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Obama toasts Nordic nations after Russia-focused summit

Obama toasts Nordic nations after Russia-focused summit

Obama toasts Nordic nations after Russia-focused summit President Barack Obama toasted Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland at a star-studded state dinner on Friday, lauding the nations for their global influence on civil rights, humanitarian issues and curbing climate change. The red carpet glamor followed a White House summit where …

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Sanders takes West Virginia

Sanders takes West Virginia U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in West Virginia’s primary, winning over voters deeply skeptical about the economy and signaling the difficulty Clinton may have in industrial states in the general election. The loss slows Clinton’s march to the nomination, but …

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Philippines’ election victor Duterte plans government overhaul

Philippines’ election victor Duterte plans government overhaul The Philippines’ president-elect, rough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, announced plans on Tuesday for an overhaul of the country’s system of government that would devolve power from “imperial Manila” to long-neglected provinces. Duterte’s win in Monday’s poll has not been confirmed, but an unofficial …

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House Ryan to meet Trump

Ryan to meet Trump Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, the top Republicans in the United States, plan to meet next week to try to unite their party, with both men focused on the Nov. 8 presidential election, but the Wisconsin congressman also perhaps looking further ahead. Speaker of the House …

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Trump poised for East Coast primary wins in test of reorganized team

Trump poised for East Coast primary wins in test of reorganized team Donald Trump is poised to extend his lead in the Republican presidential race in a string of East Coast primaries on Tuesday, but a complicated contest in Pennsylvania, the day’s biggest prize, will test his recently reorganized campaign. …

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Republicans Cruz, Kasich reach ‘stop-Trump’ deal

Republicans Cruz, Kasich reach ‘stop-Trump’ deal Republican White House rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced a deal on Sunday to stay out of each other’s way in some upcoming state primaries in hopes of blocking front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination. Cruz’s campaign said in a …

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Intel to slash 11 percent of workforce

Intel to slash 11 percent of workforce Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Tuesday it would cut up to 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce, as it refocuses its business towards making microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices and away from the declining personal computer …

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Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, calling him “an irrational type” due to his proposal that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45 percent. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on …

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Obama immigration action goes before Supreme Court

Obama immigration action goes before Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that tests the boundaries of presidential powers, confronting the question of whether President Barack Obama exceeded his authority with unilateral action to spare millions of people in the country illegally from deportation. The …

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Hope fades for Rousseff as Brazil court rejects impeachment halt

Hope fades for Rousseff as Brazil court rejects impeachment halt Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt by President Dilma Rousseff to avert an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday, further reducing her chances of survival as a new poll showed her short of crucial support from lawmakers. Rousseff’s attorney …

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