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First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:43:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.(image)

Pence tells Egypt's Sisi that U.S. would back two-state solution

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:45:31 -0500

CAIRO (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt's leader on Saturday the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed to it, seeking to reassure a key Arab ally over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.(image)

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:10:29 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.(image)

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:15:18 -0500

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.(image)

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:42:19 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said.(image)

North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:24:51 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean logistics officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday after a previous cancellation briefly cast doubts on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.(image)

Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:30:11 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.(image)

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:10:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.(image)

Germany's SPD to vote on coalition talks with Merkel's conservatives

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:06:36 -0500

BONN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) will decide on Sunday whether to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a move which would bring Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government.(image)

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:25:21 -0500

HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington.(image)