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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill after months of closed-door crafting

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill after months of closed-door crafting

Reuters, Washington :U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and

In just a year, Republicans became far more skeptical of claims of racism

In just a year, Republicans became far more skeptical of claims of racism

AP, Washington :Republican attitudes toward African-Americans hardened significantly in 2016, according to an authoritative new study.Only 32 percent of Republican voters in 2016 said they believe that African-Americans face

EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

AP, Brussels :European Union leaders are set Friday to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa from there for better lives in Europe

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US must quit Afghanistan for peace: TalibanReuters, Kabul The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic

France outlines tough new anti-terrorism law

France outlines tough new anti-terrorism law

AFP, Paris :French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Thursday set out a tough new anti-terrorism law that has already faced protests from civil rights groups. The proposals presented to

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

Reuters, Dubai :Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to

Macron adds new faces to Cabinet after losing 4 ministers

Macron adds new faces to Cabinet after losing 4 ministers

AP, Paris :French President Emmanuel Macron brought several little-known figures into his government Wednesday as part of a reshuffle after corruption scandals started tarnishing his young Cabinet.Macron had planned

Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

AFP, Istanbul :Turkey on Thursday sent its first ship loaded with aid for its embattled regional ally Qatar which has been hit by sanctions from Gulf powers led by

Trump's approval rating plunges to new low in latest poll

Trump's approval rating plunges to new low in latest poll

The Independent :Donald Trump's handling of the Russia investigation has pushed him towards an even lower approval rating, a new poll has found.A CBS survey of more than 1,000

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Russia cancels US meeting over Ukraine sanctionsAFP, Washington Russia has canceled a meeting with senior US diplomats in the wake of Washington's decision to reinforce sanctions imposed over its

In high-level talks, US asks China to do more to rein in North Korea

In high-level talks, US asks China to do more to rein in North Korea

Reuters, Washington :The United States pressed China on Wednesday to exert more diplomatic and economic pressure to help rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs during a round

India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

Reuters, New Delhi :India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries

State Department chastises Saudi Arabia, UAE over Qatar

State Department chastises Saudi Arabia, UAE over Qatar

 The Washington Post :The State Department issued an unusual public warning to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday over a diplomatic rift with fellow U.S. ally

US will be replaced if it disengages from world: UN chief

US will be replaced if it disengages from world: UN chief

AP, United Nations :Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that if the United States disengages from many issues confronting the international community it will be replaced

New York outlaws child marriage under 17

New York outlaws child marriage under 17

AP, New York : New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14 from getting married.Governor Andrew Cuomo,

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

Reuters, Mosul :U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Wednesday began a push towards the mosque in Mosul where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago, military officials said.The forces

Few favour Trump move to ditch Paris accord: Poll

Few favour Trump move to ditch Paris accord: Poll

AP, Washington :Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents

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Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infectionAFP, London Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an

US urges bigger Chinese role to combat global terror

US urges bigger Chinese role to combat global terror

Reuters, Washington :The United States wants China to become more involved in supporting the global fight against terrorism and efforts to defeat ISIS, including in Iraq, a senior U.S.

As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

AP, London :When Britain voted to leave the European Union a year ago, proponents argued Britain's economy was being held back by the slow-growing, dysfunctional bloc.A year on, and

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Trump slams N Korea after US student's deathAFP, Chicago :President Donald Trump slammed the "brutal regime" in Pyongyang following the death of Otto Warmbier, the US student released in

Merkel  to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

Merkel to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

AFP, Berlin :German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was prepared to consider proposals by new French President Emmanuel Macron for a shake-up of the eurozone.Speaking to business leaders

Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn IS `surrender or die`

Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn IS `surrender or die`

AFP, Mosul :Iraqi forces pushed deeper into Mosul's Old City on Monday after launching a final assault on the Islamic State group, warning civilians to stay inside and telling

Modi, Justin Trudeau agree on commitment to Paris climate deal

Modi, Justin Trudeau agree on commitment to Paris climate deal

PTI, New Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday talked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and reaffirmed India's commitment to take forward the Paris Climate Agreement, the Prime Minister's

Ships rescue some 730 migrants in Mediterranean

Ships rescue some 730 migrants in Mediterranean

Channel NewsAsia, Madrid/ Milan :Humanitarian ships picked up about 730 migrants today from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in

Britain seeks `special` EU ties as Brexit talks start

Britain seeks `special` EU ties as Brexit talks start

Reuters, Brussels :Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels on Monday to launch talks he hoped would produce a "new, deep and special partnership" with the EU in the

Iran`s Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

AP, Tehran :Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to an attack on Iran's parliament and a shrine in

S Korea's President Moon Jae-in says plans to exit nuclear power

Reuters, Seoul :South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said today the country will halt plans to build new nuclear power plants and will not extend the lifespan of existing

Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, injuring 10

Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, injuring 10

Reuters, London :A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, injuring 10 people in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims.One man, who was

US Navy confirms all seven missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald found dead

US Navy confirms all seven missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald found dead

Reuters, Tokyo :The U.S. Navy confirmed on Monday that all seven missing sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments after the destroyer's collision with