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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Nominates Mandisa Maya Supreme Court of Appeal President

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Nominates Mandisa Maya Supreme Court of Appeal President

“President Jacob Zuma has nominated Madam Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal,” said Zuma in a statement.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

IRAQ POLITICS: Trump to Remove Iraq From New Travel Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized judges who ruled against him and vowed to fight the case in the Supreme Court.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot to Probe Ministers, Senators for Graft

Brazil’s Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot plans to ask the Supreme Court for authorization to investigate ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senior senators from his PMDB party for corruption as soon as this week, a source familiar with the plans said on Sunday.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Remove Settlers From Homes on Private Palestinian Land

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Remove Settlers From Homes on Private Palestinian Land

Israeli police began removing settlers and hundreds of supporters from nine houses built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Alexandre de Moraes Approved for Supreme Court

BRAZIL POLITICS: Alexandre de Moraes Approved for Supreme Court

President Michel Temer’s nominee Moraes, who took leave as minister when he was nominated two weeks ago, vowed to be “absolutely independent and impartial.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

Venezuela’s government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country’s collapsing economy.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

BRAZIL POLITICS: Justice Roberto Barroso Backs Marijuana Legalization to Beat Gangs

Brazilian Supreme Court justice called for legalization of marijuana and even cocaine to undo the growing power of drug gangs behind a wave of violence that has shaken Latin America’s largest country.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot had earlier this week accused ex-President Jose Sarney, who now sits in the Senate, along with Senators Romero Juca and Renan Calheiros of conducting “political maneuvers” in a bid to hamper the massive investigation, known as Operation Carwash.

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USA POLITICS: Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Travel Ban

Moments after the court ruling, President Donald Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

Trump’s Jan. 27 order barred travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Urges ‘Nuclear Option’ For Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Trump Urges ‘Nuclear Option’ For Gorsuch Confirmation

“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said at a White House meeting with conservative activists.

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USA POLITICS: Neil Gorsuch Biography And Autobiography: Bio

USA POLITICS: Neil Gorsuch Biography And Autobiography: Bio

Gorsuch has supported challenging the so-called Chevron Doctrine. Read more on ‘Neil Gorsuch Biography And Autobiography: Bio’.

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USA POLITICS: Lifetime Job! Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

USA POLITICS: Lifetime Job! Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

“Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous disciple, and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump told an audience included Scalia’s widow.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Vote On Bill Legalizing 4,000 Settler Homes Postponed

ISRAEL POLITICS: Vote On Bill Legalizing 4,000 Settler Homes Postponed

The bill has been condemned by Palestinians as a blow to their hopes of statehood but its passage may only be largely symbolic as it contravenes Israeli Supreme Court rulings on property rights.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Raises Independence Specter After Court Ruling

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Raises Independence Specter After Court Ruling

“This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership,” the Nicola Sturgeon said.

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UK POLITICS: Supreme Court to Theresa May: Parliament Must Vote Before Brexit Can Be Triggered

UK POLITICS: Supreme Court to Theresa May: Parliament Must Vote Before Brexit Can Be Triggered

“The referendum is of great political significance, but the Act of Parliament which established it did not say what should happen as a result,” said David Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court.

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USA POLITICS: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal Over Voter ID Law

USA POLITICS: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal Over Voter ID Law

U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Texas seeking to revive the state’s strict Republican-backed voter-identification requirements that a lower court found had a discriminatory effect on black and Hispanic people.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Mourners Say Farewell to Justice Teori Zavascki

BRAZIL POLITICS: Mourners Say Farewell to Justice Teori Zavascki

Brazilian Supreme Court justice Teori Zavascki was killed when the small aircraft he was in came down in heavy rain on Thursday.

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