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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Crisis Strains Saudi-Led Arab Alliance in Yemen War

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Crisis Strains Saudi-Led Arab Alliance in Yemen War

Yemen’s government rushed to express solidarity with Qatar on the state news agency website. Within two hours that message of support was wiped off.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Venezuela: Suspend Plans for Constituent Assembly

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico to Venezuela: Suspend Plans for Constituent Assembly

Mexican foreign ministry called on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to shelve the vote “and thereby open the door to a negotiation to resolve the serious democratic crisis Venezuela is going through.”

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KENYA POLITICS: 300 Lawsuits Distract IEBC as Election Looms

KENYA POLITICS: 300 Lawsuits Distract IEBC as Election Looms

Paul Mwangi, head of Odinga’s legal team, said he had lost count of cases they had filed against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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USA POLITICS: Trump Makes Deregulatory Push

USA POLITICS: Trump Makes Deregulatory Push

Trump administration said it had withdrawn 469 planned regulatory actions that had been part of the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda published last fall.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Demand for Irish Passports Surges Because of Brexit

IRELAND POLITICS: Demand for Irish Passports Surges Because of Brexit

More than 500,000 Irish passports were issued between January and June, with about 100,000 going to residents of Britain and Northern Ireland.

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UK POLITICS: Britain May Need Fewer than 10 New Regulators Post-Brexit: Government Source

UK POLITICS: Britain May Need Fewer than 10 New Regulators Post-Brexit: Government Source

Untangling decades of complex legal ties between Britain and EU seen as one of the most difficult technical challenges of enacting Brexit vote.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

NIGERIA POLITICS: MASSOB to Ndigbo: Return Home By August 2017 to Beat Arewa Youths October 1 Deadline

“MASSOB urges the Eze Ndigbo in northern cities to carry out this compilation of our kinsmen data as a native and ancestry exercise and we appeal to them not to betray this act of nobility because of their individual interests or favors from Hausa-Fulani.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

“The commission is not set up to prove or disprove President Trump’s claim. The commission is simply to put facts on the table,” Kris Kobach said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

US President Donald Trump: “If Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, United States will take strong and swift economic actions.”

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Addiction and Intrigue: Inside Saudi Palace Coup

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Addiction and Intrigue: Inside Saudi Palace Coup

Quoting a witness at the palace, one Saudi source said King Salman this month pre-recorded a statement in which he announces the transfer of the throne to his son.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull comment on Justine Damond death: “It is a shocking killing, and yes, we are demanding answers on behalf of her family.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Politicians Steer Clear of Hate Speech Before Election

KENYA POLITICS: Politicians Steer Clear of Hate Speech Before Election

“I think politicians are trying to be smart,” Hassan Mohamed, secretary of the government-run monitor, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), told Reuters.

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USA POLITICS: ‘US Hopes to Retain Power By Sanctioning Iran’

USA POLITICS: ‘US Hopes to Retain Power By Sanctioning Iran’

The new sanctions freeze any assets the targets may have in the US and prevents Americans from doing business with them.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Brings ‘Profound and Unpredictable’ Consequences: Lords Michael Jay

UK POLITICS: Brexit Brings ‘Profound and Unpredictable’ Consequences: Lords Michael Jay

“Brexit’s impact on United Kingdom future will be profound and unpredictable. At the moment, the internal politics are pretty toxic,” Michael Jay said.

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CHINA POLITICS: China to India: Get Your Troops Out of Himalayan Territory

CHINA POLITICS: China to India: Get Your Troops Out of Himalayan Territory

China and India-backed Bhutan have been locked in a standoff over a tri-junction at their common border for decades.

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FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly to replace de Villiers with General Francois Lecointre, 55.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Halt Brexit!’: Prominent Scots Say

UK POLITICS: ‘Halt Brexit!’: Prominent Scots Say

“We call for national debate on Brexit. We ask our fellow citizens, and our politicians, to think again. It is time to call a halt to Brexit,” a letter said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

Racial segregation and white supremacy a central part of South African policy long before apartheid. Nelson Mandela released from prison in February 1990.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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