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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

REUTERS: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the U.S. Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said… Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro asks UN to help ease medicine shortages

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation’s economic crisis accelerates. Triple digit inflation and a decaying socialist economic model have left medications ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication… Read More »

Iraq unsure if UN help needed to probe Islamic State crimes

UNITED NATIONS: Iraq is assessing what help it might need to collect and preserve evidence of Islamic State crimes, but has not yet decided whether it needs United Nations assistance, the country’s U.N. Ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, said on Friday. Britain is drafting a U.N. Security Council resolution to establish a U.N. investigation to collect… Read More »

Nicaragua's good times help Ortega shrug off 'autocrat' jibes

LA LIBERTAD, Nicaragua: Ten years ago, less than a third of voters in President Daniel Ortega’s mining hometown backed him, but his support has since surged here and nationally, setting him up to win a third consecutive term this week despite criticism he is autocratic. When he ran for a second term in 2011, the… Read More »

Austria says agrees to help Hungary secure Schengen border

VIENNA: Austria agreed on Friday to provide equipment and personnel to help Hungary secure its Schengen border and prevent illegal immigration, an Austrian Defence Ministry spokesman said. Since the height of the refugee crisis last year thousands of refugees have crossed into Hungary – an eastern outpost of Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone – many of… Read More »