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US president Donald Trump holds a poster with photographs of the US. - Mexico border area as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego with Rodney Scott.(AP Photo)

Judge deals blow to Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall plans

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Trump declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress to obtain money for border wall construction after a standoff over funding for the project led to the longest government shutdown in US history.
Trump said that he is looking at getting USD 23 billion for border security from various sources.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Trump said that he is looking at getting USD 23 billion for border security from various sources.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal, but US govt shutdown seems unlikely

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 01:23 PM IST
Democrats and Republicans have struck a deal to offer USD 1.375 billion for 88.5 kilometers of new barriers along the southern border, as well as other border security measures to avert another crippling government shutdown over Trump’s wall along the US-Mexico border.
President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)
President Donald Trump.(AP file photo)

US shutdown likely averted, Trump holds the key

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 09:41 PM IST
Bipartisan congressional negotiators announced that they had reached an “agreement in principal” to avoid another round of government shutdown.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference to mark six months since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference to mark six months since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in the White House East Room in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)

Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Highlights| We represent the most extraordinary nation in all history: US president

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 09:54 AM IST

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for rejecting politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, but insisted on building a wall along the US-Mexico border as he appeared before a divided Congress for his annual State of the Union address. His calls for reconciliation were met with mostly stone-faced silence from Democrats, who bitterly oppose his agenda and accuse him of hastening the decline in cross-party cooperation.The president and the Democrats had a record 35-day standoff with the Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over his proposed controversial wall along the US-Mexico border, which shut down the government and postponed the address which was earlier scheduled on January 29.Here are the highlights:

US president Donald Trump has said he is getting closer to declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a wall.(AFP)
US president Donald Trump has said he is getting closer to declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a wall.(AFP)

Getting closer to declare national emergency to build the wall: Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 04:59 PM IST
A national emergency would allow Trump to proceed with a wall without congressional approval and give him executive powers to reallocate disaster relief funds to the southern Mexico border.
While business leaders don’t forecast a downturn, several saw the potential for recession and slowing growth on conference calls during the past week, from automakers to staffing firms.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While business leaders don’t forecast a downturn, several saw the potential for recession and slowing growth on conference calls during the past week, from automakers to staffing firms.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

What CEOs are saying about the possibility of a recession

Bloomberg | By Steve Matthews
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Economists last month put the risk of a US recession at the highest in more than six years amid mounting dangers from financial markets, trade war and the government shutdown.
Sikhs feeding US federal workers at a Gurudwara in Texas.(Photo: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)
Sikhs feeding US federal workers at a Gurudwara in Texas.(Photo: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)

Sikhs in US offer funds, food to federal workers affected by US shutdown

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 06:13 PM IST
The partial government shutdown continues as President Donald Trump demands $5.7 billion for a wall along the US-Mexico border and Democratic lawmakers decline to approve it. Roughly 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without pay since then.
Trump’s climbdown marks a pitched battle with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.(Reuters)
Trump’s climbdown marks a pitched battle with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.(Reuters)

State of the Union speech after govt shutdown ends, says Trump

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 02:26 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump has agreed to deliver the State of the Union address, which was scheduled for next week, at a later date only after the partial government shutdown comes to an end.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019, to discuss the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019, to discuss the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border.(AFP)

Donald Trump to give State of the Union address ‘when the shutdown is over’

Washington | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 10:14 AM IST
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Trump that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown.
In this undated image posted on former President George W. Bush's Instagram account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2019, Bush, right, delivers pizzas to his secret service detail in Florida.(AP Photo)
In this undated image posted on former President George W. Bush's Instagram account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2019, Bush, right, delivers pizzas to his secret service detail in Florida.(AP Photo)

Amid US government shutdown, George W Bush treats unpaid Secret Service personnel to pizza

Dallas | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 10:45 AM IST
Former president George W. Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck.”
President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.(Reuters Photo)
President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump plans to make ‘major announcement’ on shutdown, border

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 04:20 PM IST
In a video posted on his Twitter feed late Friday, Donald Trump said both sides should “take the politics out of it” and “get to work” to “make a deal.
U.S. President Donald Trumphas rejected Republican lawmakers’ appeal to end the shutdown (File Photo)(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trumphas rejected Republican lawmakers’ appeal to end the shutdown (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Trump rejects loyal Republican lawmakers’s appeal to end government shutdown

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Legal challenges are bound to follow, for one, experts have said. And, two, Republicans have opposed it in principle, with some of them arguing that declaring national emergency to deal with this stalemate could open the door for Democrats to use the instrument to push their agenda, such as climate change
President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night.(REUTERS)

US-Mexico border situation a ‘humanitarian crisis’: Donald Trump

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 08:56 AM IST
Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial government shutdown.
U.S. President Donald Trump now advocates a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall on the US-Mexico border as the US government shutdown continues (File Photo)(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump now advocates a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall on the US-Mexico border as the US government shutdown continues (File Photo)(REUTERS)

As US shutdown continues, President Trump switches to ‘steel barrier’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 10:09 AM IST
The office of management and budget of the White House has conveyed the change of plan in a letter to the Congress. It also said in the letter that $5 billion sought would only fund 234 miles of the nearly 2,000-mile border.
US President Donald Trump said his administration is now planning a steel barrier on the US border with Mexico rather than a concrete wall.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump said his administration is now planning a steel barrier on the US border with Mexico rather than a concrete wall.(Reuters)

‘US planning steel barrier instead of concrete Mexico border wall’: Donald Trump

Bloomberg | By Mark Niquette and Justin Sink
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Donald Trump’s comments came at the start of the third week of a partial government shutdown resulting from the dispute that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers idled or without paychecks.
Donald Trump in a meeting with congressional Democrats on Friday said he was prepared for the partial government shutdown to continue for months — or even years — if he doesn’t get the money he wants for a wall along the Mexican border.(AFP)
Donald Trump in a meeting with congressional Democrats on Friday said he was prepared for the partial government shutdown to continue for months — or even years — if he doesn’t get the money he wants for a wall along the Mexican border.(AFP)

Opinion: Donald Trump’s long shutdown could destabilise the world

Bloomberg | By Noah Feldman
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The longest shutdown on record is 21 days, from late December 1995 to early January 1996. (This is the 21st in the modern era.) What would a much longer shutdown mean for US political life?
The US House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown t(AP)
The US House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown t(AP)

US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

Agence France-Presse | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Under the bills, the departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies would be funded through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.
Partial government shutdown persisted in United States.(REUTERS)
Partial government shutdown persisted in United States.(REUTERS)

Talks go nowhere as partial government shutdown in United States enters 13th day

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 08:02 PM IST
In one big shift, the new Congress convenes Thursday with Democrats taking majority control of the House, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said they’d quickly pass legislation to re-open the government — without funds for Trump’s border wall.
Trash begins to accumulate along the National Mall due to a partial shutdown of the federal government in Washington, DC.(AFP Photo)
Trash begins to accumulate along the National Mall due to a partial shutdown of the federal government in Washington, DC.(AFP Photo)

‘No paychecks’: Federal workers in panic mode as US govt shutdown enters 5th day

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 08:20 AM IST
The partial shutdown will continue for at least a few more days as lawmakers head home for the holidays as Democrats and the Trump administration cannot agree on an amount of funding for border security.
For president Donald Trump, 2018 has been a year of perpetual motion. He has presided over near constant turmoil as he has increasingly relied on his own instincts.(Reuters Photo)
For president Donald Trump, 2018 has been a year of perpetual motion. He has presided over near constant turmoil as he has increasingly relied on his own instincts.(Reuters Photo)

From 3 government shutdowns to Supreme Court Judge Kavanaugh, the highs and lows of Donald Trump’s 2018

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Here’s a look at the major events — some high, some low — that have undoubtedly shaped Trump’s thinking heading into 2019.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday(REUTERS)
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday(REUTERS)

US government shutdown begins. Here’s what happens in a partial government surcease

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay.
The U.S. government is heading for a partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s insistence over funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico (File Photo).(REUTERS)
The U.S. government is heading for a partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s insistence over funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico (File Photo).(REUTERS)

US headed towards partial government shutdown over Mexico wall funding deadlock

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Most of the government will remain open with their spending plans approved till next September, the end of the next fiscal year. Bills regarding the budgets of the department of homeland security, which deals with immigration, and the departments of justice and interior. are held up over Trump’s demand of $5 billion for the wall.
File photo of US President Donald Trump.(Reuters photo)
File photo of US President Donald Trump.(Reuters photo)

Donald Trump threatens government shutdown in September if no funding for Mexico wall

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 08:26 AM IST
The US President cited the hundreds of Central American migrants travelling in a “caravan” as one of the reasons for strong border security.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a forum called Generation Next at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on March 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a forum called Generation Next at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on March 22, 2018.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump threatens to veto spending bill, raises US govt shutdown risk

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 09:11 PM IST
Donald Trump said he was displeased about immigration issues in the bill, even though the White House had given assurances on Thursday that he would sign it
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