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United States: Demographic profile of the military community

April 17, 2017

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United States: Demographic profile of the military community This report is published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP)), under contract with ICF. This is a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community […]

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Scottish parliament votes for new independence referendum

March 28, 2017

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Scottish Parliament backs referendum call BBC News Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU. Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake […]

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget- Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs

March 19, 2017

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs Nearly 800 architecture firms rebuke the Trump Administration’s budget cuts For immediate release: WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration submitted to […]

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime”

March 18, 2017

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinian people UN later withdraws Israel’s apartheid report UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report The head of the United Nations’ West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of […]

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK

March 10, 2017

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK Al Jazeera Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after extended medical leave in the UK, state television reported on Friday. Buhari walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna. […]

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Africa: Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will not run for re-election after 38 years

February 11, 2017

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Africa: Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will not run for re-election after 38 years Angola had been the largest oil producer in Africa. OPEC figures show that Nigeria is regaining its status as Africa’s top oil producer. Al Jazeera Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Africa’s second-longest serving leader, has confirmed he […]

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

February 7, 2017

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act 115th Congress (2017-2018) Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] Introduced January 03, 2017 Committees: House – Judiciary Latest Action: January 12, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: House Judiciary January 03, 2017 Referred to the House […]

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Nigeria’s president extends medical leave in London

February 7, 2017

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Nigeria’s president extends medical leave in London Voice of America Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended medical leave is raising concerns in the most populous country in Africa. Buhari, 74, has been in London for the last two weeks receiving medical care. He had been expected to return to Nigeria on Sunday night. But on Sunday, […]

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African Union backs mass withdrawal from International Criminal Court (ICC)

February 2, 2017

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African Union backs mass withdrawal from International Criminal Court (ICC) Voice of America ADDIS ABABA — The African Union is moving forward on what it calls a “withdrawal strategy” from the International Criminal Court, a move that could alter peace, security and justice on the continent. Dozens of heads of state — some of whom […]

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Australian Republic Movement’s “Australia Day” TV advertisement challenges why the Queen is Australian Head of State

January 31, 2017

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Australian Republic Movement’s “Australia Day” TV advertisement challenges why the Queen is Australian Head of State January 26, 2017 was Australia Day and a controversial new television ad aired which gets viewers to think about why the Queen is Australia’s Head of State. These lyrics haven’t been part of Australia’s national anthem since 1984: “God save […]

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