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Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticisms of the legislation. Phi

REUTERS - 2017-09-24 17:35:44

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

(Attention to language that might offend some readers in paragraphs 3-4) By Barbara Goldberg and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who pr

REUTERS - 2017-09-24 05:56:58

Trump to add sanctions on North Korea, but not on oil: U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. The sanctions are no

REUTERS - 2017-09-21 15:53:43

Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Trump stopped short of going after Pyongyang's

REUTERS - 2017-09-21 22:16:19

In pictures: Brazil's army marches through Rio favela as police struggle to contain drug gang wars

Members of the police and the armed forces take part in an operation to fight heavily-armed drug traffickers at the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 22 September 2017AURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images The Brazillian government sent its army into a favela, or slum, to help police tackle viole

IBTIMES.CO.UK - 2017-09-23 11:09:25

Senator Collins leaning against voting for Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is strongly leaning against voting for the latest draft of her party's healthcare bill attempting to dismantle Obamacare, she said on Sunday. "It is very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for thi

REUTERS - 2017-09-24 13:25:00

Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in expanded ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Soma

REUTERS - 2017-09-25 00:24:20

Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant mugged in Rio De Janeiro

Pet Shop Boys' singer Neil Tennant and crew member Pete Gleadall were mugged after playing the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro last week. The pair were apparently approached by four people who stole their phones when they were out for a walk after the gig near the Leme Beach area at around 8.

DIGITALSPY.COM - 2017-09-23 16:27:38

Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." Presi

REUTERS - 2017-09-21 04:23:11

Kushner used private email account for White House business: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has used a private email account alongside his official White House account to exchange messages with other administration officials, Politico reported on Sunday. Politico said the emails included correspon

REUTERS - 2017-09-24 21:55:51

Brazilian army wrests control of Rio favela from drug traffickers

Security officials said the giant Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro was back under control Saturday after hundreds of soldiers and police were sent to battle heavily-armed drug traffickers. Five suspected gang members were arrested overnight, while a gang leader in another favela was arrested, along

THE WORLD GAME - 2017-09-24 01:25:36

Carlos Felipe denies wrongdoing, but is replaced by Marcelo Golm vs. Christian Colombo at UFC Fight Night 119

Bad news for one young undefeated Brazilian heavyweight turned into good news for another. After issues with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency kept 22-year-old Carlos Felipe (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) out of his octagon debut, which was set for next month's UFC Fight Night 119, 25-year-old Marcelo Golm (4-0 MMA,

MMAJUNKIE.COM - 2017-09-21 18:08:57

Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. According to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a Senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer Americans hav

REUTERS - 2017-09-24 00:30:37

Homosexuality and Catholic evangelization: "The Dorothy Day Way"

In his exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis expresses a constant danger evangelists must keep in mind: "There are times when the faithful, in listening to completely orthodox language, take away something alien to the authentic Gospel of Jesus Christ, because that language is alien to their o

ALETEIA.ORG - 2017-09-24 04:00:39

The making of Gabriel Jesus: how the humble kid from São Paulo became a superstar

Gabriel Jesus's childhood football coach, Jose Francisco Mamede, was the least surprised of anyone when the boy-faced wonder exploded on to the Premier League scene with Manchester City in February. "I always knew he would turn out to be a top professional. When we had him as a boy I predicted he wo

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-22 11:34:18

Jessica Andrade claims Claudia Gadelha's reputation is 'damaged,' no longer considered Brazilian - UFC Japan

There are some fighters who don't necessarily care to fight one of their fellow countrymen (or women). Take Anderson Silva for example, who says there are plenty of other non-Brazilian fighters in the game for him to take on if he had his choice. Jessica Andrade, however, doesn't mind mixing it up

MMAMANIA.COM - 2017-09-21 23:01:01

WWE: Top 10 Superstars To Never Be World Champion

credit: wwe.comCounting down the best ten superstars who never attained one of the richest prizes in all of professional wrestling. On April 21st of 1963, the then WWF recognized Buddy Rogers, who had just won a fictional tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as their first ever world champion. His

DAILYDDT.COM - 2017-09-23 09:27:39

This Designer's Name Cards Look Like They've Been Hand-Illustrated With Markers

We love creative business cards, and are particularly drawn towards designs with a hand-made aesthetic because they reflect the unique personality of their owners. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, graphic designer Marina Cardoso has made herself a set of name cards that look as if she has colored them i

DESIGN TAXI - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Senator asks FBI if it warned Trump campaign about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the FBI whether it warned Donald Trump's presidential campaign about alleged attempts by Russia to infiltrate the campaign. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley's office said on Thursday he wrote to Federal Bureau of Inve

REUTERS - 2017-09-22 01:29:08

Latin American politics still grappling with sleaze

AFP/File / by Katell ABIVEN | Raul Sendic was forced to resign this month as Uruguay's vice president over allegations he used public money for personal shopping MONTEVIDEO (AFP) - As corruption goes in Latin America, it amounted to small beans, but the excess that ended the Uruguayan vice-presid

FRANCE 24 - 2017-09-22 06:20:18