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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told German Chancellor Angela Merkel he wanted a significant increase in trade with the European Union , vowing to complete a new trade deal by year's end. "And Germany is not always an easy partner", Merkel told reporters. Merkel, who faces re-election this year, has been on a tour to rally support among Group of 20 nations ahead of a July 7-8 summit in Hamburg.
  • Senate rules could force a health bill change by next week

    Senate rules could force a health bill change by next week

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    Politico identifieD the 11 senators who might be the most hard to line up behind a Senate bill as Sens. The House included the waivers in the bill before passing it by a one-vote margin in an attempt to win more support for the bill. It's possible that the draft could undergo changes before the bill goes to the floor. Politico reported McConnell faces a tough path within his own party to to get the 50 votes he needs to pass the bill.
  • Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

    Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

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    The Pentagon vowed to continue all its anti-ISIS operations in Syria after Russia's warning. "We have said before that demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces towards coalition partner forces in Syria that are conducting legitimate counter-Isis operations in Syria, will not be tolerated", Davis said.
  • Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

    Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

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    The statements come just one day after the Revolutionary Guards confirmed it had launched strikes in retaliation for twin attacks in Tehran earlier this month, which killed 18 people and left more than 50 others wounded. There was no official reaction from Syria , which has been backed by Iran as it seeks to force Islamic State forces off of its territory. Iran's attack on Syria failed, as the majority of the Zulqifar missiles missed their target .
  • USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

    USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

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    A lot of forces with competing aims are at close quarters in eastern Syria . The U.S. military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied Kurdish force that is battling the extremists in their de facto capital, Raqqa.
  • USA sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

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    Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea. He said his goal as the leader of South Korea is to draw the north "out to the table for negotiations" through pressure or sanctions. North Korea has detained two Korean-American academics and a missionary, a Canadian pastor and three South Korean nationals who were doing missionary work there.
  • Despite GOP wins in Ga., SC races, Dems see silver linings

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    A defeat for Republican candidate Karen Handel will be crushing blow for the president - losing a Republican seat in an overwhelmingly Republican state. In the early-April special election in Kansas for newly-appointed Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo's former House seat, Democrat James Thompson was defeated by only seven points in a district which President Trump won by 27 points.