North Korea has maintained readiness for nuclear test any time – South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday.

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Germany’s Merkel does not expect more EU departures after Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc’s leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.

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Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement – officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing new executive orders to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement policies to aid American companies, two administration officials said.

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Dollar hangs on for U.S. healthcare vote, Asia shares muted

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar was living on borrowed time on Friday after U.S. lawmakers delayed a vote on a healthcare bill seen as crucial to President Donald Trump’s policy credibility.

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Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

PARIS (Reuters) – French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected.

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Timing of Obamacare vote uncertain as Trump struggles to win support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump struggled on Thursday to win over sceptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities.

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Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

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