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Trump wants tax bill on his desk by Thanksgiving

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump raised expectations of the Republicans' timetable for completing changes to the U.S. tax code, indicating that he expects legislation approved and on his desk by Thanksgiving.

"I want to get it by the end of the year but I'd be very disappointed if it took that long," he said Sunday on Fox. He said lawmakers...Read more

Catalonia stands firm on independence from Spain

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BARCELONA, Spain--The regional government of Catalonia refused again Sunday to back off from its demand for independence from Spain, while Madrid harshly chided secessionist leaders and branded as illegal any move to try to break away from Spain.

The independence furor in Spain's most affluent region has sent shock waves across Europe, with ...Read more

Abe in position to lead Japan through 2021 after big election victory

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TOKYO –– Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's gamble on an early election may have won him a chance to lead Japan through 2021.

Abe's ruling coalition retained its two-thirds majority in the 465-member lower house in elections Sunday. That boosts his chances at winning another term next year as head of his Liberal Democratic Party, which ...Read more

Spain's foreign minister says Catalonia's leaders will not be arrested

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Spain's foreign minister has promised that no arrests will be made when the Catalan government is dismissed as soon as this week.

Alfonso Dastis said Sunday on BBC that there were no plans to arrest anyone when Spain ousts Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his government.

The ouster is part of planned measures up for a Spanish Senate ...Read more

McConnell says tax plan can be revenue-neutral

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WASHINGTON –– The Republican Party hasn't abandoned the goal of making President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan revenue-neutral and can make it so by increasing economic growth, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday.

"Actually we're not, because that's a rather conservative estimate of how much growth you'll get out of this pro-...Read more


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