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Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in U.S. Congress

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure.

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House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump’s proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

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Trump urges India’s Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship.

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Trump appointee Gorsuch takes far right positions on U.S. high court

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In less than three months, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, is already staking out ground on the court’s far right, adding his voice to the biggest controversies including Trump’s travel ban targeted at six Muslim-majority countries, gun control, religious rights and gay rights.

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Obamacare taxes stand if Senate fails to adopt health bill: Brady

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly $1 trillion of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act will remain in place if the Senate fails to adopt legislation to dismantle the law known as Obamacare, the top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives said on Monday.

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Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in U.S. and abroad, experts say

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court’s criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s travel ban may confuse the U.S. officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsuits, experts said.

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Leading U.S. senator urges changes in foreign investment rules

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican senator leading the charge on updating little-known investment rules designed to protect national security said that he will soon introduce a bill aimed at reining in potentially dangerous deals done by China.

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Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: AP, citing CBO

/  27.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade under draft legislation unveiled by Senate Republicans last week, the Associated Press reported on Monday, citing an analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Mexico announces more help for migrants after tough Texas law

/  26.06.2017  /  Politics 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has been increasing actions to protect Mexican migrants in response to a law in Texas that allows police to question people about their immigration status, a Mexican official said on Monday.

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In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives his travel ban

/  26.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers.

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