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Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

LONDON (Reuters) – At least a dozen people were injured and two reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police called a terrorist incident.


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Sinn Fein says opposes extension to Northern Ireland government talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s largest nationalist party Sinn Fein will oppose any extension to next week’s deadline to form a new government and any attempt to return to direct British rule of the province, its president Gerry Adams said on Wednesday.


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Trump faces uphill struggle to get healthcare bill support before U.S. House vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.


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Sears shares sink as creditors, investors fret over going-concern risk

(Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp’s shares tumbled as much as 16 percent on Wednesday as bondholders and investors questioned how long the retailer could remain in business after it flagged doubts that it could continue as a going concern.


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Merkel's conservatives ahead of Germany's Social Democrats: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were ahead of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll published six months before what is shaping up to be a tight national election.


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Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday.


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Pressure builds on Trump to back off wiretap accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday they had seen no proof to support the claim by Republican President Donald Trump that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him last year, adding pressure on Trump to explain or back off his repeated assertion.


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U.S. Supreme Court’s ideological balance at stake in confirmation fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn in for his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, Democrats will make the case that he is a pro-business, social conservative insufficiently independent of the president.


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Prague's Old-New Synagogue gets first new Torahs since World War Two

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Prague’s medieval Old-New Synagogue received two new Torah scrolls on Sunday, the first ones since World War Two shattered the country’s once-thriving Jewish community.


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Brazil president seeks to calm fears over meat sales, exports

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Michel Temer, confronting a corruption scandal tarnishing Brazil’s lucrative meat industry, met on Sunday with executives and foreign diplomats to assuage health concerns tarnishing a sector responsible for $12 billion in annual exports.


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