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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

“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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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 0

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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BAHAMAS POLITICS: May 10, 2017 Bahamians go to Polls

BAHAMAS POLITICS: May 10, 2017 Bahamians go to Polls 0

“In doing so, you will also be deciding who will form the government of The Bahamas for the next five years,” Bahamas Prime Minister Christie said.

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BENIN POLITICS: Parliament Rejects Bill to Reduce Presidential Terms

BENIN POLITICS: Parliament Rejects Bill to Reduce Presidential Terms 0

Benin President Patrice Talon came to power a year ago, promising to reduce the term limit because he said two terms were a cause of “complacency”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Security Agencies Probe Illicit Cellphone Spying Near Parliament Hill

CANADA POLITICS: Security Agencies Probe Illicit Cellphone Spying Near Parliament Hill 0

CBC said it detected four locations where the devices were being used, close enough to cover Parliament Hill and the office of Prime Minister Trudeau.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘US Army, Pentagon, CIA Sponsors of Terrorists in Middle East’: Ali Larijani

IRAN POLITICS: ‘US Army, Pentagon, CIA Sponsors of Terrorists in Middle East’: Ali Larijani 0

“The US Army, Pentagon and CIA are sponsors of terrorists in the region and are disturbing peace in the Middle East on a large scale,” Larijani said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk 0

Turkey, Iraq’s northern neighbor which has its own issues with Kurds and is in the midst of a crackdown on Kurdish militants, condemned the flag hoisting.

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ETHIOPIA POLITICS: Unanimously Parliament Extends State of Emergency

ETHIOPIA POLITICS: Unanimously Parliament Extends State of Emergency 0

Ethiopia News: “Those responsible for committing such acts should be apprehended before state of emergency is lifted,” said Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa.

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UK POLITICS: Official! Theresa May Has Triggered Brexit Process

UK POLITICS: Official! Theresa May Has Triggered Brexit Process 0

“The Article 50 process is under way and in accordance with the wishes of the British people, United Kingdom is leaving European Union,” Theresa May said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Resists Theresa May’s Bid to Link EU ‘Divorce’ With Trade Talks

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Resists Theresa May’s Bid to Link EU ‘Divorce’ With Trade Talks 0

Theresa May is facing resistance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Parliament to her goal of conducting negotiations on Britain’s future trade relations with Europe at the same time as talks on arrangements for Brexit.

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UK POLITICS: Good Morning Britain! Brexit Article 50 Triggered!!

UK POLITICS: Good Morning Britain! Brexit Article 50 Triggered!! 0

Brexit has begun, with Britain formally filing Article 50, a letter to the European Union giving notice of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the EU.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Lays Out Vision for Chancellery

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Lays Out Vision for Chancellery 0

Schulz, who served as European Parliament president from 2012 and stepped down earlier this year, also vowed to curb executive pay.

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