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Republican push to overhaul or replace healthcare law collapses in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapse in U.S. Senate, dealing sharp setback to President Donald Trump and Republican Party’s seven-year quest to replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. (USA-HEALTHCARE/ (UPDATE 5, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Susan Cornwell, 380 words)

U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

WASHINGTON – United States unveils new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program and says it is deeply concerned about Tehran’s “malign activities” in Middle East. (IRAN-NUCLEAR/USA (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Mohammad Zargham and Steve Holland, 579 words)

Defying Trump threat, Venezuela to press controversial congress

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government vows to proceed with plans for controversial new congress despite what it calls “brutal interventionist” threat of U.S. economic sanctions. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Andrew Cawthorne and Andreina Aponte, 600 words)

SPECIAL REPORT

Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming

NEW DELHI – Tobacco giant is pushing Marlboros in colorful ads at kiosks and handing out free smokes at parties frequented by young adults – tactics that break India’s anti-smoking laws, government officials say. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters illuminate the strategy. (PMI-INDIA/ (SPECIAL REPORT, PIX), moved, by Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter and Duff Wilson, 2,227 words)

UNITED STATES

Hawaii urges Supreme Court to exclude grandparents from U.S. travel ban

WASHINGTON – State of Hawaii urges U.S. Supreme Court not to expand scope of Trump administration’s temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries by including grandparents and other family members of U.S. residents. (USA-IMMIGRATION/COURT (UPDATE 1, PIX), moving shortly, by Lawrence Hurley, 400 words)

EUROPE

End to austerity? Poll gamble exposes rift in Britain’s ruling party

LONDON – Early election was meant to bind Conservatives to Theresa May’s agenda for at least five years, but instead it badly shakes governing party with ministers questioning its seven-year pursuit of austerity. (BRITAIN-POLITICS/PAY (PIX), moved, by Elizabeth Piper, 701 words)

Pro-Russian rebel leader in east Ukraine unveils plan for new state

MOSCOW/KIEV – Pro-Russian rebel leader of breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposes replacing Ukraine with new federal state, in comments that could further undermine 2015 peace deal that is already faltering. (UKRAINE-CRISIS/REBELS-DECLARATION (UPDATE 2, TV, PIX), moved, by Andrew Osborn and Natalia Zinets, 539 words)

Polish president threatens to veto contested Supreme Court reform

WARSAW – Polish President Andrzej Duda threatens to block government’s efforts to overhaul Supreme Court amid concerns that reform would give ruling conservatives control over judiciary. (POLAND-POLITICS/JUDICIARY (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Pawel Sobczak and Marcin Goettig, 348 words)

U.N. seeks to dissuade West African migrants from heading to Libya

GENEVA – West Africa migrants and asylum-seekers must be dissuaded from going to Libya, main point of departure for Europe but where they often face abuse and detention at hands of traffickers, U.N. says. (EUROPE-MIGRANTS/LIBYA-UN (PIX), moved, by Stephanie Nebehay, 390 words)

ASIA

Philippine president asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law on southern island of Mindanao until end of year, to grant him time to crush rebel movement inspired by Islamic State group. (PHILIPPINES-MILITANTS/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Martin Petty, 666 words)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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