News U.S. says 24 people harmed from recent 'attacks' in Cuba 2017-10-20T13:41:53.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Friday that 24 people have suffered health effects from "attacks" in Cuba earlier this year against diplomatic personnel and that an investigation is ongoing. Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats 2017-10-20T13:40:42.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues. Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in' 2017-10-20T13:24:44.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier. Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency 2017-10-20T13:04:42.000000000-04:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported. Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning 2017-10-20T13:03:00.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East. France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister 2017-10-20T12:51:52.000000000-04:00 PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women. Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe 2017-10-20T12:45:58.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled. Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S. 2017-10-20T12:40:31.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. Searching for Trump card, Democrats watch Virginia governor's race 2017-10-20T11:54:37.000000000-04:00 RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Speaking as a folksy physician running for Virginia governor, Democrat Ralph Northam vowed in a recent campaign ad to fight Donald Trump on cuts to education funding, environmental protections and health care access. Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says 2017-10-20T11:33:34.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.