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U.S.-backed forces say taken control of Tabqa military airport from Islamic State

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:30
AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria said on Sunday they had taken full control of a former Syrian army airport near the city of Tabqa along the Euphrates River.

Merkel's conservatives win Saarland vote in boost for national campaign

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:07
BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a regional election in the western state of Saarland on Sunday, dealing a setback to their Social Democrat rivals and boosting her prospects of winning a fourth term in Germany's Sept. 24 national election.

UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:57
LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts", the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.

Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in Mosul district more than week after strike

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:40
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's military said on Sunday that 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Islamic State had booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign the building had been hit by a coalition air strike.

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:19
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) - Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Trump ally Stone offers to testify in Russian meddling probe

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, said on Sunday he has offered to testify before a congressional committee investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and ties to the Trump campaign.

Erdogan setting back integration in Germany by years: Schaeuble

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:52
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who accuses Chancellor Angela Merkel of using "Nazi methods" against Turks in Germany, is setting back their integration by years, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said.

Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 09:51
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday.

White House will court moderate Democrats on tax plan: Priebus

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 09:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday that President Donald Trump's tax plan would include both a border tax and middle class tax cuts that the administration will aim to sell to moderate Democrats as well as Republicans.

Republican Meadows says not given up on healthcare overhaul

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 09:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said on Sunday that he had not given up on reviving a Republican plan to repeal Obamacare before moving on to tax reform.

How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 08:16
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it.

U.S.-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:12
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said on Sunday.

Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights and Israel ties

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:44
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:32
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Reuters) - The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress.

Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded, police say

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:23
(Reuters) - Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved.

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

Top Reuters News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 03:24
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.

French center-right senators back Macron's presidential bid

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:51
PARIS (Reuters) - The frontrunner in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy on Sunday when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him.

UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 20:01
LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive.

Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 15:07
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were "harassing" warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route.

U.S. military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military acknowledged on Saturday that U.S. aircraft struck at the request of Iraqi security forces a location in West Mosul where dozens of civilian casualties allegedly occurred.