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Basically, he promised a plebiscite during his election campaign. Senior Coalition MPs like Eric Abetz have openly talked of ignoring the results - something all the more likely if a dodgy survey returns a narrow "Yes" vote. "If you don't like same-sex marriage vote "no", if you're anxious about religious freedom and freedom of speech vote "no", if you don't like political correctness vote "no".
  • Wie takes early lead at Women's British Open

    Wie takes early lead at Women's British Open

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    Kim has shot 199 so far in the competition, taking one shot off last year's winner's 54-hole record at the major. "His input going into the greens is especially valuable". "I think I can now trust myself that my ball flight is good enough and strong enough". For Hall, there was understandable frustration at the finish, but the rising star and imminent Solheim Cup debutant for Europe was positive about her first sampling of major championship contention.
  • Neymar signs five-year deal to complete world record PSG move

    Neymar signs five-year deal to complete world record PSG move

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    A former FC Barcelona president has criticised Paris Saint-Germain's new signing Neymar for the manner in which he went about leaving the Catalan giants. "We are not in a period anymore where you think: 'If I invest that, I will get that back.' We are beyond that", he said. He denied he was quitting the Camp Nou because he was exhausted of playing second fiddle to Barcelona legend Lionel Messi , saying: "I'm sad people would think that way.
  • Court complicates Trump's threat to cut 'Obamacare' funds

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    Covered California officials said Tuesday that if those payments to insurers are stopped, people who buy silver-tier plans will have to pay an extra surcharge of 12.4% of their premium on average, officials said Tuesday. And so far, it hasn't mattered to the Trump administration either. That means the case stays alive, even if the Trump administration decides to drop it.
  • Santos will not recognize Maduro's National Constituent Assembly or its decisions

    Santos will not recognize Maduro's National Constituent Assembly or its decisions

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    In her first speech as leader of the assembly , Rodriguez said delegates would "establish justice", underlying that the Constituent Assembly would not hand the country's fate to a "violent minority" or to the global community. Venezuela was previously suspended in December for failing to uphold commitments it made when it joined the group in 2012. Backing opposition allegations of fraud, Smartmatic, a British-based company involved in the vote technology behind the election last Sunday, ...
  • Trump decision on Obamacare payments could impact Pennsylvania

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    Mr. Trump is allowing Treasury to make the payments from month to month, but hasn't committed to them long-term. With that push unsuccessful thus far, and the latest effort flaming out last week, the subsidies case remains in play. In the order issued Tuesday evening, the Circuit Court continued to keep the case on hold, but ordered the government and the House - and, now, the intervening states - to give the court updates every 90 days on the status of the case.
  • China will not pull back from Doklam: PLA

    China will not pull back from Doklam: PLA

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    At issue is a 34-square-mile patch of remote Himalayan territory on the Dolam Plateau. However, he did not confirm or deny Chinese contention that India was given prior notice over the construction of the road in Doklam near the Sikkim sector, saying, it will not be correct to give details of all diplomatic interactions.
  • Reaction Begins to President Trump's Tweets on Health Care

    Reaction Begins to President Trump's Tweets on Health Care

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    Incidentally, this comes as Trump is also urging the GOP to "let Obamacare fail " in the wake of the Senate GOP's failure to pass a replacement. But would it really be constitutionally questionable? A district court judge agreed with House Republicans, and now the case is on hold before the USA appeals court in Washington .
  • West Virginia governor switches to GOP

    West Virginia governor switches to GOP

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    A protestor outside Trump's rally in West Virginia. But other state officials said they had received no heads up about what the announcement would be about. "It's a slap in the face to all of us who believed in what he was promising", Biafore said. "I have been and always will be a proud West Virginia Democrat".
  • Flake Reflects on the Rise of Trump in New Book

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    His remarks come in response to reports that say the White House is considering backing primary challengers during the midterm election next year in an attempt to thwart his reelection chances. First, we shouldn't hesitate to speak out if the president "plays to the base" in ways that damage the Republican Party's ability to grow and speak to a larger audience.
  • U.S. embassy in Moscow locked out of diplomatic property

    U.S. embassy in Moscow locked out of diplomatic property

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    Russian and USA diplomats have discussed the issue for months but failed to reach an agreement. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the sanctions package "ends hopes for improving our relations with the new United States administration". In addition, Russian Federation has suspended the use by the U.S. embassy of all warehouse facilities on Dorozhnaya St, Moscow , and a compound in Silver Forest since August 1.