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Donald Trump, Haider al-Abadi

Donald Trump's Health Care Failure Hurts Tax Reform

House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. "Doing big things is hard," House Speaker Paul Ryan conceded

Russia Protest

Mass Protest in Moscow Against Russian Government

A leader of the opposition to President Vladimir Putin was arrested as thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government. It is part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country

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Hong Kong Elects a New Chief Executive

In the first leadership change since Hong Kong’s massive pro-democracy protests in 2014, a 1,194-strong election committee comprising largely of business interests and pro-China elites, elected Carrie Lam as the territory's next chief executive

Opposition forces break through the Qaboun siege

Airstrike in Syria Kills and Wounds Dozens

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence to hit the country in weeks, opposition activists said

Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Lawmakers Want FBI Help on Missing Black Girls

Black lawmakers are putting pressure on the FBI to help investigate the number of missing black minors in Washington, D.C. after social media users have been tweeting about the lack of media coverage of missing black and Hispanic girls

APTOPIX Britain Attack

London Attacker Worked in Saudi Arabia Teaching English

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage

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At Least 1 Dead in Shooting on Las Vegas Strip

Police say a gunman has barricaded himself inside a bus along the Las Vegas Strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard. The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino

Italy EU Summit

The European Union Just Turned 60. Now What?

European leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington, DC, March 22, 2017.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone Pipeline Permit

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. President Donald Trump is expected to discuss this decision in a press conference later today

Closing Day - Red Carpet - Malaga Film Festival 2017

Antonio Banderas Recovers From Heart Attack

The Spanish film star says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had at the end of January. The 56-year-old actor revealed that he had to get three stents, but insisted that it "wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage"