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

Zuma is finding himself with fewer friends outside of ANC; the SACP and Cosatu, that were pivotal to his rise to power, have called for him to step down.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says she is still waiting for a response to complaints she has filed over recent threats to her and her family’s safety.

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CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

If approved by the Canadian Parliament, the new rules would come into effect in 2018.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the ban in which he took power on a pledge to balance resource development with protecting the environment.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners

“Labor cannot support making people on modest incomes give up even more of their pay packet,” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: HDP Rejects Aregbesola’s Children Parliament, Calls for Inclusion of Children of the Poor Masses

NIGERIA POLITICS: HDP Rejects Aregbesola’s Children Parliament, Calls for Inclusion of Children of the Poor Masses

The party further berated the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs and the state government of Osun for organizing such undemocratic and uncivil event.

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MONTENEGRO POLITICS: Parliament Formally Agrees to Join NATO

MONTENEGRO POLITICS: Parliament Formally Agrees to Join NATO

Protesters chanted “treason” and “thieves” and held banner that read “NATO murderers, your hands are bloody!” They also burned NATO flag before dispersing.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Could Bomb Assad Forces Without MPs Approval: Boris Johnson

UK POLITICS: Britain Could Bomb Assad Forces Without MPs Approval: Boris Johnson

Johnson’s view may again spark discussion of a potential War Powers Act, increasingly popular in the wake of the 2003 Iraq War, which would require any conventional military action to be democratically rubber-stamped by MPs.

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RWANDA POLITICS: Parliament Passes Cyber Security Bill

RWANDA POLITICS: Parliament Passes Cyber Security Bill

In December the same year, the draft law was returned to parliament following President Paul Kagame’s request that it’s revised further to include articles, mostly concerning national security.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Parliament Endorsement For June 8 Snap Election

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Parliament Endorsement For June 8 Snap Election

“I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, not division,” Theresa May told parliament.

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