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Three ministers throw weight behind Brexit delay to stop no-deal

02 February, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Three cabinet ministers publicly indicated they will back plans to delay Brexit if MPs vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a new deal with the European Union. Business minister Greg Clark, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd, and justice minister David Gauke signalled in a Daily Mail column that they … Read More

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More time needed, May returns to parliament for Brexit

02 February, 2019 11:32 pm 11:32 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to parliament to seek renewed backing for her plan to renegotiate her Brexit deal with Brussels, just weeks before the March 29 leave date and amid warnings over the risk of a disorderly exit. While Thursday’s vote is symbolic, it could again become the focus for … Read More

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Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forum: Sarah

01 January, 2019 8:04 am 8:04 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has canceled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump, who attended last year’s Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out … Read More

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Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall

Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump’s planned wa...

01 January, 2019 10:15 pm 10:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, “Land Of The Free”, a protest against President Donald Trump’s planned wall on the US-Mexican border. The “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcom X” director was given full creative rein to make … Read More

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US Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

01 January, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A partial US government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border entered its 22nd day , making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in US history, with no end in sight. Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned … Read More

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US lawmakers demand accountability for killing of Saudi journalist

01 January, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US lawmakers called  for Washington to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at one of the country’s consulates in Turkey and vowed that Congress would act if the Trump administration did not. More than a dozen senators and members of the House of Representatives, including both Democrats … Read More

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Trump threatens years-long government shutdown, emergency powers to build w...

01 January, 2019 8:04 am 8:04 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened to keep the US government partially shut for months or years after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump’s request for $5.6 billion (4.4 billion pounds) to build a wall on the Mexican border. After Democratic congressional leaders refused Trump’s requests at a meeting … Read More

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On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown

01 January, 2019 10:13 am 10:13 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall. The White House on Thursday issued a … Read More

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Democrats maneuver to end shutdown, without Trump wall money

01 January, 2019 4:37 pm 4:37 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the US House of Representatives plan to vote on Thursday on a funding package to end the 10-day-old partial US government shutdown, without providing the $5 billion President Donald Trump has demanded for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The planned vote sets up a Democratic showdown with Trump’s fellow Republicans on … Read More

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Trump, Obama tout clashing visions of US as elections near

11 November, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made duelling election appearances , offering sharply different views on the country’s problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign. With opinion polls showing dozens of tight US congressional and gubernatorial races in Tuesday’s election, … Read More

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Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote

09 September, 2018 8:10 am 8:10 am

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration’s “abuses of power” and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November’s elections. In an unusually blistering attack on his successor, Obama said Americans were living in dangerous … Read More

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