Trump, US Lawmakers Facing Government Shutdown Threat

House Republicans plan to go ahead with a vote on a temporary spending measure aimed at keeping the U.S. government open after a midnight Friday deadline. U.S. President Donald Trump threw the vote into doubt Thursday with a tweet that indicated his opposition to part of the plan, but House Speaker Paul Ryan said later that… Please follow and like us:

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US, Japan Hold Joint Military Drill Amid Korea Tensions

American and Japanese military forces have launched joint exercises amid tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The 13th annual Iron Fist exercises kicked off Friday in the U.S. western state of California and will continue through February 12. More than 500 U.S. Marines and sailors are partnering with about 350 members… Please follow and like us:

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Sharp Reactions in Congress to Trump Tweet on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet warning North Korea’s leader that he has a “Nuclear Button” that is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong Un’s set off a series of sharp reactions Wednesday on Capitol Hill as the Senate gaveled in for its first day of business in 2018. “It’s embarrassing, it’s counterproductive and it’s… Please follow and like us:

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World markets ring in 2018 on mixed note

Global stock markets greeted 2018 on Tuesday in mixed fashion, despite a raft of bright manufacturing surveys, with many investors away for extended holidays. Asian stocks mostly kicked off the year with gains, fuelled by strong data, improving corporate profits and hopes that US President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will fire US and world growth. Sentiment… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Praises Iranian Protesters, Assails ‘Brutal and Corrupt’ Regime

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Iranian protesters Tuesday, saying they were “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” regime in Tehran, even as Iran’s supreme leader accused the government’s enemies of stirring the violent anti-government demonstrations. Trump contended in a Twitter comment that “all of the money” that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, “so foolishly… Please follow and like us:

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North Korea Leader Warns US of Reality of its Nuclear Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States must realize that the North’s nuclear program is a reality. In his annual New Year’s address Monday, Kim warned that he has a nuclear button on his desk. “The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range,” Kim said. “The United States… Please follow and like us:

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CULTURE – A look back at the key words of 2017, from ‘covfefe’ to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US President Donald Trump is no stickler for traditional spelling and usage, but when he tweeted the word “covfefe” in May, millions were… Please follow and like us:

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Goldman Sachs says US tax reform to cut earnings by $5 bn

US banking giant Goldman Sachs said Friday the recently-enacted US tax reform will cut its earnings this year by about $5 billion, mainly because of a tax targeting earnings held abroad. The tax reform package is expected to “result in a reduction of approximately $5 billion in earnings for the fourth quarter,” the company said in… Please follow and like us:

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Xi’s China rising, Trump’s America waning

In less than a year in office, US President Donald Trump has managed to alienate more allies and provoke more enemies faster and more decisively than any of his predecessors in recent history. All of a sudden, we face the simultaneous threats of war from the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East. Meanwhile, US’ chief rival,… Please follow and like us:

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UN to Vote on Measure Rejecting US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Monday on a draft resolution rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The United States is one of the five permanent members of the council that hold veto rights, meaning the resolution drafted by Egypt is not likely to pass. The text of… Please follow and like us:

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Five key developments since Trump’s Jerusalem move

Violence, protests and arrests have followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump made the announcement on December 6 and said the US would begin the process of moving its embassy to the city from Tel Aviv. The decision broke with decades of US policy on Jerusalem. The international… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Touts Progress on Rolling Back Federal Regulations

With the ceremonial flourish of oversized golden scissors slicing a giant piece of red tape, U.S. President Donald Trump symbolically cut through decades of regulations on Thursday. “So, this is what we have now,” the former reality television program host said, gesturing toward a 190-centimeter-high pile of what was said to be 185,000 sheets of paper.… Please follow and like us:

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Canada granting US border agents ‘expanded’ powers

Canada has passed new legislation that expands the authority of US customs and border officers working at Canadian airports, a move civil liberties groups say may put the rights of Canadian travellers at risk. Bill C-23, also known as the Preclearance Act of 2016, gives several new powers to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers… Please follow and like us:

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Protests Against Jerusalem Decision Turn Violent in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut Sunday used water cannons and tear gas to beat back Lebanese and Palestinian protesters demonstrating against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The protesters in Beirut hurled projectiles at the embassy and burned Trump in effigy, along with U.S. and… Please follow and like us:

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Erdogan: US Jerusalem move puts region in ring of fire

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it would throw this region into “a ring of fire”. “Taking such a step throws particularly this region into a ring of fire. What would you like to do [with this step], Mr Trump? What kind of… Please follow and like us:

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