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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.

Chinese court rules in favor of Apple in local design patent disputes

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:47
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported.

EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 08:43
ROME (Reuters) - Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Top Reuters News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 06:53
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said.

Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years.

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:41
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.