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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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Saudi-led coalition calls for U.N. supervision of Yemen port

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called on Sunday for the United Nations to place a strategic port under its supervision after 42 Somalis were killed in an attack on their refugee boat nearby.


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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 to conflict.


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Exclusive: Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, U.S. regional strategy unclear

TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s accelerated military development and recent activity by its military aircraft and ships around Taiwan pose an increased threat to the self-ruled island, according to a Taiwanese government defense report draft reviewed by Reuters.


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Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a 'turning point': Saudi adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in U.S.-Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders’ shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat.


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China does not want to see trade war with U.S.: Premier Li

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that Beijing does not want to see a trade war with the United States and urged talks between both sides to achieve common ground.


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