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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Kulsoom Sharif Wins Parliament Seat in Lahore

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Kulsoom Sharif Wins Parliament Seat in Lahore

“This is not an ordinary victory,” said Sharif’s daughter, Maryam, who has been at the helm of the PML-N campaign for her mother and who some party leaders see as a future leader of the faction.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Rejects Iraqi Kurdish Referendum: Lawmakers

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Rejects Iraqi Kurdish Referendum: Lawmakers

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government had previously rejected the referendum as unilateral and unconstitutional.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa in Parliament Linking it to Terrorism as Fellow Senators Heckled Her

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa in Parliament Linking it to Terrorism as Fellow Senators Heckled Her

“Will you work to ban the burqa in Australia in light of what is happening with national security?” Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson said after whipping off the garment to question Attorney-General George Brandis.

Pauline Hanson added: “Terrorism is a true threat to our country, many Australians are in fear of it.”

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UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Part of Plot to Stop Britain Leaving EU: Pro-Brexit Campaign Groups

UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Part of Plot to Stop Britain Leaving EU: Pro-Brexit Campaign Groups

“He is part of a cabal of Westminster MPs (Members of Parliament) who believe that if they can delay exit, they can overturn the wishes of the 52 percent who despite threats from the political classes drew upon the courage of their conviction at the ballot box,” said Leave. EU Chairman Arron Banks in a letter to voters in Hammond’s constituency.

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IRAN POLITICS: Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Pass Bill in Response to US Sanctions

IRAN POLITICS: Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Pass Bill in Response to US Sanctions

In a session Sunday, 240 lawmakers voted for the bill, with only one abstention, to confront “America’s terrorist and adventurous actions” in the region. The plan would require Iran’s government and armed forces to draw up a strategy to counter US violations of human rights around the world, and to support Iranian bodies and individuals affected by US sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who is the head of an Iranian commission tasked with monitoring the agreement’s implementation, told MPs that the government backed the bill which he described as “very strong.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Lodges Complaint With JCPOA Over New US Sanctions: Larijani

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Lodges Complaint With JCPOA Over New US Sanctions: Larijani

“With regard to the imposition of new sanctions by the US, in addition to diplomatic measures, which should be taken, a complaint had to be filed with the relevant commission (the Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission) and this has been done,” Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says.

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SENEGAL POLITICS: Senegalese Vote to Elect New Parliament

SENEGAL POLITICS: Senegalese Vote to Elect New Parliament

Wade has accused Sall of “destroying” Senegal, while the president’s side say Wade did not do enough to develop the nation while in power, boasting of their achievements in building a new airport and other infrastructure projects.

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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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