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U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Republicans voice growing doubts on U.S. healthcare bill’s fate

Republicans expressed increasing pessimism on Sunday about the prospects for the healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate aimed at rolling back Obamacare as lawmakers prepared to return from a week-long recess. One prominent Republican lawmaker, Senator John McCain, said he thought the Republican bill would probably fail. “My view is that it’s probably going to […]

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U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies during the annual recurring multinational, maritime-focused NATO exercise BALTOPS 2017 near Ventspils, Latvia June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Russian fighter intercepts U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea

Source: Reuters By Andrew Osborn and Dmitry Solovyov Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War. The appearance of the B-52, a long-range bomber that first went […]

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence briefs the media at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 20, 2017.   REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit

Source: Reuters By Noah Barkin In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America’s “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks. Bannon, these people said, signalled […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch (L) after nominating him to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Source: Reuters By Lawrence Hurley and Steve Holland President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court’s conservative majority and help shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious […]

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Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

Source: Reuters By Julia Edwards Ainsley President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy. A draft executive order seen by Reuters […]

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A reviewing stand is seen outside of the White House for the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

One habit Trump says he will keep as president: tweeting

Source: Reuters By Doina Chiacu U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to select the media representatives who are given access to the presidential press briefing room, but will not move the room out of the White House, he said in interview with Fox News broadcast on Wednesday. Trump, whose election campaign was punctuated by a stream […]

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China's President Xi Jinping looks on before meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (not pictured) at the Great Halll of the People in Beijing, China December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Nicolas Asouri

China’s Xi to promote globalization at Davos, not ‘war and poverty’

Source: Reuters By Christian Shepherd and Tom Miles China’s President Xi Jinping will promote “inclusive globalization” at this month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and will warn that populist approaches can lead to “war and poverty”, Chinese officials said on Wednesday. This year’s forum, from Jan. 17-20, is expected to be dominated by discussion […]

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