Saturday, January 25, 2020

#SOUTHAFRICA: Inkatha Freedom Party To Propose "Hire Natives First" Bill

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The Inkatha Freedom Party is set to propose a bill proposing the rationing of jobs where businesses will be forced to prioritize South Africans over foreign nationals.

The bill would ensure that a percentage or a quota for certain skills should go to people from outside the country who are in the country legally, but the majority of the jobs should be reserved for South Africans.

The party suggested that the proposed quota would be 80%/20% with businesses obligated to ensure that at least 80% of those employed by them are South Africans.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

#EGYPT: Public Debt Shrank From 108% Of GDP To 90% In First Half Of 2019, Says Finance Minister

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 Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait says Egypt was able to decrease the public debt from 108% of the GDP in June 2017 to about 90% of GDP in June 2019. This means that financial control reached 18% of the GDP in only two years. Egypt achieved the highest real GDP growth in the Middle East and North Africa, recording 5.6% of GDP.

Maait said the public treasury made an early payment between July and December, recording about EGP 33bn in favour of pension funds, which represent the full interest dues to funds for the whole year instead of paying them in June 2020

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

#UKRAINE: Bill Before Parliament Would Guarantee Children's Enrollment In Schools

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A bill before parliament would guarantee the enrollment of children in primary school without any competition, and that the institution should be geographically accessible to children regardless of their social status or place of birth. Children in long-term inpatient treatment will get the right to receive education in medical institutions.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

#AUSTRALIA: Cabinet Minister Approved Taxpayer Funding For Gun Club Where She Is A Member

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Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie approved a $36,000 taxpayer-funded grant for a clay target shooting club in regional Victoria without publicly disclosing she was a member.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

#LITHUANIA: Parliament Drafts Bill Absolving Nation, Leaders Of Holocaust Crimes

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A Lithuanian parliament committee is drafting legislation declaring that neither Lithuania nor its leaders as participating in the Holocaust, a lawmaker working on the bill said last month at a conference.

“The Lithuanian state did not participate in the Holocaust because it was occupied, just as the Lithuanian nation could not participate in the Holocaust because it was enslaved,” said Arunas Gumuliauskas, a member of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union Party.

About 95% of the country’s 250,000 Jews were killed the Holocaust after Nazis invaded in 1941.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

#FINLAND: Women Dominate Politics With Coalition Of Four Women-Led Parties

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In December, 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin was sworn in as prime minister, heading a coalition and a national cabinet dominated by women.

She is the youngest serving premier in the world, mother to a toddler, and heads a coalition of four other parties that are all led by women. Three of them, like her, are under 40.

Marin is expected to be elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party in June.

The woman-dominated cabinet is unprecedented, even in a Nordic nation that prides itself on gender equality, and goes further than even Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who ensured a 50/50 gender balance in his cabinet since he became that nation's leader in 2015.

Pictured, left to right: Li Andersson (Leader of the Left Alliance,) Katri Kulmuni (Leader of the Centre Party,) Sanna Marin and Maria Ohisalo (Leader of the Green League) (L-to-R)

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

#IRELAND: Violent Crime Becoming Major Election Issue

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Violent crime has jumped to the centre of the general election campaign following further gangland shootings in Dublin and a stabbing in Cork city.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paid a visit to the family of a victim, but his claim that “Fine Gael is the party of law and order” was ridiculed by opposition leaders, while local people told reporters they were scared to go out on the streets.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

#SOUTHKOREA: Healthcare Reforms Include "Points" To Urge People To Adopt Better Lifestyles

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The government says it will provide mileage points to people who improve their lifestyles for better health so that people can use them for the payment of medical bills or health examinations.

To enhance the public health, the government will adopt a health management service certification system so that consumers can choose to take the health management service and launch a pilot program to offer incentives for those who manage their health better in the second half.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

#RUSSIA: Obscure Tax Service Head Named New Prime Minister By Parliament

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The little-known head of Russia's tax service is taking over after the government's shock resignation. The overhaul fueled speculation about President Vladimir Putin's plans for maintaining power after his term ends.

Russian lawmakers approved Russian President Vladimir Putin's nomination for a new prime minister on Thursday, following a series of bombshell announcements including constitutional changes and the resignation of the government.

The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, voted in favor of Mishustin with 383 votes out of the 424 cast. 41 members abstained.

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#JAPAN: Former Justice Minister And His Wife Deny Wrongdoing In Vote-Buying Scheme

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A former justice minister and his wife said they will not resign from the ruling party or the Diet after investigators searched their home and offices for evidence in a vote-buying scandal.

Katsuyuki Kawai apologized to reporters on Jan. 15 in his first public appearance since he stepped down as justice minister on Oct. 31 over allegations that his wife, Anri, overpaid her campaign staff members in the Upper House election in July last year.

He insisted he would not leave the ruling Liberal Democratic Party nor step down as a Lower House member.

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