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Biggest ever health tourist does a runner leaving Manchester hospital with £500,000 bill

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 12:22 The NHS is chasing a health tourist with the largest ever unpaid debt with the service. The unnamed patient, who is from outside the EU, racked up a debt of more than £530,000 after receiving treatment at a Manchester hospital. Health tourism costs the NHS about £2 billion ($ 2.7 billion) a year, with ...

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Israel approves preliminary death penalty bill for 'terrorists' with Netanyahu's blessing

Despite massive opposition from Israeli lawmakers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was influential in the Knesset’s decision to support a bill that would allow both military and civil courts to sentence terrorists to death. In a narrow 52-49 vote, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, approved the first draft of a bill which could make it easier for terrorists to be handed the ...

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Pro-Putin MP prepares bill decriminalizing household use of spy equipment

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 09:43 Majority party lawmaker Natalya Poklonskaya has told reporters she has prepared a bill that decriminalizes the everyday use of special surveillance equipment. Cattle tracking is a use for the technology covered by the proposal. “The man idea behind this bill is protecting ordinary citizens who use special technical means for private or household purposes, ...

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Iranian MPs back bill recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 18:29 Iranian MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would see Jerusalem recognized as the capital of the Palestinian State during a parliamentary session Sunday. The motion was backed by 187 of the 233 deputies, with 15 voting against and 9 abstaining, Iranian media reported. The measure will become Article 1 of ...

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Christmas gov’t funding bill has $4.6bn for missile defense and costly naval repairs

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 19:13 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 19:14 A government funding bill signed by US President Donald Trump allocates over $ 4.6 billion for missile defense from North Korea and Iran, as well as repairs to two destroyers damaged in collisions with merchant ships. In addition to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Trump signed the ...

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Trump signs tax cut & bill to avoid government shutdown

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 16:27 US President Donald Trump has signed the tax cut bill and the continuing resolution funding US government operations through January 19, 2018. The tax bill was passed by the Republican-controlled House and Senate despite monolithic opposition by the minority Democrats. Trump highlighted the $ 4 billion in missile defense expenditures included in the continuing ...

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Senate passes tax bill, but procedural snag in House delays delivery to Trump

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 06:07 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 06:52 The tax bill passed the Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 51-48, but the bill won’t go to the president’s desk to be signed until the House corrects three provisions in their own tax bill that broke Senate rules. The US Senate voted to pass their version ...

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House passes GOP tax bill, sending it to Senate

The House has passed a tax bill that will afford permanent breaks to corporations, temporary respite to individuals, and repeals the Affordable Care Act mandate. The measure is on track to become law before Friday’s deadline. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will now be sent to the Senate. If approved, it will be ready for President Donald Trump ...

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GOP releases final draft of tax reform bill

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 22:44 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 22:59 Congressional Republicans have released the finalized text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as determined in conference between the House and the Senate. The bill is now headed to both chambers for a final vote. The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee published ...

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Italy passes 'precursor to euthanasia' bill that would allow patients to refuse treatment

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 01:56 The Italian Senate has adopted a bill allowing severely ill patients to state whether they want to receive treatment that would keep them alive, including whether they wish to be fed or hydrated, in a move welcomed by right-to-die activists. Following an eight-month debate, the bill, opposed from right-wing parties and Italian bishops, was ...

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