GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said the CBO report showed giving states more flexibility to design insurance policies could be beneficial for some, but the analysis also lent support to the idea of strengthening the bill's tax credits. The CBO estimates the Republican bill could cut the federal deficit by $119 billion in 10 years. That's $30 billion less than the first version.

EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions

After the election he started talking about wanting some sort of concessions, though these too were eventually abandoned. His son-in-law Jared Kushner - one of Mr Trump's senior advisors - is being investigated as part of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible ties between the President's election campaign and Russian Federation, it was reported by United States media on Friday.

In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. According to German media reports, he also condemned Germany for " very bad " trade policies in meetings with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, signaling that he would take steps to limit the sales of German cars in the United States.

Donald Trump and President Macron had the most awkwardly long handshake

Maybe Macron's "resentment" was due to the fact that Trump had expressed his support for the Frenchman's rival Marine Le Pen - deeming her the "strongest" candidate for the presidency - as she too clearly looks up to him regarding Trump's election campaign inspired her political efforts in France.

Two more arrests as anti-terror police hunt Manchester bomber's 'network'

Two more arrests as anti-terror police hunt Manchester bomber's 'network'

Issuing a photo of the arrested suspect, an official said he was "aware of all the details" of Salman Abedi's deadly attack on Manchester Arena and was planning his own "terrorist act" in Tripoli. In 1993, he fled the oil-rich North African country to Saudi Arabia after he was accused of helping Islamists by tipping them off before police raids.

US will not ease sanctions on Russia, White House says

Several Trump administration officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations, have said that the USA will not lift sanctions until Russian Federation leaves Ukraine . "[The White House] is not lowering our sanctions on Russian Federation", he said Friday, according to ABC News. Tusk spoke a day after a USA official, asked whether Trump plans to extend the US sanctions, indicated that he had not decided.