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Democrats ask Trump to delay State of the Union speech

 22:29 16/01/2019

Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress saying security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown.

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Government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history, enters 'uncharted territory'

 22:19 12/01/2019

“We’re talking about $5.7 billion for a wall, but the costs that are inflicted on the economy are orders of magnitude beyond that $5.7 billion,” one expert warned.

AFP / Pool | Donald Trump gives a televised address from the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday January 8, 2019.

Trump urges wall funding to fix border 'crisis' in televised address

 14:27 09/01/2019

In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for what he called a scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S.

The Capitol and Washington Monument are seen at dawn as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. After no weekend breakthro

Trump to take over airwaves, and Democrats demand equal time

 23:06 08/01/2019

The speech is part of a public relations blitz by the president.

HOWARD THURMAN CENTER / The video of Ms Ocasio-Cortez dancing has more than eight million views on Twitter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Lawmaker mocks college dance critics

 08:47 05/01/2019

In the eyes of some social media critics the United States' youngest-ever congresswoman can do no right.

GETTY IMAGES / Speaker Nancy Pelosi swears-in new representative Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib: Congresswoman's Trump profanity sparks furore

 08:45 05/01/2019

US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi Speaker has shrugged off a new lawmaker's use of a profane epithet to assail President Donald Trump.

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‘Build the wall or close the border’: Trump issues new ultimatum to Democrats

 02:00 29/12/2018

Trump has refused to sign a broader funding package, insisting that the border wall issue take precedence.

AFP / President Trump and his wife met military personnel at the al-Asad airbase, west of Baghdad

Donald and Melania Trump visit US troops in Iraq in Christmas trip

 05:27 27/12/2018

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq.


Trump retreats on US government shutdown threat over wall

 03:27 19/12/2018

US President Donald Trump is backing down on his threat to shut down the government after Democrats refused to grant him the funding to build the wall he wants on the border with Mexico.

Politicians from both main parties said they were preparing for the reality of a Christmas closure for numerous vital agencies. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFPSource:AFP

Americans terrified over looming government shutdown

 12:06 18/12/2018

The US is facing an impending crisis which could cost the economy billions of dollars. And both sides of politics are refusing to budge.

Park of Cambridge wears cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in Boston Thomson Reuters

A federal judge just ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, threatening healthcare chaos

 12:37 16/12/2018

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could lead to about 15 million people losing their health insurance coverage, according to Ana Gupte, a Wall Street analyst at Leerink Partners.

Sarah Papenheim

Mother of American student stabbed to death in Netherlands 'totally in shock'

 23:31 14/12/2018

apenheim, a Minnesotan native, died Wednesday afternoon after she was attacked at her apartment in Rotterdam, according to Rotterdam police and Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.

GETTY IMAGES / Mr Trump and the Democratic leadership often interrupted each other during the meeting

Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding

 05:54 12/12/2018

US President Donald Trump repeatedly threatened a government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall in a budget row with top Democrats.

This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes. Picture: APSource:AP

Alaska rocked by two huge earthquakes

 23:45 01/12/2018

Two earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 have shattered highways and rocked buildings in Anchorage, Alaska sending people into panic.

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George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd, has died at age 94

 12:09 01/12/2018

The death of Bush — nicknamed "41" to distinguish himself from son George W. Bush, "43" — was announced in a statement released late Friday.

Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol on Wednesday. The full House, including Republicans, will elect a new speaker on 3 January. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Nancy Pelosi nominated by Democrats to be next House speaker

 03:44 29/11/2018

Pelosi ran unopposed but number of members who voted against her could signal a messy battle when new Congress convenes

Trump threatens to close Mexico border 'permanently' after US police fire tear gas at migrant caravan

Trump threatens to close Mexico border 'permanently' after US police fire tear gas at migrant caravan

 23:00 26/11/2018

Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border with Mexico “permanently”.

REUTERS / The crossing is the busiest land border point of entry into the US

San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security

 04:16 20/11/2018

The US temporarily closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico to boost security after a migrant caravan arrived in northern Mexico.

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, said she saw no legal path to overturn the results.CreditCreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times

Stacey Abrams Ends Fight for Georgia Governor

 05:51 17/11/2018

She said she saw no legal path to overturn the results. “The law currently allows no further viable remedy,” she said.

A migrant woman and a girl, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, sit in a bus while the bus stop for them to get food and water from a store on a highway in Culiacan, Mexico November 15, 2018. REUTER

'Get out': some Mexico border residents reject migrant arrivals

 00:56 16/11/2018

Migrants shouted back, in a confrontation that belied Tijuana's reputation as a free-wheeling, tolerant city and lasted into the early hours of Thursday. Dozens of police arrived at the scene. 

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