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USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

USA POLITICS: Republicans, Paul Ryan All-In Now On Tax Reform

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that tax reform in many ways is “a lot simpler” than healthcare reform.

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INDIA POLITICS: Hamid Ansari Defends Liberal Values

INDIA POLITICS: Hamid Ansari Defends Liberal Values

Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari said universities must uphold liberal values and respect dissent, a month after violent protests erupted at a university in the capital Delhi over a speech by a student accused of sedition.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

Iraq War: American confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

USA POLITICS: Obamacare Survival May Have Dealt Blow to Paul Ryan’s House Speaker Job

Republican Representative Joe Barton, asked about the impact of Friday’s loss on Paul Ryan, said: “The speaker is a human being. He’s not Superman.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

Mosul War Report Updates: “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life,” Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: 40 Police Officers Decapitated By Kamuina Nsapu

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: 40 Police Officers Decapitated By Kamuina Nsapu

Kamuina Nsapu militants struck as police convoy drove from Tshikapa in Kasai province to Kananga, said Francois Madila Kalamba speaker of Kasai assembly.

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UK POLITICS: Douglas Carswell Quits UKIP

UK POLITICS: Douglas Carswell Quits UKIP

Carswell said: “I switched to UKIP because I desperately wanted us to leave the EU. I will leave UKIP amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge we won.”

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UK POLITICS: ‘Stop Brexit!’ Thousands Protest in London Against Britain Leaving EU

UK POLITICS: ‘Stop Brexit!’ Thousands Protest in London Against Britain Leaving EU

In bright sunshine, they waved EU flags and banners with slogans like “So what’s the Plan” and “Stop Brexit” as they made their way to parliament.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Biography

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Biography

News in France Politics Biography: Emmanuel Macron, born on 21 December 1977 in Amiens, is the son of a couple of doctors. Read Emmanuel Macron Biography.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

“Today we renew reaffirm our commitment to undivided and indivisible Union,” Juncker said urging EU not to get bogged down in details that alienated voters.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said. It put Le Pen on 25 percent, down one point.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Communist Rebels Vow to Revive Ceasefire No Later Than March 31

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Communist Rebels Vow to Revive Ceasefire No Later Than March 31

Duterte said he would consult with the country’s political and security leaders “whether or not it would be good at this time” to resume the government’s unilateral ceasefire.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Whistleblower Daniel Gouveia Teixeira in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes On Powerful Industry

BRAZIL POLITICS: Whistleblower Daniel Gouveia Teixeira in Brazil Meat Scandal Takes On Powerful Industry

Teixeira, 39, is the agriculture ministry whistleblower credited by Brazil’s Federal Police with triggering an investigation into alleged bribes paid by meat companies to government food-sanitation inspectors in the world’s top exporter of beef and poultry.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

CANADA POLITICS: Canadian Government’s Ambitious Export Goals Facing Big Challenges

Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Will Withdraw Troops After Colombia Border Crossing

“I have just spoken with President Maduro,” Santos said. “He has assured me he has ordered the withdrawal of troops from Colombian territory.”

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: EU Says Britain’s Divorce Bill May Reach $62b

UK POLITICS: Brexit: EU Says Britain’s Divorce Bill May Reach $62b

“British government took on certain commitments as EU members and must be honored,” Juncker said. “This isn’t a punishment or sanctions against the U.K.”

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EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak Gains His Freedom

EGYPT POLITICS: Hosni Mubarak Gains His Freedom

“Yes, he is now in his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid El Deeb told Reuters when asked if Mubarak had left Maadi Military hospital in southern Cairo where he had been detained.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

USA POLITICS: Republicans Say They Lack Votes to Pass Healthcare Bill in Blow to Trump

“We’ll see what happens,” U.S. President Donald Trump said at the White House, adding that Ryan should keep his job regardless of the outcome.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February.

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