Sunday, October 02, 2022

#KUWAIT: Election For Parliament Will Be Second In Three Years

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People in Kuwait are heading to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections for the second time in less than two years.

The latest parliament was dissolved last June, six months after its term began in December 2020.

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Saturday, October 01, 2022

#UKRAINE: Zelinsky Calls On NATO To Admit Ukraine To Alliance

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 Ukraine’s president says his country is submitting an “accelerated” application to join the NATO military alliance. But   ascension to NATO would require the unanimous support of the alliance’s members, including Turkey and Hungary, which have both refused military aid to the country.

"De facto, we have already become a NATO ally," President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on Sept. 30. "We trust each other, we help each other, and we protect each other. This is the Alliance," 

The comment by Zelenskyy came after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties to annex parts of Ukraine in defiance of international law, saying Moscow would protect the newly incorporated regions by “all available means.”

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Friday, September 30, 2022

#IRAQ: Turmoil Around Parliament As Members Consider Speaker's Resignation

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The Iraqi parliament will reconvene for the first time in two months to vote on the resignation of the parliament speaker, amid tight security measures and renewed demonstrations

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#CZECHREPUBLIC: Opposition Party Sweeps Local Elections

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The party of former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO), won most of the local election seats in the country's major cities, according to the final results posted by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) on Sunday.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

#RUSSIA: Parliament Set To Debate Annexing Occupied Ukraine Regions

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The Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, may debate bills incorporating Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine into Russia on Sept. 29, the state-run TASS news agency said on Saturday, citing an unnamed source.
Moscow launched referendums on joining Russia in the four occupied regions of Ukraine on Friday, drawing condemnation from Kyiv and Western nations, who dismissed the votes as a sham and pledged not to recognise their results.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

#UK: Tax Cut Pledge Blamed For Temporary Pound Collapse

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The market’s verdict on the £220 billion policy blitz set out by UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was swift and devastating Tuesday. 

His pledge to cut taxes was blamed by financial experts for the sudden drop in the UK currency, the Pound, against the US dollar. The currency recovered it's value later in the day, a fact not generally reported by the mainstream media.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

#SWITZERLAND: Farming Reform Defeated In Referendum

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Voters in Switzerland have rejected a referendum motion that would have put an end to factory farming in the country.

Almost two-thirds of those who cast a ballot opposed the initiative, which would have outlawed intensive farming methods.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

#ITALY: Right-Leaning Brothers of Italy Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

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Italian voters rewarded Giorgia Meloni’s euroskeptic Brothers of Italy Party, propelling the country toward what likely would be its first non-Leftist government government since World War II, based on partial results Monday from the election for Parliament.

In a victory speech, Party Leader Giorgia Meloni struck a moderate tone after projections based on votes counted from some two-thirds of polling stations showed her party ahead of other contenders in Sunday’s balloting.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

#SWITZERLAND: Voters Consider Raising Retirement Age For Women

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Switzerland votes Sunday on a slew of issues, including a proposed ban on factory farming and divisive pension reform that would raise the retirement age for women to 65 from the current age of 64 in an attempt to rescue the retirement system.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

#NAURU: Nation Holds Parliamentary Election

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Nauruan voters head to the polls today with polling stations now open and closing six p.m.

The Elections Office has stressed that because of the pandemic strict hygiene rules should be followed.

Early voting, which started on Monday, is set to finish at 5p.m. on Friday.

Mobile voting, which also got underway on Monday, will continue to be available until the polling stations close on Saturday.

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