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Factbox: Women stage marches in cities across North America Sunday January 22nd, 2017 06:38:29 AM
(Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, supported by a smaller number of men, gathered in dozens of cities across North America on Saturday to march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump the day after the maverick Republican took office. Here is a look at how the crowds of protesters, many wearing the marches' signature pink hats, shaped up in some of the largest cities in North America: * WASHINGTON D.C. Organizers of the march in the nation's capital had told police they expected 200,000 people ...

Myanmar's remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party Sunday January 22nd, 2017 02:25:18 AM
By Yimou Lee and Antoni Slodkowski PANGSAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings. "The business has been really bad since Chinese tourists stopped coming," said casino waitress Ling Ling who was considering ...

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered Sunday January 22nd, 2017 02:02:22 AM
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries. Japanese law does not currently allow an emperor to give up the throne, but Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and prostate cancer treatment, said in rare public remarks last August he feared age might make it hard to fulfill his duties. A panel ...

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's health improves Sunday January 22nd, 2017 01:23:38 AM
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is recovering well from pneumonia but will remain in the intensive care unit at the Texas hospital where he has spent the last week, a spokesman said in a statement. Barbara Bush, his wife, was also taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital this week with bronchitis but may be well enough to be discharged on Sunday, the statement said. "Following another good night's rest, President and Mrs. Bush have both continued to improve over the past 24 hours," Jim McGrath, ...

Trump order paves way for agencies to weaken health law Sunday January 22nd, 2017 12:43:01 AM
By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ordering federal agencies to undermine Obamacare through regulatory action, a move that could weaken enforcement of the requirement for Americans to buy health coverage and give insurers leeway to drop some benefits. Trump's first executive order, signed hours after taking office on Friday, directs the federal government to scale back regulations, taxes and penalties under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable ...

Trump order paves way for agencies to weaken health law Saturday January 21st, 2017 11:31:12 PM
By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ordering federal agencies to undermine Obamacare through regulatory action, a move that could weaken enforcement of the requirement for Americans to buy health coverage and give insurers leeway to drop some benefits. Trump's first executive order, signed hours after taking office on Friday, directs the federal government to scale back regulations, taxes and penalties under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable ...

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S. Saturday January 21st, 2017 10:16:29 PM
By Emily Stephenson and Scott Malone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday to stage mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong public opposition the Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of women -- many wearing pink knit hats -- fanned out through downtown Washington around the White House and other landmarks, and also thronged parts of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston ...

Factbox: Women's marches across North America Saturday January 21st, 2017 10:15:12 PM
(Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, supported by a smaller number of men, gathered in cities across North America on Saturday to march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump the day after the maverick Republican took office. Here is a look at how the crowds of protesters, many wearing the marches' signature pink hats, shaped up in some of the largest cities in North America: * WASHINGTON D.C. Organizers of the march in the nation's capital had told police they expected 200,000 people to attend, ...

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's health improves Saturday January 21st, 2017 07:54:34 PM
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is recovering well from pneumonia but will remain in the intensive care unit at the Texas hospital where he has spent the last week, a spokesman said in a statement. Barbara Bush, his wife, was also taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital this week with bronchitis but may be well enough to be discharged on Sunday, the statement said. "Following another good night's rest, President and Mrs. Bush have both continued to improve over the past 24 hours," Jim McGrath, ...

How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare' Saturday January 21st, 2017 07:48:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good.








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