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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Luisa Ortega Ordered to Stand Trial

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Luisa Ortega Ordered to Stand Trial

The prosecutor, Luisa Ortega accused Maduro of human rights abuses and of fudging the results of last weekend’s election of the new 545-member constituent assembly. “The firing of Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega is the first dictatorial act of an illegitimate constituent assembly. We reiterate our solidarity with the Venezuelan people,” Juan Manuel Santos, president of neighbouring Colombia, said on Twitter.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday formed a cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a reshuffle that appears aimed at bolstering support ahead of general elections due in mid-2018.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP Lagos and the Never Ending Crisis

NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP Lagos and the Never Ending Crisis

The recent Supreme Court judgement that authenticated Senator Ahmed Makarfi as National Chairman of the party, rather than douse the crisis within the PDP party, seems to have escalated the feud.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan Must Detach itself From United States: Imran Khan

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan Must Detach itself From United States: Imran Khan

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says, “Sadly, our ruling elite took dollars from the Americans and went into this war [on terror],” Khan said. “It has created such hatred in our society. It has created turmoil.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

“Go, Nawaz, Go,” shouted supporters of the PTI opposition party who had gathered outside the court and jeered politicians from Sharif’s party.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

MEXICO POLITICS: Carlos Morales Extradition Ratified By Guatemala’s Supreme Court

Javier Duarte, who governed Veracruz for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) until last year, denies any wrongdoing.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

Supreme Court grants President Donald Trump emergency request allowing parts of refugee ban to go into effect.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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GHANA POLITICS: Ghanaians Says Enough is Enough With Corruption

GHANA POLITICS: Ghanaians Says Enough is Enough With Corruption

Ghana’s government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

“I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision,” said Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull MPs Called Before Supreme Court

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull MPs Called Before Supreme Court

Turnbull MPs have been ordered by the Victorian Supreme Court to explain why they shouldn’t be charged with contempt over comments they made relating to terrorist sentences.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers six months to consider how to address a law it said damages the self-worth of those seeking refugee status.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

The class action is led by an Iranian immigrant, Majid Karami Kamasaee, who spent 10 months at the Manus Island facility and who now lives in community detention in Melbourne.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

The tough verdicts were issued amid wave of unrest in Shia town of Awamiyah in Qatif, which has come under attack by regime forces over the past weeks.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi Battle in Supreme Court Take Center Stage

NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi Battle in Supreme Court Take Center Stage

Ahmed Makarfi-led is challenging validity of Court of Appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Ali Modu Sheriff as the substantive National Chairman of the PDP.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Temer

Temer strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing and told allied lawmakers in a morning meeting that he would not be driven from office.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal is Business as Usual for Odebrecht

BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal is Business as Usual for Odebrecht

“All of this is institutionalized,” Emilio Odebrecht said. “It was a normal thing and it has been going on for 30 years.”

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