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Government shutdown: Border wall money out, Obamacare fight on

The request, a last minute demand, had threatened to blow up the negotiations as Democrats said that they would not pass a government funding bill with money for a wall included. "This is active negotiations", Republican Senator David Purdue said. The growing criticism of the border wall plan, along with the apparent lack of enthusiasm in Congress to funding it, haven't yet caused any reassessment of the plan by Homeland Security , the agency that will be tasked to build it. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Avoiding shutdown is GOP priority, not health care vote

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Asked whether he would seek to prioritize a vote on health care or a government funding bill next week, Trump eagerly replied: "I want to get both". For good or ill, the new GOP plan would get rid of the individual mandate, as well as the requirement that all plans have multiple features such as mental health coverage. Read More »

United States begins moving missile defense system to deployment site in South Korea

The more than 28,000 US forces in Korea and 50,000 troops in Japan would also be possible targets for any North Korea retaliatory strikes. Seoul says North Korea conducted huge live-fire drills Tuesday. "North Korea is a big world problem and it's a problem that we have to finally solve", Trump said at the meeting. They committed to strengthening coordination to denuclearize North Korea, a statement said. Read More »

USA missile system claims another victim: Hyundai Motor

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In a statement, Hyundai said it posted 1.46 trillion won (US$1.3 billion) in net profits during the January to March period, its 13th consecutive quarter of profit downturn. Around midnight on Wednesday morning Seoul time, the USA military began installing components of the Thaad battery at a golf course in South Korea, prompting an angry rebuke from China's Foreign Ministry later in the day. Read More »

Trump just blinked in the government-shutdown fight

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For now, it appears the administration has backed off: Trump told reporters Monday evening he was OK revisiting the matter in September, Fox News wrote , and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway echoed that position Tuesday morning. "We're doing plans, we're doing specifications, we're doing a lot of work on the wall, and the wall is going to get built". In recent instances of fiscal brinksmanship, it's been the demands of congressional factions, not the White House, that have ... Read More »

Arrest of WikiLeaks's Assange a 'priority': United States top cop

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Imagine if the Trump administration decided that it wasn't pleased with a journalist receiving information about a White House leak with potentially damaging consequences for an administration official. "The world can not afford [.] a muzzle placed on the work [.] to inform the American and global public". Trump answered by saying he had "never heard of WikiLeaks" until the site began dumping stolen emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in order to hamstring her campaign ... Read More »

Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

She's actually somebody that's more sure of herself and usually all smiles. Kat Bozeman, Elizabeth's sister, has recently given an interview with WKRN regarding her family's ordeal. He wrote that he just needed to clear his head and asked her not to call police. But 15-year-old Elizabeth was stoic, authorities said, and showed no signs that she was happy she was going back to her life in central Tennessee. Read More »

U.S. sets up missile defence in SKorea

Concerns have grown in recent weeks that the north could be preparing to launch its sixth nuclear test . Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have heightened amid concerns about a possible pre-emptive strike against Pyongyang by the U.S. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable", Trump told a meeting with the 15 U.N. Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House. Read More »

FOX24 - President Donald Trump is approaching his 100th day in office

But congressional leaders have kept the $1.1 trillion spending measure under wraps, and with only three days until Friday's deadline to pass it, most members of Congress don't know the details, which could complicate its smooth passage. Trump has called a president's performance in the first 100 days a " ridiculous standard " for judgment. -Trump himself stands to gain tens of millions: This plan would be a windfall for Trump. Read More »

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners and detainees are staging a mass open-ended hunger strike to protest their conditions in Israeli prisons. Under the motto "Strike for freedom and dignity ", the prisoners presented a series of demands, including the improvement of the visits system, and the end of solitary confinement and administrative detention, which allows detention without charge or trial for periods of six months renewable indefinitely. Read More »

A 15% corporate tax rate could be very expensive

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The administration is also considering proposing making the tax credit refundable, which would allow lower-income families to benefit from it even if they pay minimal or no federal income tax. The president said he's "mostly there on most items". "I know he's working on that and he's going back to the health care again and tax reform". In a move that Noah says is unsurprising, Trump is now saying that the looming 100-day mark is an " artificial barrier " that doesn't apply to him because ... Read More »

North Korea marks military anniversary with artillery, not missiles

Trump warned that the world has "put blindfolds on for decades" on North Korea and should place tougher sanctions on the isolated Stalinist nation. mainland and tensions have soared in recent months as it carried out a string of missile tests that sparked tit-for-tat sabre-rattling between it and Washington. Read More »

Russian Federation slams OPCW over Syria gas probe

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The foreign ministers from Russia, Syria and Iran, meeting Friday in Moscow , said any further unilateral action by the U.S.in Syria would be met with "grave consequences" and pose a danger to the entire world. The foreign minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, warned that further attacks by the USA will be unacceptable. The group had earlier certified that Syria disposed of its stockpiles and was dismantling product facilities under a deal Russian Federation helped broker with the U.S.in ... Read More »

Philippines lawyer alleges President Duterte link to deaths

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Retired cop Arturo Lascañas and self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato have both claimed in previous Senate hearings that the so-called vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS) was real and that it was led by Pres. The new drill, instead of focusing on fighting a major war with the Philippines involved, will focus on joint humanitarian operation, simulating a joint reaction if a large typhoon hit the central Philippines. Read More »

Donald Trump to hold classified briefing on North Korea

The drills coincided with military exercises held by US and South Korean navies in the Yellow Sea, off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula and as the USS Michigan, one of US's most powerful submarines, arrived in South Korea. But asked what if North Korea tests an intercontinental missile or nuclear device, she said, "I think then the president steps in and decides what's going to happen". Read More »

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

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Trump's zeal to unveil a tax plan before his 100th day in office is raising questions about just how thorough his "tax reform" plans will be, amid signals his focus now is on slashing tax rates. "I'm not convinced that cutting taxes is necessarily going to blow a hole in the deficit", said Sen. Tax reform must eliminate the tax incentive for corporations to shift jobs and profits offshore: Taxing offshore profits less than domestic profits creates an incentive for corporations to shift ... Read More »

Tokyo, Washington start joint drills in Pacific Ocean

North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting Trump. North Korea further raised tensions with the arrest of a Korean-American at Pyongyang airport as he attempted to leave the country. Read More »

"Nous ne sommes pas favoris" pour le titre — Luis Enrique (Barcelone)

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Julia Roberts est décidément une mordue du football! Ce dimanche soir, on a réalisé que ses connaissances en la matière n'étaient pas circonscrites à l'Angleterre, contrairement à celles de nombre de ses compatriotes. Et au moment de croiser Cristiano Ronaldo, elle a rougit et n'a pas pu contenir son émotion face au Portugais. Un compliment peut-être encore plus doux, pour l'intéressé, qu'un bisou sur la joue. Read More »

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

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Meeting Mnuchin and Cohn along with McConnell will be House Speaker Paul Ryan and the chairmen of the Senate and House tax committees: Orrin Hatch and Kevin Brady, respectively. We'll reportedly see some kind of tax blueprint tomorrow, but in the meantime, the Wall Street Journal reports on one of the president's top new priorities. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron en deuil

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Bien qu'il a réussi son pari de convaincre des millions de Français à le suivre, le candidat a aussi perdu un précieux soutien. Le jeune conducteur de l'autre voiture, âgé de 21 ans, est lui aussi mort durant l'accident. Elle y croyait, elle a fait toute la campagne avec nous. J'ai tout de suite averti Emmanuel Macron . On va essayer de faire quelque chose pour la fille de Tamara, elle n'a que 4 ans! Evoquant le père de la défunte, il confie: " [Jean-Jacques Callot] c'est un homme solide, ... Read More »