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Elections in two-party systems are meant to provide the voter a clear choice, such as alternative paths to the future that the electorate must choose between. Rarely, however, has there been an election where the choice has been so stark.
 
Sovereignty: it's a word that evokes so much power and passion, such patriotic zeal. It is also one that despite its empowering and sage references is primarily bandied about in tense and tumultuous times. Interestingly, a debate about sovereignty underway in the UK sheds light on Pakistan's own obsession with the concept, and demands that we approach it with greater circumspection.
 
THE SPY ALLIANCE IS WATCHING YOU
There are five separate "eyes" that are linked together, which observe your every moment and personal life 24 hours a day.
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On Nov. 8, the United States will host an intriguing election. As the date draws closer, the results of the election appear harder to forecast.
 
The 8th BRICS Summit in Goa concluded with some general agreements and negotiations on a wide range of aspects to concretize economic policies, but the India-Russia arms deal made through informal processes on the sidelines of the summit was a major pact, which changed the distribution of power and relations among Asian countries.
 
Do you know that only 13 percent of the world population enjoys a free press? According to Freedom House Report of Press Freedom, in 2016 the safety of journalists was guaranteed in just 13 percent of the world's population.
 
Last week, fresh from his triumphant visit to Japan, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed, among other things, that God had talked to him about his cussing; but then he also let his disdain for human rights advocates slip out again.
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Cabinet secretaries and campaign volunteers alike have told me that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is open to new ideas and serene about ceding full control to his appointees within their scope of work.
 
Young, newly elected legislators that mangled their oaths in show of defiance to Beijing have brought about political chaos in the country, and should openly apologize for their contempt of the law and making offensive comments to Chinese people.
 
A zero-tolerance approach should be adopted against vigilantes attacking people on grounds of lese majeste.
 
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