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January 17, 2017 12:17 AM Chinese president to defend globalization in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalization in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role. Xi's appearance, a first for a Chinese leader at the annual meeting of political leaders, CEOs and bankers in Davos, comes 18

January 16, 2017 11:29 PM Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

And progressive groups are planning a two-month cross-country bus tour to fight the repeal effort, starting Tuesday. With their quick strike on the law in the first days of the new Congress, Republicans had hoped to begin the repeal process before a backlash could develop or opposition could be organized. But congressional Republicans are at risk of losing 16

January 16, 2017 10:38 PM Astronaut Gene Cernan, last Apollo moonwalker, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, a Navy pilot and veteran of NASA’s pioneering Gemini program who was the second American to walk in space and then flew to the moon twice as an Apollo astronaut, becoming the last human to leave his bootprints on its dusty surface, died Monday after a long illness. He was 82. NASA announced Cernan’s death on its web page, saying 14

January 16, 2017 10:20 PM Trump, Price and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare

Trump's pick for health and human services secretary had an early Obamacare replacement plan that some Senate Republicans aren't excited about. Donald Trump and his pick to lead the Obamacare repeal effort, Rep. Tom Price, share a vision that the current health care system needs to be completely uprooted. But the two men have articulated wildly divergent 14

January 16, 2017 12:11 PM Trade tensions, dollar danger cloud economic optimism in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland A trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. As political leaders, businessmen and bankers converge on the resort in the Swiss Alps this week, they can draw hope from a more benign 12

January 16, 2017 12:08 PM Trump, and the world, readies for a ‘leap into the dark’

The president-elect has promised to upend, if not gut, the system he is about to take over. As President-elect Donald Trump races to take over the White House in just four days — with fast-action promises to dismantle Obamacare, appoint a conservative new Supreme Court justice and overhaul the tax code in short order — Democrats and Republicans alike 9

January 16, 2017 10:12 AM Trump team struggles for cohesion on tougher China policy

W,ASHINGTON: The incoming U.S. administration's tough talk against China has set the stage for showdowns on everything from security to trade and cyberspace, but contradictory signals are sowing uncertainty over how far President-elect Donald Trump is prepared to go in confronting Beijing. Highlighting the contested South China Sea as a potential flashpoint 11

January 16, 2017 9:05 AM UN Agency Chiefs Urge Access for Aid to Civilians in Syria

The heads of major U.N. organizations are calling for access to children and families cut off from humanitarian aid in Syria, saying the world "must not stand silent" even though the high-profile siege of Aleppo is over. Top officials from the U.N.'s refugee agency, humanitarian aid coordinator OCHA, children's agency UNICEF, the World Food Program and the World 10

January 16, 2017 5:09 AM Sterling slides to 3-month lows on 'hard Brexit' fears

TOKYO/SYDNEY Sterling dived to three-month lows in thin Asian trade early on Monday, after media reports that the British government is prepared to make a "hard" exit from the European Union rekindled investors' fears about the impact of the impending move. Sterling stole the spotlight from the dollar, which has come under pressure in recent sessions 12

January 16, 2017 1:24 AM Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump declined to reveal specifics in the telephone 16