Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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US lawmakers reach deal to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON: US House and Senate legislators have reached an agreement “in principle” to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexico border, a figure far lower than the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump had demanded, to stave off another government shutdown. The agreement which was ...

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Asian stocks rise after U.S. government reopens for now

TOKYO: Asian stocks advanced on Monday as Wall Street rallied after a deal was announced to reopen the U.S. government following a prolonged shutdown that had shaken investor sentiment. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.2 percent. South Korea’s KOSPI edged up 0.2 percent, New Zealand stocks ...

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Trump’s wall plan fails in US Senate, shutdown continues

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday blocked duelling plans to reopen shuttered federal agencies, a fresh setback in efforts to end a month-long government shutdown, but President Donald Trump signalled he could back a new proposal if it includes border security. The legislative deadlock left Congress and the president red-faced ...

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Wife of unpaid U.S. federal employee wins $100,000 on lottery

WASHINGTON: Her husband is one of thousands of federal employees who haven’t been paid due to the US government shutdown – but a Virginia woman snagged her family some extra income, winning $100,000 and a car in the state lottery. “I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls said, recalling ...

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US govt shutdown enters 22nd day, breaking record

WASHINGTON: As the clock struck midnight, the U.S. partial government shutdown over disputed congressional funds for President Donald Trump’s border wall entered its 22nd day on Saturday, marking the longest government closure in U.S. history. There is still no compromise in sight, no deal, and no easy alternative. The president ...

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Trump walks out of shutdown talks with a ‘bye-bye’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a US government shutdown. The Republican president ended talks after Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer stuck by their refusal to fund his planned US-Mexico border wall. Trump called ...

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US House approves bills to end govt shutdown

WASHINGTON: Under the legislation, the US departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies will be funded through 30 September, the end of the current fiscal year, Reuters reported. Hours before the vote the White House said in the statement that the Democrats’ resolutions fund a number of unnecessary programs at levels ...

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Democrats maneuver to end shutdown, without Trump wall money

WASHINGTON: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to vote on Thursday on a funding package to end the 10-day-old partial U.S. 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 ...

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BMW moves UK plant shutdown to just after Brexit

LONDON: German carmaker BMW said it will move the annual maintenance shutdown period for its British Mini plant to just after Britain is due to leave the European Union in April, in case there is no Brexit deal. Carmakers generally close their factories over the summer for a few weeks ...

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