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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Western Australia Liberals Vote in Favour of Financial WAxit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Western Australia Liberals Vote in Favour of Financial WAxit

The non-binding so-called “WAxit” policy motion, put forward by the Brand division, called for the establishment of a committee “to examine the option of WA becoming an independent state within the Commonwealth”.

But after hot debate today, the motion was amended to becoming “financially independent” as suggested by state president Norman Moore.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Rejects Vote Rigging Charge

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Rejects Vote Rigging Charge

“Nothing can stain this process, because it’s transparent,” said the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a meeting with the delegates elected to the new Constituent Assembly on Wednesday.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Independence Vote ‘Would Be Terrible’: Donald Trump

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Scottish Independence Vote ‘Would Be Terrible’: Donald Trump

Having been asked about “trade talks with Britain”, US President Donald Trump is noted as saying: “We’re going to be very involved with the UK. I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain any more. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.”

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SENEGAL POLITICS: Benno Bokk Yakaar Claims Election Landslide in Parliamentary Vote

SENEGAL POLITICS: Benno Bokk Yakaar Claims Election Landslide in Parliamentary Vote

Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all except three of the country’s 45 electoral departments, said Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, speaking to the public Senegalese press agency APS ahead of the official release of results.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro, Venezuelans Vote on All-Powerful Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro, Venezuelans Vote on All-Powerful Assembly

President Nicolas Maduro cast his vote around 6 a.m. on Sunday with little fanfare. Opposition parties are boycotting what they call a rigged election.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Banned, Opposition Remains Defiant Ahead of Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Banned, Opposition Remains Defiant Ahead of Vote

Venezuela’s government has banned street protests as the opposition has called for massive rallies ahead of a vote this weekend to elect a congress to rewrite the constitution.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘Next Week Venezuelans Will Vote for Constituent Assembly’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘Next Week Venezuelans Will Vote for Constituent Assembly’: Maduro

“Who doesn’t go vote next Sunday is hurting the Republic of Venezuela, is hurting the right for peace,” Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

“Venezuela stood up with dignity to say freedom does not go backwards, democracy is not negotiated,” Borges, who leads opposition-controlled legislature.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

Maduro says his July 30 vote for the controversial constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace to Venezuela after three months of violent anti-government protests.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

Tension in PNG has been high for months amid a groundswell of unrest following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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SPAIN POLITICS: Catalonia Sets Vote on Independence from Spain for October 1

SPAIN POLITICS: Catalonia Sets Vote on Independence from Spain for October 1

“The question will be: ‘Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic’,” Carles Puigdemont, president of the government of Catalonia, said.

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USA POLITICS: Republican in Brawl While Testing Montana Vote for Trump

USA POLITICS: Republican in Brawl While Testing Montana Vote for Trump

Democrat Rob Quist, a banjo-playing folk singer and first-time candidate, is facing off against Republican tech executive Greg Gianforte in a tightening race for the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated when President Donald Trump named Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May

BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May

“There is no way to vote it (on the floor) this week or next,” Maia told Brazilian news radio network CBN.

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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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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon in Letter to Theresa May, Demands Independence Vote

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon in Letter to Theresa May, Demands Independence Vote

Sturgeon: “In these very changed circumstances the people of Scotland have the right to choose our own future, to exercise our right of self determination.”

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CYPRUS POLITICS: 1950 Vote Row Stalls Reunification

CYPRUS POLITICS: 1950 Vote Row Stalls Reunification

Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray on Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week’s meeting in an escalating row that opened old wounds over past Greek Cypriot ambitions to unite with Greece.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Betsy DeVos Wins Senate Confirmation Vote

USA POLITICS: Official: Betsy DeVos Wins Senate Confirmation Vote

President Donald Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Undeterred! Netanyahu Steps Up Construction in East Jerusalem After UN Vote

ISRAEL POLITICS: Undeterred! Netanyahu Steps Up Construction in East Jerusalem After UN Vote

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

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EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt Postpones UN Vote On Israeli Settlements After Trump, Israel Urge US Veto

EGYPT POLITICS: Egypt Postpones UN Vote On Israeli Settlements After Trump, Israel Urge US Veto

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi put off the vote after a request from Israel. Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with Israel.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Wins Electoral College Vote, More Democrats Than Republicans Went Rogue

USA POLITICS: Trump Wins Electoral College Vote, More Democrats Than Republicans Went Rogue

“I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans,” President-elect Donald Trump said in a statement responding to the results.

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