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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Repeal, Replace Bill Will Fail: McCain Predicts

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Repeal, Replace Bill Will Fail: McCain Predicts

“My view is that it’s probably going to be dead,” US Republican Senator John McCain said on the CBS program Face the Nation.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Kirchner to Run for Senate

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Kirchner to Run for Senate

Since leaving office, Kirchner has been one of the sharpest critics of conservative President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies and budget cuts.

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USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

Sessions, supporter of Trump’s election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on Russia issue. The matter has dogged the Republican president’s early months in office.

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USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

“Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected,” the measure stated.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Needs More Of This Anti-Corruption Joke

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Needs More Of This Anti-Corruption Joke

The anti-corruption war may not be perfect yet but it had done tremendously well to cleanse the Augean stable and stench of dirt that preceded it.

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USA POLITICS: James Comey Appears in Senate Judiciary Committee, Defends Clinton Email Decision

USA POLITICS: James Comey Appears in Senate Judiciary Committee, Defends Clinton Email Decision

“It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election, but honestly, it wouldn’t change the decision,” Comey said.

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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: Fuel Theft: Senate Asks NNPC To Go Beyond Sacking Officials

NIGERIA POLITICS: Fuel Theft: Senate Asks NNPC To Go Beyond Sacking Officials

“The Senate is appalled that NNPC is not contemplating on doing something about the involvement of officials of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) which actually played key roles in the missing products case.

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USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

USA POLITICS: Senate Fails to End Democratic Blockade of Gorsuch

But with the 55-45 tally, Republicans fell short of the 60-vote super-majority needed to overcome the Democratic procedural tactic called a filibuster and proceed to a vote in which senators could confirm Neil Gorsuch by a simple majority.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber, Other Apps

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Uber, Other Apps

Brazil Politics news: Majority of lawmakers approved the main text of the bill and voted on specific items that still need to be cleared in the Senate.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Melaye to Ali Ndume: Saraki Will Reduce Your Punishment If You Tender Apology

NIGERIA POLITICS: Melaye to Ali Ndume: Saraki Will Reduce Your Punishment If You Tender Apology

Speaking when he appeared as a guest on Politics Today, a programme on Channels Television, Dino Melaye said Ali Ndume was not a victim of witch-hunt.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Rodrigo Quintana Dies By Police Bullet After Violent Clashes

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Rodrigo Quintana Dies By Police Bullet After Violent Clashes

“We are saddened by what is happening, but it’s the usual politics,” Lea Gimenez, Paraguay’s vice minister for economic affairs said.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Santos Nominates Oscar Naranjo Vice President

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Santos Nominates Oscar Naranjo Vice President

President Juan Manuel Santos nominated Oscar Naranjo the former national police chief and peace negotiator to focus on security in the Andean nation.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Submits Ministerial Nominees Names to Senate

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Submits Ministerial Nominees Names to Senate

Buhari nominated Stephen Ocheni, of Kogi state and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state, to fill the vacant labor and environment ministries, said the Senate on its official Twitter account.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Today’s News in Brief

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Today’s News in Brief

“The Federal Government has issued a new set of directives in its bid to accelerate the implementation of the (President Muhammadu) Buhari administration’s new vision for the development of the Niger Delta,” it said in a statement, referring to the contractors’ order.

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USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

“Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral judge but his record shows he harbors a right wing, pro-corporate special interest legal agenda,” Schumer said.

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USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

If confirmed by Senate, George Conway would lead an office that would handle legal challenges to major Trump administration initiatives, such as travel ban.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

The changes to the childcare system appear likely to be blocked in Senate, because key crossbenchers are concerned they come at the expense of other cuts.

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HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

Jack Guy Lafontant was approved in the Senate by a vote of 20-0, with seven lawmakers abstaining. He still has to be approved by the lower house and its 119 members. A date has not been set for the balloting.

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