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Creating a space where you can climb and socialize

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The Bouldering Hive isn’t only the first bouldering-only gym in the country, it also has a bistro

Trump welcomes court decision allowing $3.6 B in military funds for border wall

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:48 AM

'Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!' the president tweets

BUILDING THE WALL. US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP)

Markets wobble as traders wind down for Christmas

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:49 PM

With very little by way of market-moving events on the horizon, analysts are expecting a quiet week

Wall Street rises, brushing off Trump impeachment

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:37 PM

An analyst says low interest rates, persistent consumer spending and relief at the apparent truce in US-China trade relations kept investors from pulling out

Former U.S. Fed chairman Paul Volcker dies at 92 – media

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:19 PM

In a career spanning the immediate post-War decades to the 2008 financial crisis, former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker advised US leaders from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama

PAUL VOLCKER. In this file photo taken on March 29, 2005 Paul Volcker, chair of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq, speaks at a press conference in New York after the committee released a report on the investigation into the program. File photo by Stan Honda/AFP

Sparkling wine, giant party as Germany marks Wall fall

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:20 AM

Germans mark the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall with party, wine, and murals to remember their once-divided country

THE WALL. The mural painting "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" by Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, depicting the kiss between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker is projected on a stretch of the Berlin wall. Photo by Jogn Macdougall/AFP

On Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend freedom

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:46 PM

'That applies to us all in East and West: we stand stripped of any excuses and are required to do our part for freedom and democracy,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel

BERLIN WALL. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and official guests place flowers at the Wall Memorial during the central commemoration ceremony for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 2019 at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse in Berlin. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

[OPINION] Before the fall: Remembering the casualties of the Berlin Wall

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I am reminded of new barriers rising around the world

BERLIN WALL. Scenes and sights of the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall. Photos by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

Pompeo warns against China, Russia on eve of Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Western, free nations have a responsibility to deter threats to our people' from governments like China, Russia, and Iran, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

WARNING. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a joint press conference with his German counterpart in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on November 7, 2019. Photo by John MacDougall/AFP

November 9, 1989: A day that changed the world

Nov 04, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Thirty years after the fact, a debate rages on: Was the sudden demise of the Berlin Wall, a prelude to that of the entire communist bloc, an accident of history, a slip of the tongue?

STUDYING THE WALL. In this file photo taken on April 21, 2009 schoolchildren visit a preserved segment of the 700m wall that cut the hamlet of Moedlareuth in two from 1966 to 1989. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Trump brushes off report of smugglers cutting through border wall

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:37 AM

A cordless reciprocating saw that sells for as little as $100 can slice through the wall in minutes, the Washington Post reports

CUTTING THROUGH. Mexican security forces patrol the US-Mexico border fence in Tijuana Baja California state, Mexico, on September 18, 2019, in preparation for US President Donald Trump's visit to the border wall in Otay area following a rally in San Diego, California. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

'Beautiful' moments as Mexican migrants meet families on U.S. border

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Ciudad Juarez-El Paso bridge becomes neutral territory for 4 hours during the event, held for the 7th time, to allow undocumented migrants to the US to see their Mexican families

HUGS, NOT WALLS. Mexican families separated by the border wall are reunited for 3hree minutes in the 7th edition of the Hugs Not Walls event organized by the Border Network for Human Rights, in front of the border wall on the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on October 26, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Living on the edge: Life in the U.S.-Mexico border

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

A tricky act: Low-income town Douglas in Arizona tries to balance federal and local concerns, as it aims to banish 'myths' about border communities

WALL. The border separating Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

U.S. intel indicates Saudi Arabia oil attacks staged from Iran – report

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'But Saudi officials said the US didn't provide enough to conclude that the attack was launched from Iran, indicating the US information wasn't definitive,' the Wall Street Journal reports

SAUDI OIL ATTACKS. This satellite overview handout image obtained September 16, 2019 courtesy of Planet Labs Inc. shows damage to oil/gas infrastructure from weekend drone attacks at Abqaig on September 14 2019 in Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / Planet Labs Inc. / HO

China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi's cousin

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:15 PM

China's foreign ministry says it 'strongly opposed some foreign reporters' malicious smears and attacks on China, and these kinds of journalists are not welcome'

XI JINPING. This file photo shows Chinese president Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Around 500 runners start running Saturday, August 17, for the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race meant to commemorate those who died trying to cross the wall during the Cold War

BERLIN WALL RACE. Participants of the so-called Friendship-Run run past a remaining section of the Berlin Wall on the eve of the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race on August 16, 2019. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court says Trump can spend military funds on wall

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:54 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the top congressional Democrats, denounce the ruling

TRIUMPH. Donald Trump gets the greenlight to spend military funds for building a wall at the US-Mexico border. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Mules, tools and old bricks: Rebuilding China's Great Wall

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The plan to use traditional methods is implemented this year in a bid to preserve the original look of China's famous landmark

This picture taken on May 17, 2019 shows a worker inspecting a restored part of the Great Wall in Xiangshuihu in Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing. Workers painstakingly reinstall large stones that had fallen off the Great Wall as mules bring them sacks of building material up a steep mountainside on the outskirts of China's capital. The old school method was implemented in January to preserve the original look of China's famous landmark after public criticism that shoddy restoration work in the past had disfigured parts of it. Fred DUFOUR / AFP

Mexico blocks new caravan of Central American migrants

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Mexico's National Migration Institute says about 420 migrants – mostly from Honduras – were stopped and taken to a detention center by bus

Mexican Police officers block the way to Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- wanting to reach the El Chaparral border crossing close to the Mexico-US border, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - US officials closed the San Ysidro crossing point in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the "caravan" condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from Tijuana, authorities announced. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

Trump backers launch construction on private border wall

May 29, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Sporting a red 'Make America Great Again' hat, New Mexico resident Jeff Allen proudly oversees the erection of a towering fence of steel slats on land he co-owns

Workers build a border fence in a private property located in the limits of the US States of Texas and New Mexico taken from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on May 26, 2019.  HERIKA MARTÍNEZ / AFP

U.S. judge deals blow to Trump's border wall plans

May 25, 2019 - 4:26 PM

A US federal judge issues a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border between the US and Mexico

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 US Customs and Border Patrol cars are seen near the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California. - The resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, announced by US President Donald Trump on April 7, 2019, underscored the failure of President Trump to halt uncontrolled immigration, one of the key promises of his presidency. More than two years after he took office, tens of thousands of mostly Central Americans flood across the southern US border each month, requesting asylum so that they cannot immediately be sent back home. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

German police shut down major 'darknet' illegal trading site

May 03, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The illicit 'Wall Street Market' site enabled trade in cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines as well as stolen data, fake documents and malicious software

New York Times, Wall Street Journal win Pulitzers for Trump probes

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The Pulitzer Prize is given to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for their separate investigations regarding Donald Trump and his family

U.S. lawmakers challenge Pentagon diversion of $1 billion for border wall

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Less than one day after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan authorizes moving the funds from existing Defense Department projects to border construction, the US House Armed Services Committee says it is not permitted

Picture of a section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on February 5, 2019. - United States President Donald Trump, is expected to talk on border security tonight during his State of the Union. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump's border wall

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The White House lays out a 2020 budget proposal which contains $8.6 billion in new wall funding, above the $5.7 billion Trump sought for this year

BORDER WALL. In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018 US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Marines commandant protests U.S. border deployments, wall

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:09 AM

America's top marine warns that deployments to the US-Mexico border and President Donald Trump's plan for a wall poses an 'unacceptable risk' to the force

Members of the US Border Police guard the international bridge in Texas, as seen from Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, on February 6, 2019. - Around 1,700 migrants traveling by caravan reached the US-Mexican border Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump prepared to give a major speech certain to include calls for his long-sought wall. (Photo by Julio Cesar AGUILAR / AFP)

Pompeo visits Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) It could be taken as tacit approval of Israel's sovereignty over the site, one of the holiest in Judaism and located in mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem

TOGETHER. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on March 21, 2019, during the second day of Pompeo's visit as part of his five-day regional tour of the Middle East. Photo by Abir Sultan/POOL/AFP

16 states sue Trump over border wall emergency

Feb 19, 2019 - 10:12 AM

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia are party to the complaint seeking an injunction

Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:35 AM

'You're looking at hundreds of miles,' says Trump aide Stephen Miller , 'probably a couple hundred miles' by September 2020, two months before the US election

Picture of a section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on February 5, 2019. - United States President Donald Trump, is expected to talk on border security tonight during his State of the Union. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall – Pentagon chief

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:11 AM

'We have not made any decisions. ... There has been no determination by me,' says Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan

BORDER WALL? A US Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies over the border wall during a safety drill in the Anapra area in Sunland Park, New Mexico, United States, across from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on January 31, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Trump says will sign 'emergency' to build border wall

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:52 PM

President Donald Trump repeats his claim that a wall is needed to stop an 'invasion' of drugs, gangs, human traffickers and undocumented migrants over the US border with Mexico

BORDER WALL. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Doug Mills/Pool/AFP

U.S. judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump's wall

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:06 PM

As many as 200 species of butterfly live in the sanctuary, as do bobcats, coyotes, skunk pigs, armadillos and Texas turtles

DIVIDING A SANCTUARY. Luciano Guerra, Education Outreach Coordinator at the National Butterfly Center stands by Doerte Weber's "Checkpoint Carlos," a representation of the border wall, on January 16, 2019 in Mission, Texas. Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP

Trump to avert shutdown, declare 'emergency' to fund border wall

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Top US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he spoke by phone with Trump, who 'indicated he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time'

EMERGENCY. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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

Trump says he's not 'happy' with border deal but shutdown unlikely

Feb 13, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Donald Trump appears to be edging toward accepting a deal struck in Congress that would give him significantly less money for the much-maligned barrier

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The agreement in principle, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, is far less than Trump had demanded

TRUMP IN EL PASO. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards lose Wall for year with ruptured left tendon

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Running 10th in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards try to advance to the playoffs minus five-time NBA All-Star guard John Wall

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:59 AM

While US President Donald Trump does have emergency powers, those powers are not unlimited and can be blocked by Congress and the courts

BORDER WALL QUESTIONS. A US Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies over the border wall during a safety drill in the Anapra area in Sunland Park, New Mexico, United States, across from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on January 31, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Trump climbs down in wall row, will reopen government

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) S&P Global Ratings says the shutdown cost the US economy at least $6 billion, 'larger than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall'

BACKS DOWN. File photo of US President Donald Trump.Photo by Saul Loeb/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

U.S. officials consider lifting China tariffs – report

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

American and Chinese trade officials have until March 1 to resolve their trade war, to prevent a sharp increase in punitive US duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods

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

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

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Outgoing White House chief John Kelly's remarks oppose President Trump's rhetoric on the US-Mexico border

US-MEXICO BORDER. American soldiers install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Photo by Thomas Watkins/Agence France-Presse

Wizards' Wall to undergo season-ending bone spur surgery

Dec 30, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Coach Scott Brooks says it was a tough decision for Washington Wizards star John Wall, who averages 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per game

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Trump says build U.S.-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:14 PM

(2nd UPDATE) In a burst of early morning tweets US President Donald Trump says the alternative to funding his hugely controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico

MEXICO BORDER. A group of Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. File photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

U.S. gov't partially shuts as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) While most critical security functions remain operational, the effects of the budget wrangling and uncertainty have cast an air of chaos over the capital

U.S. gov't lurches toward shutdown as Trump rejects stopgap fix

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:52 AM

US President Donald Trump doubles down on his demand for funding for a US-Mexico border wall which Democrats in Congress refuse to support

(FILES) 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. President Donald Trump said November 13, 2018 that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by US researchers but insisted all was fine."We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new -- and nothing happening out of the normal," Trump wrote on Twitter. "I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!" he said.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

Pinterest planning 2019 stock market debut – report

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:55 PM

It boasts more than 250 million monthly active users, with most of those 'pinners' outside the United States

PINTEREST. Screen shot from YouTube video.