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Chairman Bob CorkerBob CorkerCohn: US "probably looking to get tougher" on Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report Official: Trump "looking at" future of US sanctions on Russia MORE (R-Tenn.) on Thursday said that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee might impose tougher sanctions against Russia as soon as this summer.
  • Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

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    Trump met the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron right before the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday and the meeting offered a sneak peek into how the US-French relations may pan out in future. When the two leaders met, President Trump was fulsome in his congratulations on President Macron's election victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen , saying he had run "an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory".
  • Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more

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    The American Health Care Act - a bill passed by the House earlier this month - would significantly change healthcare funding and the rules insurance providers have to follow. This is just one of the effects that would lead, overall, to 51 million non-elderly Americans lacking health-care coverage in 2026, rather than the 28 million who would go without under current law.
  • Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

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    He will also face pressure over his skepticism on climate change that has put him at odds with other leaders. What does the G7 stand for, who are they key players and what are the potential bust-ups? Economic and trade topics were discussed as well.
  • Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

    Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

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    The latest indictment goes after the money - estimated in the tens of millions of dollars - as well as high-level members of the organisation, such as "house bosses". In the event of an attempted escape, the woman and her family in Thailand would be threatened, compelling her to return to "work". "This case is now one of the largest sex trafficking prosecutions in the United States", said Brooker.
  • AT&T strike may close retail stores this weekend

    AT&T strike may close retail stores this weekend

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    Wireless workers want wage increases that cover higher health care costs, better scheduling and promises from the company to not cut jobs. An estimated 21,000 wireless phone service workers nationwide at AT&T voted in early February to authorize a strike as their contract expired.
  • Merkel's conservatives win North Rhine-Westphalia vote

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    Martin Schulz, the SPD's chancellor candidate looking to unseat Merkel in the national election in September, weighed in on his party's defeat. State has been controlled by the Social Democrats for 46 of the past 51 years leading many to call the victory a historic one.
  • Macron gets to grips with U.S. president on climate change deal

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    Trump is known for his habit of pumping people's hands and then yanking them forcefully towards him in a gesture that psychologists believe is meant to demonstrate dominance. Trump is left to awkwardly smile until Macron has finished greeting the other politicians. The world is still not sure what to make of Macron, who defeated the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by a significant margin in France's recent presidential election.
  • Press corps on Trump trip hearing little from the president

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    Trump labelled Bethlehem, "a precious city" and said he intended "to do everything he could" to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. He will close his ambitious first foreign trip at a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, where his reception from European leaders may be less effusive than his welcome in Israel and Saudi Arabia, his opening stop on the trip.
  • China and ASEAN Near A Code of Conduct?

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    China and ASEAN have been promising (and failing to achieve) a code of conduct for the past 15 years, so it may be premature to tout this as an achievement before the ink is dry. Negotiations on the code of conduct are expected to take some time . "Is it concerned about the stability of the South China Sea , or is it afraid of China-Philippines and China-ASEAN relations developing as the situation stabilizes?" In 2002, ASEAN member states and China agreed to a document known as the ...