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Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge… Read More

Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December. … Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

U.S., South Korea discuss North Korean threat, China warns of risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. and South Korean military chiefs warned on Tuesday that North Korea could “conduct provocative actions” in response to large-scale joint drills between the two countries, as China’s premier also said tensions could lead… Read More

Oil touches three-month lows, as U.S. supply swells

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil hovered around three-month lows on Monday, as rising U.S. inventories and drilling activity offset optimism over OPEC’s efforts to restrict crude output. Source: Reuters Top News

Exclusive: Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War… Read More