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Fewer than a third of Americans back Trump tax plan: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fewer than a third of Americans support Donald Trump's tax-cut plan, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, as the U.S. president went to Capitol Hill looking for Republican backing for his proposal to slash tax rates for individuals and companies.

Amid visa row, Turkey's Justice Ministry cancels U.S. visit

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:18
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Justice Ministry said on Tuesday it had canceled a planned study visit to the United States due to the widening diplomatic row between the countries over the issuing of visas.

Republicans in House launch probe of Russia deal involving U.S. uranium

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders of two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives launched an investigation on Tuesday into the purchase by a Russian firm several years ago of a Canadian company that owned some 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies.

Supreme Court dismisses Hawaii's challenge to Trump travel ban

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday formally dropped plans to hear the last remaining challenge to an earlier version of President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and a ban on refugees, but a fight over the legality of his latest restrictions still could reach the nine justices.

Trump in tax meeting amid fight with Republican senator

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump began talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers.

Demoralized and divided: inside Catalonia's police force

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:05
BARCELONA (Reuters) - With the Spanish government ready to take over the running of Catalonia on Friday, the loyalty of the local police to Madrid or to the Catalan cause will be tested if they are ordered to drag their former political masters from office.

Trump heads for tax meeting amid fight with Republican U.S. senator

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump headed for talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers.

Uncorked: senior Republican senator's ire at Trump bubbles over

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bob Corker eviscerated President Donald Trump repeatedly on national television on Tuesday, calling him a liar who has debased the country in an extraordinary diatribe against a sitting president by a fellow Republican.

Trump administration to add new screening for refugees: document

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:12
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will require all refugees to provide information about their whereabouts going back a decade, twice as long as before, during screening for admission to the United States, starting on Wednesday, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters.

Airlines get ready for new U.S. security rules from Thursday

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New rules on all U.S.-bound flights take effect on Thursday including stricter passenger screening to comply with government security measures designed to avoid expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops, airlines said Tuesday.

Republicans in U.S. House launch probe of Russia deal involving U.S. uranium

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders of two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives launched an investigation on Tuesday into the purchase by a Russian firm several years ago of a Canadian company that owned some 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies.

U.S. partisan split widening over Russia probe: court documents

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are refusing to endorse a Republican move to find out who paid the firm that commissioned a dossier alleging ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, a court document made public on Monday showed.

Trump, key Republican U.S. senator spar ahead of tax meeting

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Republican senator called President Donald Trump "utterly untruthful" on Tuesday in an exchange of insults on Twitter hours before the president was to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to build consensus for tax reform.

Senator Corker assails Trump as untruthful, inept: CNN

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bob Corker eviscerated President Donald Trump on Tuesday after the two Republicans exchanged insults on Twitter, saying the president is consistently untruthful and has debased the United States and damaged its standing around the world.

Special Report: In the market for human bodies, almost anyone can sell the dead

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:17
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The company stacked brochures in funeral parlors around Sin City. On the cover: a couple clasping hands. Above the image, a promise: “Providing Options in Your Time of Need.”

China enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought', key Xi ally to step down

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 04:34
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.

U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 03:47
CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' trip to the Philippines this week couldn't have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City - with a critical dose of help from the U.S. military.

China Communist Party enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought' in constitution

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:55
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a new top leadership line-up.

Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:48
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DOJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information.

Chaotic scenes as suspects wheeled around airport where North Korean leader's brother killed

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:39
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Handcuffed, wearing bulletproof vests and under heavily armed guard, the two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader were pushed around a Malaysian airport in wheelchairs on Tuesday during a court visit to the crime scene.

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