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March 25, 2017 3:57 AM Two months in, Trump suffers string of defeats

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his first major legislative challenge as Republican lawmakers shot down his effort to repeal Obamacare. It was the latest in a string of major setbacks to have hit his two-month-old presidency. Just one week after his inauguration, Trump issued an executive order banning travelers from seven 5

March 25, 2017 2:02 AM Miriam Lord’s week: McGuinness tribute not a time to wing it

Mediation for FG, getting TDs to put a sock in it, and how to beat MPs at their own game Lots of people with lots of stories this week about Martin McGuinness. On Tuesday’s Six One News, Tommie Gorman, RTÉ’s man in Northern Ireland, delivered a most unique assessment of the man. High on a grassy hill above Derry’s Bogside, as the light declined, news anchor 4

March 24, 2017 10:35 PM Trump suffers bruising defeat vs Obamacare

WASHINGTON, United States — Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his first major legislative challenge, as the president’s effort to repeal Obamacare was shot down by rebel Republican lawmakers. Barely two months into his term, Trump was forced to withdraw an embattled Republican health care bill, moments before a vote, leaving his campaign 4

March 24, 2017 6:55 PM Rody to Leni, kids: Let’s have dinner

But tags VP, Leila, Trillanes in ouster plot DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In public, President Duterte accused Vice President Leni Robredo of being part of a triumvirate plotting to oust him. But in private, the President yesterday invited Robredo and her children to dinner, according to a reliable source. The nation’s two highest officials sat beside each other 3

March 24, 2017 8:26 AM Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s constitutional court began hearing a landmark case Friday that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage. A panel of 14 grand justices will hear a debate over a disputed law that critics say is unconstitutional because it prevents unions between gay couples. Campaigners for change gathered with rainbow 4

March 23, 2017 12:07 AM Duterte says martial law could end drug, terror problems

“If I declare martial law, I will finish all the problems, not just drugs,” Duterte told reporters in a pre-dawn briefing after returning from neighbouring Thailand, which is under military rule. Duterte said that, as part of martial law, he may create military courts to hear cases against terrorists. “I will allow the military to try you and put you to death 5

March 22, 2017 10:54 PM High stakes for Trump on healthcare vote

It's time for Donald Trump, the man who bills himself as the consummate dealmaker, to flex his negotiating muscle - or else. The American Healthcare Act, which rolls back portions of the Obamacare health-insurance reforms, is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Thursday, and at the moment it's far from certain that there are the 215 votes 5

March 22, 2017 9:29 PM Why China stoking up anger over South Korea missile system is doomed to fail

Beijing has imposed unofficial sanctions against South Korea over its deployment of a missile defence system, but the effectiveness of the measures is questionable given China’s heavy reliance on Korean components to support its manufacturing industry, according to analysts. China has not announced any formal punitive measures after Seoul decided to deploy 5

March 22, 2017 9:25 PM US Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch: No return to ‘horse and buggy’ era

Marie Louise Gorsuch, wife of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, talks to her husband during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by SUSAN WALSH / AP) WASHINGTON, DC — Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court 4

March 22, 2017 4:52 PM ‘Impeachment battle will only paralyze Congress’

MANILA, Philippines - Having impeachment complaints against the President and Vice President is counter-productive and will only paralyze the main legislative functions of Congress, lawmakers warned yesterday. Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque said the impeachment complaints will consume time which Congress should use for acting on important measures 5