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Ford names James Hackett CEO to shake up operations

WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. Ford Motor Co on Monday named James Hackett as chief executive officer, responding to investors' unease about the U.S. automaker's stock price and ability to withstand threats from longtime industry rivals and Silicon Valley. | Video

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Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". | Video

Rattled UK PM May forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halves

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to publicly backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday after plans to force elderly people to pay more for their social care halved her party's opinion poll lead in just a few days. | Video

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Turkey says summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

ANKARA Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to Ankara on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said.

Exclusive: Trump EPA transition chief laments slow progress in killing green rules

WASHINGTON The man who led President Donald Trump's transition team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Myron Ebell, told a conservative conference last month that the new administration is moving too slowly to unravel climate change regulations.

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google.

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Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs

WASHINGTON The White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending.

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Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region.