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Poland received 300 asylum applications from Ukrainian nationals in 2017, while the number of asylum seekers from Russian Federation reached 2,120. Arrivals in the same period had been 18,232 in 2017 and 13,825 in 2016, which marked a 55.44 percent and 66.21 percent drop, respectively, according to the Interior Ministry.
  • Mongolian president congratulates Chinese president on re-election

    Mongolian president congratulates Chinese president on re-election

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    Chinese people, he said, "have the spirit of fighting the bloody battle against our enemies to the bitter end". He laid out his own grand vision for China, saying history had proven that "only socialism can save China". It has been described as a "rubber stamp" parliament, as it functions primarily to approve proposals already agreed upon by the president and his staff.
  • New Pennsylvania congressional districts a 'dream' for Democrats

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    The new map of congressional districts ordered Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court splits Berks County into three districts instead of the current four. "This issue has grown bigger than the map", Drew Crompton, chief of staff to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) and top attorney for Senate Republicans said last week.
  • High Court tosses out Dotcom's Obama bid

    High Court tosses out Dotcom's Obama bid

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    The judge refused the request and ordered Mr Dotcom to pay costs. Dotcom, along with several others, is battling extradition to the U.S. to stand trial for alleged copyright breaches over his former website Megaupload. Dotcom genuinely believes his Megaupload business group would be worth $10 billion today if it weren't for the raid and action against him. We were the ideal target - successful, high profile, and based outside the United States.
  • CBI starts preliminary probe in SSC paper leak case, says Centre

    CBI starts preliminary probe in SSC paper leak case, says Centre

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    The father of the victim said that investigation by the Haryana police was so "manipulated" as to give it the shape of a conflict or a clash rather than a "sinister one-sided hate attack on helpless victims". Senior Counsel RS Cheema and Rebecca John , along with advocates Tarannum Cheema , Karthik Ashok and Smrithi Suresh appeared for the appellant.
  • Myanmar's president resigns

    Myanmar's president resigns "to take rest from duties"

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    There has been speculation in the local media for some months that Htin Kyaw was in ill-health, but this was denied by officials. Government spokesperson Zaw Htay told the Guardian: "Yes, he has resigned". According to the notice, a replacement would be in place within 7 working days. Htin Kyaw was the first Myanmar president since the 1962 coup to have no connections to the military.
  • US gives $2.5 mln emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia

    US gives $2.5 mln emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia

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    Agency for International Development, will provide emergency food and health assistance as the Colombian government struggles to provide necessary medical and social services, said Mark Green, USAID administrator. In an official statement , Maduro condemned the sanctions , saying they were in violation of the United Nations charter and global law, and that they were "an attack on [Venezuelan] people".
  • Shantaram quits, Rahul looking for younger face

    Shantaram quits, Rahul looking for younger face

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    The Gandhi scion said "the wall" manifested itself in organisational malaises like election nominations to "aspirants who parachute from above" and in denial of tickets to those who lacked financial muscle. He has served as president of the Youth Congress for two terms and had kept the party flag flying high when it was in the opposition, sources said. During his eight month tenure, Naik failed to revamp the party.
  • Democratic governor's race narrows on eve of primary election

    Democratic governor's race narrows on eve of primary election

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    Patrick's Day parade in La Salle. The candidates for IL governor are making their final push ahead of Tuesday's primary, greeting voters and sinking more money into what's become an increasingly fierce - and expensive - contest. Biss , who co-sponsored the act, said if he is elected, he would work with governors in neighboring states such as Wisconsin and in to draft legislation that would work for not only IL in order to combat illegal guns coming into the state.
  • Mo Bamba leaves UT for NBA draft

    Mo Bamba leaves UT for NBA draft

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    He made his announcement Tuesday. Texas pretty much knew this was coming. Bama is expected to be a top 10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft . Still, Texas hoped to make the most out of their young star from New York City. The Longhorns finished the year at 19-15, losing to Nevada in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He planned on playing only one year for the Longhorns, and will head to the National Basketball Association where he'll likely be an early first-round pick.
  • China wants intellectual property dialogue with the US

    China wants intellectual property dialogue with the US

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    The administration has also been reviewing parallel measures, such as curbing Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States, limiting access to visas for Chinese citizens, and heightening restrictions on dual-use exports to China. China's economic performance has been marked by an impressive rise in gross domestic product (GDP) during the last five years, from 54 trillion to 82.7 trillion yuan.
  • Rahul Gandhi targets PM again, says Modi fails to deliver his promises

    Rahul Gandhi targets PM again, says Modi fails to deliver his promises

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    Highlighting the extent of NPAs (non-performing assets) in the country's banking system, Rahul said 10-15 rich people had taken loans to the tune of ₹8-lakh crore. It has taken years of time, sweat and blood of common people. "Wherever Modi goes he says nothing has happened in the last 70 years. He is insulting your parents, poor farmers, labourers, small businessmen of India".
  • Batman by-election: Greens leader Richard Di Natale admits leaking hurt party

    Batman by-election: Greens leader Richard Di Natale admits leaking hurt party

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    It was Ms Bhathal's sixth attempt to win the seat and she entered the by-election needing just a 1 per cent swing to knock Labor off. Kearney had more than 42% of the primary vote, while Bhathal was on a primary vote of about 41%. But polling booth returns showed Ms Kearney managed to hold Labor's support in the north of the electorate, and won a swing to Labor in the Greens' southern strongholds of Northcote and Thornbury.
  • IAF plane crashes on Odisha-Jharkhand border

    IAF plane crashes on Odisha-Jharkhand border

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    Also, the reports are saying that the pilot is alright and local rushed him to Bahadaguda hospital in Jharkhand. While the plane fell in an open field, the pilot had ejected safely. "A rescue team from Kaleikundua has reached the site in a helicopter to take stock of the situation", the IIC said. "A CoI will investigate it to ascertain the reason behind the accident", the release stated.
  • Chiellini withdraws from Italy squad due to thigh injury

    Chiellini withdraws from Italy squad due to thigh injury

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    Juventus have revealed that Giorgio Chiellini's thigh problem "will requite daily monitoring" as the Italian looks to return to action after the global break. Chiellini, who has won 96 caps for the Azzurri , has started 22 of 29 Serie A matches for Juventus this season. West Ham are two points clear of the relegation zone in 18th, and have eight games remaining to maintain their Premier League status.
  • Senators block Yemen war powers resolution

    Senators block Yemen war powers resolution

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    The vote - brought by a bipartisan group of senators, including Bernie Sanders - comes on a day when President Donald Trump met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. McConnell added that USA intelligence provides the Saudis "greater precision in their air campaign", resulting in fewer civilian casualties. James Mattis, the United States defence secretary, last week asked Congress not to interfere with the US' role, warning restrictions could "increase civilian casualties, jeopardise ...
  • US, S.Korea to resume military drills on April 1

    US, S.Korea to resume military drills on April 1

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    North Korea often views military exercises between the US and South Korea as a provocation aimed at the North and has used such military maneuvers to justify its nuclear and missile programs. Despite the statement saying the scale would be similar to previous years, field training drill Foal Eaglewill last about four weeks, compared with its typical two-month run, while computer-simulated command post exercise Key Resolve is scheduled to start around the middle of April for a usual two-week run.