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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

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WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. | Video

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In testing Montana vote for Trump, Republican caught up in brawl 12:12pm BST

MISSOULA, Mont. A Democratic political novice hopes to pull off a surprise victory in Republican-leaning Montana on Thursday in a special congressional race roiled on the eve of voting by allegations that the Republican candidate physically assaulted a reporter. | Video

EU, Trump at odds on Russia, trade, climate - EU's Tusk 11:14am BST

BRUSSELS The European Union and U.S. President Donald Trump seem to have differing positions on dealing with Russia, climate change and global trade, European Council President Donald Tusk said after talks with Trump on Thursday.

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Trump meets EU chiefs in Brussels 9:24am BST

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump met the heads of European Union institutions in Brussels on Thursday ahead of a summit of NATO leaders at the military alliance's headquarters in the city later in the day.

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China says U.S patrol severely disrupts South China Sea negotiations 8:40am BST

BEIJING China warned on Thursday that the United States risked severely disrupting negotiations between stakeholders in the South China Sea after a U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the disputed waters.

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China says it warned U.S warship to leave South China Sea 8:20am BST

BEIJING China said on Thursday that Chinese warships warned a U.S. Navy warship to leave after it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea.

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Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited after incident with reporter - sheriff 6:37am BST

Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for a misdemeanor on Wednesday after a reporter accused him of physical assault on the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage - watchdog 6:17am BST

WASHINGTON A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. | Video

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Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides - NYT 3:01am BST

WASHINGTON Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday,

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Exclusive - Hate the tweets, love the agenda: U.S. Senate's McConnell on Trump 1:24am BST

WASHINGTON Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, says he could live without the drama surrounding President Donald Trump's White House, but from a policy standpoint sees the new commander-in-chief as a solid ally in the mode of any president from his party. | Video

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