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Trump attacks Obama over Russia and elections: ‘He colluded’

/  26.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism on Monday of former Democratic President Barack Obama’s handling of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, accusing his predecessor of collusion and demanding an apology from investigators.

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No definite arrangements in place for Putin-Trump meeting: Kremlin

/  26.06.2017  /  Politics 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday it was still premature to say anything certain about a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump next month because no definite arrangements had been made for it.

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New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

/  26.06.2017  /  Politics 

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago.

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Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

/  25.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative activists held a pair of rallies in Washington on Sunday to decry the handful of celebrities who have joked about violence against President Donald Trump and to protest efforts to stop contentious speakers at colleges.

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration’s response to Russian hacks

/  25.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump.

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Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

/  25.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Sunday that he remains open to supporting the Senate healthcare bill but only under certain circumstances.

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Republican Senator Collins: I have very serious concerns on healthcare bill

/  25.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday that she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill.

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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India’s Modi on trade, investment

/  25.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leading U.S. congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday.

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Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers’ list

/  24.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world’s worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.

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White House close to naming nominees for U.S. SEC: senior official

/  24.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the current three-member Securities and Exchange Commission to reach its full five-member complement in the near future.

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