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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:29:27 -0400
Trump demands support in do-or-die Friday vote on healthcare plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned House Republican lawmakers that he will leave Obamacare in place and move on to tax reform if they do not get behind new healthcare legislation and support it in a vote on Friday.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:08:42 -0400
Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four
LONDON (Reuters) - The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:59 -0400
Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of Trump surveillance claim
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee apologized on Thursday for the way he handled sensitive allegations about U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump's team.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:56:15 -0400
Senate confirms Trump nominee to be Israel envoy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 right.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:14:15 -0400
YouTube's bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt
(Reuters) - The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:27:33 -0400
BOJ's Kuroda says won't raise bond yield targets now
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he does not expect the central bank to raise its bond yield targets now, and will look at underlying trend inflation in guiding monetary policy.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:52:55 -0400
U.S. senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran would face tighter U.S. sanctions over ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill announced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators, echoing a harder line on Tehran espoused by Republican President Donald Trump.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:33:34 -0400
Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38:33 -0400
Exclusive: Saudi exports to U.S. to fall by 300,000 barrels per day in March - official
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crude exports to the United States in March will fall by around 300,000 barrels per day from February, in line with OPEC's agreement to reduce supply, a Saudi energy ministry official said on Thursday.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:32:45 -0400
Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 business.