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Trump Ultimatum: Vote on Health Care Friday or Obamacare Stays

Congress<p>Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday.<p>And, if the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to …

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe embroiled in land-sale scandal

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> An educator accused of using his clout to curry favor with Japanese politicians, including the first family, told lawmakers under oath Thursday that he believes political intervention helped him secure a deal to purchase land from the government.<p>Yasunori Kagoike was called in to …

Chinese premier warns Australia 'taking sides' could lead to new cold war

Li Keqiang says Beijing pursues foreign policy of peace and seeks ‘development paths suited to our traditions’<p>The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, has warned China does not want to see a new cold war, emphasising that throughout his country’s history, peace has “always been the most precious …

China says U.S. should respect China's air defense zone

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after Chinese officials warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China’s self-declared zone in the East China Sea.<p>The Pentagon rejected the Chinese call and said it …

Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

<b>Post-election communications of Donald Trump's team were swept up in an "incidental collection" by intelligence agencies, a Republican lawmaker says.</b><p>House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said individuals were named in "widely disseminated" reports, which he said was "totally …

Shinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist school

Kindergarten operator testifies that Akie Abe handed him 1m yen saying it was from her husband<p>Japan’s prime minister and his wife have been drawn directly into the growing scandal over an ultra-nationalist kindergarten, with a central figure claiming under oath that the pair made a secret …

Taliban Take an Afghan District, Sangin, That Many Marines Died to Keep

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, according to local officials. It was the culmination of a yearslong offensive that took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan.<p>While …

Israeli man, 19, arrested in connection with threats against Jewish Community Centers in U.S., other nations

By Ruth Eglash and<p>Ruth Eglash<p>Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian territories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>National security reporter covering the Justice Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a young man with dual U.S. citizenship in …

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Nunes apologizes to House Intel Committee, member says

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to committee members Thursday, a Democrat on the panel told reporters, coming the day after Nunes told the public and the President that communications of him and associates may have been collected by intelligence agencies before …

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