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

27 min 27 sec ago
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.

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

30 min 31 sec ago
(Reuters) - Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved.

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

55 min 28 sec ago
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

1 hour 7 min ago
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.

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

3 hours 27 min ago
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.

UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:01pm
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.

French centre-right senators back Macron's presidential bid

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:18pm
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.

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 2:07pm
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.

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 9:47am
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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:43am
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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 5:53am
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

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:49pm
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

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:41pm
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

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:28pm
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.

Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:27pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state if it became law.

Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Democratic senators have so far announced they will vote against confirming U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, adding to a chorus of opposition from the left, but leaving questions over whether there will be a concerted effort to block a vote in the Senate.

Exclusive: Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:35pm
HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in fuel exports to foreign allies such as Cuba and Nicaragua and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations.

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute, order still halted

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:09pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order.

Trump says Charter to invest $25 billion in U.S., hire 20,000 workers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and its previously disclosed plan to hire 20,000 workers over four years.

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