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20 Jan 2019 | 6:49 AM

Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, including temporary protections for "Dreamers" and other immigrants, but Democrats immediately dismissed it.

19 Jan 2019 | 11:42 PM

Trump says U.S. 'made a lot of progress' with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had "an incredible" meeting with North Korea's nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made "a lot of progress" on denuclearisation.

18 Jan 2019 | 8:06 AM

Trump blocks Pelosi trip as tensions mount over U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's conflict with Democrats over a partial U.S. government shutdown escalated on Thursday with Trump denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi use of military aircraft for an overseas trip in apparent retaliation for her suggestion that he delay the annual State of the Union address.

16 Jan 2019 | 4:57 AM

How Trump slowed rush for Syria exits after huddle in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighbouring Iraq the day after Christmas.

15 Jan 2019 | 10:55 PM

Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.

15 Jan 2019 | 9:11 PM

With Trump out, Mnuchin and Pompeo to lead U.S. delegation at Davos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead the American delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week, filling in for President Donald Trump, two senior administration officials said.

14 Jan 2019 | 10:38 PM

U.S. government shutdown drags into fourth week amid stalemate

WASHINGTON/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a Republican call for temporarily reopening shuttered U.S. government agencies in order to encourage negotiations with Democrats on border security issues, as a partial government shutdown limped through its 24th day.

11 Jan 2019 | 9:08 PM

Trump stops short of emergency declaration in border wall fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency "right now" to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the U.S. government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

8 Jan 2019 | 7:47 PM

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops.

6 Jan 2019 | 11:58 PM

U.S.'s Bolton says Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters once U.S. leaves Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton added a new condition on Sunday to the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying Turkey must agree to protect the United States' Kurdish allies.

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