• Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

    Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

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    The main person most interested in the wall is Trump as support among voters isn't so strong for it. "Last minute White House efforts in this negotiation and public statements are making a bipartisan agreement more hard to reach as is their push to have an ACA (Affordable Care Act) repeal vote next week", said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
  • Paris Shooting to Impact French Presidential Election

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    Panicked tourists fled the scene, and the assailant was shot dead as he tried to make his escape. The warning was circulated more widely among French security services in the hour following the Champs Elysees attack. A man who turned himself in to Antwerp police was Youssef El Osri. Security in Paris has been stepped up in recent days, but the presence of 50,000 police officers on the streets was not enough to prevent the latest assault, which was being investigated by anti-terror ...
  • Theresa May wins Commons backing for 8 June general election

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    The Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, Angus Robertson, said: "For months we have heard from her that now is not the time for the public to vote, that no one wants it, that it is important to get on with the day job, that nothing should get on the way".
  • Trump tells young immigrants in U.S. illegally to 'rest easy'

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    Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, Mikhail Ulyanov, on Thursday said that the US complaints over how the nuclear deal on Iran is being implemented are irrelevant. The 2015 agreement by Iran and six other world powers ended some of the sanctions that had punished and isolated Iran for its nuclear program but maintained others dealing with ballistic missile research, terrorism, human rights violations and money laundering.
  • After Paris attack, France mobilized for security ahead of elections

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    Investigators are trying to assess whether the gunman had accomplices, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins told a news conference, adding that the shooter had never shown any signs of radicalisation despite a long police history. In an Elabe poll conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, and published on Friday, both Fillon and Melenchon were seen narrowing Macron and Le Pen's lead.
  • U.S. carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula

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    Initially, U.S. Pacific Command said it "ordered the Carl Vinson Strike Group north [from Singapore] as a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the Western Pacific". White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Martin pointed out last week that the Vinson battle group would not be arriving in the Korean peninsula until next week, on April.
  • Region's politicians weigh in as general election voted through Westminster

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    Polls give the Conservative Party a lead of around 20 percentage points, enough to potentially give her a parliamentary majority of more than 100 seats, but Mrs May yesterday said she was not complacent. The campaign and results bitterly divided the country, with 52% of voters backing "leave" versus 48% favoring "remain". That delay mounts more pressure on negotiating parties, as the clock on the two-year deadline for negotiations began ticking on March 29, when May officially filed divorce ...
  • In Turkey Opposition to appeal referendum result at top court

    In Turkey Opposition to appeal referendum result at top court

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    The eroding personality cult of Ataturk suffered its biggest blow yet when Turkey voted April 16 to expand the powers of the presidency, undercutting the parliamentary system that Ataturk imposed almost a century ago. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told television channel A Haber that Europe's human rights court had no jurisdiction on the matter and "if the opposition takes the appeal to the constitutional court, the court has no other option than to reject it".
  • North Korea tells U.S. and its allies: 'Don't mess with us'

    North Korea tells U.S. and its allies: 'Don't mess with us'

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    USA officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness by Beijing, reclusive North Korea's sole major ally. North Korea has said it would test missiles when it sees fit and a South Korean analyst said he believed they would do so. "It is a situation where a lot of (military) exercise equipment is amassed in North Korea and also a lot of strategic assets are situated on the Korean peninsula because of the South ...