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Trump's travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown

April 22, 2018 - 8:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump's immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.
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In bumpy road to confirmation, Pompeo faces committee vote

April 22, 2018 - 8:02am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Monday on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could be the first nominee for the position not to win support from the panel.
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Romney fails to win GOP nomination for senate, heads to primary in November

April 22, 2018 - 6:24am
(Reuters) - Mitt Romney's restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party's nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.
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Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus

April 22, 2018 - 4:51am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes pounded an insurgent-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital.
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Blast at election center in Afghan capital, dozens of casualties

April 22, 2018 - 4:33am
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens as they waited to receive identity cards, officials said.
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North Korea's nuclear pledge adds momentum to South's preparations for summit

April 22, 2018 - 4:29am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's preparations for its first summit with North Korea in more than a decade are in full swing this week, officials said on Sunday, a day after the North's pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes but also scepticism.
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Treasury chief may visit China as trade tensions simmer

April 22, 2018 - 1:47am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he may travel to China, a move that could ease tensions between the world's two largest economies, as international policymakers acknowledged Beijing needs to change its trade practices.
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Nicaragua's Ortega offers benefits rethink as protest death toll rises

April 22, 2018 - 1:39am
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday he was ready to consider changing an unpopular social security overhaul that has sparked days of deadly protests and one of the biggest crises of his leadership.
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Romney fails to win GOP nomination for senate, heads to primary in Nov

April 22, 2018 - 12:52am
(Reuters) - Mitt Romney's restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party's nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.
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Austin Powers movies' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, dies

April 21, 2018 - 11:45pm
(Reuters) - The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies' as "Mini Me", Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49.
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As U.S., North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

April 21, 2018 - 10:49pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

April 21, 2018 - 9:54pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert on Saturday as the world's oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday.
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Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader

April 21, 2018 - 8:33pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the importance of the Venezuelan-Cuban alliance.
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U.S. Treasury chief may visit China as trade tensions simmer

April 21, 2018 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he may travel to China, a move that could ease tensions between the world's two largest economies, as international policymakers acknowledged Beijing needs to change its trade practices.
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

April 21, 2018 - 3:34pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed coup.
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Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against PM Orban's rule

April 21, 2018 - 2:49pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested on Saturday against government control over the media, which they say helped Prime Minister Viktor Orban to a landslide election victory earlier this month.
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Barbara Bush remembered for her dignity and wit at Houston funeral

April 21, 2018 - 2:35pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral on Saturday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service.
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U.S. Treasury chief may go to China as trade tensions simmer

April 21, 2018 - 1:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may visit China, in a move that could help defuse rising trade tensions between the world's two largest economies that threaten to derail a global economic recovery.
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Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners as Barbara Bush lauded at funeral

April 21, 2018 - 1:26pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered on Saturday as a sharp-tongued but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service.
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Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

April 21, 2018 - 11:42am
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.
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