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Trump vows not to 'cave' on 32nd day of government shutdown

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

'No Cave!' tweets the US president again blaming congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border

 In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Trump had a message on January 22, 2019, for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!" Trump's defiant tweet again blamed congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his $5.7 billion plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border. Jim WATSON / AFP

Little chance of quick end to painful month-long U.S. shutdown

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The shutdown directly affects 0.5% of the labor force but has started to indirectly hit the morale of more than half of consumers, according to a survey by the University of Michigan

Senator Kamala Harris announces U.S. presidential run

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:30 AM

'The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of the United States,' says the senator from California

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on June 20, 2018 US Democratic Senator from California Kamala Harris attends a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Policy Response to Russian Interference in the 2016 US Elections' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:33 PM

This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection of migrants a 'non-starter'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported September 15, 2018. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Trump says to meet families of Americans killed in Syria

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:32 PM

The 4 Americans are among those killed in the January 16 suicide bombing claimed by ISIS

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Top Republican urges slow U.S. pullout from Syria until ISIS 'truly defeated'

Jan 19, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham warns that any hasty pullout could lead to 'nightmare' scenarios for Israel and Turkey

GRAHAM IN TURKEY. US Senator Lindsey Graham holds a media conference at JW Marriott Hotel in Ankara, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:06 PM

"BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate," spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.

PUSH BACK. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, Kim to meet again in February

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:54 AM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders announces that President Trump would again meet the North Korean leader 'near the end of February' at a location to be announced later

OLD TIMES. File photo of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

10 years after Obama, race still agitating U.S. politics

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Given the racial politics amplified in the era of successor Donald Trump, the hope and change of 2009 has led to mixed results

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Vietnam 'willing' to host Trump-Kim summit – report

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Vietnam has cropped up in the swirl of rumors and conjecture over a possible site for the meeting, with the capital Hanoi or the coastal city of Danang seemingly the most likely bases for the summit

NEXT SUMMIT. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Top North Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) Kim Yong-chol is the first North Korean dignitary in nearly two decades known to have spent the night in the US capital

NEW SUMMIT. This combination of file pictures shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol. File photos by Mandel Ngan and Patrick Semansky/AFP

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid

Anti-Trump Senator Kirsten Gillibrand launches presidential bid

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Nearly 22 months before the 2020 election, the battle for the White House is already firming up, as Americans begin to assess who might be the opposition party nominee to challenge Donald Trump

2020. Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces she is running for president. File photo from Gillibrand's Facebook page

Turkey to set up Syria 'security zone' after Trump call

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:52 AM

In a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirms that 'a 20-mile security zone along the Syrian border... will be set up by us'

TURKEY. Turkish soldiers stand near a Turkish flag in Istanbul on May 1, 2017. File photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

Thai trial of model claiming Trump secrets set to begin

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, is a Belarusian model who claims she has proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office. She is on trial for running a 'sex training course' in Thailand.

Detained Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich, better known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, steps out of a prison van on arrival at a court in Pattaya to face trial on August 20, 2018, following a police raid on a sex training course. Rybka who sparked global intrigue after offering to trade secrets about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election pleaded not guilty in a Thai court on August 20 on charges of solicitation. Krit Phromsakla Na SAKOLNAKORN / THAI NEWS PIX / AFP

Ivanka Trump to help U.S. choose candidate for World Bank

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Jessica Ditto, the White House Deputy Director of Communications, says reports that Ivanka Trump 'is under consideration are false'

IVANKA. In this file photo, Ivanka Trump walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 21, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Erdogan, Trump consider creating security zone in Syria

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

In a telephone conversation, the leaders 'discussed the idea of creating a security zone cleared of terrorism in the north of the country,' the Turkish presidency says in a statement

ON SYRIA. This combination of file pictures created on August 11, 2018 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) deliverling a speech during an AK party's group meeting at the AK Party's headquarters in Ankara, on January 26, 2018; and US President Donald Trump (R) during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018. File photos by Adem Altan and Saul Loeb/AFP

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Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if it hits Kurds

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:05 AM

Turkey reacts angrily to suggestions that Trump's plan to withdraw troops is conditional on the safety of the US-backed Kurdish fighters, seen by the Turkish government as terrorists

TRUMP WARNS TURKEY. In this file photo taken on November 9, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for Paris in Washington, DC. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

Jan 14, 2019 - 7:25 AM

The reports come as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looms large in the background, punctuated by guilty pleas, convictions, and indictments of former Trump associates

SOURED RELATIONS. US President Donald Trump chats with Russian President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting on November 11, 2017. File photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

U.S. shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The United States government shutdown is squeezing an estimated $1.2 billion a week out of the country's economy, says an analyst

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 27, 2018,a stop sign is seen near the White House during a government shutdown in Washington, DC. - The Trump administration's paralysis triggered by the shutdown could have unexpected consequences, making economic statistics unclear just as the markets are hyper-reactive to any whiff of uncertainty. On the ninth day of the game of chicken between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress, the publication and recording of statistical indicators will be delayed. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Trump blasts FBI counterintel probe into whether he worked for Russia

Jan 13, 2019 - 1:03 PM

US President Donald Trump on being asked if he had ever worked for Russia: 'I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked'

DENIAL. US President Donald Trump denies working for Russia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The Obama-era housing secretary would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 presidential race

OBAMA PROTEGE. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2016, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro addresses the North American Building Trades Union National Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The standoff has turned into a test of political ego, particularly for Trump, who came into office boasting of his deal making powers and making an aggressive border policy the keystone of his nationalist agenda

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) The investigation – a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe – was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the New York Times reports

PROBED. US President Donald Trump during a meeting on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House January 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Moscow demands 'clear explanation' of US charges against Russian lawyer

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:40 PM

A spokeswoman of the Russian foreign ministry says 'criminal cases based on unclear claims' against Russians in the United States have become a 'habit' for US justice

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016 shows Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaking during an interview in Moscow. New York prosecutors unveiled an indictment on january 8, 2019 of the Russian lawyer whose participation in a June 2016 meeting with top officials of President Donald Trump's election campaign has given rise to allegations of collusion. Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a separate 2013 money laundering case the US filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $230 million tax fraud scheme in Moscow. Yury MARTYANOV / Kommersant Photo / AFP

Ex-Trump lawyer to testify to Congress in February

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:24 AM

'I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired,' Michael Cohen says in a statement

COHEN. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at US Federal Court in New York. File photo by Corey Sipkin/AFP

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Trump campaign chief wanted polling data to go to Ukrainian oligarchs – report

Jan 10, 2019 - 1:57 PM

CNN says the development demonstrates Paul Manafort had an interest in taking money from a foreign country while he led Trump's campaign

CAMPAIGN CHIEF. In this file photo taken on June 15, 2018, Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at US District Court on in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

North Korea should take 'bold' steps toward denuclearization – South Korea's Moon

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Moon Jae-in says Kim Jong-un's trip to China this week is a sign a second Trump-Kim summit is 'imminent'

ON DENUCLEARIZATION. In this file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) walk together during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. AFP PHOTO/Pyeongyang Press Corps

Trump storms out of border wall negotiations

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'A total waste of time,' Trump tweets about his White House meeting with top Democratic congressional leaders. 'I said bye-bye, nothing else works!'

ON BORDER WALL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

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Jan 09, 2019 - 8:22 PM

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Trump campaign chief gave polling data to Russian

Jan 09, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Paul Manafort denies allegations from the Russian collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he had lied about his dealings with Konstantin Kilimnik

PAUL MANAFORT. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse following a hearing November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S.-China trade talks spill into third day

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:28 PM

An American delegation has been in Beijing since January 7, for the first sit-down talks since Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a 3-month truce on December 1

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US. Pool/AFP

Factory tour for North Korea's Kim on secretive Beijing visit

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The unannounced trip has been largely shrouded in secrecy. Beyond confirming Kim Jong-un's presence in Beijing, there has been no detail provided from either the North Korean or Chinese side on his schedule.

BEIJING VISIT. This picture taken on April 9, 2018 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 10 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security,' says Trump

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation on funding for a border wall from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on January 8, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Democratic leaders respond to Donald Trump's planned speech by calling for equal airtime to rebut the president's 'malice and misinformation'

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:02 AM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim's February 1 departure

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trudeau, Trump denounce China's 'arbitrary detention' of Canadians

Jan 08, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Though no link has been officially made, the arrests are thought to be in retaliation for Canada's December 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei

US AND CANADA. In this file photo, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 official welcome at Le Manoir Richelieu on day one of the G7 meeting on June 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. File photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

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Jan 07, 2019 - 1:09 PM

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Trump on ending shutdown: 'We have to build the wall'

Jan 06, 2019 - 10:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'It's about safety, it's about security for our country,' United States President Donald Trump says

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn and boards Marine One en route to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a 'Make America Great Again' rally in Washington DC. - A partial shutdown of the US government entered a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepared to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. One day before Democrats take over control of the House of Representatives, Trump showed no signs of backing away from his insistence on $5 billion for his "beautiful" southern wall. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP)

Partial U.S. government shutdown enters 3rd week

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'Not much headway made today,' says US President Donald Trump as the partial US government shutdown enters its 3rd week

BUILDING A WALL. United States President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the 3,200-kilometer US-Mexico frontier. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Trump slams 'disgraceful' Democrat's profane impeachment vow

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib kicked off her term with an expletive-laced vow to impeach Donald Trump, earning a chiding from the president.

SWORN IN. In this file photo taken on January 3, 2019, US House Representative Rashida Tlaib participates in a ceremonial swearing-in at the start of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

U.S. team to visit China for trade talks

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Word of the meeting on January 7 and 8 follows small signs of progress while the two sides work to ease trade tensions by March 1

U.S. seeking to ensure 'Turks don't slaughter the Kurds' in Syria

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:36 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo references the growing fears for US-allied Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as he defends President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw from the war-battered country

ON SYRIA. In this file photo, Mike Pompeo delivers his remarks at The Center for Strategic and International Studies April 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

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Shanahan takes Pentagon helm as Trump blasts Mattis

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:35 PM

'I'm not happy with what [Mattis has] done in Afghanistan and I shouldn't be happy,' says US President Donald Trump

NEW CHIEF. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for the first time in his official capacity, on January 2, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:33 AM

One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall

TRUMP. A partial shutdown of the US government enters a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepares to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump calls for shutdown talks with Congress leaders

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The legislation's future appears uncertain, as it does not contain funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border, as demanded by Trump

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP