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Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown – reports

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:10 PM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders won't confirm or deny the reports, but says 'there are positive pieces' in the deal

BORDER DEAL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Backlash as billionaire cabinet member dismisses U.S. shutdown hardship

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Asked by CNBC television whether he was aware that some federal workers were getting food from homeless shelters, Ross says: 'Well I know they are and I don't really quite understand why'

WILBUR ROSS. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies about US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends

NO SPEECH. 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. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

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

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 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

U.S. shutdown after 4 weeks – food banks and job fairs

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Communities from Washington to Kodiak, Alaska are feeling increasing pain, with the cutoff of paychecks to families snowballing to hit stores and businesses dependent on their spending

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Furloughed contract workers, including security officers and custodians who have not been paid during the partial government shutdown, hold unpaid bills to present to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 16, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/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)

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

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 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

Tokyo stocks dive more than 5% on fears over U.S. economy

Dec 25, 2018 - 9:31 AM

(UPDATED) The Nikkei 225 index dips below the 20,000 level for the first time since September 2017

U.S. stocks dive after brutal holiday-shortened session

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The Dow falls 2.9% to 21,792.20 after its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis

Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

Dec 18, 2018 - 8:22 AM

The White House appears dug in on Donald Trump's call for Congress to budget $5 billion in 2019 to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border that he insists will check illegal immigration

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Trump defends Ivanka's private emails as lawmakers launch probe

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM

'Early on and for a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails. They weren't classified like Hillary Clinton. They weren't deleted like Hillary Clinton,' says Donald Trump

IVANKA'S EMAILS. In this file photo, Donald Trump (C) delivers remarks with his children (L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump on October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 11:50 AM

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An Egyptian fisherman uses a pole to row along the River Nile near Abou Shosha village in the Qina governorate, some 600 kilometres south of the capital Cairo on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities

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

U.S. gov't in shutdown as Senate misses midnight funding deadline

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:51 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The upper chamber of Congress reopens in the dark of night for a new session at 12:01 am Friday, February 9, launching a new effort to pass a bill to extend federal funding for 6 more weeks

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:46 AM

(UPDATED) US government operations will essentially return to normal on Tuesday, January 23

BACK IN BUSINESS. The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on January 22, 2018 after the US Senate reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Congress eyes temporary budget as U.S. shutdown deadline looms

Jan 13, 2018 - 12:04 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not believe lawmakers will allow federal operations to stop

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

U.S. Secret Service crunched by Trump and family's travel

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Randolph Alles the service s chief says 1 100 agents will exceed caps for the fiscal year on salary and overtime pay because of the crushing workload

PROTECTING POTUS. This file photo taken on July 22, 2017 shows US Secret Service agents standing guard as Marine One helicopter with President Donald Trump on board departs the White House in Washington, DC. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Will US President Donald Trump veto the spending bill if the Mexico border wall isn t funded?

TRADE CHEATS. US President Donald Trump is set to issue two executive orders aimed at determining the cause of the US' $50-billion trade deficit. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump denies transition disarray, Bannon criticism intensifies

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Despite Trump s denial there are mounting signs of turmoil in the process of selecting a cabinet and filling an estimated 4 000 political appointments

A pedestrian walks on 5th Avenue across the street from Trump Tower in New York on November 9, 2016. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Signs of infighting as Trump weighs key posts

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:05 AM

The high stakes process of filling more than a dozen cabinet posts has been tumultuous by many accounts

US President-elect Donald Trump walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 10, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Obama to hand digital keys to successor

Nov 01, 2016 - 9:02 AM

Obama s White House has aggressively used social media to bypass journalists and appeal unfiltered and unfact checked to voters

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama responds to a question from House Speaker John Boehner during a 'Twitter Town Hall' July 6, 2011 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

FBI won't disclose iPhone hack details to Apple

Apr 28, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The federal law enforcement agency explains it does not have the technical details from the unidentified third party

epa05171660 (FILE) The logo of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington DC, USA, 22 December 2014. Apple chief executive Tim Cook refused the judge's order in an open letter posted on the company's website 16 February 2016 shortly after Judge Sheri Pym ordered the company to help the FBI access data they believe is stored on the phone. The December 2 attack in San Bernardino was carried out by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, at a holiday party at the county office where Farook worked. Fourteen people were killed. Police killed Farook and Malik later that same day in a shoot-out. The FBI wants Apple to help it hack into Farook's iPhone by building a new version of the iOS software that would circumvent security features and install the software on the iPhone, which was recovered during the investigation. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Pfizer to pay $785M for overcharging US gov't on drugs

Apr 28, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The settlement stems from allegations that Wyeth a unit of Pfizer reported fraudulent prices for two forms of Protonix

epa05038488 (FILE) A file image dated 26 June 2006 showing a woman walking past a sign in front of the world headquarters building of Pfizer Inc. in New York, USA. New York-based Pfizer Inc. and Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan plc on 23 November 2015 announced that the two companies have entered a 160 billion USD merger agreement, creating world's largest pharmaceutical company. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Apple denies handing source code over to China

Apr 20, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The tech giant s general counsel Bruce Sewell tells lawmakers that Apple refused to turn over software instructions to the Chinese government

Bruce Sewell, General Counsel of Apple, is sworn-in prior to testifying on data encryption policies between the tech industry and law enforcement during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Uber reveals US law enforcement data queries

Apr 13, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The global ridesharing giant says it got hundreds of requests from American agencies in the second half of 2015

epa04490027 Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. Uber is a taxi alternate ride sharing service which uses a smartphone application to connect passengers with drivers. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Apple says FBI out to 'rewrite history' in iPhone case

Mar 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The tech giant says the founders of the United States would be appalled by the actions of the Justice Department and FBI

epa05177560 A man holds a sign outside the FBI headquarters as people expressed support for Apple's decision to fight an effort by the FBI to compel the company to create a so-called 'backdoor' into Apple devices, outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 23 February 2016. Gatherings to show support for Apple were planned for 23 February across more than 20 US states and several countries. Apple is fighting a court order that the FBI claims would help a terrorism investigation in San Bernardino, California. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

FBI, Apple clash in Congress on encryption

Mar 02, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The FBI insists it is only doing its job while Apple maintains it is after the safety of iPhone users

epa05189614 Senior vice president and general counsel for Apple Inc Bruce Sewell testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 01 March 2016. A US federal judge last week ordered Apple to help the FBI crack the encryption on the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the 02 December shooting spree, an order which Apple chief executive Tim Cook has refused in an open letter published on Apple's website. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Apple ready for encryption 'conversation' – lawyer

Mar 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The American people deserve an honest conversation about the FBI s iPhone request says Apple s lawyer

epa05177774 People rally in front of an Apple Store in San Francisco, California, USA, 23 February 2016. The protest is to show support for Apple Inc., on its refusal to to help the FBI to gain encryption 'backdoor' access to information on the iPhone that belong to one of the two people who killed 14 people in the San Bernadino terror atack. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Apple-FBI case has wide implications

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Lack of privacy can be a matter of life and death or imprisonment says USMobile s Jon Hanour

epa05177563 A man holds up an iPhone with a 'No Entry' graphic as part of a rally in front of an Apple Store in support of the company's privacy policy, in New York, New York, USA, 23 February 2016. Apple is currently in a legal dispute with the FBI, which has requested that Apple unlock the iPhone of one of the people involved in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Apple chief calls FBI iPhone case 'bad for America'

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Cook maintains the definite dangers of creating a way to crack into iPhone encryption trumps concerns about something that might be there

BREAKING ENCRYPTION? The lock screen of an Apple iPhone 6 is seen in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, 20 February 2016. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Google boss backs Apple in encryption battle with FBI

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:45 PM

When you create backdoors it leads to very very bad consequences which always end up harming users

epa05078811 Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Vietnamese startup community in Hanoi, Vietnam, 22 December 2015. Around 200 people attended the event. EPA/MINH HOANG

CIA chief Brennan supports FBI in Apple encryption case

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The FBI clearly has a legitimate basis to try to understand what is on [that] phone says Brennan

epa04660981 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John O. Brennan speaks during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, New York, USA, 13 March 2015. Brennan spoke about the security threats facing the United States and how the CIA is responding. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Apple fight on iPhone access extends to other cases

Feb 24, 2016 - 3:25 PM

This backs the tech giant s argument that the California case is about more than one iPhone

epa05177559 People hold signs outside the FBI headquarters to express support for Apple's decision to fight an effort by the FBI to compel the company to create a so-called 'backdoor' into Apple devices, outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 23 February 2016. Gatherings to show support for Apple were planned for 23 February across more than 20 US states and several countries. Apple is fighting a court order that the FBI claims would help a terrorism investigation in San Bernardino, California. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Obama to unveil election-tinged budget

Feb 09, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Legislatively the future looks bleak for Obama s 2017 fiscal year plan but it provides him an opportunity to fashion national and Democratic party priorities

In this file photo, people stand in line to purchase copies of US President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposal at the Government Publishing Office Bookstore in Washington, DC, February 2, 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP

Chinese hackers got US security files – report

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:37 AM

Investigators are looking at two separate attacks widely believed to be from China accessing government employee records in a database at the Office of Personnel Management

US provides P890M for facility monitoring PH waters

May 01, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The facility is built inside the headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard

MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS: The National Coast Watch Center was inaugurated on April 28, 2014. Photo from the PH Coast Guard

US pays Philippines P87M for Tubbataha damage

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED The Philippines received this full amount on January 20 the Department of Foreign Affairs says

Context: The US in PH anti-terror campaigns

Feb 17, 2015 - 12:38 AM

Let’s start with a basic fact: the US has been involved in counterterrorism operations in the Philippines for more than a decade

US reiterates support for PH anti-terror fight

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:21 PM

The SAF units fought with bravery and demonstrated their commitment to ensuring peace and order in their country says the embassy

US House approves bill averting government shutdown

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:38 AM

Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1 members of the House of Representatives vote 319 108 to keep government funded at current levels until December 11

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP