A seven-year push by Republicans to dismantle Obamacare reached a critical phase when Senate Republicans unveiled a draft bill they plan to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week.
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After London fire, 600 tower blocks must be tested for flammable cladding
The government is urgently conducting safety checks on an estimated 600 high-rise buildings in England which have exterior cladding panels after at least 79 people died when fire consumed a London tower block last week, officials said on Thursday.
Exclusive: China Unicom counts Alibaba, Tencent among investors in drive to raise $10 billion - sources
Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group Holdings and Tencent Holdings will be among new investors pouring a total of around $10 billion into mobile carrier China Unicom, sources said, part of efforts by Beijing to rejuvenate state behemoths with private cash.
Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound
Saudi Arabia's new crown prince and likely next king shares U.S. President Donald Trump's hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach toward Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former U.S. officials said.
Gains in healthcare stocks lift Wall Street
Wall Street was higher in late morning trading on Thursday as health stocks got a boost after Republicans unveiled a bill to repeal Obamacare and the energy sector took a breather with oil prices edging up from multi-month lows.
New citizens start lives in Canada as country seeks immigrants
At citizenship ceremonies across the country, new Canadians began a fresh chapter in their lives last month in a land they chose for what they saw as its diversity, safety and opportunity.
Mourners remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea
Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.
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