The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law, after a night of high suspense ended in a big defeat for President Donald Trump's agenda. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona cast a key vote against the measure. Trump sent a Twitter post saying "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats' let the American people down.'
Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to announce its much-awaited decision on the political fate of beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after weighing whether adequate evidence existed to dismiss him from office on allegations of corruption against his family.
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Jul 27th - 11:14pm
The Philippine president said his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime.
Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. Five deaths reported from violence in the 24 hours through late Thursday drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released the text of his pared-down bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. It's a legislative maneuver so the Senate can pass a bill that a House-Senate conference committee can use as the base to try to work out a comprehensive "repeal and replace" measure.
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Jul 27th - 9:29pm
Japan's beleaguered defense minister resigned Friday over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, the latest blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's scandal-ridden government.
Al-Qaida said for the first time it is active in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, announcing on a linked propaganda network that a militant from an indigenous rebel group would lead a new outfit of fighters opposing Indian rule in the disputed region.
Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100 Thursday.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday encouraging rival Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots "to sustain their commitment" to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island following the collapse of talks earlier this month.