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Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.


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Triumphant Erdogan swats away Western criticism of referendum

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s “crusader mentality” on Monday after European monitors criticized a referendum in which he won sweeping new powers.


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Brazil's president says ministers under investigation may resign

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday some of his cabinet ministers are likely to resign after being placed under investigation in a massive corruption probe, as he seeks to draw a line under a scandal threatening his sweeping fiscal reforms.


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Dozens killed in suspected gas attack on Syrian rebel area

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed at least 58 people, including 11 children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitor, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said.


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Ryan dampens hopes for quick revival of U.S. healthcare overhaul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress lurched between repealing Obamacare or rewriting the U.S. tax code as their top priority, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday dampened White House hopes for a quick vote on healthcare legislation.


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Near EU border, Le Pen wins support even among French who back the euro

HAYANGE, France (Reuters) – Aline Dugravot is in a bind over whether to vote for Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election: she likes the National Front leader’s anti-immigration message, but also likes the EU and the euro currency, which Le Pen wants to abandon.


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Russian metro bomb suspect a Muslim born in central Asia: investigators

OSH, Kyrgyzstan/ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – A Russian suicide bomber originally from mainly Muslim Kyrgyzstan detonated the explosives in a St Petersburg train carriage that killed 14 people and wounded 50, authorities said on Tuesday.


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Several hurt in clashes at Turkey's Brussels consulate: police

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country’s consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said.


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Two White House officials helped give Nunes intelligence reports: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two White House officials played a role in providing House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes with documents showing President Donald Trump and his associates were swept up in surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies, the New York Times reported on Thursday.


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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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