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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The No. 3 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives floated the idea of ending a partial government shutdown by giving President Donald Trump the $5.7 billion he seeks for border security with Mexico but through various means other than a wall. U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn told reporters that Democrats could fulfill Trump's...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- There was no sign of relief on Wednesday for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals facing steep odds to end the monthlong impasse triggered by President Trump's demand for border wall funding. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

  • Lawyer of the US president Rudy Giuliani looks on before the US president announces his Supreme Court nominee in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Rudy Giuliani's latest media blitz agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals to end the month-long impasse that both faced long odds. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he planned to hold a vote on Thursday on a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- President Donald Trump has canceled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year's Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out last week...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- President Donald Trump has canceled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week, due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year's Davos event, had planned to go again this year but last week pulled out as...

  • President Donald Trump reaches back for first lady Melania Trump as they board Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., March 3, 2018.

    Trump's action came a day after Pelosi urged him to reschedule his upcoming State of the Union address to Congress or deliver it in writing.

  • Presumptive Speaker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US President Donald Trump argue before a meeting at the White House December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter to Trump, cited "security concerns" related to the shutdown's effect on the U.S. Secret Service, which provides security for the president's annual State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's invitation to discuss the issue. Trump invited a bipartisan group of members of Congress for lunch at 12:30 p.m. EST to discuss the standoff but...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. officials used three days of trade talks in Beijing to demand more details on China's pledge to make big purchases of American goods, as well as to push for ways to hold China to any commitments on changes to industrial policies. The meetings in China were the first face-to-face negotiations since U.S. Washington has presented...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S.- China trade talks ended on Wednesday with negotiators focused on Beijing's pledge to buy "a substantial amount" of agricultural, energy and manufactured goods and services from the United States, the U.S. Trump, who has accused China and other nations of exploiting the United States in global trade, has said he will raise tariffs to...

  • A U.S. border patrol agent on the U.S. and Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that CBP stopped nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists from crossing the southern border in fiscal year 2018.

  • President Donald Trump (C) inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018.

    Trump will "meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis" at the southern border, White House press secretary Sanders said.

  • *White House says Trump' isn't going to back off'. WASHINGTON, Jan 4- President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were entrenched ahead of a meeting on Friday to try to end a partial U.S. government shutdown over his demand for $5 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. "The president isn't going to back off," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told...

  • Laborers build part of a border wall in Texas.

    If the last face-to-face meeting among Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump is any guide, the discussion could prove tense — and unproductive.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump said U.S. homeland security officials will make a plea for a southern border wall in a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, adding that he was open to working on a path to legal status for young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers. Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to the White House for a border security briefing on Wednesday, the 12th day of a partial U.S. government shutdown triggered by his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. Department of Homeland Security officials will brief the congressional leaders, White...

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak to reporters after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2018.

    The briefing comes as Trump continues to demand $5 billion in taxpayer money for the border wall and Democratic leaders have shown no willingness to agree to it.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- President Donald Trump invited Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to the White House on Wednesday for a border security briefing on the 12th day of a partial federal government shutdown triggered by the Republican president's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. Senior Department of Homeland Security officials will...

  • US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to members of the US military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on December 26, 2018.

    Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country following a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of national sovereignty.