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House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges the Senate is likely to make changes to the GOP health overhaul plan passed by the House. "Under this bill, no matter what, you can not be denied coverage if you have a pre-existing condition", Ryan told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on the network's Sunday show, This Week.
  • Macron to take over as president on Sunday

    Macron to take over as president on Sunday

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Macron in a phone call in which they discussed Brexit. "Knowing all of this the new French President may well find that winning was the easy bit", said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets.
  • Liberal candidate Moon predicted to win South Korean presidential election

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    His closest rivals, conservative Hong Joon Pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol Soo, conceded defeat late on Tuesday even before the official vote count is out. He told his party he would push for reform and national unity if he was confirmed as the next president. Democrats have only 119 seats in the 299-seat parliament, and general elections are not due until 2020.
  • Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal

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    White House officials had been expected to soon close an internal debate on whether the US should withdraw or take more measured steps, but a key meeting on the matter scheduled for Tuesday was postponed at the request of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who would have been unable to attend, an administration official said.
  • North Korea: US senator has

    North Korea: US senator has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

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    The country's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song was detained Saturday, May 6, 2017, and that "a relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes". North Korea has urged the United States to withdraw its armed forces in South Korea and sign a permanent peace treaty to replace the armistice that stopped, but technically never ended, the 1950-1953 Korean War.
  • Oil cuts may go into 2018, say Saudi Arabia, Russia

    Oil cuts may go into 2018, say Saudi Arabia, Russia

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    If not extended, according to the agreement, the current deal would expire in June. OPEC's original agreement on revised production levels was reached on November 30 a year ago and always subject to review in the normal way at the organisation's next scheduled ministerial conference on May 25.
  • English 'losing importance in Europe', says Jean-Claude Juncker

    English 'losing importance in Europe', says Jean-Claude Juncker

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    European Council president Donald Tusk said: "These negotiations are hard enough as they are". "At stake are the daily lives and interests of millions of people on both sides of the Channel", he added. "No one should be confronted with a mountain of red tape", Barnier said, two days after the European Commission circulated a draft of negotiating directives he will follow in Brexit talks that are expected to begin in June.
  • The 2 biggest revelations from Sally Yates' testimony about Michael Flynn

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    For example, she said that she'd twice met with the White House counsel to detail her concerns about Flynn. But he has plenty of proxies willing to jump in for him, including on Monday, when three former Obama administration officials said Obama had personally warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser.
  • Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

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    No new date was given for the session, which aims to bring together President Donald Trump - who is flirting with pulling out of the agreement - with top climate and economic advisers. Both men have this week pressed Trump to stay on board. In a conversation Monday, Trump told French President-elect Emmanuel Macron he is "pondering" whether to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement, French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Paris on Tuesday.
  • Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks

    Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks

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    The White House did not immediately respond to request for comment. Either reworking or quitting the North American Free Trade Agreement , which Mr. Mulhern said "NMPF will continue to insist that any renegotiation of NAFTA maintain this vital export market, and preserve the strong working relationship with customers and counterparts in Mexico".
  • White House was warned on Flynn, says former official

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    The president has made this point about the Obama administration's clearance for Flynn before. Logic wouldn't prevail for 18 days after the White House knew. Kassam asked why Fitton thought Judicial Watch was not promptly provided with the Yates documents they lawfully requested under the Freedom of Information Act, obliging them to file a federal lawsuit.