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First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Read More

 

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As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office. More »

 

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said. More »

 

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said. More »

 

North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean music and arts officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday, the first of a series of visits to prepare for the North's last-minute participation in next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. More »

 

Pence tells Egypt's Sisi that U.S. would back two-state solution

CAIRO (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt's leader on Saturday the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed to it, seeking to reassure a key Arab ally over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More »

 

While political prisoners released, Myanmar's judicial reforms stall

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of political prisoners have been released from Myanmar's jails in amnesties in recent years, including dozens freed in January 2016, days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took power for the first time. More »

 

Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. More »

 

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally. More »

 

Germany's SPD to vote on coalition talks with Merkel's conservatives

BONN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) will decide on Sunday whether to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a move which would bring Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government. More »

 

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