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  1. US healthcare vote postponed in blow to Trump

    US President Donald Trump's bid to repeal his predecessor's signature healthcare law suffered a bitter blow on Thursday, as opposition from within his Republican Party forced the delay of a crucial vote in…
  2. Israeli troops kill Palestinian petrol bomb thrower in West Bank

    Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol…
  3. Clinton pleads for peace as Northern Ireland's McGuinness buried

    Former US president Bill Clinton urged Northern Ireland to finish the work of peace as he attended the funeral on Thursday of Martin McGuinness, the former paramilitary commander turned peace…
  4. Trump's Washington hotel poses no conflict of interest, agency finds

    The Trump International Hotel in Washington is not in violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on…
  5. Trump dealt blow on healthcare plan as House puts off vote

    U.S. President Donald Trump failed on Thursday to convince enough sceptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare, forcing the House of Representatives to delay a vote on the healthcare…
  6. US agency says Trump's Washington hotel meets conflict-of-interest rules

    The luxury Trump International Hotel in Washington does not violate federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on…
  7. Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry

    The Kremlin accused Ukraine on Thursday of damaging the prestige of the Eurovision song contest, which Kiev is hosting this year, with its decision to bar the Russian participant from entering the…
  8. Crowd honours London attack victims at candlelit vigil

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan led the tributes in a heavily-policed Trafalgar Square, vowing "Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism" after a 52-year-old British-born man went on the rampage at…
  9. House vote on Obamacare vote delayed, says senior Republican aide

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday delayed a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress laboured to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, according to a senior House Republican…
  10. Timing of Obamacare vote uncertain as Trump struggles to win support

    U.S. President Donald Trump struggled on Thursday to win over sceptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative…
  11. Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

    The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does…
  12. US Senate confirms Trump nominee to be Israel envoy

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, an outspoken bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli…
  13. US Senate moves towards vote on Trump nominee to be Israel envoy

    The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a procedural motion on Thursday to clear the way for a vote on President Donald Trump's nominee as ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, an outspoken bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli…
  14. In airline laptop ban, some in Turkey see commercial agenda

    As Istanbul builds a massive new airport and Turkish Airlines pursues aggressive route expansion, some in Turkey see the ban on large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights as a ploy to undermine their aviation…
  15. Moldova says no response from Russia on money-laundering probe

    Moldova has received no formal response from Russia to complaints that members of Russia's security apparatus were sabotaging its investigation into a giant money-laundering operation, parliament Speaker Andrian Candu said on…
  16. Former Haitian mayor sued in Boston over human rights abuses

    Three Haitian nationals sued the former mayor of their rural village on Thursday, accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political…
  17. Egypt doubles ticket price on Cairo metro, angering commuters

    Egypt doubled the price of tickets for millions of commuters on Cairo's loss-making metro on Thursday, angering residents already hit by a sharp rise in living…
  18. Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of Trump surveillance claim

    The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee apologised on Thursday for the way he handled sensitive allegations about U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump's…
  19. EU refugee policy unsustainable, says Council of Europe commissioner

    Europe's refugee policy is not sustainable and the European Union should move fast to change it, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on…
  20. Merkel ally says Germany must tackle benefit fraud by asylum seekers

    Germany needs to change its laws so that asylum seekers guilty of benefit fraud are removed from the asylum process, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, striking a tough tone six months before a federal…