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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “We must take note of the ruling as we cannot erode the foundation of the EU – and respect of law is the foundation of the EU – but at the same time this court ruling is no reason for us to change our policy which rejects migrants,” Orban told state radio. He also said, responding to a letter by the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, that creating a link between the question of immigration and EU cohesion funding was against the EU’s rules and was “immoral.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 07 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 07 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Western critics have accused Aung San Suu Kyi of not speaking out for the Rohingya, some 1.1 million people who have long complained of persecution and are seen by many in Buddhist-majority Myanmar as Bangladeshis.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 06 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 06 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Erdogan said Turkey had not abandoned its strategic goal of EU membership. But he has long signalled that his country has run out of patience with the EU over its languishing accession bid, launched in 2005, and the impasse has been brought into focus by a sharp deterioration in Turkey’s ties with Germany.

“I am telling them: Come out and say this bravely and do what is necessary. Bravely,” Erdogan said. “Instead of this courage, there is a two-faced approach to halt the Turkey-EU full membership talks. This is politically unethical.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: India seeks to boost economic ties with resource-rich Myanmar, with which it shares a 1,600-km border, to counter Chinese influence and step up connectivity with a country it considers its gateway to Southeast Asia.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF:
Maduro will speak shortly after an opening address by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein, who said last week democracy was “barely alive” in the Latin American country. An Aug. 30 report from Zeid’s office said security forces had committed extensive and apparently deliberate human rights violations in crushing anti-government protests. The report called for further investigation and accountability and urged Maduro to release arbitrarily detained demonstrators and to halt the unlawful use of military courts to try civilians.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson said: “They (North Korea) seem to be moving closer towards a hydrogen bomb which, if fitted to a successful missile, would unquestionably present a new order of threat,” adding that there were no palatable military solutions. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.N. Security Council should urgently look at new measures.

Russia struck a cautious tone.

“In the emerging conditions it is absolutely essential to keep cool, refrain from any actions that could lead to a further escalation of tensions,” Russia’s foreign ministry said, adding that North Korea risked “serious consequences”.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 02 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 02 September 2017

The Syrian army, aided by Russian airstrikes and Iran-backed Shi‘ite militias including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, has advanced deep into eastern Syria this year against Islamic State. It is pushing to relieve its besieged enclave in the city of Deir al-Zor, one of the cities on the Euphrates to which Islamic State has fallen back after losses in both Syria and Iraq, but has left the pocket in central Syria in its rear.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 01 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 01 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Scottish Conservatives’ leader Ruth Davidson told an audience at the Institute for Public Policy Research: “Immigration is not just about numbers, it’s about people and it’s about the sort of country that we are and want to be. Davidson, who led her party to win 13 seats in Scotland in this year’s election – 12 more than in the last vote – questioned whether the Conservative Party’s target to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands should still hold.

“We have a policy that was designed in 2009/2010 where we had unemployment of 8 percent and a quadrupling of immigration rates in a short period of time (…). Is that still a target we need to have?” she asked, adding that she had spoken to interior minister Amber Rudd about the issue.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 31 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 31 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary, its borders with Serbia and Croatia fortified with a fence, police and troops, “was protecting all the citizens of Europe from the flood of illegal migrants” and it was time the EU helped Hungary as it did Italy, Greece and Bulgaria. “Double standards cannot be applied,” Lazar said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 30 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 30 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “It is clear from my overall remarks that I regard Hitler in extremely negative terms, and it’s clear that his motives were also wrong,” Aso said, adding that he wanted to stress the importance of delivering results, but not defend Hitler. Aso is no stranger to gaffes, having retracted a comment in 2013 about Hitler’s rise to power that was interpreted as praising the Nazi regime.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 29 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 29 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: In a message aimed at US President Donald Trump, who has ordered a review of the lifting of sanctions after the agreement and called it “the worst deal ever negotiated,” Macron told French ambassadors that the agreement was good. “There is no alternative to the regime on nuclear non-proliferation,” he said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 28 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 28 August 2017

WORLD BRIE: Stormfront.org had more than 300,000 registered users, Black said, with traffic increasing since a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Popular with the KKK and neo-Nazi groups, the site included forums where users sometimes promoted white power events.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” U.S. President Donald Trump wrote.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 26 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 26 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “It is regrettable that the government pushes through the airline tax, but we won’t demand a no-confidence vote due to that,” Center Party leader Annie Loof of the opposition said on Twitter.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 25 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 25 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Russian warplanes made over 360 combat runs, targeting groups such as the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Al-Nusra Front. In addition, 190 objects of interests were noted by surveillance drones that carried out over 140 flights.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “So now is the time to think of possibilities, pauses or otherwise that might facilitate the escape of civilians, knowing that Islamic State fighters are doing their absolute best to keep them in place,” he said. The UN is still assessing the outcome of talks held this week in Riyadh between the three Syrian opposition groups – who failed to unite – Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, the UN deputy special envoy for Syria, said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 23 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 23 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: In error, Britain tells dozens of EU citizens to leave.

“A limited number of letters were issued in error and we have been urgently looking into why this happened. We are contacting everyone who received this letter to clarify that they can disregard it,” a spokeswoman for the Britain’s Home Office said in a statement.

“We are absolutely clear that the rights of EU nationals living in the UK remain unchanged.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 22 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 22 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.

“The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea). Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another Member state informed the panel that it had reasons to believe that the goods were part of a KOMID contract with Syria,” the experts wrote in the 37-page report.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 21 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Police are still searching for Abouyaaqoub and released photos of him on Monday. Police now consider that the death toll from the attacks stands at 15, including the Spanish man stabbed in his car as he was parking. They believe Abouyaaqoub took the car, rammed into officials at a police checkpoint in the city and then abandoned the vehicle with the dead body in it.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 20 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 20 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz entered the fray on Sunday, criticizing Erdogan in an interview with newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag. Kurz, who is running for Chancellor in October’s election, accused Erdogan of trying to rile up the Turkish diaspora.

“President Erdogan is trying to instrumentalize ethnic Turkish communities, especially in German and Austria. He polarises and brings Turkish conflicts into the EU. I condemn the constant interference by Erdogan in the internal affairs of other states – and it’s not happening only in Germany.”

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