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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, Senate Republicans delay vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday delayed a vote on healthcare legislation that has been a top Republican priority as he scrambled to win more support. Read More

 

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'GoldenEye' cyber attack goes global, exploits known code flaws

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major global cyber attack dubbed "GoldenEye" or "Petya" on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware virus that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. More »

 

Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - At a glitzy weekend gathering of donors to the powerful Koch brothers' network, much of the talk was about the conservative political group's criticism of the healthcare bill moving through the U.S. Senate. More »

 

U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. More »

 

Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have leveled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday's precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly. More »

 

U.S. says it saw preparations for possible Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. More »

 

Hong Kong wealth gap at its widest in decades as handover anniversary nears

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong marks 20 years since the former British colony was handed back to China, vegetable seller Lau Mei-tin is in no mood to celebrate. More »

 

Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul from Islamic State, PM sees victory soon

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon. More »

 

In disaster's wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale

THUNDER HORSE OIL PLATFORM, Gulf of Mexico (Reuters) - About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles here by helicopter, from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a year. More »

 

Charter, Comcast explore wireless partnership with Sprint: sources

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp is in talks with Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp about a partnership to boost the two U.S. cable companies' wireless offerings, according to sources familiar with the matter. More »

 

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