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Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met.
Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation.
Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.
Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit

Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face meeting Friday at a G20 summit marred by violent protests and a rift between America and its Western allies over climate change and trade.
Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20

Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20 Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin shook hands as they met for the first time Friday at a G20 summit marred by violent protests and a rift between America and its Western allies over climate change and trade.
Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake

Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump warned that the future of the West was at risk and lashed out at Russia and North Korea on Thursday at the start of a high-stakes trip to Europe.
US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations.
US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Tue, 13 Jun, 2017

A US appeals court has upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations -- the latest in a string of stinging judicial blows for the Republican billionaire.
Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

US President Donald Trump punched back Friday against James Comey, accusing the ousted FBI director of lying about their private conversations -- and saying he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath.
British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump

British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

The British government on Tuesday stood by an invitation for US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to the UK as London Mayor Sadiq Khan -- under attack from the White House -- said the offer should be scrapped.
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact Fri, 02 Jun, 2017

 China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save "Mother Earth" in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to take the world's largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal Wed, 31 May, 2017

Donald Trump kept the world guessing about US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, as aides reportedly said a pullout was likely and the president said a decision would come in the "next few days."
Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing

Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing Thu, 25 May, 2017

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies.
Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism Sun, 21 May, 2017

US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil".
Under fire at home, Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip

Under fire at home, Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip Sat, 20 May, 2017

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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