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USA POLITICS: West Virginia: Patrick Morrisey to Take On Joe Manchin for US Senate in 2018 Race

USA POLITICS: West Virginia: Patrick Morrisey to Take On Joe Manchin for US Senate in 2018 Race

Morrisey is fresh off a successful reelection campaign in 2016, winning 52 percent to 42 percent, and his boosters are quick to point out he outperformed the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

Cartes, a former soft-drink and tobacco executive, said his decision not to run was inspired by Pope Francis’s call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

Military and defence industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.

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CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the beginning of March.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

China has not previously imposed any specific environmental taxes, and the new levy will replace an earlier system of miscellaneous charges that are regarded as far too low to deter polluters.

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