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Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

26 Mar 2019

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said today that he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by US President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

19 Feb 2019

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Everyone had predicted that US President Donald Trump's move to declare a national emergency would not go unchallenged.

Trump to sign funding deal; will declare national emergency anyway

15 Feb 2019

Trump to sign funding deal; will declare national emergency anyway

On Thursday, the White House, in a press conference, announced that US President Donald Trump would sign a government funding bill to avert another government shutdown.

Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

15 Feb 2019

Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order declaring a national emergency, which will empower him to fund the construction of a massive wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country and curb drug smuggling.

Congressional lawmakers reach deal on US-Mexico border wall funding

12 Feb 2019

Congressional lawmakers reach deal on US-Mexico border wall funding

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the US-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

06 Feb 2019

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.

US: Trump temporarily ends longest government shutdown in history

26 Jan 2019

US: Trump temporarily ends longest government shutdown in history

Amid mounting pressure and increasing disruptions in government functioning, US President Donald Trump, on Friday, sounded a strategic retreat and temporarily ended the longest US government shutdown in history.

Wall-war: Faux red bricks to be sent to Pelosi, Schumer

19 Jan 2019

Wall-war: Faux red bricks to be sent to Pelosi, Schumer

US President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has launched a unique fundraising initiative, asking its supporters to donate $20.20 to send faux red bricks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer until the Democrats agree to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

18 Jan 2019

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump has canceled the US delegation's trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown, which entered its 27th-day yesterday.

Canadians buy US employees hundreds of pizzas as shutdown continues

14 Jan 2019

Canadians buy US employees hundreds of pizzas as shutdown continues

In a show of industry-wide support, Canadian air traffic controllers, over the past few days, have bought hundreds of pizzas for their cash-strapped American counterparts who are languishing as a result of the ongoing US government shutdown.

US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history

12 Jan 2019

US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history

The partial US government shutdown that began towards the end of last year has entered its 22nd day, making it the longest-ever US government shutdown in history.

Trump's son comments over border wall, compares it with zoo

10 Jan 2019

Trump's son comments over border wall, compares it with zoo

President Donald Trump's eldest son appeared to liken migrants to dangerous animals, his latest controversial remarks on desperate people seeking to enter the US.

Trump pushes for steel-barrier along US-Mexico border to end shutdown

07 Jan 2019

Trump pushes for steel-barrier along US-Mexico border to end shutdown

US President Donald Trump has offered to erect a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall along the southern border with Mexico to iron out differences with Democrats over the issue, which has led to a partial government shutdown for a fortnight now.

US government shutdown to drag on to 2019

28 Dec 2018

US government shutdown to drag on to 2019

It has been over six days since the US government partially shut down, and there seems to be no solution in sight.

US: Two migrant children die in border detention camps

26 Dec 2018

US: Two migrant children die in border detention camps

An eight-year-old Guatemalan child detained by US Customs and Border Protection died on Tuesday, marking the second death of an migrant child in government custody at the US-Mexico border this month.

Partial US government shutdown to last through Christmas

23 Dec 2018

Partial US government shutdown to last through Christmas

It seems like the partial US government shutdown is set to last through Christmas.

On GoFundMe, Trump's supporters raise whopping $14mn for border wall

22 Dec 2018

On GoFundMe, Trump's supporters raise whopping $14mn for border wall

United States President Donald Trump wants $5bn for the US-Mexico border wall, which was a key promise of his campaign.

US government shuts down after disputes over Trump's border wall

22 Dec 2018

US government shuts down after disputes over Trump's border wall

After the clock struck midnight on December 21, US local time, the US government went into a partial shutdown.

PM Modi to launch India's longest road tunnel in J&K

19 May 2018

PM Modi to launch India's longest road tunnel in J&K

PM Modi will visiting the northern-most state of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, where he will launch India's longest tunnel, Zojila (14-km), which will also be Asia's longest bidirectional tunnel.

Views on wall between US, "dangerous" Mexico never changed: Trump

19 Jan 2018

Views on wall between US, "dangerous" Mexico never changed: Trump

After White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, stated President Trump's stance on the US-Mexico wall was evolving, the latter denied changing his views on the same.

Donald Trump: No border wall means no Dreamers immigration program

30 Dec 2017

Donald Trump: No border wall means no Dreamers immigration program

US President Donald Trump has made the future of the Dreamers program conditional on the funding for the US-Mexico border wall.

US: New bill backs funding for Trump's border-wall

06 Oct 2017

US: New bill backs funding for Trump's border-wall

Looks like Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall is inching closer to reality, even as Congressional funding remains a question mark.

US-Mexico border wall: Construction of prototypes begins

28 Sep 2017

US-Mexico border wall: Construction of prototypes begins

Even as Congressional funding for Trump's border wall remains a question mark, it may go up (for real) soon.

Border wall: Four companies bag US government contract for prototypes

01 Sep 2017

Border wall: Four companies bag US government contract for prototypes

Even as Congressional funding for Trump's border wall remains a question mark, sections of the US government seem adamant on building it.

Border wall funding: What are Trump's options with the Congress?

29 Aug 2017

Border wall funding: What are Trump's options with the Congress?

The US Congress has shown no signs of approving funding for the proposed Mexico border wall before the October 1 deadline; President Trump may have a tough choice ahead of him.

Will close down the government to build border wall: Trump

24 Aug 2017

Will close down the government to build border wall: Trump

Addressing supporters at the 'Make America Great Again' rally in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump noted that he will build a border wall, even if he has to close down the US government.

Trump says border wall to have "openings," scales back length

15 Jul 2017

Trump says border wall to have "openings," scales back length

President Donald Trump said his long-promised border wall would have "openings" so US security officials could see through it and track the activities of drug smugglers.

Trump says solar panelled border wall would pay for itself

23 Jun 2017

Trump says solar panelled border wall would pay for itself

On June 23, President Donald Trump said his proposed US-Mexico border wall may have solar panels fixed on it.

US House passes spending bill, defense gets huge boost

04 May 2017

US House passes spending bill, defense gets huge boost

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives voted 309-118 to pass $1.2 trillion spending bill which will fund the government till the end of the fiscal year, ending September 30.

US government shutdown averted after lawmakers reaches funding deal

02 May 2017

US government shutdown averted after lawmakers reaches funding deal

A bipartisan agreement has been reached by Congressional negotiators on a crucial spending bill which will keep the US government running until September 30, preventing a shutdown.

100 Days of Trump: A look at his presidency

29 Apr 2017

100 Days of Trump: A look at his presidency

US President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office on April 29 by holding a rally in Pennsylvania.

Trump's border wall: President backs down on funding demands

26 Apr 2017

Trump's border wall: President backs down on funding demands

President Donald Trump has indicated he's willing to delay his demands for funds to build the controversial Mexico border wall to prevent the federal government's shutdown.