Tag: Donald Trump

  • US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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    Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have been released. Talks had stalled on the detention of undocumented migrants and funding for President Donald Trump’s […]

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  • Jeff Bezos: AMI defends position on Amazon founder

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    The owner of a US gossip magazine accused of blackmail by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says that it acted in good faith but will conduct an inquiry. American Media Inc (AMI), the National Enquirer’s parent company, also says it believes it acted lawfully in its reporting on the world’s richest man. Mr Bezos accused AMI […]

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  • State of the Union: Trump announces second North Korea summit

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    US President Donald Trump has announced in his State of the Union speech that he will hold a second nuclear summit with North Korea’s leader this month. In an address to the nation with the theme “Choosing Greatness”, he vowed once again to build a border wall. While appealing for political unity, the Republican president […]

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  • Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep cost

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    BILLINGS, Mont. — As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive […]

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  • US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

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    President Donald Trump’s decision to endorse a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday came amid mounting pressure to end the impasse. Here are four reasons from the business world why the White House blinked. 1. The travel industry was stressed. Delays at major airports on Friday brought to a head […]

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  • White House planning to proceed with State of the Union, but details up in the air after Pelosi threat

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      The White House is still planning to move ahead with next week’s scheduled State of the Union address, but the details remain up in the air after House Speaker Nancy Pelosistrongly urged the president to delay the speech or submit it in writing amid the government shutdown fight. According to multiple sources, it remains unclear […]

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  • IMF warns trade tensions could hit growth

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    The International Monetary Fund has warned that escalating trade tensions could undermine global economic growth. In a new report on the world economic outlook, the IMF also warns of risks from a no-deal Brexit. For the world economy, the IMF is now predicting growth of 3.5% in 2019. In October, it forecast 3.7%. For the […]

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  • Trump says deal ‘could very well happen’ with China

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    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there has been progress toward a trade deal with China, but denied that he was considering lifting tariffs on Chinese imports. “Things are going very well with China and with trade,” he told reporters at the White House, adding that he had seen some “false reports” indicating that […]

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  • Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he ‘instructed lawyer to lie’

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    US President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen was convicted over the case last month. Mr Trump said the […]

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  • Is the Booming Dow Why Trump Won’t End the Shutdown?

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    With the US partial government shutdown now entering its 27th day, this funding standoff is already the longest in federal history. Nevertheless, President Donald Trump has expressed no qualms about extending the shutdown for a “long time” if Democrats refuse to budge on border wall funding. According to sources close to the president, that may […]

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