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Trump to seek tariff 'snap-back' provision in NAFTA revamp: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will seek changes to the North American Freed Trade Agreement allowing it to reimpose tariffs if a flood of imports from Canada and Mexico causes “a threat of serious injury” to U.S. industry, according a draft document sent to Congress.


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U.S. U.N. ambassador says Washington's focus no longer on removing Assad in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States is no longer making removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a focus of its policy in the war-torn country, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday.


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North Carolina legislature replaces transgender bathroom law

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina’s Senate and House on Thursday approved a bill to retool a law banning transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities, hoping to bring back companies and sports leagues that had boycotted the state.


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A year on, Myanmar's Suu Kyi acknowledges reforms have been slow

YANGON (Reuters) – A year after sweeping to power in a historic vote, Myanmar’s first de-facto civilian leader in about half a century, Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged on Thursday the public’s frustration with the slow pace of reforms and development.


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Thousands shelter as 'screaming, howling' Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state’s far north.


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Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country.


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Chaebol reform at forefront of South Korea presidential campaign – again

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea‚Äôs family-run conglomerates are facing calls for a shakeup in their governance from a leading candidate in May’s presidential election, following the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye in a burgeoning influence-peddling scandal.


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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 in court.


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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.


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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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