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USA POLITICS: Bob Menendez faces Federal Corruption Trial

USA POLITICS: Bob Menendez faces Federal Corruption Trial

“This case is about a corrupt politician who sold his senate office for a life of luxury he couldn’t afford, and a greedy doctor who put that senator on his payroll,” the lead prosecutor, Peter Koski, said at the start of Menendez’s corruption trial in Newark.

Menendez is accused of intervening with federal officials to help Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist from Florida who showered the senator with private flights, stays at a Caribbean villa and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money.

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USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

US Senator Black said he believes that in pushing for Russia sanctions, Congress is attempting to use a political tool to gain economic advantage.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

“Queensland Greens have never been stronger. Despite today’s events, Queensland will still have a Green voice in the federal Parliament.”

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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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USA POLITICS: Collins Has ‘Serious Concerns’ on Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: Collins Has ‘Serious Concerns’ on Healthcare Bill

“I have very serious concerns about the bill,” Susan Collins said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “It’s hard for me to see the bill passing this week.”

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USA POLITICS: Bernie Sanders Endorses Jeremy Corbyn UK Labour Party Leader

USA POLITICS: Bernie Sanders Endorses Jeremy Corbyn UK Labour Party Leader

“What impressed is he has taken on the establishment of Labour party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party,” Sanders said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

“Stop Islamic Immigration before Australia hits 5 per cent like England,” Senator Pauline Hanson’s tweeted graphic says.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: You Are Insatiable And Ravenous – APA Tells Ajimobi

NIGERIA POLITICS: You Are Insatiable And Ravenous – APA Tells Ajimobi

Oyo State chapter of the African Peoples Alliance Party (APA) has described the announcement recently made by the current Oyo state governor, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi to return to the house of senate as a joke of the century.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode

NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday re-arraigned former Ministers of Aviation and Finance, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Senator Nenadi Usman, for alleged N4.6billion fraud.

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UK POLITICS: Fallon’s Preemptive Nuclear Strike Option Risks UK Being ‘Wiped Off the Earth’ With Nuclear Counterstrike: Russian Senator

UK POLITICS: Fallon’s Preemptive Nuclear Strike Option Risks UK Being ‘Wiped Off the Earth’ With Nuclear Counterstrike: Russian Senator

“The statement made by UK’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon calls for a harsh response and I’m not afraid of going too far,” Frants Klintsevich says.

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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: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

USA POLITICS: Official! Gorsuch Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

US Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice on US Supreme Court. Senator Rand Paul cast the decisive 51st vote in favor of the nomination.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Dino MeLiar: The Insufferable Liar

NIGERIA POLITICS: Dino MeLiar: The Insufferable Liar

One thing about people like Dino MeLiar who have problems with the truth: those problems tend not to be one-time events. Dino MeLiar is an insufferable liar!

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

Supreme Court will in Abuja, hear the case filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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USA POLITICS: Lindsey Graham Threatens Subpoena On Trump Wiretapping Claim

USA POLITICS: Lindsey Graham Threatens Subpoena On Trump Wiretapping Claim

“Congress is going to flex its muscles,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on CNN.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country.

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USA POLITICS: McCain, A Trump Critic, Tells Europe, ‘Trump’s Team in Disarray’

USA POLITICS: McCain, A Trump Critic, Tells Europe, ‘Trump’s Team in Disarray’

“I think Flynn issue obviously shows in many respects this administration is in disarray and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Senator John McCain.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Push for Flynn to Testify Before Congress

USA POLITICS: Republicans Push for Flynn to Testify Before Congress

Senator Lindsey Graham, a top Republican voice on foreign policy who has been a Trump critic, called for a broader bipartisan congressional investigation.

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USA POLITICS: McCain: Trump Immigration Order Confusing

USA POLITICS: McCain: Trump Immigration Order Confusing

McCain said he was “worried” about the addition of Trump’s chief strategist and former campaign chief Steve Bannon to the U.S. National Security Council.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Senator Nelson Effiong Dumps PDP For APC

NIGERIA POLITICS: Senator Nelson Effiong Dumps PDP For APC

Senator Effiong said: “I was elected into Senate on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, but over the past one year, this great party disintegrated.”

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