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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, Senate Republicans delay vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators, according to a Senate aide, a move that averted a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party.


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Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday’s precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly.


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Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.


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U.S. says it saw preparations for another Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States warned Syria’s leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack after Washington detected what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.


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Veteran Syrian defense minister Tlass dies in Paris at 85

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s former defense minister, Mustafa Tlass, who was a close confidant of the late President Hafez al-Assad but left the country after the uprising started, died in Paris on Tuesday aged 85, relatives said.


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Brazil's President Michel Temer charged with taking bribes

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with taking multimillion-dollar bribes on Monday in a stinging blow to the unpopular leader and to political stability in Latin America’s largest country.


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Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory.


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Trump urges India's Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship.


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Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

BERLIN (Reuters) – The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.


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New York Pride marchers target Trump, San Francisco parties

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago.


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