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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:31:06 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.(image)

Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:49:53 -0400

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.(image)

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:16 -0400

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.(image)

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:30:38 -0400

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.(image)

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:30 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.(image)

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:02:48 -0400

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.(image)

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

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:47:37 -0400

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.(image)

Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:08:31 -0400

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.(image)

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

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:06:52 -0400

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.(image)

Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn't seen as threat

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:44:35 -0400

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.(image)